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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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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