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BioShock Infinite Trophy Guide

March 28, 2013 Written by Richard Duflo

Welcome to the PlayStation Lifestyle trophy guide for BioShock Infinite! The highly anticipated next game in the BioShock series has arrived and we are here to help  you earn all the trophies. There are a total of 51 trophies: 1 platinum, 1 gold, 15 silvers, and 34 bronze. It is also important to point out that there are no multiplayer trophies to worry about as there is no multiplayer mode this time around. All the trophies are pretty straightforward and should not cause you too much trouble. Good luck!

Spoiler Alert: There are a few minor spoilers included in the trophy descriptions, so if you are avoiding spoilers it is recommended that you complete the game before reading.

Platinum Columbia -Platinum

- Unlock all other trophies.  

Follow this guide!

Written In The Clouds - Bronze

- Completed Lighthouse.

Story related cannot be missed.

Welcome To Monument Island - Bronze

- Reached Monument Island.

Story related that cannot be missed.

Shock Tactics - Bronze

- Retrieved Shock Jockey.

Story related that cannot be missed.

First Class Ticket - Bronze

- Boarded The First Lady.

Story related that cannot be missed.

Armed Revolt - Bronze

- Assisted The Gunsmith.

Story related that cannot be missed.

Working Class Hero - Bronze

- Completed Factory.

Story related that cannot be missed.

Blood In The Streets - Bronze

- Completed Emporia.

Story related that cannot be missed.

Higher Learning - Bronze

- Completed Comstock House.

Story related that cannot be missed.

The Bird or The Cage - Bronze

- Completed the Hand of the Prophet.

Story related that cannot be missed.

Tin Soldier - Bronze

- Completed the game on Easy difficulty or above.

Beating the game on easy will earn you this trophy.

Saw The Elephant - Bronze

- Completed the game on Normal difficulty or above.

The difficulty trophies stack so beating the game on normal will unlock this trophy and Tin Soldier.

Stone Cold Pinkerton - Silver

- Completed the game on Hard difficulty or above.

The difficulty trophies stack so if beat the game on hard it will unlock this trophy along with Tin Soldier and Saw The Elephant.

Auld Lang Syne - Silver

- Completed the game on 1999 mode.

1999 mode is very different from just another difficulty level. It is a mode of permanence. Death, all of the choices you make, upgrades you choose and gear you select is permanent. If you are going for the platinum in as few play throughs as possible see the trophy Scavenger Hunt for more details on earning the 2 trophies related to 1999 mode in one play through.

Should Auld Acquaintance - Bronze

- Unlocked 1999 mode.

At the main menu enter this code to unlock 1999 mode: Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, O, X

Industrial Accident – Bronze

- Killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Hook Execution.

Sky-Hook is a melee weapon. It will be the first weapon you receive in the game. When an enemy is low on health there will be a skull above their head, press and hold Triangle to kill an enemy with the Sky-Hook execution.

Aerial Assassin - Bronze

- Killed 20 enemies with a Sky-Line Strike.

During the game you will be using skylines to navigate through parts of Columbia. Press X over an enemy to jump off and kill them.

A Real Pistol - Bronze

- Killed 25 enemies with the Broadsider Pistol.

You will receive the pistol very early on in the game. Equip it and get 25 kills.

Passionately Reciprocated - Bronze

- Killed 150 enemies with the Founder Triple R Machine Gun or Vox Repeater.

Both weapons will be found frequently through out the course of the game. Simply equip and kill 150 enemies with either the Triple R Machine Gun or Vox Repeater.

Street Sweeper - Bronze 

- Killed 50 enemies with the Founder China Broom Shotgun or Vox Heater.

Both weapons will be found frequently through out the course of the game. Simply  equip and kill 50 enemies with either the China Broom Shotgun or Vox Heater.

Big Game Hunter – Bronze

- Killed 100 enemies with the Founder Huntsman Carbine or Vox Burstgun.

Both weapons will be found frequently through out the course of the game. Simply equip and kill 100 enemies with either the Founder Huntsman Carbine or Vox Burstgun.

Loose Cannon – Bronze 

- Killed 25 enemies with the Paddywhacker Hand Cannon.

Simply equip and kill 25 enemies with the Hand Cannon. These are dropped by enemies and are fairly common.

On A Clear Day - Bronze

- Killed 30 enemies with the Bird’s Eye Sniper Rifle.

Equip and kill 30 enemies with the the sniper rifle.

Here Little Piggy - Bronze

- Killed 30 enemies with the Founder Pig Volley Gun or Vox Hail Fire.

Both weapons will be found frequently through out the course of the game. Simply equip and kill 30 enemies with either the Founder Pig Volley Gun or Vox Hail Fire.

Master Of Pyrotechnics – Bronze

- Killed 20 enemies with the Barnstormer RPG.

Equip and kill 20 enemies with the RPG. These are dropped by enemies and are fairly common.

Seasoned To Taste - Bronze

- Killed 30 enemies with the Peppermill Crank Gun.

The Peppermill Crank Gun is dropped by the motorized Patriots when you kill them. Pick it up and get 30 kills.

Well Rounded - Bronze

- Used all 8 Vigors against enemies.

All 8 Vigors are:

    • Bucking Bronco
    • Charge
    • Devil’s Kiss
    • Murder of Crows
    • Possession
    • Return to Sender
    • Shock Jockey
    • Undertow

Vigorous Opposition - Bronze

- Killed 75 enemies with a Vigor or while the enemy is under the effects of a vigor.

Using the Vigor combinations, setting Vigor traps, and using Undertow to throw enemies off Columbia are all ways to earn this trophy. You can also use Bucking Bronco, Shock Jockey, and Murder of Crows combined with guns to get kills towards this trophy.

More For Your Money - Silver

- Lured 3 enemies into a single Vigor trap 5 times.

When using a Vigor that has the ability to set a trap, hold L1 and, when the trap icon appears, place it where you want it. Try setting them behind things or around corners so that they cannot see the trap. Do this around a group of enemies and once you have their attention run back to where the trap is set and they should come after you setting it off.

Combination Shock - Silver

- Performed all 8 Vigor combinations.

All 8 Vigor combinations are:

    • Murder of Crows and Shock Jockey
    • Murder of Crows and Devil’s Kiss
    • Possession and Shock Jockey
    • Possession and Devil’s Kiss
    • Undertow and Shock Jockey
    • Devil’s Kiss and Charge
    • Bucking Bronco and Devil’s Kiss
    • Bucking Bronco and Charge

Mind Over Matter - Silver

- Killed 20 enemies using Possessed machines.

Possession will be the first Vigor you acquire in the game. Simply use it on the turrets and sit back and let them get the kills. There is a time limit on how long the machines will be possessed for so keep that in mind.

Tear’em a New One - Bronze

- Opened 30 Tears.

Elizabeth has the ability to open tears. Whenever you have the option to open one do it.

Strange Bedfellows - Silver

- Killed 20 enemies using allies brought in through a tear.

When you use Elizabeth to open a tear you will have a few options. One of them will be to bring in allies (mounted turrets, flying turrets called mosquitoes, and motorized patriots)  that will help you in a fight. It may be easier to attack the enemies just a little to lower their health before bringing in the allies.

On the Fly - Bronze

- Killed 30 enemies while riding a Sky-Line.

You will probably unlock this trophy without even trying for it. There will be many times when you are riding on a Sky-Line and have the opportunity to kill someone. Just get kills while attached to the Sky-Line.

Bolt From the Blue - Silver

- Killed 5 enemies with a headshot while riding a Sky-Line.

Hold the left toggle downwards while riding on a Sky-Line to slow down and use the sniper rifle. These kills also count toward the On the Fly trophy.

Hazard Pay - Silver

- Killed 10 enemies by utilizing environmental hazards.

There will be many opportunities to earn this trophy through out the game. Get kills by shooting the fireworks barrels, setting fire to the oil slicks, and shocking puddles of water to earn this trophy.

Bon Voyage - Silver

- Killed 20 enemies by knocking them off Columbia.

When an enemy is near a ledge use the Vigor Undertow to throw them off of Columbia.

Skeet Shoot - Silver

- Killed 5 enemies while they are falling.

Use Bucking Bronco to suspend an enemy in the air and wait for it to wear off. Once it wears off and they start falling, you can get the kill and have it count towards this trophy. The shotgun is best for this method.

Lost Weekend - Silver

- Killed 5 enemies while you are drunk.

It takes 3 bottles of alcohol to get drunk. Drink 3 bottles and kill 5 enemies. Using Vigors while drunk will help with this.

David & Goliath - Bronze

- Killed 20 “Heavy Hitter” enemies.

There are few different “Heavy Hitters”. Simply kill 20 of these to earn this trophy. This will come by just playing through the game. Almost every fight will feature a Heavy Hitter. The different types of Heavy Hitters are:

    • Firemen
    • Handymen
    • Motorized Patriots
    • Crows
    • Boys of Silence

Heartbreaker - Bronze

- Killed a Handyman by only shooting his heart.

You must only damage the heart of a Handyman during the entire fight. Don’t use Vigors or any weapon that will cause splash damage. The Birdseye is probably your best and safest bet.

Dress for Success – Silver

- Equipped a piece of gear in all four slots.

Equip an upgrade to slot. The four slots are:

    • Hat
    • Shirt
    • Pants
    • Boots

Kitted Out - Bronze

-Fully upgraded one weapon and one vigor.

You can upgrade weapons and Vigors at Minutemen’s Armory and Veni Vidi Vigor.

Raising the Bar - Bronze

- Upgraded one attribute (Health, Shield, or Salts) to its maximum level.

Throughout the game you will find Infusions. These will give you a choice on what you would like to upgrade. Select which one you want upgraded. It takes 10 to reach the maximum level of an attribute.

Infused with Greatness - Bronze

- Collected every infusion upgrade in a single game.

There are 25 Infusions.

    • Comstock Center Rooftops – 3 Infusions *The first Infusion is given to you at the beginning of the chapter.*
    • Monument Island Gateway – 1 Infusion
    • Monument Tower – 1 Infusion
    • Battleship Bay – 1 Infusion
    • Soldier’s Field – 3 Infusions
    • The Hall of Heroes – 1 Infusion
    • Hall of Heroes Gift Shop – 1 Infusion
    • Return to the Hall of Heroes – 1 Infusion
    • Beggar’s Wharf – 1 Infusion
    • Worker Induction Center – 1 Infusion
    • The Good Time Club – 1 Infusion
    • Plaza of Zeal (2nd visit) – 1 Infusion
    • Shantytown – 1 Infusion
    • The Bull House Impound – 2 Infusions
    • The Factory – 1 Infusion
    • Emporia – 1 Infusion
    • Port Prosperity – 1 Infusion
    • Memorial Gardens -3 Infusions
    • The Operating Theater – 1 Infusion

Sightseer - Bronze

- Used all telescopes and Kinetoscopes in the game.

There are 37 telescopes and Kinectoscopes. Your progress carries over into your next play through and you can use chapter select to earn the ones you’re missing.

    • Welcome Center – 3 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope
    • Comstock Center Rooftops – 4 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope
    • Monument Island Gateway – 1 Kinetoscope & 1 Telescope
    • Battleship Bay – 2 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope
    • Soldier’s Field – 2 Kinetoscopes & 0 Telescopes
    • The Hall of Heroes – 2 Kinetoscopes & 0 Telescopes
    • Hall of Heroes Gift Shop – 3 Kinetoscopes & 0 Telescopes
    • Fort Franklin Pier – 0 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope
    • Worker Induction Center – 1 Kinetoscope & 0 Telescopes
    • The Good Time Club – 3 Kinetoscopes &  0 Telescopes
    • Shanty Town – 0 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope
    • The Bull House Impound – 1 Kinetoscope & 0 Telescopes
    • On To The Factory – 0 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope
    • The Factory – 0 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope
    • Port Prosperity – 1 Kinetoscope & 1 Telescope
    • Downtown Emporia – 0 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope
    • The Atrium – 1 Kinetoscope & 0 Telescopes
    • Warden’s Office – 2 Kinetoscopes & 0 Telescopes
    • The Hand Of The Prophet – 0 Kinetoscopes & 1 Telescope

The Roguish Type - Silver

- Used Elizabeth to pick 30 locks.

Press Square near a lock and Elizabeth will pick it. There will be many locks that need to be picked just to progress through the story. Both doors and safes count toward this trophy.

Eavesdropper - Silver

- Collected every Voxophone.

There are 80 Voxophones to be collected. Your progress carries over into your next play through and you can use chapter select to earn the ones you’re missing.

    • Welcome Center – 4 Voxophones
    • Raffle Square – 1 Voxophone
    • Comstock Center Roofstops – 6 Voxophones
    • Monument Island Gateway – 1 Voxophone
    • Monument Tower – 4 Voxophones
    • Battleship Bay – 5 Voxophones
    • Soldier’s Field – 8 Voxophones
    • Hall of Heroes – 1 Voxophone
    • Inside Hall of Heroes – 1 Voxophone
    • Hall of Heroes Gift Shop – 1 Voxophone
    • Return to  the Hall of Heroes – 1 Voxophone
    • Finkton Docks – 1 Voxophone
    • Beggar’s Warf – 1 Voxophone
    • Worker Induction Center – 2 Voxophones
    • The Plaza of Zeal – 2 Voxophones
    • The Good Time Club – 2 Voxophones
    • The Plaza Of Zeal (Return visit) – 1 Voxophone
    • Shantytown – 2 Voxophones
    • The Bull House Impound – 3 Voxophones
    • The Bull Yard – 2 Voxophones
    • Finkton Proper – 1  Voxophone
    • The Factory – 2 Voxophones
    • Port Prosperity – 5 Voxophones
    • Downtown Emporia – 8 Voxophones
    • Memorial Gardens – 4 Voxophones
    • The Atrium – 2 Voxophones
    • Warden’s Office – 4 Voxophones
    • The Operating Theater – 1 Voxophone
    • The Hand Of The Prophet – 1 Voxophone
    • Hangar Deck – 1 Voxophone
    • Engineering Deck – 2 Voxophones

Grand Largesse - Bronze

- Spent $10,000 at the vending machines of Columbia.

This should come naturally by just playing the game. You will be spending a lot of money upgrading weapons, Vigors, and shopping at vending machines.

Coins in the Cushion - Silver

- Looted 200 containers.

Just be on the lookout for any lootable container. Loot everything you come across and you will earn this fairly quickly.

Scavenger Hunt - Gold

-Completed the game in 1999  mode without purchasing anything from a Dollar Bill vending machine.

You are going to have to loot for everything as you cannot buy a single thing from the Dollar Bill vending machines. Avoid combat when possible and make sure to take advantage of  using the tears. Also make sure to use as many infusions as possible. Respawns cost $100, you take more damage, deal less damage and the navigation arrow will be disabled. Doing this during your first 1999 mode play through will get you both this trophy and Auld Lange Syne. 

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