Maximum Capacity (G)
Get all life upgrades
There are a total of 9 life upgrades in the game. Once you reach the entrance to the life upgrade you must first pass a series of challenges before obtaining it. Once all 9 are collected your health will be double that of what you started the game with. To collect them all you must have the Scorpion Sword as some cannot be obtained without it. The order of obtaining them can vary depending on the path you choose, mainly after unlocking the path using the Serpent Sword. The paths are the Garden and Mechanical Towers. The video below will only show you the entrances of the life upgrades.
Video thanks to PrinceOfPersiaCOM
Water Sword (S) (H)
Obtain the Water Sword
First you must obtain all 9 life upgrades before being able to obtain the Water Sword. See Maximum Capacity for locations of the life upgrades. After obtaining all the life upgrades the sword will be available in the Hourglass Room.
Note 1: you can keep track of you life upgrades by simply counting the highlighted symbols on the floor in the Hourglass room, which represent how many life upgrades you have.
Note 2: approaching the Water Sword will force you to pick it up, consequently forcing the Secret Ending path. Be sure to have a save point prior to this just in case.
Dual Wielder (S)
Kill 100 enemies using a dual weapon technique
Although this can be classified as missable it is very likely that you will unlock this trophy as you progress through all 3 of the playthroughs. In order for the kill to count you must have a secondary weapon and use a double weapon technique to kill an enemy. During gameplay press :start: > Combo List > :right: until you see the "Double Weapon Techniques". Use any of those combos to kill an enemy.
Rock 'n' Roll (S) (H)
Defeat the Giant Golem
Story related and cannot be missed. Before this fight I highly recommend having your sand tanks completely filled, at least 4 on Hard and 3 on Normal difficulties. This boss fight is just like the previous giants that you have encountered but slightly more difficult. You will fight the Giant Golem not long after you have obtained the Scorpion Sword. In this fight you must first attack his feet while avoiding his hand and stomp attacks. Attacking his feet will cause him to kneel down and this is when you must press :cross: to climb on top of him. Tap :l1: (Eye of the Storm) to slow down time and repeatedly press :square: fast to cause him damage. When the slowing of time dissipates tap :l1: again and repeat. After about your third :l1: tap he will most likely try to grab you with his hand. To avoid the attack use :ls: to move in the opposite direction of his hand attack. Repeat process until you finish him off therby unlocking the trophy. The video below is a walkthough that extends past the fight, therefore watch from beginning until 2:30.
Video thanks to doreless89
Legendary Creature (S) (H)
Defeat the Griffin
Story related and cannot be missed. This is the easiest boss fight. Note that your sand tanks will refill automatically every so often. Best strategy is to tap :l1: to slow down the time (Eye of the Storm) and perform combos on his back feet. You cannot damage the Griffin from the front. As soon as the Eye of the Storm expires, tap :l1: again and repeat. After you have taken about 2/3 of his health he will perform a swooping attack from the air, to avoid it simply move the :ls: left or right and press :cross: to roll. Be sure not to take any damage (if you do rewind the time, press & hold :l1 because you will be loosing health slowly anyways.
Video thanks to patrino2
Royal Battle (G) (H)
Defeat the Empress - Normal Ending
Story related and cannot be missed. You will unlock this trophy in your Normal Ending path and after you defeat the Empress in your second battle. At first, start of by tapping :l1: to slow down time (Eye of the Storm) and perform as many combos as possible. Perform a combo then roll either left or right by using the :ls: and another combo. After the slowing of the time has expired tap :l1: again and repeat process until 1/4 of her health is gone. At this point do your best to avoid the whirlwinds (3) by simply rolling non-stop until they dissipate. Note that each whirlwind will drop a sand tank refill (3 total). The Empress also has the power to slow down time so when you notice that, be sure to activate it yourself as well. Repeat the above process 3 times more and the trophy will be yours.
Video thanks to doreless89
Black Sand (G) (H)
Defeat the Dahaka - Secret Ending
I recommend doing this trophy on your Easy difficulty playthrough. After you collect all 9 life upgrades (see Maximum Capacity) you must pick up the Water Sword in the Hourglass room, therefore ensuring you start the Secret Ending path. At the end you must fight and defeat the Dahaka for the trophy to unlock.
The Dahaka has 3 types of attacks, see below what they are, and how to avoid them.
- Body Tentacles- they will come out of his body, to dodge and avoid getting hit, simply roll sideways.
- Floor Tentacles- they will come out of the floor, simply run in a small circle, keep in mind that they will be a series of this and you must repeat it as many times as needed while collecting the sands on the platform to aid you.
- Jump Thump- if he is far away he will jump towards you, avoid it by rolling away from your current position.
- Hand Attack- simply roll sideways.
After the fight starts, activate the Ravages of Time - while blocking with :r1: tap :l1:. During this time perform as many combos as possible by simply alternating :square: & :triangle: repeatedly. After you have lowered his health to about 1/3 the Empress will perform an attack that will push him and make him hold on to a ledge. At this point activate the Ravages of Time again and perform as many combos as possible in the same manner. When his health is again at about 1/3 he will get up and regain his health to 1/2. Now he will perform his tentacle attacks (from body and floor) avoid them as mentioned above. When you have enough sands activate the Ravages of Time and repeat the process all over again.
Video thanks to shanky202
Complete the game in any difficulty without dying
I highly recommend doing this on your Easy or Normal difficulty playthrough. Save as often as allowed and if you die simply quit to main menu and reload the last save. Do NOT select "retry" as this will count as a death if you save afterwards and prevent you from unlocking the trophy.
Play the game for 10 hours
Although this trophy is not story related it will come naturally as you play the game. Simply play the game for 10 hours. I actually unlocked this trophy before completing my first playthrough.
Throwing Master (S)
Throw weapon at enemies 50 times
Only secondary weapons can be thrown by pressing :circle: at an enemy. You do not need to kill the enemies, but simply throw and hit them. Secondary weapons can be obtained after killing a human sized enemy or on weapon racks. Repeat this until trophy unlocks.