Control trophy list and Platinum difficulty explained: How to earn all main and hidden trophies explained

How to earn every trophy in Control and its DLCs. 

Between it's main campaign and two DLC adventures, Control has a grand total of 67 trophies for you to earn during your time at the FBC.

There are 46 trophies in Control's main campaign, 10 from The Foundation DLC and 11 from the AWE DLC. A number of trophies are hidden too, which means that, while you know they exist, you might not know how to obtain them.

To ensure you can truly complete Control, we've listed all the trophies down below, including how to earn the hidden trophies, so you can figure out which ones you're missing.

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Trophies from Control's main campaign:

Trophies from The Foundation DLC:

Trophies from the AWE DLC:

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Control main campaign trophy list

Aside from the secret trophies, there are 32 trophies for you to unlock in the main campaign of Control.

These achievements are earned by completing a number of activities throughout the game - from completing side missions to obtaining new abilities for Jessie - and unlocking each one will bring you closer to that special Platinum trophy.

Below you can find every non-secret trophy you can collect in the main campaign of Control:

TrophyHow to unlock itGrade
Director of the FBC Unlock all other trophies Platinum
Astral Construction Construct a Weapon Form or Mod Bronze
Non-Strandard Issue Upgrade any Weapon Form to Level 3 Silver
Career Development Unlock all 3 Personal Mod slots Silver
The Importance of Synergy Complete 5 Side Missions Bronze
Inter-Departmental Cooperation Complete 10 Side Missions Bronze
FBC Crisis Solution Task Force Complete 15 Side Missions Silver
Paranatural Collection Collect more than 100,000 Source Silver
Interdimensional Defender Killed 1000 Hiss Silver
Parautilitarian Unlock 1 Ability Tree Upgrade Bronze
Expert Parautilitarian Unlock 50% of the Ability Upgrades Bronze
Master Parautilitarian Unlock 100% of the Ability Upgrades Gold
Choose to be Chosen Obtain the Service Weapon Bronze
Paranatural Powerhouse Obtain the Launch Ability Bronze
Insular Telekinesis Obtain the Shield Ability Bronze
Shifting Positions Obtain the Evade Ability Bronze
Psychic Occupation Obtain the Compel Ability Bronze
Rising Thought Obtain the Levitate Ability Bronze
Ritualistic Thinking Cleanse 5 Control Points Bronze
Ritual Intuition Cleanse 10 Control Points Bronze
Discerning the Pattern Cleanse 25 Control Points Silver
Strange Collection Collect 40 Collectibles Bronze
Record Keeper Collect 80 Collectibles Bronze
Bureau Archivist Collect 120 Collectibles Gold
Cognitive Intruder Compel 10 enemies with the Seize Ability Bronze
Unstable Matter Kill 50 enemies with the Launch Ability Bronze
Volatile Debris Kill 10 enemies with the Shield Burst Ability Bronze
Proper Handling Procedures Use Launch to throw a grenade or rock Bronze
War Games Complete 5 Board Countermeasures Bronze
Astral Tactician Complete 25 Board Countermeasures Silver
First On the Scene Complete 1 Bureau Alert Bronze
Crisis Management Complete 5 Bureau Alerts Silver
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Hidden trophies for the main campaign of Control

There are 15 hidden trophies for you to earn during the main campaign of Control.

This list contains trophies which are unlocked by completing certain parts of the game's story and optional battles that you can encounter by completing the various side missions throughout the FBC.

Here are the hidden trophies for the main campaign of Control:

TrophyHow to unlock itGrade
Welcome to the Oldest House Complete Mission 1 Bronze
Unknown Caller Complete Mission 2 Bronze
Directorial Override Complete Mission 3 Bronze
Old Boys' Club Complete Mission 4 Bronze
Threshold Complete Mission 5 Bronze
My Brother's Keeper Complete Mission 6 Bronze
The Face of the Enemy Complete Mission 7 Bronze
Finnish Tango Complete Mission 8 Bronze
Polaris Complete Mission 9 Bronze
Take Control Complete Mission 10 Gold
Altered Manifestations May Occur Defeat esseJ Bronze
Aggressive Growth Defeat Mold-1 Bronze
Head of Communications Defeat Mr. Tomassi Bronze
Living Archetypes Defeat the Anchor Bronze
Astral Phenomena Defeat Former Silver
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Control The Foundation DLC trophy list

The Foundation is the first DLC adventure for Control and it has a total of 10 trophies for you to collect, seven of which are not hidden.

You'll earn these seven trophies by completing a series of feats during The Foundation DLC and fully exploring the mysterious underground realm of the Oldest House.

Here's the named and explained trophies for The Foundation DLC of Control:

TrophyHow to unlock itGrade
Make/unmake Use Shape and Fracture a combined total of 100 times Silver
A Strong Foundation Complete all Missions in the Foundation Silver
Hostile Work Environment Kill 50 Hiss Sharpened Bronze
Niche Position Find all hidden locations in the Foundation Bronze
Rush Job Kill 100 enemies with Shield Rush Silver
Subterranean Research Collect all Collectibles in the Foundation Bronze
Supportive Staff Have a Deployed Ranger kill 5 enemies Bronze
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Hidden trophies for the The Foundation DLC of Control

Within The Foundation DLC in Control, you'll have the chance to earn three hidden trophies.

You can earn these trophies by truly exploring The Foundation and uncovering a number of it's weirdest secrets. You may even find yourself unlocking some new clothing items for Jessie alongside the trophy...

Below you can find the hidden trophies for The Foundation DLC of Control:

TrophyHow to unlock itGrade
Astral Plumbing Discover the Astral Plane restroom Bronze
One of Us Gather all the Maneki-nekos Bronze
Star Performance Complete the 'Jesse Faden starring in Swift Platform' side mission Bronze
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Control AWE DLC trophy list

The AWE DLC for Control has a total of 11 trophies - six of which are not hidden.

You'll find these trophies by uncovering the various collectibles found throughout the Investigation Sector, enjoying the new Arcade Mode and a number of other activities.

Here are the non-hidden trophies for the AWE DLC of Control:

TrophyHow to unlock itGrade
Chief Investigator Find 80% of the hidden locations in the Investigation Sector Bronze
Elevated Mind Kill 25 Airborne Rangers Bronze
In-depth Investigations Find 80% of the Collectibles in the Investigation Sector Bronze
Multiple Applications Use Multi-Launch to hit 3 targets Bronze
Surge Protector Kill 50 enemies with Surge Bronze
Workplace Recreation Play a single game in Arcade Mode Silver
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Hidden trophies for AWE DLC of Control

There are five hidden trophies for you to earn throughout the AWE DLC for Control.

These trophies are earned by completing a number of activities, including story events in the AWE DLC.

Here are the hidden trophies for the AWE DLC of Control:

TrophyHow to unlock itGrade
Familiar MethodologiesFight off HartmanBronze
Surge of PowerUpgrade Surge to the maximum levelBronze
The Third ThingDefeat HartmanSilver
Vending SpreeDestroy 80% of the Altered Vending Machine instancesBronze
Work Smarter, Not HarderAttach a Surge grenade to an object and Launch it at an enemyBronze
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It’s time to journey into the mysterious Federal Bureau of Control. Our Control walkthrough can help you through the storyline missions, including Welcome to the Oldest House, Unknown Caller, Directorial Override, Old Boy’s Club, Threshold, My Brother's Keeper, The Face of the Enemy, Finnish Tango, Polaris and Take Control. You can also learn new supernatural powers by completing A Merry Chase, A Good Defence and A Captive Audience. We also have guides on upgrading the Service Weapon, your Abilities, how to use Weapon and Personal Mods, how to unlock every outfit and the solution to the Roulette Wheel puzzle.


How easy is it to obtain the platinum trophy in Control?

When it comes to earning the platinum trophy for Control, it's important to remember that you only need to obtain all of the trophies from the main campaign. This means that you don't need to fully complete The Foundation and AWE DLCs to obtain the ultimate achievement for Control, so, if you're not interested in those adventures, feel free to ignore them.

Still, we estimate it takes roughly 10 to 15 hours to collect all of the trophies from the main campaign of Control if you're well skilled at the game. Thankfully, none of the trophies are missable, so you can sit back and enjoy the storyline.

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A good number of the named and hidden trophies for the main campaign of Control will naturally unlock as you play through Jessie's adventure. Nevertheless, it's worth regularly cashing in your Ability Points and exploring each area carefully for collectibles to ensure you don't miss anything.

Having to find 120 collectibles might sound like a challenge, but, once you delve deeper into the FBC, you'll realise it really isn't that hard. If you do get stuck, remember to backtrack to previous locations once you've obtained the Levitate ability and use our Control walkthrough guide, which lists the locations for the majority of the collectibles at the end of each section.

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You even have to find the creepy children's show...

Don't forget to do the side missions either - not only will you obtain more trophies, but the Ability Points you obtain will make it easier for you to destroy the Hiss. We recommend maxing out your Launch, Health and Energy abilities first, because, aside from the Service Weapon, they will be the skills you rely on the most.

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Make sure you spend all your Ability Points.

The hardest trophies to obtain are, by far, the ones associated with the Bureau Alerts and the optional bosses found in the side missions, such esseJ.

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Before attempting one of these challenges, remember to have your strongest Weapon and Personal mods equipped, as well as spending any spare Ability Points you might have. Once unlocked, Bureau Alerts will spawn throughout your playtime with the game, including the post-game, so you don't feel like you have to rush to complete them.

It's also important to remember that Control does have an Assist Mode, which can be accessed from the game's options. This mode contains an energy recovery multiplier, the ability to turn on immortality and one-hit kills, among other settings.

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If you're having trouble defeating a side boss, such as Mr. Tommasi, or the Bureau Alerts, then we suggest using the settings found in Assist Mode. Doing so will give you an advantage over the Hiss and bring you closer to that platinum trophy.

Obtaining the platinum trophy for Control may seem like a bit of a time investment, but, if you truly love the game, then it's definitely worth it.

If you'd like to learn more about Control, check out our Control walkthrough, which contains links to all our Control guides, including a number of side missions.

Good luck in the Oldest House!

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