PS Plus monthly games January 2024 — how hard are the new platinums?

Let's take a look at the easiest and hardest PS Plus Essential trophies of January 2024. Are you excited to try and earn some new platinums this month?

PS Plus monthly games January 2024 — how hard are the new platinums?
Sean Lawson

Sean Lawson

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The monthly PS Plus games of January 2024 came to PS5 and PS4 on Tuesday, January 2, 2023. So, to help you out in your platinum trophy hunts, we've compiled a guide to tell you what the easiest and hardest PS Plus Essential trophies of January 2024 are. However, if you're heart is set on the easiest of the easy, make sure to check out our easy platinum trophies guide.

PS Plus trophy guide — how easy and how long are the Essential games?

Last month we saw a pretty tame collection of games, with most of them containing simple and easy-to-grab platinums. Well, it looks like a similar venture this month as two of the three games come with easy platinums well worth grabbing. We have a couple of solid AA titles here as well as a slick-looking indie to kill time with over January!

Check out the grid below to see what trophy lists contain missables and how long each platinum should take to earn.

Game Length Difficulty Missables
A Plague Tale Requiem tophies 20-30 hours 3/10
Evil West trophies 40-50 hours 6/10 3
Nobody Saves the World trophies 20-30 hours 4/10

A Plague Tale Requiem — trophy list summary

A Plague Tale Requiem is the phenomenal sequel to the first game, A Plague Tale Innocence. The game takes place not too long after the events of the first title and sees Amicia and Hugo once again thrown into a dangerous adventure. With ravenous rats slowly taking over the world and evil knights on the lookout for the siblings, it seems nowhere is safe for the pair. However, Amicia will use all her strength and wits to make sure no harm comes to Hugo, no matter the cost.

The bulk of the trophy list will unlock by naturally making your way through all 16 chapters of the game. There are collectible trophies to keep an eye on, but thanks to chapter select none of them are missable. You can also play the game on the easiest difficulty from start to finish to make the experience that much simpler. Currently, the platinum trophy 'Requiem' sits with an overall completion rate of 6.20% on PSN.

Evil West — trophy list summary

Evil West places you into the role of, Jesse, a vampire hunter destined to succeed his father to the title of Rentier Institute Director. You'll utilize all of Jesse's special powers, weapons, and abilities as you protect the world from a whole host of nasty-looking beasties. The action is violent, the setting is intriguing, and the trophy list is pretty solid. So, what's not to love?

This trophy list is certainly the hardest to work through of the three and will require far more precision and patience. However, it's not exactly the most difficult trophy list around and provides a fairly balanced platinum hunt all in all. There are a few missables to be aware of and you will need to beat the game on the hardest difficulty to grab the gold trophy 'Weird West Superhero.' You will need to also play the game twice to purchase all of the upgrades in the game.

Nobody Saves the World — trophy list summary

Nobody Saves the World comes from the minds behind Gucamelee (a fantastic beat 'em up that deserves to be talked about far more than it is). In Nobody Saves the World you play as a faceless protagonist that can transform into a multitude of different beings, all of which have their own unique abilities you will use to traverse the many levels.

The trophy list is pretty simple and there are no missable trophies to worry about either. You also needn't fret over having to beat the game on the hardest difficulty as there is no difficulty option to pick between. However, you will need to play the game through to completion twice to earn the trophy 'A world so nice I saved it twice.' The platinum trophy 'Nobody saved the world' currently sits with an overall completion rate of 1.70% on PSN.

Will you attempt to earn the platinum trophy in any of these titles? Or do you think they are all a bit too much work? If you are looking for what games to be careful of, our unobtainable PS Plus platinum trophies guide will help you dodge any broken trophy lists. Let us know all your thoughts and feelings in the comments below!
Written by Sean Lawson
Sean is a Staff Writer who focuses on the geekiest Sony news. He specializes in PlayStation trophies, the best PS Plus games, RPGs, and fighting games. Sean is using this experience to cover Tekken 8, Dragon Age Dreadwolf, Baldur's Gate 3, and Dragon's Dogma 2 for PS5, all while he still dives into favorite games like Mass Effect, Tomb Raider, and Persona.
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