The Callisto Protocol trophies arrive early — how hard are they?

By Kes Eylers-Stephenson,

The Callisto Protocol trophies have arrived ahead of its scary December 2nd release date. They are mostly secret, keeping us in the dark in more ways than one in this highly-anticipated horror game for PS5 and PS4.

We have just picked up the The Callisto Protocol trophy list. There are 27 trophies, 23 of which are hidden (to reveal the details of the secret trophies, please use this link).

The Callisto Protocol trophiesHow hard are The Callisto Protocol's trophies to earn?

Curious to learn just a little bit more about The Callisto Protocol's trophies? For those looking a spoiler-free rundown of what's in store, there are two things to note and then you can be on your way. One is that there is a trophy for beating The Callisto Protocol on the hardest difficulty — "Maximum Security." The other detail is that, despite what we were previously told about the game's trophy list, there are no trophies for discovering new ways to kill lead hero Jacob (nor is there a need for a checklist after all).

That should be enough to go on for those looking to avoid revealing hidden trophy descriptions — for those with a little more tolerance, let's briefly discuss: are The Callisto Protocol's trophies difficult to obtain? In our estimations, it's a firm "no". Some might find the high difficulty a little challenging, but in terms of time sinks or skill trophies, there's very little on here that poses any real threat to seasoned trophy hunters.

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Finding all the implant bios for Grim Reaper might become a little chore-like, though we'd hardly call it challenging. There are a few trophies, like Chew 'Em Up, that require you to get a number of creative kills using environmental hazards, but the game will have plenty of opportunities and doesn't seem to demand anything more specific from the player that might cause them count up kills as they play.

For the most part, players will be able to get their kicks from The Callisto Protocol's "no rules" approach to horror (an approach that seen the game drop a Japanese release due to excessive violence) and not have to pay too much attention to racking up trophies. It's a little disappointing for those of us hoping for something a little meatier to sink our teeth into, but a quick look at the trailer again and our excitement remains undulled for this spiritual Dead Space 4's release. See the full, mostly obfuscated trophy list below.

The Callisto Protocol trophy list

Name Description
It's over, Jacob! Collect all trophies icon
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Paper Jams Print a weapon for the first time icon
Reforged Print a weapon upgrade icon
Giving Back Stab five blind enemies in the back icon
Hidden Trophy Continue playing to unlock this trophy. icon
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Hidden Trophy Continue playing to unlock this trophy. icon
Hidden Trophy Continue playing to unlock this trophy. icon
Hidden Trophy Continue playing to unlock this trophy. icon
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Hidden Trophy Continue playing to unlock this trophy. icon
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The Callisto Protocol is developed by Striking Distance Studios and published by KRAFTON, and is scheduled to be released on December 2nd, 2022. Let us know what you think of them in the comments!
Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Written by Kes Eylers-Stephenson
Associate Editor Kes is our resident expert in PlayStation news. He writes about upcoming exclusives like The Last of Us and God of War, PS Plus and PS Studios news, and his favourite games — The Witcher 3, Assassin’s Creed, and The Outer Wilds — before an evening swim.