Sony has just revealed the complete list of trophies (aside from the hidden ones) for SOCOM 4, which is set to release next month. Totaling 35 in all, these trophies are very indicative of the direction in which this iteration of SOCOM is headed.
There is nothing too mind-blowing or revealing within the trophies, although a few of them are associated the custom campaign, an element of the game that we had yet to delve into. As a form of online co-op, the custom campaign will allow a player to team up with as many as four other players in order to complete various scenarios that mirror the single player experience — securing Intel or eliminating VIPs, for example.
All of these custom campaign scenarios will make great use of the tactical advantage human players provide when they are part of one’s squad, but that doesn’t mean that the single player element of the game isn’t getting the largest focus of developer Zipper Interactive’s attention.
Zipper has been very forthcoming about how this iteration of the SOCOM series, traditionally considered to be multiplayer focused, would feature a much more in-depth single player experience, and the trophies reflect that. While a few do single out multiplayer (and there are still the hidden trophies), this selection is very focused on story and custom missions as well as performing certain tasks within those.
- Elite Ops — Complete a Story Campaign mission on Elite Difficulty
- N00b — Complete a Competitive Multiplayer game
- Good Game — Complete a Competitive Multiplayer game of every gametype
- Combined Assault — Complete a Custom Campaign mission in Co-op
- Extra Credit — Complete a Custom Campaign mission in Single-player
- Government Spending — Call in a total of 10 airstrikes during your career
- Death From Above — Eliminate 5 enemies with a single airstrike
- Repo Man — Destroy a total of 50 vehicles during your career
- Unseen Strike — Stealth kill a total of 10 enemies in a single mission
- Grenadier — Eliminate a total of 25 enemies with explosives during your career
- Crowd Control — Eliminate 3 enemies with a single explosive
- Century Slayer — Eliminate a total of 100 enemies during your career
- Melon Hunter — Eliminate a total of 100 enemies with a headshot during your career
- Hat Trick — Eliminate 3 enemies in a row with headshots
- Vorpal — Eliminate a total of 25 enemies with melee attacks during your career
- Combat Medic — Execute a total of 25 teammate revives during your career
- Armed to the Teeth — Unlock all weapons for use in Campaign Mode
- I Call Her Vera — Master a weapon in any mode
- Oracle — Collect an Intel item in a Story Campaign mission
- Hidden Trophies (15)
- Covert Ops — As Forty-Five, successfully maintain stealth in a Story Campaign mission
- Over Achiever — Complete a Custom Campaign mission on every map in either Single-player or Co-op
- Millennial Slayer — Eliminate a total of 1000 enemies during your career
- Expert Tactician — Complete a Story Campaign mission using only your teammates to eliminate enemies
- Information Warfare — Collect all Intel in the Story Campaign
- Hidden Trophy (1)
- Best of the Best — Complete the Story Campaign on Elite Difficulty
- Above and Beyond — Complete a total of 100 objectives during your career
- Shiny! — Master a weapon of each class in any mode
- The Elite 45th — As Forty-Five, stealth kill a total of 45 enemies in the Story Campaign
- All is Said, All is Done — Obtain all Bronze, Silver, and Gold Trophies in SOCOM 4
This focus on single player trophies doesn’t mean that Zipper has completely abandoned SOCOM’s multiplayer, it just means that they are using the trophy system, much like other developers do, in order to skew gamers towards game elements they might be unlikely to try out otherwise.
However, from the multiplayer trailers that have been shown, SOCOM 4 is also a departure from the series in the multiplayer arena, featuring a more tactical experience that mirrors the single player modes. It still has yet to be determined whether this particular title carries the signature feel of Zipper’s previous SOCOM games, but players will get three different chances to check out a multiplayer beta throughout the month of March.
What do you think of SOCOM 4’s trophy selection? Do you think that there should be more trophies that focus on multiplayer accomplishments?
SOCOM 4 releases April 13, 2011, exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
Source: PlayStation Blog