After a successful string of Resident Evil remakes, Capcom didn’t think twice about green-lighting Resident Evil 4 Remake. And why would they? The game single-handedly defined a generation of survival horror games and is considered the peak of Resident Evil for the longest time. Most of it is due to its over-the-shoulder action and memorable characters. (We’re still wondering when will Capcom authorize the Veronica X remake.)
In this trophy guide, we’ll go through the things you need to know about getting the platinum trophy for Resident Evil 4 Remake. Most of our knowledge comes from years of playing the original. Thankfully, not much has changed in the remake. At least not that we are aware of just yet. Believe us when we say that there are some choices here in the remake that will not meet the approval of some lifelong RE 4 players. That’s pretty much parred for the course with RE remakes.
There are 40 trophies to earn in Resident Evil 4 Remake:
- 1 Platinum trophy
- 4 Gold trophies
- 10 Silver trophies
- 25 Bronze trophies
Resident Evil 4 Remake Trophy List
- Cuz Boredom Kills Me: Obtain all trophies
- You’re Small Time!: Defeat Osmund Saddler
- S+ Rank Investigator: Complete the main story on Hardcore mode with an S+ rank
- Peerless Agent: Complete the main story on Professional mode with an S+ rank
- Real Deadeye: Ean an S-rank in all games at the shooting range
- Grilled Big Cheese: Defeat Bitores Mendez
- No Thanks, Bro!: Defeat Ramon Salazar
- Jack of All Trades: Complete all requests from the Merchant
- Revolution Wind-Up: Destroy all Clockwork Castellans
- Mission Accomplished S+: Complete the main story on Standard mode with an S+ rank
- Proficient Agent: Complete the main story on Hardcore mode or higher
- Splinter: Complete the main story within 8 hours
- Frugalist: Complete the main story without using a recovery item
- Minimalist: Complete the main story using only knives and handguns (Excluding specific battles)
- Silent Stranger: Complete the main story without talking to the Merchant once
- Knife Basics: Parry an enemy with the knife
- My Preferred Piece: Upgrade a weapon
- A Masterpiece: Get the exclusive upgrade for a weapon
- Nice One, Stranger!: Complete a request for the Merchant
- Talk About Near-Death Experience!: Rescue Ashley as she’s being carried away by the enemy
- Revolt Against the Revolting: Destroy a Clock Castellan
- Harpoon Hurler: Defeat Del Lago
- Wave Goodbye, Right Hand: Defeat the Verdugo
- You Used to be a Good Guy: Defeat Jack Krauser
- Shield Your Eyes: Defeat 3 enemies at once with a flash grenade
- Never Heard it Coming: Defeat a Garrado using only knives
- Two Bugs, One Stone: Kill 2 parasites inside a Regenerator with a single bullet
- You Talk Too Much!: Throw a grenade into Ramon Salazar’s mouth
- Overkill: Use a cannon to defeat a zealot
- Hope You Like Thrill Rides!: Make it through both minecart sections in the underground tunnel without taking damage
- Capacity Compliance: Reach the top of the clock tower without the lift stopping once
- Smooth Escape: Escape on the water scooter without taking any damage
- Astute Appraiser: Sell a single treasure for at least 100000 ptas
- Bandit: Obtain all treasures indicated on the Village treasure map in a single playthrough
- Raider: Obtain all treasures indicated on the Castle treasure map in a single playthrough
- Burglar: Obtain all treasures indicated on the Island treasure map in a single playthrough
- Gun Fanatic: Obtain all weapons
- Promising Agent: Complete the main story on Standard mode or higher
- Amateur Shooter: Complete a game at the shooting range
- Trick Shot: Shoot through and destroy 5 targets at the shooting range with a single shot
The platinum trophy run for Resident Evil 4 Remake is going to be an interesting one. Unless you’re a hardcore veteran of the game, you will want to go into standard first and slowly build your way up after every playthrough. The original game had New Game+ where you carry over equipment and resources. You’re going to need more than a stacked arsenal to get the challenge trophies.
To get S+ rank after completing a run of the Resident Evil 4 Remake story, you’ll need to maintain high accuracy with weapons and clear the game in a short time. Hopefully, maybe a little over 8 hours. Otherwise, getting the Sprinter Silver trophy would be a breeze. And if you’re going for the Sprinter trophy, you might as well go for the Minimalist and Silent Stranger Silver trophies on the same run.
The Frugalist Silver trophy can seem intimidating. It’s practically asking you to play the hardest game of keep away. (Players today do not know the pain of using tank controls.) Interestingly, there’s no difficulty requirement for this trophy. So, you can dedicate an entire run to the easiest difficulty to get this one out of the way early.
The shooting range game was a fun little distraction in the original. You can find it in some safe rooms and it allows you to earn some neat prizes while sharpening your over-the-shoulder shooting skills. Don’t worry about bullets while in the range. As long as you are in the room, you get infinite ammo.
The merchant request and the treasure maps look to be new to the remake. We don’t know how many requests the merchant has. But it’s safe to say that he could have one request per location he is found.
Regeneradors are the nightmare fuel that haunts our dreams. They are creepy as all heck and their near immortality scared most of us when we first encountered them. The best way to kill them is to equip a thermal scope on one of your weapons. (Preferably the sniper rifle.) Using the sniper rifle, there is a chance you can destroy 2 parasites at once to unlock the Two Bugs, One Stone Bronze trophy. You just need to line up your shot so that the bullet goes through one and exits through the other. Don’t sweat though if you don’t get it early. There will be lots of them in the late game.
If you’re going for the Gun Fanatic Bronze trophy, do keep in mind that there are a number of weapons that can be bought after completing the game. They are on the expensive side though, so you need to save up to eventually buy them. Hopefully, the laser weapon is still there and you won’t have to spend resources on bullets and the like.
And finally, we’ve noticed that almost all the trophies in this trophy list are tied to Leon. And this is despite Ashley getting extended alone sequences. Not the end of the world, but it is noteworthy. The same can also be said about Ada and Wesker. Where are their trophies? We get that Wesker’s is just for fun. But Ada’s part behind the scenes is what ultimately helped Leon succeed. That trophy omission is rather disappointing.
Oh, where are the trophies for Resident Evil 4 Remake Mercenaries Mode? At least tell us there’s going to be a separate list for them. We’d like to get trophies using our Favorite agent, Hunk.
And that’s everything we’ve got for this Resident Evil 4 Remake trophy guide. Expectations are running high with this title. It is so beloved that people are streaming the original game in preparation for the remake. That’s a lot of weight to put on a game’s shoulders. Oh well. Let’s end it there. Good luck and have fun, trophy hunters.
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