Street Fighter V (PS4)

Have you ever had all your mates round to playStreet Fighter V, battered them all to within an inch of their lives and thought, "Man, I'm awesome at this game"? And then you go online assuming that you're a top tier Street Fighter player only to be utterly humiliated over and over again. You know you have. We've all been there. Finding out you're actually rubbish at Street Fighter is a coming of age thing, like finding out Santa isn't real, or that the tune the Ice Cream Van plays doesn't mean they've ran out of ice cream like your mum told you.

The Street Fighter V Platinum contains a number of tough challenges, but by far the biggest hurdle is the Trophy "Let's fight someone strong!" which is awarded for progressing through the online rankings until you're in the Golden League. The Golden League is where you'll have the opportunity to fight against the best Street Fighter V players in the world, and the only way to get there is by being one of the best Street Fighter V players in the world. So unless you are one of the best Street Fighter V players in the world, you're not going to get this Platinum.

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Super Meat Boy (PS4)

Super Meat Boy is pretty much the undisputed world heavyweight champion of rock-solid 2D platformers. The game is built around repetition and muscle memory -- you'll die repeatedly while you try to perfect the timing of your jumps and avoid death traps on your route to the end of each short but deadly level.

Most people who play it will never even finish the game, but going for the Platinum is a challenge that only the hardiest of PlayStation gamers should consider taking on. Picking up the Platinum gong in this one means beating every single world -- including the even-harder "dark" variations -- without dying. If you've got a swear jar in your house then you'll be able to afford a PlayStation 5 by the time you've popped this Platinum.

The Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited (PS4)

The Elder Scrolls Online is another MMORPG, so straight away you know that the Platinum for this one is going to involve a serious time investment. But quitting your job and living off the state so you've got enough free time to get it done won't be enough in this game, all thanks to one ridiculous trophy -- "Emperor". It's the sort of Trophy that seems like it was purpose-built to annoy, requiring that you become top of the leaderboard for your entire server.

Each server is loaded with thousands of players all trying to be the best, and unless you spend 18 hours a day on the game, sustained only by a diet of Red Bull and Kettle Chips, you're not going to be able to compete with the brats living off mummy and daddy's money who can sink all the hours God sends into this without concern. "There's always going to be someone better than you at everything" might not be uplifting advice, but it will save you a hell of a lot of time you'd spend fruitlessly trying to get the Platinum in The Elder Scrolls Online. Also, it's true.

The Witness (PS4)

The Trophy "Challenge" requires you to solve a series of randomly generated puzzles within a strict time limit, and just to make it even tougher, some of the puzzles are unsolvable. That's right, you can spend precious seconds trying to solve a puzzle that's actually impossible to solve, and so the trick is to quickly suss out which puzzles can be done and which can't, and reset the ones without solutions so you can move on. It's ludicrous.

"Challenge" took us a solid eight hours of play to acquire, and is so difficult that we actually got a message on PSN from a desperate Trophy hunter asking us to do it on their profile so they could have the Platinum without doing the leg work. They offered us $5. Your money's no good here, son. Get practising.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (PS4)

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is a notoriously tough shooter, so much so that even playing it on the easiest setting will likely give you more of a challenge than most other FPS games provide. It should come as no surprise, then, that attaining the Platinum is a herculean task and one that really separates the wheat from the chaff. We're chaff, by the way. We couldn't do it.

By far the toughest gong in the game is "Mein leben", which you can only unlock by beating the game on its toughest difficulty setting -- there's no saving, and if you die you have to start the whole game again. The title is already harder than a coffin nail, but throwing permadeath into the mix is really sadistic. Insultingly, "Mein leben" is actually only a Bronze Trophy, which somehow makes the whole thing even worse. Come on.

So, there you have it. Our picks for some of PS4's toughest Platinums, but which Trophies had you turning the air blue? And did you manage to pick up any of these? Impress us all in the comments below.