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Returnal trophies

Every trophy and how to get them

The main character of Returnal stares at a computer monitor Image: Housemarque/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

You’ll die plenty in Returnal. Throughout the many deaths you’ll take part in, you can try working toward the game’s 31 trophies on the PS5. While the game doesn’t have too many collectibles to find, there are plenty of trophies to be had for working your way through the story, defeating bosses, and experiencing some of the game’s mysterious story elements.

In this Returnal trophies guide, we’ll show you all 31 trophies. We’ll categorize all of them into easy to understand lists and show you their in-game descriptions.


Table of contents


Story trophies

  • Atrophian Survival — Learn the basics of survival on Atropos
  • Past the Ruins — Finish Overgrown Ruins Survey
  • Ascending the Mountain — Finish Crimson Wastes Survey
  • Through the Forgotten City — Finish Derelict Citadel Survey
  • Echoes of the Past — Finishing Echoing Ruins Survey
  • Frozen in Time — Finish Fractured Wastes Survey
  • Submerged in Memories — Finish Abyssal Scar Survey
  • Failed Escape — Finish Act 1
  • Last Drive — Finish Act 2
  • White Shadow — Finish Act 3
  • Welcome Home — Complete the first House sequence

Boss trophies

  • A Shadow in the Fog Defeat Phrike
  • Ascension Defeat Ixion
  • Trial by Judgement — Defeat Nemesis
  • Silence the Song — Defeat Hyperion
  • Inner Darkness — Defeat Ophion

Gameplay trophies

  • Second chance — Returned by an artifact
  • Cryptic Messages — Scan a Xenoglyph
  • Surgical Precision — Perform 5 successful Overloads in a row
  • Adapting to Circumstance — Achieve Weapon Proficiency level 30
  • In-field Training — Complete a daily challenge in Simulation Mode
  • Hardened Shell Achieve 200% Max Integrity
  • Risk Assessment — Finish Calculated Risk
  • Adrenaline Spike — Achieve maximum Adrenaline Level
  • Irreversibly Contaminated — Have 5 Parasites simultaneously
  • Eternal Return — Die for the first time

Collectibles and completionist trophies

  • Helios — Collect all trophies
  • Cryptic Translations — Unlock all translation tiers of a Xenoglyph
  • Alternate Fates — Retrieve 10 Scout Logs
  • Sins of the Mother — Complete all House sequences
  • Visions of the Past — Complete a Xeno-archive set