Easy Trophy Lists in the North American Mid-Year Sale

By Sam Quirke, 6 months ago
The Mid-Year Sale on the North American PlayStation Store is well under way, and we put out a full round-up of the deals American and Canadian account holders can get their hands on. But it's a huge sale, so for those of you who are looking to pick out some easy trophy lists while they're cheap we've gathered those together in this article.

We're starting with five games that are not only easy to complete, they're also pretty enjoyable. At the bottom of the article you'll find their sale prices as well as a larger roundup of the easy lists we've found. These range from the super-quick games that will take an hour or two through to the longer experiences that will nevertheless give you an easy ride. There's links straight to those games on the PlayStation Store too — just pick your region at the top of the table.

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter

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A walking simulator with a compelling mystery, this game sees you take on the role of a detective investigating a mysterious disappearance in a beautiful autumnal woodland. Things get much weirder than that as things go on, but the game allows you to discover as much or as little as you want at your own pace and in whatever order you choose. If you're following a guide you can get the whole thing done in less than two hours.

Until Dawn

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Before this game came along you wouldn't have been able to convince me that a schlocky teen horror movie would work as an interactive adventure game, but Until Dawn's branching narrative, excellent hammy acting and genuinely scary moments add up to an experience worth having. Compared to most horror games on the market, the list isn't hugely challenging — because it's mostly a narrative experience, there's no difficulty modes to contend with or weapons to master. It'll take a fair amount of time clocking in around 20 hours, but it earns a spot here for being one of the few horror games even a scaredy-cat like me has a chance of taking through to the Platinum.

The Unfinished Swan

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If you missed this captivating indie title in the PS Plus lineup of May 2015, here's your chance to correct that without breaking the bank. The studio Giant Sparrow went on to produce 2017's beautiful What Remains of Edith Finch so it's interesting enough to go back and see where some of those gameplay and narrative ideas began to germinate. It'll take no more than three hours to finish the list, and you'll likely be captivated by this story of a young boy travelling through his deceased mother's paintings. You can pick this one up on sale on all three PlayStation platforms.

INSIDE

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The follow-up to LIMBO is yet another dark and disturbing masterpiece, a triumph of level and sound design telling an incredibly creepy story without any dialogue. Some are divided on which is better, but there's one thing that INSIDE has over LIMBO — it's a lot easier to finish off the list. The first game was pretty difficult to start with, and a trophy to finish the whole game with fewer than five deaths makes it a deceptively tricky completion. INSIDE only requires you to finish the game and find a handful of collectibles from each of the chapters. It's not a pointless pursuit either — finding all the collectibles brings you to a disturbing twist ending. At this reduced price and clocking in at less than five hours to complete, you're running out of excuses to play one of the best games of 2016

Day of the Tentacle Remastered

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Here's a chance to play one of the early classics of graphic adventures that came out of the LucasArts stable. Not only can you play the full game in either its original or remastered graphics, you can also play the entirety of the game's predecessor Maniac Mansion if you know where to find it. While LucasArts games have their share of point-and-click insanity which can lead to frustrating puzzle design, with a guide the full list is unlikely to take you more than four or five hours.

The Order: 1886

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Much like Ryse on the Xbox One, The Order 1886 is an early title from the current generation that got a fairly rough ride from the critics at the time. Yet both games have a growing number of defenders as more people pick the games up cheaply in the sales. 1886 is undeniably pretty even now, it sounds great and it has some excellent voice acting. It might be a little shallow in the gameplay, but the third-person shooting is still passable. In fact, one of the biggest complaints of the time was that its 8-hour run time was too short — so it's a perfect game for a trophy hunter to pick up at this rock-bottom price. You'll have an easy time of it, especially with a collectibles guide, and who knows? Maybe you'll end up liking it.

Other Easy Trophy Lists Under $10

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Estimate: 1-2 Hours

Product Discount Sale Price Info
Blackwood Crossing 50% $7.99 PlayStation Plus
DYING: Reborn Ultimate Bundle includes: Dying: Reborn (PS4)
Dying: Reborn (PS VR)
70% $7.49 PlayStation Plus
Dying: Reborn (PS4) 70% $5.99 PlayStation Plus
Dying: Reborn (PS VR) 70% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
Dying: Reborn (PS Vita) 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
NORTH (PS4) 40% $1.79 PlayStation Plus
NORTH (PS Vita) 40% $1.79 PlayStation Plus
One Eyed Kutkh (PS4) 40% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
One Eyed Kutkh (PS Vita) 40% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
Planet of the Eyes 70% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
Quiplash (PS4) 55% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Quiplash (PS3) 55% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Small Radios Big Televisions 70% $3.59 PlayStation Plus
The Park 60% $5.19 PlayStation Plus
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter 70% $5.99 PlayStation Plus
Weeping Doll 70% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
Whispering Willows 70% $3.74 PlayStation Plus


Estimate: 3-5 Hours

Product Discount Sale Price Info
AER - Memories of Old 60% $5.99 PlayStation Plus
ALBEDO: Eyes From Outer Space 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Beyond Eyes 75% $3.74 PlayStation Plus
Broken Sword 5 – The Serpent's Curse 70% $7.49 PlayStation Plus
Broken Sword 5 The Serpent's Curse: Episode 1 (Vita) 70% $5.09 PlayStation Plus
Broken Sword 5 - the Serpent's Curse: Episode 2 70% $5.09 PlayStation Plus
Burly Men at Sea 60% $3.99 PlayStation Plus
Burly Men at Sea 60% $3.99 PlayStation Plus
Demetrios – The BIG Cynical Adventure 60% $3.99 PlayStation Plus
Demetrios - The BIG Cynical Adventure (Vita) 60% $3.99 PlayStation Plus
Day of the Tentacle Remastered 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Day of the Tentacle Remastered (Vita) 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Detention 40% $7.79 PlayStation Plus
Drawful 2 60% $3.99 PlayStation Plus
Energy Invasion 50% $1.49 PlayStation Plus
Four Sided Fantasy 70% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
Full Throttle Remastered 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Full Throttle Remastered (Vita) 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Energy Invasion (Vita) 50% $1.49 PlayStation Plus
Horse Racing 2016 70% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
INSIDE 70% $5.99 PlayStation Plus
Submerged 70% $5.99 PlayStation Plus
The Deadly Tower of Monsters 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
The Unfinished Swan (PS4) 80% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
The Unfinished Swan (PS3) 80% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
The Unfinished Swan (Vita) 80% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
Tina's Toy Factory 70% $0.89 PlayStation Plus
Toby: The Secret Mine 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Trine 3: The Artifacts of Power 70% $6.59 PlayStation Plus

Estimate: 10-20 Hours

Product Discount Sale Price Info
Doki-Doki Universe™ PS3™ 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Doki-Doki Universe™ PS Vita 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Doki-Doki Universe™ PS4™ 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Grim Fandango Remastered (PS4) 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Grim Fandango Remastered (Vita) 70% $4.49 PlayStation Plus
Knowledge is Power 70% $2.99 PlayStation Plus
Shadwen 70% $5.09 PlayStation Plus
The Order: 1886 80% $3.99 PlayStation Plus
Until Dawn 75% $4.99 PlayStation Plus
Whitetail Challenge 70% $1.49 PlayStation Plus
Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been gaming long enough to know the pain of a failed DOS install on the fifth floppy disc. When not hopelessly lost in the latest open-world epic, Sam is busy devouring books of all genres or trading Pokémon with his wife.