A look at some of the saddest PlayStation trophies ever released


PlayStation Trophies are present in all major games on Sony’s platforms, which means fans have had many different types of goals over the years. Challenging Trophies require players to beat games without dying, fast racing, or performing long grinds. Weird PlayStation Trophies are surprisingly common, with developers sneaking in jokes or rewarding players for doing something goofy. From time to time, players may also come across trophies with sad requirements.


Not all trophy lists on PlayStation will feature sad objectives, as not all games feature tragic moments. Yet those with a variety of tasks that tug at the heartstrings, ranging from killing a kind enemy to being deliberately rude to a beloved character. For those who enjoy chasing achievements, looking back at some of the trophies that pushed players to their limits can serve as a fun history lesson.

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“The Art of the Abyssal Walk” from Dark Souls

At first glance, dark soulsThe “Art of Abysswalking” trophy is by no means sad, as the description asks players to learn the skill mentioned in the title of the trophy. Unfortunately, to do this, players must first kill Sif, the handsome big wolf defending the grave of his friend and master. fans of Games from FromSoftware will often point to this fight as one of the most tragic of all the studio’s games, because fighting and killing a giant dog is tough. Things no longer get tough halfway through the fight when the big beast begins to limp, as players will likely be filled with regret seeing it injured.

“The Left Hanging” from The Last of Us Part 1

Whereas The last of us part 1The list of trophies is quite simple and unimposing, “Left Hanging” asks players to do something they will probably regret afterwards. While going to Tommy’s, Ellie and Joel will work together to complete a task, and once said objective is completed, she will reach out for a high five. To get this trophy, players will need to deliberately ignore the prompt to high five Ellie, being cruel to a character that many will be attached to at this point in the story. While players can reload the section and give it a high five, being mean to it in the first place certainly isn’t easy.

Heavy Rain’s “Perfect Crime”

For gamers looking to get a feel for what Quantic Dream is capable of the preparation of star wars eclipse, Heavy rain worth the detour. The game’s trophy list asks players to see every ending, and with so many different storylines, it’s no surprise that there are some really bad endings on offer. For example, “Perfect Crime” sees players go out of their way to assassinate good characters and cover up Origami Killer’s tracks so they can escape. When the credits roll, most players will probably be ashamed of what they did to get this ending.

Until Dawn “This is THE end”

Although there are choice-based games with much more moving narratives, such as The Walking Deadmost of these titles don’t offer trophies for deliberately killing off the entire cast. Supermassive games’ Until dawn, on the other hand, does exactly that. Contrary to Heavy rain, where at least the Oragami Killer lives on in the worst ending, not a single soul makes it out of the game alive if players opt for “This is THE ending”. Failing quick events and letting Wendigos assassinate multiple characters will earn players this gold trophy, but some cast members are friendly so it would be best to keep this trophy until the story was beaten once.

Animal kill trophies in various games

One of the most consistently sad trophy types sees players rewarded for killing animals. Unlike some of the The shadow of the colossus bosses or the aforementioned Sif of dark souls, these animals do not fight back, with varying degrees of sadness attached to Trophies. For example, killing a field of cows to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt“Moo-derer” by doesn’t feel right, but at least the fun title makes the moment a little lighter. On the other hand, Red Dead Redemption“Manifest Destiny” is deliberately cruel to Native Americans, as it sees players go out of their way to kill the last sacred buffalo on the Great Plains.

Ubisoft takes the cake when it comes to animal killer trophies, however, as Assassin’s Creed Syndicate‘s “What’s wrong with you?” sees players return 5 carts. This is only achieved by killing the horses carrying them, meaning players will need to kill 10 horses in total. However, nothing is as sad as “Tears of Shame” by Far cry spin off Far Cry Primal. This is because players must deliberately tame an animal and befriend it before killing it. For those who spend a lot of time with a companion, ending the creature’s life is no small task.

Although there are surely others PlayStation Trophies that will make players sad to collect, here are some of the most notable. Going forward, fans can expect more tragic trophy spots to appear from time to time.

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