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The Last of Us Trophy Guide (PS3)

August 19, 2013 Written by Richard Duflo

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Welcome to PlayStation LifeStyle’s trophy guide for The Last of Us! This game contains 24 total trophies. 7 Gold, 9 Silver, 7 Bronze and of course 1 Platinum. 24 may not seem like much, but a majority of the trophies are related to collectibles which can be very time consuming. In addition to the collectible trophies there are two multiplayer trophies that will also require a bit of your time. It is important to know that if you miss any collectibles they will all carry over to your New Game + playthrough. If you need some tips on the multiplayer follow this link to Dan’s article for a rundown of everything The Last of Us multiplayer related. Let’s get started earning that plat shall we?

Spoiler Warning: There are a few spoilers in this guide. It is recommended that you complete the game before reading if you are avoiding spoilers.

It can’t be for nothing - Platinum

- Earn all other trophies.

Follow this guide!

Look for the Light - Silver

- Find all Firefly Pendants.

Please see the trophy Scavenger for more details.

Endure and Survive - Bronze

- Collect all Comics.

Please see the trophy Scavenger for more details.

 It was all just lying there - Silver

- Find all artifacts.

Please see the trophy Scavenger for more details.

 I got this – Bronze

- Find all training manuals.

Please see the trophy Scavenger for more details.

Scavenger - Gold

- Found all collectibles.

Here is a video detailing the locations of every optional conversation, training manuals, Ellie’s jokes, shiv doors, toolboxes, Firefly pendants, comic books, and artifacts. Credit for the video goes to 360GameTV on YouTube.

Let’s gear up - Bronze

- Craft every item.

During the game you will find various parts that when combined, make an item. There are 6 items to craft.

    1. Melee Upgrade = Blade, Tape, Melee weapon
    2. Shiv =  Tape, Blade
    3. Health Kit = Alcohol, Rag
    4. Molotov = Alcohol, Rag
    5. Bomb/Grenade = Blade, Explosive
    6. Smoke Bomb = Sugar, Explosive

Master of Unlocking - Bronze

- Unlock all shiv doors.

Shiv doors are doors that are locked and can be unlocked by using a shiv to break the lock. Make sure you always have a shiv on you for when you come across a door, otherwise you’ll have to do it on your next playthrough. Please see the trophy Scavenger for more details.

Everything we’ve been through - Silver

- Fully upgrade Joel with supplements.

Much like the salvage parts, you’ll find supplements during the game. They are differentiated from the parts with an icon that looks like medicine or a pill. You won’t be able to fully upgrade Joel in one play through. Just like the collectibles, the upgrades will carry over to your New Game + playthrough. There are 6 attributes that can be upgraded and the prices vary depending on the difficulty.

    1. Maximum Health
    2. Listen Mode Distance
    3. Weapon Sway
    4. Crafting Speed
    5. Healing Speed
    6. Shiv Master

For emergencies only - Gold

- Fully upgrade all weapons.

During the course of the game you will  come across workbenches. Workbenches are where you can upgrade your weapons. The salvage parts you find as you play is what is used for upgrading. Your upgrades will carry over to your New Game + playthrough, so don’t worry if you miss this on your first playthrough.

    • Weapon Holsters
    • Handgun – 75 Salvage
    • Long gun – 75 Salvage
    • 9mm Pistol
    • Reload Speed – 15 > 20 > 25 Salvage
    • Fire Rate – 20 > 30 > 40 Salvage
    • Clip Capacity – 15 > 20 > 30 > 40 Salvage
    • Revolver
    • Reload Speed – 15 > 20 > 30 Salvage
    • Fire Rate – 20 > 30 > 40 Salvage
    • Shorty
    • Reload Speed – 15 > 30 Salvage
    • Fire Rate – 30 > 40  > 50 Salvage
    • Clip Capacity – 20 > 30  > 40 > 50 Salvage
    • Recoil – 20 > 30 Salvage
    • Spread – 20 > 30 > 40 > 50 Salvage
    • El Diablo
    • Reload Speed – 15 > 25 Salvage
    • Fire Rate – 20 > 30 > 50 Salvage
    • Clip Capacity – 30 > 50  Salvage
    • Armor Piercing – 75 > 75 Salvage
    • Hunting Rifle 
    • Reload Speed – 15 > 30 Salvage
    • Clip Capacity – 20 > 40 Salvage
    • Scope – 25 > 35 Salvage
    • Armor Piercing – 75 > 75 Salvage
    • Power – 60 Salvage
    • Shotgun
    • Reload Speed – 20 > 30 > 40 Salvage
    • Fire Rate – 15 > 40 > 50 Salvage
    • Clip Capacity – 15 > 30 > 40 > 50 Salvage
    • Recoil –  20 > 40 Salvage
    • Range – 30 > 50 Salvage
    • Bow
    • Reload Speed – 30 Salvage
    • Range – 20 > 30 > 50 Salvage
    • Draw Speed – 20 > 30 > 50 Salvage
    • Flamethrower
    • Reload Speed – 20 > 40 Salvage
    • Range – 40 Salvage
    • Power – 60 Salvage

I want to talk about it - Silver

- Engage in all optional conversations.

Optional conversations are marked by a Triangle icon appearing over a character’s head or object in the game. There are 37 of these during the course of the game. Just like the collectibles, the conversations that you get will carry over into the New Game + playthrough. Please see the trophy Scavenger for more details.

That’s all I got - Gold

- Survive all of Ellie’s jokes.

After chapter 5 there will be moments in certain areas where Ellie will tell jokes. Just stop and listen to every joke she has until she puts the joke book away. Please see the trophy Scavenger for more details.

No Matter What – Easy - Bronze

- Complete the game on Easy.

 See the trophy No Matter What – Survivor for more details.

No Matter What – Normal - Silver

- Complete the game on Normal.

See the trophy No Matter What – Survivor for more details.

No Matter What – Hard - Silver

- Complete the game on Hard.

See the trophy No Matter What – Survivor for more details.

No Matter What – Survivor - Gold

- Complete the game on Survivor.

Obviously completing the game on various difficulties will earn you the difficulty trophies. The difficulty trophies do stack if you complete a higher difficulty playthrough. Survivor is the hardest difficulty in the game. There are a few things that set this apart from the other difficulties. Joel’s hearing ability is taken away, enemies senses are heightened, and supplies/ammo is VERY scarce.

The Last of Us – Easy + - Silver

- Complete the game on Easy +.

See the trophy The Last of Us – Survivor + for more details.

The Last of Us – Normal + - Silver

- Complete the game on Normal +.

See the trophy The Last of Us – Survivor + for more details.

The Last of Us – Hard + – Silver

- Complete the game on Hard+.

See the trophy The Last of Us – Survivor + for more details.

The Last of Us – Survivor + - Gold

- Complete the game on Survivor +.

There are a few ways to go about unlocking Survivor Plus. The first way is to beat the game, unlock Survivor, and then beat Survivor first. The other way is easier and a big time savor. If you use this alternate method, any difficulty trophies not earned will be unlocked upon completion as they all stack. The steps are listed below:

    1. Complete the game on any difficulty.
    2. Start a New Game Plus with whatever difficulty your previous playthrough was on.
    3. Complete Hometown (chapter 1).
    4. Begin 20 years later (chapter 2) and save the game and quit to the main menu.
    5. In the main menu, go to Chapter Select and select Hometown.
    6. Set the difficulty to Survivor.
    7. Complete the game.

You may want to delete the Game Data in the XMB and play offline before trying this just in case a patch is released that fixes this.

Knowing the Basics - Bronze

- Win a game of Supply Raid and Survivors in find match.

Supply Raid and Survivors are the only two game modes in The Last of Us. Simply be on the winning team once in each game mode. In order for it to count, you can’t join the match late and win. You will have to be there from the beginning of the match. You’ll probably earn this trophy without trying for it as you play through each journey.

Populace - Bronze

- Build your clan to 40 people in Factions.

As you play the multiplayer, you will gain survivors in your clan. Depending on how many survivors you have in your clan you will be given a number of salvage that you will have to collect each match. In order to grow your clan population you will have to collect more salvage than the target number given during each match. Salvage can be earned by picking it up after killing an enemy, getting an assist on a kill, and your overall score for the match will be converted into salvage. The salvage is marked by a blue icon where ever you killed an enemy. It will only take a few in game weeks to reach 40 survivors.

Firefly - Gold

- Complete the Firefly Journey.

Select Fireflies at the beginning of a new multiplayer journey and see the trophy Hunter for more details.

Hunter - Gold 

- Complete the Hunter Journey.

In order to complete the Hunter Journey you will have to select the Hunters when starting a new multiplayer campaign. There are 12 weeks total in each journey. These trophies will take a lot of your time, as one match equals one day. With 12 weeks in both journeys that will come out to 84 matches for each journey. If you lose all of your survivors in your clan you will lose and have to start over at week one. Every so often you will be prompted with a mission that if failed will destroy your clan population. You will have 3 days to complete an objective of your choosing in order to protect your clan. There will be a percentage attached to each mission telling you how much of your population is at risk. You really only have to worry about failing the missions that threaten 100% of your population. Select an objective you are comfortable with when approaching these missions.

Thank you for using our guide! If you have any questions regarding this guide or would like to provide some tips feel free to  contact me on Twitter @9Richard19.