Estimated time to Platinum/100%: 15 – 25 Hours.
Missable trophies: 13 – Dealt with every Little Sister, Historian, Irony, Found Cohen’s Room, Lucky Winner, Little Sister Savior, Maxed All Tracks, Maxed One Track, Research PhD, Tonic Collector,
Weapon Specialist, Ammo Inventor, Avid Inventor,
Glitched trophies: 1 – I Chose the Impossible,
Difficulty related: 4 – A Man Chooses, Brass Balls, I Chose the Impossible, Seriously Good At This,
Playthrough: 1 – 2
Welcome to the Bioshock Remastered Trophy Guide!
Enjoy stepping into Rapture again 9 years later in this gorgeous remaster of the original 2007 game. My name is Cucumber and I will be your guide for getting this incredibly fun Platinum!
First things first this guide will contain HEAVY SPOILERS If you never played this game before I STRONGLY recommend playing this game first then coming back to this guide to finish off the platinum. Another thing I STRONGLY suggest is doing this in 2 playthroughs, it is possible doing it in 1, however Survivor difficulty can and will beat you down especially for your first playthrough, I suggest Medium or Easy to begin with.
Step 1: Do your first playthrough on Easy or Medium whilst getting Collectibles, upgrading your weapons, and taking photos.
During this playthrough go through the game at your own pace while also following a video guide to get all the collectibles, I recommend PS5Trophies collectible guide for this.
DO NOT HARVEST ANY LITTLE SISTERS There is a Silver trophy that REQUIRES you to save EVERY LITTLE SISTER and DO NOT HARVEST THEM.
You will get the Research Camera after you talk to Peach Wilkins and get attacked by the Splicer in Neptune’s Bounty. Be sure to research EVERYTHING INCLUDING LITTLE SISTERS, TURRETS, SECURITY BOTS, AND SECURITY CAMERAS since they count towards the Research PhD trophy.
Be sure to start researching Little Sisters early on since they give so little research points towards their completion.
Tip: Big Daddies will start to become aggressive towards you when you get near Little Sisters so be quick when snapping photos of Little Sisters before the Big Daddies start attacking you especially if you are doing this in 1 playthrough as Big Daddies do a lot of damage on Survivor.
A few levels after you finish Neptune’s Bounty you will arrive at a place called Arcadia which will have a new station called U-Invent. Be sure that you start crafting all types of ammo for the Ammo Inventor trophy and that throughout the rest of the game you are crafting over 100 items for the Avid Inventor trophy.
If you cannot find the last little sister of the level backtrack and wander around the level again, you will most likely find her with a Big Daddy OR find a lone Big Daddy simply follow him around until goes to a Little Sister vent, he will eventually bang on the vent and a Little Sister will come out and start following him. Be sure to snap a photo while she’s coming out as you will most likely get an ACTION SHOT which will grant you bonus points and research them faster.
After progressing through the story you will eventually arrive at FORT FROLIC and you will meet a character named Sander Cohen. He will task you with killing 3 people and taking photos of their corpses and put them on display to finish his Masterpiece. Once you complete this objective you will be given a choice to leave the area and progress through the rest of the story or kill him. DO NOT KILL OR ATTACK SANDER COHEN KILLING HIM WILL LOCK YOU OUT OF 3 TROPHIES LATER IN THE GAME.
While you’re at Fort Frolic be sure to look around for some slot machines when you find one approach one and save. Once you do that start using the slot machine until you get a jackpot and get the Lucky Winner trophy.
Two levels after Fort Frolic you will reach a level called Olympus Heights. After progressing through the level you will come to a bunch of apartment rooms Sander Cohen has a room so enter it and you will see two Houndi Splicers dancing in the room now either attack them or destroy the record player this will cause Sander Cohen to come down from a previously locked room.
KILL SANDER COHEN AND TAKE A PHOTO OF HIS CORPSE this will unlock the Irony trophy. Walking up the stairs to the room will also unlock Found Cohen’s Room. There will also be a weapon upgrade station in there that is required for the Weapon Specialist trophy hence why killing Sander Cohen at Fort Frolic will lock you out of 3 trophies.
After this point continue following a video collectible guide to wrap up the collectible trophies which should end in Point Prometheus if you are here and missing a collectible trophy you can still go back to almost every part of the game meaning you can go back and search for what you missed. You will not unlock the Little Sister Savior trophy until after you finish the final boss so don’t worry if you saved all of them and you reach Point Prometheus and the trophy didn’t pop.
You’ll be earning these trophies:
Defeated Dr. Steinman
Defeated Peach Wilkins
Restored the Forest
Completed Cohen’s Masterpiece
Defeated Andrew Ryan
Upgraded a Weapon
Fully Researched Bouncer
Little Sister Savior
One Successful Hack
Fully Researched Thug Splicer
Fully Researched Spider Splicer
Fully Researched Houdini Splicer
Fully Researched Gun Splicer
Fully Researched Nitro Splicer
Fully Researched Rosie
Fully Research Little Sister
Quality Research Photo
Hacked a Security Bot
Hacked a Turret
Hacked a Vending Machine
Hacked a Safe
Broke Fontaine’s Mind Control
Bought One Slot
Researched a Splicer
Dealt With Every Little Sister
Maxed One Track
Maxed All Tracks
One Fully Upgraded Weapon
Two Fully Upgraded Weapons
Three Fully Upgraded Weapons
Four Fully upgraded Weapons
Five Fully Upgraded Weapons
Become a Big Daddy
Found Cohen’s Room
Toaster in the Tub
Step 2: Survivor playthrough with Vita-Chambers disabled
Luckily for us, Bioshock has a New Game Plus mode meaning you can start your Survivor playthrough with your upgrades, Plasmids, and Weapons. However, you will have to reequip somethings when you reach a Gene Bank.
Before you start this new playthrough go Into your settings and turn off Vita-Chambers so if you die you won’t be forced to spawn in one but you will need to revert to your last save so save often.
WARNING: THE TROPHY I CHOSE THE IMPOSSIBLE IS BUGGED. THERE IS A CHANCE WHEN YOU TURN THE GAME OFF OR RESTART YOUR CONSOLE, THE GAME MAY REVERT YOUR DIFFICULTY TO MEDIUM BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR DIFFICULTY TO SEE IF IT REVERTED IT WHEN YOU LOAD BACK INTO THE GAME. IF IT DID RELOAD A PREVIOUS SAVE BEFORE CONTINUING.
Once you do this and finish you Survivor playthrough you will unlock A Man Chooses and I Chose the Impossible. Since Brass Balls and Seriously Good at This are stackable you will also unlock these once you finish your Survivor playthrough.
Congratulations this and the Platinum Trophy will now be yours.
During this step you’ll earn the following trophies:
Seriously Good At This
A Man Chooses
I Chose the Impossible
Tips and Strategies:
- Survivor difficulty will be brutal so I recommend coming back in your new game plus playthrough so you can be well equipped. However, if you want this done in one playthrough here are some tips
- The Electro Bolt plasmid will be your best friend when dealing with both common enemies and Big Daddies, I would recommend always upgrading that first alongside the Health and Eve bars since in Survivor enemies do significantly more damage and plasmids consume a lot of Eve.
- Other useful plasmids would be Target Dummy which places a dummy that enemies will attack first giving you time to heal, reload, or recharge your Eve. Insect Swarm is another great plasmid that gives you time to do what you need to do since enemies try to swat the bees away and as a bonus, the bees do damage it’s a great plasmid to get you out of a pinch.
- A great weapon when taking on Big Daddies is the Shotgun since it does a good deal of damage with just regular bucks but also the other ammo types such as the Electric Buck (Electro bucks also have an added bonus of stunning enemies) and the Exploding Buck (This also sets enemies on fire) are great damage dealers when fighting Big Daddies. The Exploding Buck ammo type can also be crafted at U-Invent stations too, making them a reliable ammo type. I would also highly recommend upgrading the Shotgun first since it’s a big crutch on Survivor.
Unlocked all trophies
You get this when you get all other trophies. Congrats!
The player has successfully completed the Welcome To Rapture Level
UNMISSABLE | You get this after you complete Welcome to Rapture.
|Defeated Dr. Steinman
The player has defeated the crazed Dr. Steinman
UNMISSABLE | You get this after you kill Dr. Steinman in the Medical Pavilion.
|Defeated Peach Wilkins
The player has defeated Peach Wilkins
UNMISSABLE | You get this after you kill Peach Wilkins in Neptune’s Bounty.
The player has defeated Atlas
UNMISSABLE | You get this after killing Atlas the final boss of the game in the level Fontaine.
|Restored the Forest
The player has restored the forests of Arcadia
UNMISSABLE | You get this after completing Arcadia’s mission objectives.
|Completed Cohen’s Masterpiece
The player has completed Sander Cohen’s great masterpiece
UNMISSABLE | You get this after killing the 3 targets Sander Cohen gave you, putting their photos on the wall. Sander Cohen will then come down to thank you DO NOT KILL OR ATTACK SANDER COHEN IT WILL LOCK YOU OUT OF 3 TROPHIES. You NEED Sander Cohen alive in order to get into his room in Olympus Heights for the Found Cohen’s Room trophy as well as a Power to the People station in his room for the Weapon Specialist trophy meaning if you kill him in Fort Frolic you can’t get to these trophies.
|Defeated Andrew Ryan
The player has defeated Andrew Ryan
UNMISSABLE | You get this after killing Andrew Ryan in the Rapture Control level. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE THREE AUDIO DIARIES IN THIS LEVEL SINCE YOU CANNOT COME BACK TO THIS LEVEL.
Acquire all upgrades for all weapons
MISSABLE | You’ll get this when you find all the Power to the People stations.
Follow this video guide as PS5Trophies shows them. DO NOT KILL SANDER COHEN IN FORT FROLIC IT WILL LOCK YOU OUT OF THE LAST STATION.
Max out all possible research
MISSABLE | In Neptune’s Bounty Peach Wilkins wants you research Spider Splicers in order to progress through the story so he directs you to a camera where you take photos of the person giving you points based on the rating (A+, A, B+, B, C+, C, D+, D, and Too low of a score) you can take photos of the same enemy at most 3 times which is a good boost for enemies that are a little rarer. After you take a decent amount of photos of an enemy type you’ll go through a level, there are 5 levels to an enemy type once you finish all 5 levels you’ll fully research the enemy type. If you take a snapshot while an enemy is attacking you will get a photo known as an Action Shot which grants you a nice bonus with the point system meaning you’ll be able to research them faster. You get this after you finish researching everything meaning you have to fully research all Splicer types, Big Daddies, Little Sisters, Turrets, Security Cameras, and Security Bots.
Find every audio diary
MISSABLE | Again you’ll want to use PS5Trophies Guide for this one since he shows where all of the Diaries are.
The player has successfully completed 50 hacks
You’ll get this along the way since you’ll be hacking bots, vending machines, and safes.
|Upgraded a Weapon
The player has acquired at least one weapon upgrade
You upgraded a weapon using the Power to the People stations, see Weapon Specialist for their locations.
|Fully Researched Bouncer
Fully research the Bouncer
You fully researched a Bouncer which is the Big Daddy with the drill.
|Little Sister Savior
The player has completed the game without harvesting any Little Sisters
MISSABLE | You beat the game only saving the little sisters and not harvesting any of them.
Take at least one photo in every research group
You took a research photo of every group Splicers, Big Daddies, Little Sisters, Security Cams, Security bots, and turrets.
|One Successful Hack
The player has performed at least one successful hack
UNMISSABLE | You’ll get this when you first arrive in the Medical Pavilion, the only way to progress is to hack a Security bot to open a jammed door.
|Fully Researched Thug Splicer
The player has fully researched the Thuggish Splicer
You’ll get this when you finish researching the Thuggish Splicer, this is the first splicer you’ll fight. They always are running around with lead pipes and are extremely common.
|Fully Researched Spider Splicer
The player has fully researched the Spider Splicer
You’ll get this when you finish researching the Spider Splicer, this splicer is the flexible one that can stick to the roof and hurl red hot hooks at you.
|Fully Researched Houdini Splicer
Fully research the Houdini Splicer
You’ll get this when you finish researching the Houdini Splicer, this splicer uses fire to attack you so you’ll often be dodging fireballs when snapping photos of them.
|Fully Researched Gun Splicer
The player has fully researched the Leadhead Splicer
You’ll get this when you finish researching the Leadhead Splicer, Leadhead splicers have guns more often than not with a revolver but some run around with machine guns.
|Fully Researched Nitro Splicer
Fully research the Nitro Splicer
You’ll get this when you finish researching the Nitro Splicer, these are the splicers that run around with a box full of explosives. They will constantly throw explosives at you and when you get too close they will throw down a smokescreen and run away from you as they throw explosives behind them, they also drop a bomb upon death so be careful. This type is also is a little rarer so take multiple snapshots of the enemy before killing them, also take photos while they’re throwing bombs so you’ll get the Action Shot bonus.
|Fully Researched Rosie
Fully research the Rosie
You’ll get this when you finish researching the Rosie, you’ll meet this Big Daddy when you first enter Neptune’s Bounty. They walk around holding a rivet gun meaning they can attack from range and when you get too close he’ll slap you and stun you and start shooting you so they are dangerous on Survivor.
|Fully Researched Little Sister
Fully research the Little Sister
You’ll get this when you finish researching the Little Sister, the little girl in a dress that is always around a Big Daddy.
|Quality Research Photo
The player has taken a Research Photo of the highest grade
You’ll either get this when you first get the camera in Neptune’s Bounty and take a picture of the Splicer in the room and get the A+ or take a photo as a splicer is going for a melee attack you’ll get an action shot which will give you an A+
|Hacked a Security Bot
The player has successfully hacked a security bot
UNMISSABLE | You’ll get this when you enter the Medical Pavilion and hack the Security Bot that allows you to progress.
|Hacked a Turret
The player has successfully hacked a turret
You’ll also get this in the Medical Pavilion there are multiple turrets throughout the level.
|Hacked a Security Camera
The player has successfully hacked a security camera
Again you’ll get this in the Medical Pavilion where there are a few Security Cameras sprinkled throughout the level.
|Hacked a Vending Machine
The player has successfully hacked a vending machine
There are a bunch of vending machines in this game you’re bound to get this anyways since hacking the machines gives you better prices.
|Hacked a Safe
The player has successfully hacked a safe
There are also a bunch of safes throughout the game some are easier to hack than others, if you have enough money you can pay to auto-hack it.
Successfully invent at least 100 items
MISSABLE | you have to invent 100 or more items, it can be any item it has to be crafted in the U-Invent. To help with this trophy there is a tonic called Clever Inventor and Hacking the machine.
The player has successfully invented all possible ammo types
MISSABLE | You also craft these at the U-Invent, there are six ammo types Antopersonnel Pistol Rounds, Armor-piercing Auto Rounds, Electric Gel, Exploding Buck, Heat-Seeking RPG, and Trap Bolts.
Collect or Invent 58 Tonics in the Physical, Engineering and Combat tracks
MISSABLE | You can also use the PS5Trophies Video since he also shows where a bunch of Tonics are and you can also invent some in the U-invents.
|Seriously Good at This
The player has completed the game on the Hard difficulty setting
See A Man Chooses since you can stack this trophy by doing Survivor instead.
The player has successfully invented at least one item
You crafted one item from the U-Invent. 99 more to go.
|Broke Fontaine’s Mind Control
The player has broken Fontaine’s mind control
UNMISSABLE | You’ll get this when progressing through the story when you reach Olympus Heights and find the antidote that reverses the “Would you kindly?” spell on the player
|Bought One Slot
The player has purchased one slot in any Plasmid or Tonic track
You’ll get this when you visit a gather’s garden in Neptune’s Bounty and buy the slots using the Eve when you rescue the Little Sisters
|Researched a Splicer
The player has taken at least one Research Photo of a Splicer
you’ll get this when you get the camera in Neptune’s Bounty since you have to take a photo of the Spider Splicer to progress through the story.
|Dealt with every Little Sister
The player has either Harvested or Rescued every possible Little Sister
MISSABLE | You have to save every single Little Sister in this game in order to get the Little Sister Savior trophy so you’ll get both. The only Little Sisters that you don’t have to search for are in Medical Pavilion, the first one you have to save or harvest in order to progress through the story SAVE EVERY LITTLE SISTER DO NOT HARVEST ANY. The next one is at the end of the level where you have to kill a Big Daddy and save the Little Sister with him. After that point, you have to find the rest of the Little Sisters on your own. If you don’t know how many Little Sisters are in the level pause the game and look at the bottom center and it will show you how many are left in the level, it’ll also show you the ones you saved in the level too. If you can’t find a Little Sister just backtrack and run around the level again you’ll run into a Big Daddy with a Little Sister or a lone Big Daddy that’ll eventually go to a Little Sister Vent and bang on it until a Little Sister hops out. Make sure to snag a research photo while she’s hopping out since it will grant you an Action Shot most of the time.
|Maxed One Track
The player has purchased every slot in one of the Plasmid or Tonic tracks
MISSABLE | Again you use the gather’s garden to keep buying all the Plasmid slots or one of the Tonic tracks.
|Maxed All Tracks
Purchased every slot in all four Plasmid and Tonic tracks
MISSABLE | You’ll also get this at the gather’s garden using Eve to buy all of the Plasmid upgrades and all of the Tonic upgrades
|One Fully Upgraded Weapon
The player has fully upgraded one weapon
You get this when you fully upgrade one weapon, see Weapon Specialist for all Power to the People stations.
|Two Fully Upgraded Weapons
The player has fully upgraded two weapons
You get this when you fully upgrade two weapons, see Weapon Specialist for all Power to the People stations.
|Three Fully Upgraded Weapons
The player has fully upgraded three weapons
You get this when you fully upgrade three weapons, see Weapon Specialist for all Power to the People stations.
|Four Fully Upgraded Weapons
Fully upgrade four weapons
You get this when you fully upgrade four weapons, see Weapon Specialist for all Power to the People stations.
|Five Fully Upgraded Weapons
Fully upgrade five weapons
You get this when you fully upgrade five weapons, see Weapon Specialist for all Power to the People stations.
|Became a Big Daddy
The player has become a Big Daddy
UNMISSABLE | This is a story trophy so you’ll get this at the end of the game when you have to turn into a Big Daddy in Point Prometheus in order to get to Frank Fontaine.
Hit the jackpot at a slot machine
MISSABLE | There are slot machines only in the level Fort Frolic just keep interacting with it until you get a jackpot which is 3 dollar signs in a row. It may take you a big and a lot of money I recommend throwing a save down so if you lose a lot of money you can just reload
The player has taken a picture of Sander Cohen’s corpse
MISSABLE | Wait to Kill Sander Cohen until you reach Olympus Heights there’ll be two Houndi Splicers dancing either attack them or break the record player, then Sander Cohan will come out of a previously locked room. Simply kill him take the photo of his corpse.
|Found Cohen’s Room
The player has entered Sander Cohen’s personal quarters
MISSABLE | After you disrupt the dance Cohen will come down to kill you once you kill him you can go back up to his room and there will be a Power to the People station in his room if you kill Sander Cohen when you first have the chance it will lock you out of that trophy too.
|Toaster in the Tub
The player has shocked an enemy in the water
You’ll get this when you first get your Electro Shock Plasmid there will be a splicer standing in some water in the very next room from the long hallway sequence in which Atlas directs you to zap the water. there are a few other locations to get this in Welcome to Rapture such as a big party room where a Leadhead Splicer stands in a flooded section and near the end of the level there are two Splicers looting a Big Daddy standing in water perfect setup for this trophy.
|A Man Chooses
Complete the game on Survivor difficulty
You beat the game on Survivor.
|I Chose the Impossible
Complete the game on Survivor difficulty without using a Vita-chamber
You’ll want to go into your settings and turn off Vita-Chambers so if you die you won’t be forced to spawn one however, you’ll need to save often because you will die often in Survivor. Once you do this and beat the game you’ll get this trophy, congratulations! Survivor is no easy feat.
Complete the game on Hard difficulty without using a Vita-Chamber.
Same as the I Chose the Impossible trophy but on hard, this is a stackable trophy so you can get this on Survivor with I Chose the Impossible.