A rare gem in the world of video games, Ghost of Tsushima is a prime example of how to do open-world stealth action games. Developer Sucker Punch truly delivered on their promise from E3 2018 and then some.
Set against the evergreen backdrop of feudal Japan, Ghost of Tsushima puts you right in the middle of the first Mongol invasion of Japan. You get to play as Jin Sakai, an uber-cool Samurai who will do anything to protect his home: the Island of Tsushima.
Following in the footsteps of other PlayStation titles, the game features a plethora of trophies for players to unlock. Only this time, it doesn’t feel like a drag to try and get these achievements. While plenty of Trophies in Ghost of Tsushima are fairly easy to get, such as the ones players obtain as they progress through the story, there are a few that require hard work. This guide is for every player who wants the satisfaction of having obtained these difficult trophies and becoming the ultimate Samurai.
Ghost of Tsushima Trophies
There Can Only Be One
This trophy can be all yours if you beat all 25 duels. Duels are one versus one boss battles that are triggered after clearing out Mongol Camps. These camps are scattered throughout the map and fairly easy to get to. The best approach to clearing out the camps areas is to use stealth. While battling the bosses, the classic parry and retaliate technique works best. Some of the bosses are designed to be harder than others in which case, lowering the game difficulty could prove useful.
The Ghost of Legend
The Ghost of Legend trophy can be acquired upon reaching the maximum Legend Rank. Even though it sounds fairly simplistic, this trophy requires a lot of ‘grinding’. In order to raise your rank, be sure to tackle all side quests that come your way. Successfully levelling up also rewards players with Technique Points that can be used to buy skills.
All In The Wrist
This trophy is awarded to players upon eliminating the maximum number of enemies in a single standoff. Contrary to what many new players believe, the number is actually 5, not 3. In order to unlock this trophy, you must equip the Clan Sakar Armor as it raises the maximum standoff kills from 3 to 5. The armor also increases the health and melee damage of Jin. In order to actually get the trophy, your timing needs to be perfect. The trick is to wait for your opponent to strike and release the triangle button only when the enemy is in the midst of the attack animation. A little bit of practice is all that is required to get the hang of it.
Body, Mind, And Spirit
One of the best aspects of the game is that seemingly mundane tasks do hold some meaning behind them. The inclusion of this trophy is a testament to this very fact. The Body, Mind, And Spirit trophy is acquired by visiting all the Hot Springs, Haiku, Inari Shrines, and Bamboo Strikes. Visiting these locations serves other purposes too, the Hot Springs raise Jin’s HP and the Bamboo Strikes help strengthen Jin’s Resolve. The precise locations for all of these can be found here.
This one is going to take quite a bit of time because it is unlocked upon successfully clearing out each Mongol camp in Tsushima. The time required will vary based on your approach and skills. Usually, it’s best to keep clearing Mongol camps as and when you encounter them during your main quests. There are a total of 51 camps scattered across the map. Players will also gain other trophies for every sub-region they liberate. Doing this after completing the game is recommended because your character will have the best stats possible.
Cooper Clan Cosplayer
In typical Sucker Punch style, this trophy exists to pay homage to a previously released game called Sly Cooper. To unlock this trophy, players need to acquire certain collectables and equip them together to complete the cosplay. These items include Crooked Kama Headband, Wolf of Tsushima (mask), Gosaku’s Armor, and the Sly Tanuki Sword Kit. The locations for these items are as follows:
- Crooked Kama Headband - Located in the tallest building of Jogaku Temple that can be reached using a grappling hook.
- Wolf Of Tsushima(mask) - Acquired upon finding all Inari Shrines.
- Gosaku’s Armor - Acquired upon successful completion of The Unbreakable Gosaku mythic tale.
- Sly Tanuki Sword Kit - Can be obtained from Pillars of Honor located in Kamiagata.
Honour The Unseen
One of the most difficult trophies in the game, Honour The Unseen is acquired by bowing to 10 hidden altars in the map. The catch is that there is no waypoint or marker on the location of these altars. Players have to search the entire length and breadth of Tsushima to find them. Or you could just watch the video below.
Flash of Steel
Similar to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Ghost of Tsushima’s combat heavily relies on parrying and counter-attacking. Flash of Steel is a trophy which will require you to hone your skills because it can only be obtained by perfectly parrying 20 enemies. While it may not seem like much, the task is actually very difficult and players need to be familiar with the controls, as well as be able to gauge enemy attacks. Most players prefer to turn down the difficulty when attempting this.
Helping Sword Hand
This trophy is unlocked by completing all Tales of Tsushima side quests. Completionists and people heavily invested in the story may have already unlocked it as the side quests provide more insight about the supporting characters. There are a total of 68 such side quests, including 7 mythic tales. Players are advised to do these quests as they progress to the game because they add greatly to the overall experience.
The top tier trophy in Ghost of Tsushima is Living Legend. It is unlocked upon 100% completion of the game which includes all main quests and side quests.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Mode Trophies
On October 16, 2020, Sucker Punch released a new multiplayer co-op mode for the game labelled, Ghost of Tsushima: Legends. The new game mode came with a variety of Trophies and many of them are challenging to obtain. The trophies and tips on how to get them are as follows:
The only Gold trophy in the new update, Transcendence can be all yours if you manage to complete all 3 chapters of Ghost of Tsushima: Legends Raid. Legends Raid is the latest multiplayer mission added to the game. The trophy can only be obtained if players beat all three parts of this new mission.
Ultimate Warrior is a silver trophy which requires quite a bit of grinding. In Legends, there are 4 player classes: Samurai, Ronin, Hunter, and Assassin. In order to get the trophy, players will have to level up their character in each of these classes to Level 20. Putting in the hours is absolutely necessary, but playing smartly and winning is what will level up the characters faster than you would expect.
Another trophy which is quite a grind, Ultimate Truth is unlocked upon beating the final wave of enemies in gold Survival. Gold is the highest difficulty in Survival mode and takes considerable time to unlock. Acquiring this trophy requires an amalgamation of teamwork, skills, and a whole lot of patience. Levelling up your character as much as possible is recommended before attempting to earn this trophy.
Promising Start is the easiest trophy to acquire in Ghost of Tsushima: Legends as it is unlocked as soon as you complete one Legend story. You could jump into it with a friend or test your skills by attacking solo.
Acquiring True Understanding is fairly straightforward, but still, it does require some time input. The trophy is earned by completing all nine of the Legends Mode stories. Hop on a server with some friends and the whole process will become much faster and easier.