Is It Too Late To Add Trophies To Metal Gear Solid 4?

By Spencer . July 10, 2012 . 8:43pm

imageKonami says "no" because a trophy patch for Metal Gear Solid 4 is in the works. Why now? Well, Konami is going to re-release Metal Gear Solid 4 as a budget PlayStation 3 game in the "Best" series this August.


The Metal Gear Solid 4 trophy patch should be compatible with all versions, so dust off your copy and see if you can get a platinum trophy to match Old Snake’s hair.

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  • Herok♞

    for people already done does the trophy automatically unlock or do you have to redo everything?

    • Code

      I’d say unlikely as the way trophies work roughly is they trigger flags as you complete them. And the patch will have to add the flags into the game’s coding >o>’ meaning the game has never hard to store data related to those specific flags being triggered or not before opo;

      Really odd though to add trophy support for the game so late, but *shrugs* better late then never I guess uwu;;

    • SamEddy

      You will have to redo everything.

      • Herok♞

         Ok then I will wait for the patch to do my playthrough.

  • Good news. I beat this amazing game about 5 times and would be a pleasure to get its platinum trophy. I can’t stop thinking in a trophy where you need to get all the emblems -or medals- to unlock it.

  • SamEddy

    Who would have thought that MGO would be shutdown, before a trophy patch would be added?

  • z_merquise

    After my PS3 phat went YLOD, I was playing MGS 4 again from the start. I’m not really into trophies but I won’t mind getting some of those for this game.

  • Bentan

    yes please

  • Solomon_Kano

    Whoo! Whoo! Whoo! And now my Metal Gear Solid trophy collection will be complete (minus the first, but whatever).

    I’ve been meaning to buy MGS4 for a while (beat it on my cousin’s PS3 years ago), so it looks like that time is coming soon.

  • MrRobbyM

    Good thing I held off replaying MGS4. Now I’ll just wait for this.


  • MrSirFeatherFang

    So I gotta redo everything… I just hope getting the Big Boss Emblem isn’t one of those. It’s not THAT difficult, I just don’t feel like doing it again…
    Oh well, I guess it would give me another excuse to play it again

  • Repede91

     Four years later MGS4 finally gets trophy support. Who cares why and how it happened, lets just be satisfied.

  • gaiahatergaia

    It’s never too late, people are still getting into the PS3 market.

  • Please, don’t put a trophy for getting the “chicken” medal

    • alexis cortes

      I’m imagining something like this:
      *Trophy sound* “You have earned a Trophy” Crotch Grabber.

  • Nitraion

    Its time to get back to action……

  • PK212

    Alright! I never actually played the game but I got it for free when I bought my PS3. This might be the push I need to finally get around to playing this game haha.

    Hopefully there will be a trophy for getting all the emblems.

  • hahaha I bought it few months ago for only $15 but never play it yet.

    I want to replay all 1-3 before 4 but they never come to US PSN.

    • sanjihimura42

      For the record, you can buy MGS 1 in the US off PSN as a PSOne classic, MGS 2 and 3 have been redone in HD and is a part of the MGS HD Collection with Peace Walker and Metal Gear 1 and 2.  You won’t see the HD ports on PSN ever in the US, so you have to get the disk.

  • Blesmi

    As much as I love the game, I’ve already played through it 8 times and have gotten all the badges. I honestly don’t want to go through it again, so I hope against all hope that it has retroactive trophies. But I’ve never seen a game with patched trophies do that so I will just sit here and cry as I redo everything :(

    • Aoshi00

      I don’ think any subsequent trophy patch had been retroactive though, if GTA4 was anything to go by.. 

      Well, better late than never.. I actually only finished the Jpn ver of MGS4 and never the Eng. ver., at the time I was waiting for the eventual trophy patch and it never came.. now finally a reason to play thru and beat the Eng ver :).  And best of all finally some MGS4 trophies to go w/ MGS 2, 3, & Peacewalker.  I’m no trophy whore, but I like to keep a record of what games I have played, and now it would show I play MGS4 in 2012 instead of 4 yrs ago lol.. 

      Valkyria Chronicles had been re-released as Best of in Jpn too, but never got a patch *.*.. What bugs me is there were games that the 360 ver had achievement and the PS3 ver not got patched, like Eternal Sonata, Soul Calibur 4, etc..

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        None of them have been retroactive, although Disgaea 3 did allow you to continue to use your old save, since almost all of the trophies required you to be in the post-game, anyway.

  • noctis_nox

    I am trophy hunter and I love this news.
    So much awesomeness!

  • I sincerely hope there isn’t a trophy for doing the under 5 hour boss extreme no kill/alert/continue run…I’m not looking forward to doing that again ;/, well most of it was fine I guess, but the motorcycle part made my brain melt.

    It was practically impossible to complete because I lacked the amount of health required for one of the sections where you just have to take damage on the motorcycle, if the game didn’t heal you a tiny bit for not playing awhile I would’ve never gotten past it..

    • MrSirFeatherFang

       I agree. I suppose most of it was fine, but with reloading saves and crap, it definitely took more than 5 hours lol. It’s been so long since I did the run. I do have my save right before the final fight so maybe I could cheat the system…..

      • Nemesis_Dawn

        Most trophy patches require you to start a completely new save.

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          awwww. well would’ve found out sooner or later

    • Ben Sylvia

      This is why I never tried to get that.

      I KNEW this day would come!
      I’ve been waiting for this!

  • konsama

    Very late, but awesome news indeed. If they add the “get Big Boss title” trophy only like 5 people will get platinum in all its life xD.

  • Domii

    Well I guess it’s never too late to add trophies to one of my favorite games of all time, although I beat it like a thousand times with every accomplishment. This game is so good, that back in the day when console wars was popular this was the game fanboys used to shut the other side up completely…………….ha ha!!

  • Roberto Armando Iraheta

    Geez, took them long enough. Guess it’d be cool to check it out again, minus the silly and overly cutscenes.

  • Syltique

    Glad I waited to play it!

  • Andrew Austin

     F I N A L L Y

  • Gyro Zeppeli

    Trophy Unlocked: Snake Eater – Obtained Big Boss Emblem (Gold)

  • I really hope they don’t ask me to obtain the Big Boss Emblem….

  • Kitestwinblades

    Its extremely late, but better late than never :3

  • Haohmaru HL

    wow, unexpected.
    i’ve beaten the game in the early months of ps3’s life but i’m glad to relay the game again now :)

  • RedShadoww

    Sweet, I was planning to replay this game later anyway.

  • XiaomuArisu

    Well I still need to buy it XD
    How about a Boss rush mode?Because MGS bosses are epic!

  • badmoogle

    You see that Sega?It’s never too late!

    • SpecDotSign

      Oh man! I like the way you think!

    • Nitraion

      ^This also VC 2 and VC 3 HD *cough* Collection *cough*

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    This is awesome! Totally gives me an excuse to play the game again.

    The only news of this type that would be more awesome would be Valkyria Chronicles and Devil May Cry 4 getting trophy patches.

  • SirRichard

    It took them quite a while to decide, didn’t it? Oh well, a good enough reason to dig out MGS4 again.

  • Took them long enough….but I’m glad they finally did it :)

  • dahuuuundge

    The Boss Extreme here I come

  • Ben Sylvia





  • eliel

    its a fail if they add any thing to do wit metal gear online…

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      I seriously doubt they’d do that after they just closed the MGO servers.

  • KyoyaHibari

    Sweet, gives me a reason to go back and finally complete the game after my file got deleted with my old PS3 dying.

  • Nemesis_Dawn

    Konami is going patch crazy, apparently, as the Silent Hill HD Collection patch just got released today. At least, the PS3 one did.

  • Now if I get a Heavenly Sword trophy patch my life will be complete…

  • kurono

    Awesome! Been looking to replay the entire MGS series as well lately, so this should make it more fun.

    I hope they also include with the patch the ability to install the game to your hard drive since PS3s these days have much bigger drives in them than at launch.

  • British_Otaku

    Seems quite a few of you are excited for trophies being added to a game you love, some even hoping for SEGA to do so for Valkyria Chronicles.

    I’m not interested in this as I enjoy playing and finishing my games and if I want to do something unusual or awesome. I do it and I discuss whether it has been done on the net, perhaps upload it. Trophies tend to make emotional moments in games hollow when you hear a noise and a prompt goes on screen mocking the situation.

    The strength of them I guess is that no one will be able to lie about finishing the game on their PS3 (short of the people who aren’t willing to replay it again to prove they did it). They don’t really add anything. 

    Chris Hecker’s talk on Achievements ( isn’t conclusive on the topic, but I’m not going to revisit or rebuy a game to get prompts, though at least here, it is the same game. >_>


    Cool that they returned to the game to patch in stuff, shame that they had to kill MGO online servers earlier this year.

    • Nemesis_Dawn

      Well, thank you for the “I’m better than the rest of you” post. I hope you feel sufficiently superior to us mortals.

      • British_Otaku

        You have misunderstood my intention which was to say “I don’t see the point in achievements but at least you guys are happy and they are still supporting the game”.

        Since when did “I’m not interested in this (as X, Y and Z but it doesn’t hurt the game I guess)” call for this sort of response… >_>

        • Nemesis_Dawn

          It’s because your post is very condescending. In fact, you just summed up what would have been a better post. “I don’t see the point in achievements but at least you guys are happy and they are still supporting the game.” That’s it. That’s all you would have had to write. No one would have had a problem with that.

          Instead, you talk about uploading videos with a sense of superiority. You talk about how you’ll just do unusual things without having to have a trophy for them. Then you cite examples as if to back up your point as to why we are all wrong. No one usually brings outside sources into a simple statement of opinion. That’s usually reserved for persuasive arguments, as in your feeling on why all of us are wrong while you are right.

          • British_Otaku

            That alternative is effectively the same as my original post, short of my plug a video that I found interesting on the topic of Achievements and me saying why I am not fond of achievements. Without the justification, it would be an empty claim (I don’t like em, hope you like em) and a short ass post.

            I could have be seeing another response asking “Why don’t you like them?” or “It is more for us, why wouldn’t you have them?” instead if I chose to keep my thoughts to myself.

            It isn’t a challenge towards “you guys” (we in your last paragraph) as much as it is a challenge towards a concept. I wouldn’t mind discussing the concept if someone had a different view or listened in to the point where Hecker gets called on the concept of “Scores” and how they add into the equation and reached their own conclusion.

  • Nicolas Vasquez

    2 things, these news came out a few days after getting the big bodd emblem dont make me happy, and a re-release just after they shut down MGSO its a weird move, and make this to be a very cheap re-release.

  • Well hell, I’ve been waiting for this for ages. I need some sort of excuse to make myself play this again.

  • TheInternetNomad


  • BadenBadenPrinny

     Way too late :I

  • joe ling


  • too late but i dont care i love this game <3 WHO IS WITH ME!!!!

  • MewkaKazami

    How about some Valkyria ChChronicles trohpies?!

  • Luna Kazemaru

    I don’t get why people are asking for trophies for Valkyria Chronicles…Its not really enough content there or really anything I can think that could be trophy worthy.This coming from a VC fangirl :v

    • Azuku

      There’s already a set of “medals” in the game, I imagine they’d just use those. Plus story trophies, because there’s nothing like receiving a non-existent reward for just playing the game.

    • Ricewarrior

      People just want to work on their gamer scores, or they just like trophies.

      I guess they just feel more accomplished/satisfied if they get to a certain point/beat a game and they have something to show for it.

      While I don’t sympathize with that specifically, I can understand where they’re coming from.

      Off topic thought: Funny, I have Valkyria Chronicles sitting on my desk and it’s been sitting there for about 4 months untouched. Been meaning to play it, but I can’t seem to… I don’t know… get the motivation to play it? 
      I’m staring at it at this moment and it seems like the woman on the box cover is glaring at me threatening me to stop procrastinating and play the game.

      • Luna Kazemaru

         I really Can’t see how trophies should motivation someone to play the game other then add some weird replay value in the game.

  • Heavenly_King

    If a game is awesome I enjoy it more with trophies. Why? I really dont know.

    If a game is crap, I dont care if it has trophies or not, I am not gonna play it much but could eventually finish it, but that´s it.

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