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Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Greg Boccia
First Published: 12-01-2015 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:24 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 05-08-2020 / 02:07 GMT

WARNING: Possible spoilers ahead. If you have yet to finish the story, it is advisable to come back here later.

Trophy Name Details
Summer's End Complete Roxas's episode.
A Timeless World Complete the Timeless River episode.
Above Honor Complete the Land of Dragons episodes.
A Budding Romance Complete the Beast's Castle episodes.
Hail the Hero Complete the Olympus Coliseum episodes.
Lifting the Curse Complete the Port Royal episodes.
What Friends Are For Complete the Agrabah episodes.
The Gift of Love Complete the Halloween Town episodes.
Return of the King Complete the Pride Lands episodes.
Electric Spark Complete the Space Paranoids episodes.
Always Together Complete the 100 Acre Wood episode.
Kindred Spirits Complete the Atlantica episodes.
A Taste of the Past Complete the Twilight Town episodes.


For this trophy, every one of Ansem's Reports must be collected. All of these reports come naturally to you as you progress through the story, so upon completing the game and entering post-game, go to Ansem's Reports in Jiminy's Journal and the trophy will unlock.

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Collect all Ansem Reports in Jiminy's Journal.


Critical Competitor

This trophy will unlock upon defeating the final boss of the game and watching the ending cutscene on at least Critical mode. Unlike the previous Kingdom Hearts games, this can be stacked with the lower difficulties, so you could potentially earn Critical Competitor, Proud Player and Ambitious Adventurer in one fell swoop should you start the game's first playthrough on Critical mode.

On Critical mode, the differences from Standard are as follows:

  • Enemies deal twice as much damage
  • AP increases in increments of 2 instead of 3
  • HP and MP increases are halved
  • Roxas begins with 50 AP
  • EXP is gained at 3/4 of the normal amount
This would make Critical a fairly challenging mode. However, the game shoots itself in the foot by offering these bonuses to the player on the third day of the prologue:
  • Reaction Boost (action command damage increased)
  • Finishing Plus (adds more finishing moves to a combo)
  • Draw (more orbs gravitate towards you faster)
  • 2x Lucky Lucky (increases drop rate)
  • MP Hastera (MP replenishes at a much faster rate)
The game also awards you with EXP Zero, which stops enemies from dropping any EXP. This, however, is only for those who want to challenge themselves to a Level 1 run of the game. These all prove to be incredibly useful Abilities, some of which aren't learnt until much later in the game on lower difficulties. Critical mode will still be challenging, but these Abilities can really break the difficulty and lessen the frustration that may come.
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Critical Competitor

Clear game on Critical.


Proud Player

This trophy will unlock upon defeating the final boss of the game and watching the ending cutscene on at least Proud mode. Unlike the previous Kingdom Hearts games, this can be stacked with Critical mode so read Critical Competitor for more details.

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Proud Player

Clear game on Proud.


Ambitious Adventurer

This trophy will unlock upon defeating the final boss of the game and watching the ending cutscene. The level of difficulty you are playing on does not matter, and you will get this from your first playthrough.

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Ambitious Adventurer

Clear the game and watch the ending sequence.


My Hero

For this trophy, you must have the King rescue you in a boss fight. This is only possible during ten specific boss fights, but it is not missable, as the tenth boss fight can be repeated indefinitely. The King only appears once Sora's HP is completely depleted. On the continue screen, choose “Don't give up!” and King Mickey will re-appear in the battle. You must then revive Sora with the command given. Once Sora is revived, the trophy will unlock.

You will more than likely unlock this naturally, if not on your first playthrough then definitely during your Critical playthrough. The ten storyline fights where Mickey's rescue can happen are listed below:

  • **Shan Yu** – Land of Dragons
  • **Threshold and Possessor** – Beast's Castle
  • **Shadow Stalker** – Beast's Castle
  • **Dark Thorn** – Beast's Castle
  • **Cerberus** (first fight) – Olympus Coliseum
  • **Volcanic Lord and Blizzard Lord** – Agrabah
  • **Storm Rider** – Land of Dragons
  • **Xaldin** – Beast's Castle
  • **Grim Reaper** (first fight) – Port Royal
  • **Xemnas** (first fight) – The World That Never Was (can be repeated in post-game indefinitely)
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My Hero

Get rescued by the King.



After the boss battle with Xigbar, you must go through a few more areas filled with Nobodies. The trophy will unlock after the cutscene in the Hall of Empty Melodies.

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Reunite with Riku and Kairi.


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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
    PS3, PS4
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    12 January 2015
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Greg Boccia

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Kingdom Hearts II begins where Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days leave off. Sora and his companions have been asleep for about a year, regaining their memories. When Sora awakens, he eventually arrives in Twilight Town, the place where a mysterious boy, Roxas, lived before he suddenly left. Gaining new clothes and powers, Sora began his journey anew, unaware of the events that have taken place in Chain of Memories. Sora continues his quest by unlocking paths to new worlds, learning of Nobodies and fighting the Heartless, as well as facing the remaining members of the mysterious Organization XIII. As the game progresses, Sora learns about Roxas and how much they have in common.

Birth By Sleep is the origins of the series' hero and villain, Sora and Xehanort, and delves deep into the mysteries of Xehanort's bleak past and forgotten memories as well as how Sora and Riku came to wield the Keyblade in the first place. It deals with three Keyblade Wielders: Terra, Aqua and Ventus and each character has their own scenario.

Kingdom Hearts II and Birth by Sleep will take you to many places and we have them all covered here. Inside you will find:

  • Complete walkthrough coverage for both Kingdom Hearts 2 and Birth By Sleep.
  • Side quests covered in detail from Absent Silhouettes to Atlantica.
  • Gummi ship missions and details.
  • Mirage Arena covered extensively.
  • Mini-games discussed and much, much more.

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