The Last of Us

The Last of Us Trophies
I want to talk about it
Engage in all optional conversations

Throughout the game there are many occasions where you can engage in conversations with allies or objects in the world. There are 37 of these in total that count towards this trophy. There are actually more of these conversation pop ups that you will run across in the game, but aside from the 37 required ones, these do not count towards the trophy. Note that there are a couple of "conversation prompts" where a conversation icon won't appear to notify you (eg. the darts). You will still however need to interact and trigger these conversations as they count towards the trophy.
You will know an optional conversation can be triggered when a prompt appears overhead your allies.

It can seem confusing at first but luckily for you the complete list of the conversations that count towards this trophy can be found here (Credits to Wozamil):

The Last of Us Collectibles Guide & Shiv Doors/Optional Conversations/Joke locations

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 Comment #1 by PowerPyx
Sunday, June 16, 2013 @ 05:28:53 PM

Here's a video guide with all 37 optional conversations:

The game has a lot more conversations than that, but most are irrelevant for this trophy. After listening to a conversation it will be saved automatically (no need to reach the next checkpoint). You can still get missing conversations after the story via chapter select.

There is no way to see which conversations you have already completed. So make sure to do them in correct order! In the statistics section of the bonus menu you can only keep track of how many you have in total. Once it shows 37 conversations you should get the trophy.

 Comment #2 by 1soul
Thursday, June 20, 2013 @ 06:34:41 PM

got this fuck off trophy at last. smh

 Comment #3 by EternityInGaming
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 02:13:55 AM

 Comment #4 by shopka88
Tuesday, June 25, 2013 @ 07:39:34 PM

Watch out. I got this only on my third playthrough because I didn't realize there are two prompts in the room with the dead bodies when you're with Dave in Winter. After running down the bridge and entering the room (with a Bloater, eventually) you'll see two bodies. You need to push Triangle on both of them

 Comment #5 by JBourne
Wednesday, June 26, 2013 @ 01:46:35 AM

Thanks shopka88 i think that might be the one im missing it says i have 36 so ill check it out see if it works

 Comment #6 by JesseBlur
Friday, June 28, 2013 @ 03:08:32 AM

@#1 Powerpix I love your guides and I am subscribe on YouTube.
But I notice I am missing some conversations and don't know which one so I am doing it on Survivor and using your guide.I notice before #20 you go up the ladder there are DEAD Soldiers on the ground near the "Death To Freedom" tagged on the wall I got one of those ICONS for a conversation with Ellie.Still no trophy but will go through see what I missed.

 Comment #7 by zipiol
Sunday, June 30, 2013 @ 01:38:16 PM

fuuuuuck I just read your post @#4 but i started new game already and all 36/37 convos bacame 0/37... -,- god damn...

 Comment #8 by Douche McCallister
Monday, July 01, 2013 @ 05:40:20 PM

 Comment #9 by Agios19
Wednesday, July 03, 2013 @ 09:54:56 PM

@#4 Nope, after you press triangle on any of them David says the same thing and you can't engage any more conversations about the other body

 Comment #10 by Killer78
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 04:20:28 PM

Shopka I fucking love you.

 Comment #11 by Killer78
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 04:21:46 PM

Agios make sure you haven't updated the game at all.

 Comment #12 by Killer78
Thursday, July 04, 2013 @ 07:31:23 PM

It is also apparently picky about which firefly you talk about when you're at the university.

 Comment #13 by TheSephiroth
Saturday, July 06, 2013 @ 12:08:53 AM

That happy moment when you see 36/37 conversations done and have to mentally backtrack the game to find out where you missed one
(think it's one in Pittsburgh - Alone and Forsaken)

 Comment #14 by albaforce
Thursday, July 11, 2013 @ 01:59:48 PM

Here is the link for the conversation that many miss:

 Comment #15 by jujumonkeystar
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 @ 01:14:41 AM

soo im guessing u gotta do all these in one play through? if so third play through here i come -_-

 Comment #16 by BlueTigerCub
Tuesday, August 13, 2013 @ 03:11:32 PM

Fuck - just missed one conversation by being too hasty - can i get it by chapter select at the end?

 Comment #17 by BlueTigerCub
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 02:16:44 PM

Or does it have to be one playthrough?

 Comment #18 by BlueTigerCub
Wednesday, August 14, 2013 @ 02:17:47 PM

It's ok - conversations carry over from playthroughs if anyone else experiences this issue

 Comment #19 by dh4645
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 @ 07:14:18 AM

comment #4 yeah i think i missed at least one of those. i realized it right after i got past that part on my survivor + playthrough.

hopefully i can just go back and redo the ones i think i've missed instead of doing a 3rd playthrough on easy (did normal & am on survivor+ cheat now)

 Comment #20 by Re_Davo
Thursday, September 26, 2013 @ 07:05:24 AM

I just want to reassure everyone that if your stuck on 36/37, it's not glitched. Either A, you missed one, or B. One didn't register. I chapter selected and went through them all on update 1.03. Conversation 9 was the one that popped for me. I remember doing it, but it must not of registered.

 Comment #21 by Misko1023
Monday, November 04, 2013 @ 04:05:02 AM

Its not letting me carry over.

I beat the game got every collectible

But missed one shiv door and a few conversations.

I try to accomplish them via chapter select and its just not working.
Anyone have any pointers?

I get the feeling it all has to be on one playthru.
The chapter select is not carrying them over

 Comment #22 by Knightwing900
Thursday, January 16, 2014 @ 01:30:25 AM

I can confirm you can get Comics, tags and artifacts through chapter select...

My conversation progress reset when I accidentally created a New Game on Easy.

I backed out and loaded up my Survivor + playthrough and then created a proper New Game + but the damage was already done. Does anyone know of a potential fix besides redoing every conversation.

 Comment #23 by Worldhobo
Thursday, January 23, 2014 @ 11:43:15 PM

Conversation 5 and 6... I know I got it and double-check the stats. So I saved it and return to the game next day... now I check again just to make sure... only 4 conversations registered... 5 and 6 missing... I can't backtrack since I'm on the next chapter... complete BS. At least I know which one did not registered.

 Comment #24 by jarruddutton
Friday, January 24, 2014 @ 01:15:48 AM

I did this over survivor and survivor +, the trophy came in The Hunt with David, one playthrough I selected the body on the floor and the other I selected the body against the wall. I think shopka88 is correct that both need to be activated

 Comment #25 by BLGDADDYD90
Sunday, February 09, 2014 @ 05:59:59 AM

Went threw twice before I decided to watch the video on what 2 I was missing. Turn out to be...

1. After Ellie gets the rifle and everyones dead go to the hanging man and talk to Ellie..

2. While Tommy is showing you around the 'power plant' (after your seperated from Ellie) walking while still out said there will be a woman, talk to her she will ask you about being new around here.

After looking online it turns out those are the most missed conversations guessing since after passing the hanging body you have to go back to it and while listening to Tommy you have to walk away

Sorry so many are having trouble I completed all the trophies on 1.05 or 1.5v? Good Luck!

 Comment #26 by Meeze
Sunday, February 16, 2014 @ 08:49:21 PM

so when you dont instal any patch, you can select both bodies instead of 1?

 Comment #27 by ChromathNL
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 @ 01:51:59 PM

This was the last one for me. Completed the game on normal and survivor+ (using the 'glitch'). Kept displaying 36/37. Had to use chapter select without knowing which one was missing. Just pick where you think you might've missed one and select easy difficulty, it will ask for a save, but just press circle and yes to cancel save operation and then select yes again when it says auto-save will be disabled.

The one that was missing for me was #9, Bill's Town, the conversation in the child's room. Instantly displayed that I got the challenge and then the trophy popped, folllowed by the beautiful platinum trophy.

 Comment #28 by SilverAi
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 @ 06:05:57 AM

The actual official strategy guide skips one of the talking points needed for the trophy. According to the guide, which I was following, there are only two conversations at the dam but there are actually three. You have to talk to the woman keeping watch while you are walking with Tommy. This is not mentioned anywhere in the official guide. To be honest the guide is not very good, unless you want it for a collection or something just use player walkthrough guides. Thanks for being on top of things guide makers :D

 Comment #29 by PaleoFilm42
Monday, March 31, 2014 @ 04:34:04 AM

I can confirm that without any patches, there is still only one dialogue prompt on the corpse when fighting with David. Just tried it because I thought it could be the last one I was missing. Turns out I pet the horse at the dam too soon and missed the dialogue there. |-.-|

 Comment #30 by EzraMajor
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 03:03:42 AM

Finally got this. Just a heads up, on University the only firefly symbol that seems to count is the one to the left of the locked gate before entering the dormitory. I had done the two others in the area and they didn't count toward the trophy.

 Comment #31 by MaleusSamuel
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 @ 08:56:17 AM

Ugh, what a bunch of bullshit. I was checking my stats page after EVERY conversation and it was completely on track until conversation 33. Had the conversation about the plane, checked it, it said 33. All good. Had conversation 34, and have had conversation 34 10 times now and it wont register. Absolutely nothing makes it go to 34 and it was tracking right on time. Fuck this shit.

 Comment #32 by clemclemonson
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 @ 11:08:50 PM

I have played the story three times for this trophy and it says I have 35 every time. I have watched every walkthrough out there, and I know I didn't miss any --- wtf?

 Comment #33 by snwbrd1988
Sunday, May 18, 2014 @ 02:53:28 PM

Hello, this is my first post and i think i have figured it out. Ive played this game many times through to find that i also always got 36/37 convos completed. Theres a spot in The University that glitches. In Go Big Bucks after the monkeys run away. u strike a conversation over the fireflys symbol spray painted on the wall. Theres actually two of them. When is when ur walking down theres one on the left and one in front of u. Choose the one in front of u! I chose the one on the left and didnt get the trophy, restarted the encounter and chose the one in front of me instead. This time the trophy popped. Hoped this helped for everyone.

 Comment #34 by FLAMING
Sunday, June 29, 2014 @ 08:11:34 AM

#33 u rhight i got the trophy bcoz of ur tips ^^

 Comment #35 by StedHeads
Sunday, August 03, 2014 @ 06:55:05 PM

I'm also following the the guide, but I've just noticed that in my stats I've had 22 conversations, yet I'm upto 26 on the guide... Figures!!! I'll do it all again on my survival+ run. Looks like it's just glitchy. You would think they'd have fixed it considering its a full price game and a remake at that.

 Comment #36 by Linq212
Friday, August 08, 2014 @ 01:46:40 AM

Okay - seems like a lot of people are struggling with this.... ME TOO!!!

I went through the guide here and haven't missed one yet. BUT it's only showing 24 instead of 25. I just reached Chapter of Tommy's Dam.

Not being sure which one I've missed - when do I go back to get this via chapter select? I don't want to lose my current saved game b/c I'm on Survivor + Do I make 1 playthrough on NG+ easy without a new gamesave? Do I chapter select each after I finish the game?

I guess - I should finish now... Get all but that 1 convo - go back to chapter select without saving - complete each chapter till it dings?

 Comment #37 by soniq
Saturday, August 09, 2014 @ 12:19:56 AM

For me it was the one at the University that didn't count. I pressed Triangle at the other one, but it didn't count.

Tried the one where you are with David first, but that wasn't it for, didn't matter which body I chose the prompt at.

 Comment #38 by micchese
Thursday, September 18, 2014 @ 07:58:02 AM

I have the same problem reported by MaleusSamuel.
I played this game (retail version) at every difficulty level possible, though ending it always with 36/37 convos.
I downloaded the latest patch 1.09 and restarted again a playthrough. Everything went well until convo #33 (about the plane dream) while #34 doesn't want to register. I tried everything, from restarting the chapter, and recovering from a previous save. Nothing. The counter stays stuck at #33.
I want to get this trophy, but at this point I have no clue how to obtain it. I definitely do not want to hate this game because of this bug.
Any help is appreciated!

 Comment #39 by micchese
Friday, September 19, 2014 @ 08:15:53 AM

Update: I got passed the problem with conversation #34. You must talk to Ellie while she is seated. No increment happens. Then, run on the left to the stair, and another conversation triangle appears. Triggering it, makes conversation #34 counter to increment. This happens with patch 1.09, while I don't remember such behavior to happen with retail version.
Anyway, I earned the trophy 'I want to talk about it' yesterday.

 Comment #40 by Timmah200
Monday, November 10, 2014 @ 09:21:20 AM

Hello Everyone!

This is my first time posting, but seeing as I am trying to earn my first platinum with this game (crazy, I know) I want to add my experiences with these friggin' glitched conversations.

I completed the game on Easy with 34/37, using this guide. I checked my stats semi-frequently and didn't notice any missing until the University area (3 missing), so after that I checked each time to make sure my conversations were being recorded.

A few days ago I started a Survival+ game (using the "glitch" mentioned in this guide) with a stat page reading 34/37 conversations. I check my stats after each one and discovered that #9 boosted me to 35/37. I took note that this is one of the conversations that glitched. After arriving just outside the high school, I saved my game a

 Comment #41 by BrynR123
Friday, November 21, 2014 @ 10:50:09 PM

I'm just posting so I can change my account settings. So stupid that u have to post 10 times before u can... Anyway TLOU is an AMAZING game, I'm working on the platinum right now :)

 Comment #42 by Reznik00
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 @ 02:37:00 PM

Comment #30 by Ezra is correct. You need to do the conversation to the left of the dormitory entrance and not the other two. I had 36/37 and had always done the one on the right hand side. Thank you Ezra!

 Comment #43 by Lalilulelo13
Thursday, June 11, 2015 @ 02:05:01 PM

I thank you too EZRA (comment #30) ! I also stucked in 36/37, I played again via chapter select the one with the corpses with Dave since some of you said that there are two conversations, one for each corpse, but that's NOT true. There is only one regardless the corpse you choose and finally I did it thanks to Ezra. The one in the UNIVERSITY was the tricky one for me since the correct is just before the locked door on the left, not the other ones.

p.s:First comment, nice to be here.

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Game Info
Naughty Dog


US June 14, 2013
Europe June 14, 2013
Japan June 20, 2013

Resolution: 480p, 720p
Sound: Dolby Digital 5.1
Players: 1
Online Players : 2-8
ESRB: Mature
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