- Estimated Platinum difficulty: 6/10
- Offline trophies: 19 (5, 9, 5)
- Online trophies: 5 (1, 2, 2)
- Approximate amount of time to : 40-70+ hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 2
- Number of missable trophies: 0, via Chapter Select
- Glitched trophies: Yes, A large number of trophies are glitched so see the note in the walkthrough.
- Do trophies stack: Yes, the Difficulty trophies do and the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game have separate lists.
- Does difficulty affect any trophies: Yes
From the creators of Uncharted, The Last of Us is Naughty Dog's latest new game. A survival horror action adventure, the game is set in a post-apocalyptic world in the year 2033. The world is plagued by a cordyceps fungi virus, turning humans into zombie-like creatures. You the player take control of Joel, a survivor who, due to unforeseen circumstances, must trek across a destroyed United States in order to escort a young girl named Ellie to a resistance group known as the Fireflies.
Trophy wise, Naughty Dogs does away the tradition of having a list composed of weapon kills related trophies as with their Uncharted series. Instead, not only are the trophies in this game significantly less in numbers from the usual amount for a retail game, a majority of the trophies in The Last of Us are collectibles related. Multiplayer trophies are also included in this list, in which you will have to spend a number of hours on it if you wish to obtain the platinum.
**A note about glitches**
Some users have experienced issues unlocking some of the collectible trophies. There have been no reasons explaining why so the best advice is to play the game with all necessary patches downloaded. We would also advise that you go for every collectible (including the shiv doors and Ellie jokes) in one playthrough as using chapter select may be the issue. If you miss an item, make you collect it on your next playthrough.
If you don't want to play through again and want to try chapter select, make sure you play the final chapter, Jackson, once you are done. This game tends to do a 'scan' of your entire game once you complete the final chapter so this could be what is needed to unlock the trophies you may be missing.
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Step 1 - Play through the game on any difficulty:
You need to play through the single player a minimum of 2 times to get all of the trophies. This is because survivor won't be unlocked for you until you have beaten the game once on any other difficulty. You can choose which difficulty you want to play on but Easy will obviously give you the easiest time, it also makes some of the other trophies simpler if you do them on this playthrough as opposed to your second one on Survivor difficulty. You can feel free to play on normal or hard if you choose to though.
As there are a huge amount of collectibles that you will need to collect, you can decide which playthrough you want to dedicate to collecting them. The collectibles are slightly easier on the first playthrough as you have to clear out certain areas of enemies. Also supplies are low and you don't want to run into a door on survivor that you can't make a shiv for. For this reason It's recommended you at least do shiv doors on your first run for "Master of Unocking" , and the rest of the collectibles if you wish to give yourself the easiest run to the plat. Everything is doable on survivor though if you wish to play for your first time without worrying about anything and fully immerse yourself in an amazing game. You just have to be aware that you need to be thorough in your search for supplies to open every door on Survivor, and not waste shivs on enemy clickers as there are occasionally collectibles behind these doors. All of the collectibles for "Scavenger" should currently be done in the same playthrough to minimise chances of it glitching on you, whichever playthrough it is that you choose.
As you should be doing on every playthrough, it is recommended that you take the time to explore each area and collect any and all collectibles/loot that you can find. This will help you find enough upgrade parts/supplements to work towards "Everything we've been through" and "For emergencies only" for maxing out Joel and his weapons. The optional conversations and Ellie's jokes can be done on either playthrough but they are pretty fun trophies to do on your first playthrough. The extra dialogue gives you more interaction between the characters, adding to the story in subtle ways. Doing both of those gets you "I want to talk about it" and "That’s all I got" .
The only other thing you have to do on this playthrough is enjoy the hell out of a masterpiece that Naughty Dog has created.
Step 2 - Play through the game on Survivor+ difficulty:
Once you've finally beaten the game, Survivor difficulty will be unlocked for you to play as a new game. Fortunately, rather than having to play through the game once on Survivor difficulty before Survivor+ is offered to you, there is a work around that you can do to start your second playthrough on Survivor+. Please refer to "The Last of Us - Survivor +" for details. Completing the game a second time using this workaround will unlock any and all of the other difficulty trophies beneath it; both completing the game and NG+ difficulty related trophies. Note that by using this "trick", you will also retain all of your upgrades for Joel and his weapons on this playthrough.
For a more detailed tips/information on Survivor difficulty, please see "No Matter What - Survivor" in the guide.
The main focus of this playthrough should be collecting supplements to max out Joel for "Everything we've been through" and also collecting as many parts as you can to upgrade all your weapons for "For emergencies only" . Also you should do any of the other single player trophies in this step that you didn't complete in the first such as jokes/conversations/collectibles.
Step 3 - Play through New Game++ if needed:
This step is only required if you haven't finished upgrading all your weapons which there is a chance you won't have after 2 playthroughs, you can though if you're thorough enough with your looting. If you didn't you need to play a 3rd playthrough up to the point that you complete your last upgrade. For this playthrough you can lower the difficulty to whatever you choose if you don't want to keep playing on survivor. It's recommended for this step since supplies are more plentiful on lower difficulties.
Step 4 - Collectibles clean up, via Chapter Select:
If after two playthroughs you still haven't gotten all 141 collectibles in The Last of Us, grab the ones you're missing via Chapter Select. Don't worry if you don't know which collectible you are missing exactly, as the Chapter Select menu will let you know. It does not matter which difficulty you select.
Step 5 - Online:
Note: The PS3 servers have closed, thus the online trophies for that version are no longer obtainable.
Next you need to venture into the online portion of the game. You’ll need to survive as both factions to complete their journey, which basically requires you play a lot as each faction. The other two trophies will come naturally along the way. See "Hunter" for information about the online.
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Left Behind DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (personal opinion)
- Trophies (all offline): 10 (9 , 1 )
- Approximate amount of time to completion: 2-4 hours
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0 (Chapter Select is available)
- Glitched trophies: 2 - BFFs and Picked Clean
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, difficulty trophies stack
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available
Before you can play Naughty Dog's first (and only for The Last of Us) story-based DLC you first need to download Patch 1.06. Unfortunately this patch seems to reset to zero all the statistics listed in the main game's menu. The only statistics left untouched are the ones listed under Collectibles and the Conversations. It is unknown at this time if this affects any trophies for the main game. Just to be safe, make sure you don't install the patch until you have earned all offline trophies for the main game. Please see this thread for the latest updates.
Some users have also reported the DLC not installing. Please see this thread for the solution to this problem.
Once installed, you can access Left Behind from the game's main menu. As opposed to the PS4 version, you need to press to access your backpack instead of the touchpad and the aim and fire buttons are and . This guide can be used for both versions of the game.
Left Behind is included on the game disc at no extra cost and can be accessed from the game's main menu. As opposed to the PS3 version, you need to press touchpad to access your backpack instead of . The default aim and fire buttons are and , but these can be changed to and in the Options menu. This guide can be used for both versions of the game.
Step 1 - Complete the game and obtain all miscellaneous trophies
As with the main game there are four difficulty levels. Survivor is unlocked from the very beginning so you can play the game on this setting and potentially earn all ten trophies in one playthrough. There are no character or weapon upgrades to be made and no New Game+ to choose after your first completion.
There are four trophies for completing the game on the relevant difficulty, two related to collectibles (artifacts and conversations) and four miscellaneous trophies that can be easy to miss first time round. These four should pop in this order, assuming you complete them successfully:
Try and get the collectibles in one playthrough. As with the main game, some users have reported the trophies BFFs and Picked Clean not popping when they should be when they use Chapter Select.
Move on to Step 2 if you missed any trophies, collectibles or completed the game on a difficulty lower than Survivor.
Step 2 - Clean up
If your first playthrough was on any difficulty below Survivor then you will need to do another playthrough on that setting. With one playthrough to your name you'll be very familiar with the game and should have no problem completing the game in around two hours.
If you missed any collectibles or one of the trophies related to a mini-game, then you can use the Chapter Select feature to grab anything you might have missed. Make sure you create a separate save and not overwrite the original one, because overwriting the original save may wipe the progress you have already made towards any collectibles.
Aeirou - For the banner.
Wozamil - For the video guides.
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Reclaimed/Abandoned Territories DLCs:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10 (1/10 if boosted)
- Total trophies: 14 (6 , 8 )
Reclaimed Territories Map Pack – 7 (3 , 4 )
Abandoned Territories Map Pack – 7 (3 , 4 )
- Approximate amount of time to completion: 5+ hours (skill dependent, 2+ hours if boosted)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: At least eight multiplayer matches (one per map)
- Number of missable trophies: None
- Glitched trophies: None reported
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty-related trophies
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, you can earn the trophies for completing each game mode whilst working towards the map specific trophies
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheat codes available
The servers for the PS3 version of the game were closed on the 3rd September 2019. This guide has been updated to only reflect the remastered PS4 version.
Reclaimed Territories includes the maps Wharf, Capitol, Coal Mine and Water Tower. Abandoned Territories includes Bookstore, Bus Depot, Home Town and Suburbs. Most of the trophies are skill dependent and how long it takes to earn them depends on how well you play online. Luckily all of these trophies can be boosted. Check the Online Partner Thread to find boosting partners, these trophies cannot be earned in private matches.
Both map packs are included in the game and are mixed in with the 'base game' maps. The maps are still considered 'DLC' for the purposes of the trophy list, so the trophies will only count as DLC and will not count towards the Platinum trophy.
Step 1 - Five downs or executions
Once you have selected Factions MP from the main menu and connected to the servers, pick the game mode of your choice (Supply Raid, Survivors or Interrogation) and then select Find Match. Once you're in a party two map options will appear for you to vote on. The options could be any of the eight DLC maps or the original six maps, so hopefully at least one of the 14 options will be the one you need.
You will need to score five downs or executions on each of the eight maps. It is not necessary for you to win, but you will need to complete the match.
With this Step you will earn:
See the description for Wharf for details on obtaining these trophies.
Step 2 – Play each game mode
Once you have earned the trophies from Step 1, simply complete at least one match of Supply Raid, Survivors and Interrogation on any of the Reclaimed and Abandoned Territories maps. The trophies earned in this Step are:
Recovered Supply Raider
Forsaken Supply Raider
These trophies stack with the trophies in Step 1. Depending on which game mode you played to earn the trophies in Step 1, you may already have these trophies.
Aeirou - for the banner
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Grounded Mode DLC:
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 6/10 (personal opinion)
- Offline trophies: 2 (2)
- Online trophies: 0
- Approximate amount of time to 100%: 10-15hrs (personal opinion)
- Minimum number of playthroughs: 1
- Number of missable trophies: 0
- Glitched trophies: Yes. Certain sub-chapters can glitch and not register as complete, thus preventing either trophy from popping. If this happens, just redo the glitched sub-chapter and the trophy will pop.
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: Yes, you have to finish the game on at least Grounded+
- Do trophies stack?: Yes, the difficulty trophies do and the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game have their own lists.
- Do cheat codes disable trophies?: No cheats available.
- Additional peripherals required?: No.
Step 1: Complete the story on any difficulty
Note: The difficulty trophies stack so if you have never completed the story mode before, you can get all the difficulty related trophies in just two playthroughs (8 trophies for the base game and 2 for this DLC, making a total of 10 trophies).
- If you already have a save file which has completed New Game Plus, you can skip this step by loading that save file in the main menu and move on to Step 2B.
- If you only have a completed normal/"non-plus" save file, you can skip this step by loading that save file in the main menu and move on to Step 2A.
- If you have neither, then you will have to do a normal/"non-plus" new game first (on any difficulty) and afterwards you can move on to Step 2A.
Step 2A: Complete Grounded+ chronologically
Once you have a completed normal/"non-plus" save game, replay the last chapter (Epilogue/Jackson) to ensure your inventory carries over. Then select New Game Plus and the Grounded difficulty. From here on, play as you normally would and finish the story. Once you reach the final chapter / epilogue, move to Step 3.
Step 2B: Complete Grounded+ in reverse
Important Reminder! You need to have a completed NG+ save file in order to beat Grounded+ in reverse!
Go to Chapter Select and pick the second-to-last chapter (The Firefly Lab: The Hospital), leave the final chapter (Jackson: Epilogue) for last. Always select Grounded difficulty and simply play the game as you normally would, but after you complete a chapter do the following:
- Go to Save Game and (after waiting until the Autosaving finishes) save. You can use the same save file throughout the entire playthrough, no need to create a new save file for every chapter.
- Quit to Menu Menu and select the next (i.e. the previous) chapter.
- Important! You can't select Grounded difficulty if you try to continue your game via "Continue New Game Plus", you will always have to use Chapter Select. Therefore I recommend you always complete the (sub)chapter before quitting/turning off your Playstation.
Playing in reverse means you will have a nice cache of Supplies and Upgrades, since the game saves your intermediate states between chapters and it will load the saved Supplies and Upgrades you acquired during your last playthrough. Furthermore, (because you are playing in reverse) there is very little need to "be conservative" with supplies/ammo. You can use up (most of) your inventory during the course of the chapter, since this has no effect on your inventory in the next (i.e. previous) chapter you will be playing. However, as per usual, do not use bombs/Molotov's unnecessarily. You do not want to face a Bloater empty handed later on in the chapter, just because you (carelessly) took out just one enemy with a Molotov.
If you want an even easier playthrough, you can decide to do the subchapters in reverse as well so for example, when you select the Pittsburgh chapter: instead of choosing the first subchapter, select the last (i.e. 4th). Once you've finished that, select the 3rd, etc.
Once all of the subchapters in the Chapter Select menu (except the final chapter/epilogue) say "Completed on Grounded", you can move on to Step 3.
Step 3: The Final Step (unlocking both trophies)
Whichever approach you followed, this will always be the final step. Play/Replay the final chapter (Jackson: Epilogue) and the trophies should pop during or shortly after the credits. If your trophies did not pop, see Completed Grounded Mode Plus for more information.
In this step you will earn:
Completed Grounded Mode
Completed Grounded Mode Plus
See Completed Grounded Mode Plus for General Tips.
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