Which of the virtual trinkets has the best images? Find out in our run down.
It’s not something that many people think about, but I believe that the image that comes with an unlocked trophy is as important as the trophy itself. It’s really interesting to see how creative developers can be with these images and obviously, you are treated to a piece of art every time you meet the required criteria.
I am not alone in my thinking. There are tens of thousands of gamers who create custom trophy cards, proudly displaying the images of the Platinum trophies they have earned for all to see in every forum they visit. Sites like psnprofiles.com even offer a trophy card that updates itself with the images of your most recently unlocked trophies.
To me, the best trophy images are the ones that are instantly recognisable, the images you can look at and immediately know what game they are from. It also helps if they look grandiose and are artistic. With this in mind, I rounded up the top 5 images that accompany Playstation trophies.
5. Afrika - Jambo! AFRIKA!
Instantly recognisable, the platinum trophy for Afrika is a gorgeous piece of art. It looks impressive, showing the image of a Barbary Lion, the last animal you get to snap a photo of in the story mode. It’s quite an easy platinum trophy to unlock, but would look great in anyones collection.
4. Mass Effect 2 – N7 Elite
The fact that this has “N7″ written on it means you know this is Mass Effect related straight away. The skull. The stars. The gold trim. Everything about this trophy image screams “I had to put in blood, sweat and tears to unlock you” and rightfully so. Completing the game on Insanity difficulty is no easy feat.
3. Killzone 3 – Platinum
This looks more like a futuristic war medal you would receive for acts of valor than the platinum trophy image for Killzone 3. In keeping with the games military themes, all of the trophies for the game have the same feeling, but this is the most impressive of the bunch. This could take pride of place on any bodies trophy card.
2. Assassins Creed 2 – Master Assassin
Depicting the iconic moment in Assassins Creed II when Ezio first dons the hood as an assassin, this image is immediately recognisable. Even though every man and his dog has this trophy image in his collection, you have to admire the beauty of it.
1. Gravity Rush - It’s All Relative
Coming in at number 1 is the platinum trophy image for Gravity Rush. All of the trophies for this game come with an image which represents the front of a magazine, but this image is the most impressive. The reason why this made it to number one is not because of its excellent artistry, but it also manages to cram into it a little glimpse of the story, the game mechanics and the game world. It’s an all-rounder. Kat walking on the wall with her cat, The FFVII style world behind her while she is facing off against her foe. Its excellent.
Thanks to ps3trophies.com for the images.
Agree with our assessment? Can think of a better image that deserves to be in this list? Do you have 1 or more of these on your trophy card? Head to the comments section and tell us about it.