Just to avoid any confusion, this is a trophy guide for the second Mass Effect game on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. There are several trophies that are missable, many of them being tied to the story so naturally there will be spoilers below. Although many of the trophies are missable they are also fairly straightforward and as was the case with Mass Effect Legendary Edition, all trophies are obtainable in a single playthrough. This guide will give you all the information you need to get the Platinum on your first run.

Details via BioWare:

Two years after Commander Shepard repelled the invading Reapers bent on the destruction of organic life, a mysterious new enemy emerges. On the fringes of known space, something is silently abducting entire human colonies. Shepard must work with Cerberus, a ruthless organization devoted to human survival at any cost, to stop the most terrifying threat mankind has ever faced.

To even attempt this perilous mission, Shepard must assemble the galaxy’s most elite team and command the most powerful ship ever built. Even so, they say it will be suicide. Commander Shepard intends to prove them wrong.

Missable Trophies:

Against All Odds: ME2: Survive suicide mission (SILVER)

To obtain this trophy you need to survive the final mission, if you make the wrong choices both Shepard and the Normandy crew can die during the suicide mission. See “No One Left Behind” for more information.

No One Left Behind: ME2: Keep your team alive through the suicide mission (GOLD)

To obtain this trophy you need to ensure that all companions survive the suicide mission. To do that you need to upgrade the Normandy and complete the various companion loyalty missions. You also need to delegate the correct squadmates when given the option to do so.

Note: You can lose the loyalty of characters if you don’t meet certain Paragon or Renegade requirements. You can still talk them back into loyalty.

Here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll need:

  • Loyalty Missions: Do ALL of them. Your companions will ask to speak to, Kelly will inform you when they’re ready.
  • Normandy Upgrades: The Heavy Ship Armor (available from speaking to Jacob), Kinetic Barriers (available from speaking to Tali) and Thanix Cannon (available from speaking to Garrus) upgrades are the most important ones.
  • Crew Upgrades: All crewmate upgrades are not required but do as many as you can. Speak to all companions and ask them about “Normandy Upgrades”.

Delegation:

Select one of the following when asked to delegate tasks.

  • Technical Specialist: Tali or Legion
  • Fire Team Leader: Garrus or Miranda
  • Biotic Specialist: Samara
  • Fire Team Leader 2: Garrus or Miranda
  • Normandy Escort: Mordin

Friend or Foe: ME2: Obtain geth technology (BRONZE)

You can obtain this trophy during the Reaper IFF mission. Towards the end of the mission you will be Legion, a potential Geth squadmate. When you meet him you will have the option to turn him over to Cerberus or take him back to the Normandy. You need to take him back to the Normandy.

A House Divided: ME2: Hack a geth collective (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you need to keep Legion on the Normandy as this is his loyalty mission.

Battlemaster: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the krogan (BRONZE)

After speaking to Grunt enough times he will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain his loyalty.

Cat’s in the Cradle: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Assassin (BRONZE)

After speaking to Thane enough times he will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain his loyalty.

Note: You can fail the mission if you lose sight of the diplomate or if you don’t stop Kolyat.

Catharsis: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the biotic Convict (BRONZE)

After speaking to Jack enough times she will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain her loyalty.

Note: You shouldn’t attempt Jack and Miranda’s loyalty missions until your Paragon or Renegade bar is almost full as a fight between the two breaks out and you need to pass a speech check to keep them both loyal.

Doppelganger: ME2: Help the Justicar resolve her mission (BRONZE)

After speaking to Samara enough times she will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain her loyalty.

Note: You can fail this mission if you don’t manage to lure Morinth or if you fail to keep her attention. You should also read the diary when investigating Nef’s apartment.

Use the following to get Morinth’s attention in Afterlife:

  • Stop the Turian from harassing the Asari dancer.
  • Speak to the human near the entrance, he will ask you about Expel-10, leave him alone after the conversation.
  • Dance with the Asari.
  • Intimidate Vertin and Huck.

Use the following when speaking to Morinth in her apartment:

  • Travel: Danger
  • Music: Expel-10
  • Power – Power is its own reward
  • Art: Vaenia

Note: You should remain loyal to Samara as she plays a role in Mass Effect 3.

Fade Away: ME2: Gain the loyalty of Archangel (BRONZE)

After speaking to Garrus enough times he will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain his loyalty.

Ghost of the Father: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Operative (BRONZE)

After speaking to Jacob enough times he will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain his loyalty.

The Cure: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Professor (BRONZE)

After speaking to Mordin enough times he will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain his loyalty.

Note: You should opt to keep Maelon’s data as it leads to a better relationship with the Krogan in Mass Effect 3.

The Prodigal: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the Cerberus Officer (BRONZE)

After speaking to Miranda enough times she will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain her loyalty.

Note: You shouldn’t attempt Jack and Miranda’s loyalty missions until your Paragon or Renegade bar is almost full as a fight between the two breaks out and you need to pass a speech check to keep them both loyal.

Treason: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the quarrian (BRONZE)

After speaking to Tali enough times she will request help with a task. Complete the task and you will gain her loyalty.

Note: You won’t get Tali’s loyalty if you expose her father during the trial. You should also ensure that Tali is not exiled as it locks out of a story decision in Mass Effect 3.

Big Game Hunter: ME2: Thresher Maw defeated (BRONZE)

This trophy is obtainable during Grunt’s loyalty mission. During the mission you need to survive an attack from a Thresher Maw for 5 minutes, to get this trophy you need to kill it within the allocated time.

Head Hunter: ME2: Perform 30 headshot kills with any weapon on humanoid targets (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you need to get 30 headshot kills on humanoid targets, LOKI Mech kills count towards this trophy. You can grind this toward at the start of the game when you meet Jacob. When you meet him he will explain that he can use his ability to pull targets, so long as you don’t use his ability the mechs will continue spawning. You should have to grind this trophy though.

Incineration Specialist: ME2: Incinerate the armor of 25 enemies (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you need to use the Incinerate ability to melt armor (yellow bar above enemy health) off 25 enemies, for it to count Incinerate must remove the armor bar from the enemy. The earliest you have access to this ability is when Mordin joins your crew. Squadmate ability usage counts towards this trophy. You can grind this by reloading a save but you should get through general progression.

Merciless: ME2: Make 20 enemies scream as they fall or are set on fire (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you need to set enemies on fire or throw them off a ledge. The easiest way to achieve this is by using incendiary ammo or by using throw to push enemies off a ledge.

Overload Specialist: ME2: Disrupt the shields of 25 enemies (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you need to use the Overload ability to destroy shields (blue bar above enemy health) off 25 enemies, for it to count Overload must remove the shield bar from the enemy. Squadmate ability usage counts towards this trophy. You can grind this by reloading a save but you should get through general progression.

Tactician: ME2: Hit 20 different targets with multiple biotic powers to combine the effects (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you need to use two biotic abilities on a single enemy. The easiest way to get this is to use Jacob’s pull ability and then hit the same enemy with Miranda’s warp ability. You can grind this by reloading a save but you should get through general progression.

Warp Specialist: ME2: Warp the barriers of 25 enemies (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you need to use the Warp ability to destroy barriers (purple bar above enemy health) off 25 enemies, for it to count Warp must remove the shield bar from the enemy. Squadmate ability usage counts towards this trophy. You can grind this by reloading a save but you should get through general progression.

Agent: ME2: Complete 5 missions discovered by scanning unexplored worlds (SILVER)

To obtain this trophy you need to complete missions on unexplored worlds. When you scan a planet EDI will say anomaly detected, this is an indicator of a mission being available on the planet. DLC missions and loyalty missions do not count towards this trophy.

The following planets have missions available on them:

  • Capek, Titan Nebula, Haskins System
  • Sanctum, Sigurd’s Cradle, Decoris System
  • Joab, Rosetta Nebula, Enoch System
  • Lorek, Omega Nebula, Fathar System
  • Gei Hennom, Hades Nexus, Sheoul System

Galactic Explorer: ME2: Visit 100% of the planets in an unexplored cluster (GOLD)

To obtain this battery you need to drop a probe on every planet in a cluster.

Operative: ME2: Complete a mission discovered by scanning an unexplored world (SILVER)

See “Agent”, you will get this trophy whilst working on it.

Scientist: ME2: Complete any research project in the Normandy’s laboratory (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you must complete a research project on the Normandy. Research projects are unlocked once you recruit Mordin.

Weapon Specialist: ME2: Fully upgrade a weapon (SILVER)

To obtain this trophy you need to fully upgrade a weapon type, upgrades can be bought or found in various locations.

Assault Rifle Upgrade Locations:

  • When recruiting Mordin look past the Merc barricade.
  • When recruiting Tali search a room that is blocked by a pillar.
  • During Samara’s loyalty mission inspect the rifle on Morinth’s apartment wall.
  • During Zaeed’s loyalty mission choose the renegade options.
  • Available as a delivery after completing the Shadow Broker DLC mission.
  • Available to purchase on Illium at Gateway Personal Defense.
  • Available to purchase on Tuchanka at Fortack’s Database.
  • Two other upgrades are unlocked after second and third damage upgrades.

Scholar: ME2: Unlock 15 new Mass Effect 2 codex entries (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you need to unlock 15 Codex entries. Select “Investigate” during conversation options whenever possible and select all available options, do this and the trophy should unlock fairly early into the game.

Power Full: ME2: Evolve any power (BRONZE)

To obtain this trophy you must fully upgrade an ability, doing so will grant you two options, select one and the trophy is yours.

Revenge!: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the mercenary (BRONZE)

When you recruit Zaeed he lets you know that he agreed to join on the condition that Cerberus help him with something. Complete his mission and you will gain his loyalty.

Broke, Blind, and Bedlam: ME2: Gain the loyalty of the thief (BRONZE)

When you recruit Kasumi she lets you know that she agreed to join on the condition that Cerberus help her with something. Complete her mission and you will gain her loyalty.

Digital Exorcist: ME2: Successfully shut down the rogue VI in Project Overlord (SILVER)

To obtain this trophy you must complete all four assignments marked “Overlord”.

Heart of Darkness: ME2: Confront the Shadow Broker (SILVER)

To obtain this trophy you must complete the “Lair of the Shadow Broker” questline, the quest will be unlocked via an email that you receive titled “Lair of the Shadow Broker.”

Unmissable Trophies:

  • Missing in Action: ME2: Save your crew from an overwhelming attack (Bronze)
  • Very Elusive: ME2: Return to active duty (Bronze)
  • Colony Defense: ME2: Defend a human colony from attack (Bronze)
  • Mission Accomplished: ME2: Save humanity throughout the galaxy from certain annihilation (Gold)
  • Ghost Ship: ME2: Complete the investigation of a derelict alien vessel (Bronze)
  • Suicide Mission: ME2: Use the Omega 4 Relay (Silver)
  • The Archangel: ME2: Successfully recruit Archangel (Bronze)
  • The Assassin: ME2: Successfully recruit the Assassin (Bronze)
  • The Convict: ME2: Successfully recruit the biotic Convict (Bronze)
  • The Justicar: ME2: Successfully recruit the Justicar (Bronze)
  • The Krogan: ME2: Successfully recruit the krogan (Bronze)
  • The Professor: ME2: Successfully recruit the Professor (Bronze)
  • The Quarian: ME2: Successfully recruit the quarrian (Bronze)

Mass Effect Legendary Edition is currently available on the PlayStation 4, PC and Xbox One.

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