Estimated time to Platinum: 30 – 60 Minutes.
Trophies: 16. 1 9 4 2
Missable trophies: 1. Animal Logic.
Glitched trophies: None.
Difficulty related: None.
Welcome to the Telling Lies Trophy Guide! Telling Lies is an investigative thriller FMV game revolving around a cache of secretly recorded video conversations, about the intimate and intense lives of 4 people linked by a shocking incident. The whole game /gameplay sits you in front of a laptop while you view this footage and uncover the truth.
Trophy wise everything is very easy and quick. There are 7 easy miscellaneous trophies that you can grab at any time, there is ONE very easy but missable trophy at the 3 am cutscene, simply press search when the catwalks over the keyboard, and for the other 99% of the game you will simply be typing out the list of 84 keywords and briefly clicking view on all of the 169 videos for the ‘full upload’ trophy (this part will take about 20 mins).
This simplified walkthrough is basically the same as a roadmap, and tells you all you need to know for how to get the platinum and complete the game:
- First, grab the 7 easy miscellaneous trophies:
- 1. Win a game of Solitaire. (Missing King Trophy).
- 2. Press ‘Deal Again’ 15 times in Solitaire. (Pointless Game Trophy).
- 3. Make 5 failed password attempts on a locked Wi-Fi. (Forgot My Password Trophy).
- 4. Drag a picture back to the trash can. (Taking out the trash Trophy).
- 5. Bookmark 20ish videos. (Librarian Trophy).
- 6. Do 20ish subtitle word searches. (Hypertextual Trophy).
- 7. Tag a video 6 times. (Organizer Trophy).
- There will be 5 unmissable story trophies for each hourly cutscene.
- There is one missable trophy at the 3 am cutscene where the catwalks over the keyboard, simply press ‘search’ on what the cat typed. (Animal Logic Trophy).
- For the rest of the game simply input the full list of 84 keywords provided in the trophy guide below or in the video at 9:14 and briefly click view on all 169 videos. *this takes about 20 minutes*. (Full Upload Trophy).
- Then you can simply drag the RTNANSA.DB file over to rip, to finish the game.
And that’s it, plat done!
Please refer to the written trophy descriptions below for more details on how to get these trophies, or use the linked video guide 🙂
Trophy guide video showing you how to get all the trophies. All timestamps can be found in the video description:
|All Done |
Unlock all trophies.
Make it past 1am
Unmissable story-related trophy for reaching the 1am cutscene.
|All work and no play |
Make it past 2am
Unmissable story-related trophy for reaching the 2am cutscene.
|Nocturnal animals |
Make it past 3am
Unmissable story-related trophy for reaching the 3am cutscene.
|You’re a vampire |
Make it past 4am
Unmissable story-related trophy for reaching the 4am cutscene.
|Time is running out |
Make it past 5am
Unmissable story-related trophy for reaching the 5am cutscene.
Headed out onto the roof
Unmissable story-related trophy for finishing the game.
After the 5am cutscene 2 new boxes will appear on screen. To end the game simply drag the RTNANSA.DB file from the new right box, over to the bar on the new box on the left, and then press RIP, and then press proceed. This will start the long end scene and this trophy will unlock once you reach the credits.
|Full Upload |
Uploaded the entire data set
For this trophy, you need the little blue eye ‘viewed’ icon on all of the 169 videos. To do this you will need to input 84 keywords.
Click on ‘database server’ and type in each word, each word search will bring up 5 videos. Briefly click on a video to get the viewed eye icon on it. When all 5 have been viewed, move onto the next word. When you have finished all 84 words and viewed all 169 videos you can then drag the RTNANSA.DB file over to the left box and press rip, and then press proceed. This will end the game and this trophy will unlock once you reach the credits.
*If you have accidentally missed a video and the trophy does not unlock at the credits, don’t worry simply press continue after and go back through to find which ones you have missed and then end the game again to try again.* Here is the full list of the 84 keywords:
*Credit, respect, and thanks to VUDIX who I believe was the first person to painstakingly discover all these key words back in April, you rule!
|Pointless Game |
It’s the taking part that counts
For this trophy you simply need to press ‘Deal Again’ 15 times in Solitaire.
Click on the top left Solitaire icon, the deal again button is in the bottom right corner of the solitaire screen.
|Animal Logic |
Cats can’t type
During the 3am cutscene you will see a cat. This cat will walk over the keyboard. When you regain control simply press SEARCH on the nonsense that the cat had typed.
You like tagging things
For this trophy you need to tag a video 6 times.
On the database server click the middle button that says ‘Bookmarks’. Now select/click the tick button on one video, now just above that press the middle ‘tag’ button. Now simply give that video any 6 tags. I just entered 1 and then 2 and then 3, 4, 5, 6, just for ease. See the linked video if you need to see how I mean.
You like bookmarking
For this trophy you need to bookmark 20ish videos.
On the database server click on any video, and to bookmark a video simply press the button. Just Press on 20ish different videos.
|Taking out the trash |
Tidying up the desktop
In the bottom left click on the trash can, then click on ‘desktop pics’ , then drag any one of these pics back into the trash can.
Clicking down the rabbit hole
For this trophy you need to do 20ish subtitle word searches.
On the database server click on any video, press pause with , now press on the D-pad which will highlight the subtitle words. Click on a highlighted subtitle word twice to search it. Simply do this 20ish times. It doesn’t matter what word you search, you can even just search the same word 20 times if you like!
|Missing King |
The game is rigged
Click on the top left Solitaire icon, and win a game of Solitaire for this trophy. If you get stuck you can press the deal again button in the bottom right corner to try again.
|Forgot My Password |
It`s not “password”
For this trophy make 5 failed locked wifi password attempts.
In the top right click on the wifi icon, then click on any locked wifi icon, now simply type any nonsense you feel like 5 times. On your 5th incorrect password attempt, this trophy will unlock. I just entered Gg 5 times and the trophy unlocked.