Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy was an unexpected hit for Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics, being praised for its hilarious writing and a great story from start to finish. Critics and players love the game, and is one of the easier titles to get all trophies and achievements on if you’re thorough enough on your first playthrough.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy has some very straightforward story-related trophies but at the same time, has some very tricky and RNG-based combat trophies that will require patience from players trying to get them. All in all, it isn’t too hard to do and is definitely a worthy addition to your growing collection of Platinum trophies.
Without further ado, our Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Platinum Trophy Guide!
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Platinum Trophy Guide
*This guide was first posted on the PS Trophy Hunters PH subreddit.
Time: 25 hrs
Welcome to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy! You can either gather the trophies in 1 playthrough (you’ll need a spoiler-heavy guide) or 2 playthroughs (1 blind run and 1 clean-up run). I would suggest choosing your preference, and if you’re looking for an easy 2-in-1, play the PS4 version first to get an auto-pop of the PS5 version as well.
To get the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy platinum, half of the trophies will unlock through story progression and the rest are collectible and combat-related. The important thing to note is you need to collect the minimum amount of collectibles to unlock these four collectible-related trophies on your solo run:
🏆 Thoughtful Captain – Find half of the Guardian Collectibles.
🏆 Managerial Skills – Find all of the Guardian Collectibles for one Guardian.
🏆 Fashion Passion – Find and equip all Outfits.
🏆 Lore Hoarder – Collect 65% of all Galactic Compendium entries of each category.
I won’t be discussing all Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy trophies since one of the most efficient methods can already be seen in other guides out there, especially the ones that will get you the Lore Hoarder trophy somewhere along chapter 12.
At any given point feel free to experiment with the difficulty settings in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy to design your best experience as none of these options will void any trophies.
Save Management – You have three save slots in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy but unfortunately, the autosave automatically overwrites the active save that you are using. To manage your save well, make sure that your active save is always slot 1. It is recommended to always make a save at the start of each chapter so you can easily return in case you miss anything.
🏆 Eat It, Rodent – this trophy entails you blasting more parasite nests than Rocket in the minigame he installed on your visor. Keep this in mind as you will be approaching much more nests starting this point and it is not hard to win.
For Abilities, the best abilities to unlock are Star-Lord’s second and third abilities as you need both for combat-related trophies.
🏆 Slakebuster – Interrupt a Slakebeast with Drax’s Call to Action.
You will eventually reach a cutscene where you encounter two caged Slakebeasts (blue 4-legged monsters). Make a manual save here so you can reload in case you don’t get the trophy. This game seems to automatically override the save you are playing on so use another slot to avoid this. Deplete their health and keep an eye on a triangle prompt for Drax.
🏆 No Way, Nova Corps – Interrupt a Nova Centurion with Gamora’s Call to Action.
You will encounter Nova Centurions (blue soldiers with jetpacks), make a manual save here so you can reload in case you don’t get the trophy. Deplete their health and a triangle prompt will appear to destroy the enemy’s jetpack. You will get the trophy if it’s Gamora who performs this action. This can only occur once per Nova Centurion. This enemy group will have three so you’ll have three chances to attempt this one.
🏆 Drax the Dismemberer – Dismember an Inquisitor with Drax’s Call to Action.
The next enemy encounter will be an Inquisitor (giant robot with a laser eye). Make a manual save here so you can reload in case you don’t get the trophy. Deplete the enemy’s health until it’s down to its second full bar and keep an eye on a triangle prompt for Drax. Best keep him open while the other guardians are exhausting their cooldowns to get Drax to perform the action.
🏆 Galactic Frugality – Pay your Nova Corps fine.
When you reach the segment where you are in your main cockpit and are asked to select a series of options, progress through the story by selecting Standard Galactic -> Criminal Offenses -> Past Crime -> Pay a Fine. There will be a cutscene and a final prompt. Confirm payment to pop this trophy.
🏆 Groot Canal – Interrupt a Charger with Groot’s Call to Action.
When you encounter the first Chargers – golem-type monsters with heart-shaped heads, make a manual save here so you can reload in case you don’t get the trophy. Weaken them with normal fire, try to fight near Groot, and with some luck, Groot will walk up to one and grab it by the throat. Activate the △ prompt that appears when Groot performs this move.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Combat Trophy Checklist
Here’s a list of moves you should keep in mind to execute through the course of your playthrough to minimize the cleanup you need to do after you finish Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.
🏆 Killer Friendship, Katathian Handshake, Aim Assist, Timber! – these four trophies are triggered by executing an Auto-Combo with each Guardian.
Rocket is the hardest guardian to combo with due to him being a ranged fighter who automatically distances himself from enemies or mounts Groot for protection. I recommend always trying to locate Rocket so you can start a melee sequence when you have a chance and try to get him to join in.
🏆 The Crowd Goes Wild – Execute a Flair Attack 10 times. These are the △ + ⭕️ finishing moves that sometimes appear when stronger enemies are low health.
🏆 Bullet Hell – Defeat 15 enemies with Star-Lord’s Fan the Hammer ability. This is a turret-style ability where Star-lord roots himself in place to perform a long shoot sequence.
🏆 Set ’em Up, Knock ’em Down – Defeat 15 Staggered enemies with a Charged Shot. Charged Shot is a workbench upgrade unlock. To fire a charged shot successfully, double click on R2 and hold until fully charged, then release to shoot. Frozen and electrocuted enemies that are immobilized count as staggered as well so use your elemental guns to get this trophy out of the way.
🏆 Altitude Adjustment – Defeat 20 enemies with Star-Lord’s Eye of the Hurricane. This is a close-range AOE explosion ability. Run towards enemy groups and cast this on them Very fun to use. On low-level enemy groups, toss Rocket’s Cluster Flare Bomb or Groot’s Uproot (2nd skill) AOE skills then follow up with Eye of the Hurricane to deal the last hits on them.
🏆 Adding Injury to Insult – Defeat 10 enemies affected by Drax’s Wrath of Katath ability.
🏆 Trained to Perfection – Defeat 10 enemies with Gamora’s Executioner ability.
🏆 Boom Show – Defeat 20 enemies with Rocket’s Five Barrel Barrage.
🏆 Herbal Remedy – Revive or Heal Companions 10 times with Groot’s Gift of the Florae.
Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is now available for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC.