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Guide: The Last of Us Remastered PS4 Trophy Guide & Road Map

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It can't be for nothing

Living through the apocalypse is not easy, so you didn’t think that Naughty Dog was going to give you a cushy ride with The Last of Us Remastered’s Trophy list, did you? This re-release of last year’s PlayStation 3 hit provides the same Platinum path as its predecessor, meaning that those of you who’ve already attained post-apocalyptic glory shouldn’t have too much difficulty repeating the process. However, with a hearty helping of PlayStation 4 newcomers likely to be coming at this award-winning outing for the very first time, we figured that we’d walk you through the road to 100 per cent perfection. There’s a lot to take in here, so make sure that you strap yourself in.

Warning: You may encounter some modest story and gameplay spoilers throughout the duration of this Trophy guide.

Road Map

You don’t need to unlock all of The Last of Us Remastered’s Trophies in order to earn the Platinum. Despite this re-release coming with all of the original’s downloadable content included, Naughty Dog has opted to contain it separate from the main game. This means that unlike most titles, you don’t have to earn all of the title’s on-board awards in order to nab the top trinket. However, if you want to minimise your number of playthroughs, you’re going to want to load up bonus difficulty tier Grounded for your second run.

So, for veterans, how many times do you have to play through the game to get everything? The answer’s twice. Unlike the PS3 version, all of the difficulties are unlocked from the offset, and there’s a workaround that lets you take your New Game + progress straight into the hardest difficulty, irrespective of the tier that you completed it on previously. If you’re looking to keep your play time as short as possible, we recommend running through the game on Easy, starting New Game +, and playing to the ’20 Years Later’ cut-scene. Let the game autosave and then quit back to the Chapter Select scene. Choose the first chapter on Grounded, and complete the game for a second time to unlock everything.

If you do adopt this path, you’re going to want to do as much as possible on your Easy playthrough, so make sure that you have guides, videos, and more handy to get the most out of this initial run; we’ll have links to relevant resources throughout this document. If you’re completely new to the release, of course, you may want to opt for a ‘pure’ playthrough first, as going for the Platinum straight away could potentially ruin your enjoyment of the story, and this is a game that deserves to be played organically at least once.

Once you’ve nabbed all of the single player Trophies, you’ll need to hop into the multiplayer Factions mode. There are a handful of DLC-based trinkets to collect here, but for the Platinum you’ll merely need to focus on playing a lot. You’ll essentially need to complete 84 matches as each of the title’s main factions to make these pots drop, so prepare yourself for some seriously long sessions. If you’re going for the full 100 per cent, you’re also going to need to play through the Left Behind expansion on Survivor difficulty as well, which, in all, will take you anywhere up to 100 hours depending on your skill level.

Trophy Guide

It can't be for nothing - Platinum
Platinum Trophy

A simple enough Trophy to get started with, you’ll unlock the Platinum after unlocking all of the game’s base trinkets. Remember, you do not have to get any of the DLC Trophies to get this particular pot, but the difficulties do stack, so if you want to minimise playthroughs, you may want to do your New Game + run on Grounded.

Look for the Light - Silver
Find all Firefly Pendants

The first of many collectibles in the game, Firefly pendants are dog tags worn by members of the titular faction in order to identify themselves. There are a total of 30 of these located throughout the escapade, and they are often well hidden, either hanging from trees or nestling underwater. We recommend paying close attention to this video by Square One Games, which reveals the location of all of the wearables.

Endure and Survive - Bronze
Collect all comics

As with the Firefly pendants, comic books are collectibles littered throughout the game's post-apocalyptic world. There are 14 of these in total in the game, and they start appearing after a cut-scene towards the end of Chapter 4. Follow this fantastic chapter by chapter guide by PlayStation Trophies user Wozamil to find them all.

It was all just lying there - Silver
Find all artifacts

Artifacts are the more general collectibles hidden in the game, and comprise of letters, voice recorders, notes, items, and much, much more. Each of these are rendered in achingly elaborate detail in your inventory, so make sure that you look at them for additional narrative exposition. There are a whopping 85 of these to find, with this guide by PlayStation Trophies user Wozamil proving your friend yet again.

I got this - Bronze
Find all training manuals

Training manuals help boost Joel’s abilities, so it’s highly recommended that you find these on your first playthrough in order to make New Game + easier. There are 12 of these in the game, and they have different impacts, such as improving the durability of shivs to increasing the effectiveness of your health packs. This fantastic guide by PlayStation Trophies user Wozamil includes all of the locations.

Scavenger - Gold
Found all collectibles

As should already be evident, there are a lot of collectibles to nab in this game, but assuming that you’ve scored all of the above Trophies, then this trinket should pop. Don’t worry if you’ve missed any, as you can work your way back through various sections courtesy of the Chapter Select option. However, you may want to keep a note of everything that you grab, as the game doesn’t include a particularly detailed checklist.

Let's gear up - Bronze
Craft every item

This is one of the few Trophies in the game that you should unlock organically just by playing. A few hours into the campaign, you’ll learn that scavenging for items is paramount to your success, as you’ll need to use the materials that you find to craft items. These include nail bombs, health packs, and Molotov cocktails. You won’t be able to earn this trinket until Chapter 5, where you’ll first earn the ability to create smoke bombs. Simply craft one of each item available in the crafting menu – accessed by clicking on the touchpad – to grab this.

Master of Unlocking - Bronze
Unlock all shiv doors

Shivs are great for taking down clickers undetected, but they also make a pretty useful lockpick. Throughout the game, you’ll happen upon locked doors which require a shiv to break into. These rooms tend to house the very best materials, such as supplements and salvageable parts (more on these later). There are 13 of these throughout the game, which are detailed in this Square One Games video guide. You’ll probably want to score this Trophy on your first playthrough on a lower difficulty, as supplies are much scarcer on harder tiers, making this trinket much tougher to unlock.

Everything we've been through - Silver
Fully upgrade Joel with supplements

In addition to being a psychopath, Joel is also a bit of a drug addict. Throughout the game you’ll happen upon medicinal supplements, which are represented in the game as packets of pills or sometimes even plants. These can be used in the crafting menu to upgrade the protagonist’s abilities, increasing your maximum health, crafting speeds, and more. You probably won’t be able to upgrade all of the options on a single run, so use your New Game + playthrough to polish it off. The best way to ensure that you get enough supplements is to make sure that you’re always opening shiv doors where possible – these almost always harbour some supplements – and combing over every part of the environment, as you’ll find these stashed away in toilets, garages, and other out of the way areas.

For emergencies only - Gold
Fully upgrade all weapons

Similar to the above, salvageable parts are located all over the world, so make sure that you’re rummaging through drawers and lockers in order to nab as many as possible. Once again, you’ll get big bonuses from opening shiv doors, so don’t be too hasty bringing down clickers with your favourite pointy toys. You can upgrade weapons at workbenches, which are littered throughout the world. The big twist here, however, is that you’ll also need to find tool boxes in order to ensure that you have the crafting proficiency to create certain unlocks. This great guide from PlayStation Trophies user Wozamil highlights all of the locations. Again, you probably won’t be able to upgrade all of your weapons on your first playthrough, so bring your progress into New Game +. We recommend spending on the big weapons first, however, as smaller firearms will require less parts, meaning that you’ll get this earlier should you need to venture into a third playthrough.

I want to talk about it - Silver
Engage in all optional conversations

Perhaps one of the more frustrating Trophies in the game, there are 37 optional conversations for you to engage in as you go about your travels. These are typically represented by a Triangle and ear icon in the world, but just to make things more difficult, a couple of conversations aren’t properly highlighted. You can see every encounter required for the trinket in this great Square One Games video walkthrough.

That's all I got - Gold
Survive all of Ellie's jokes

Ellie’s just as much of a practical joker as she is a compelling companion, and starting from Chapter 5 she’ll attempt to lighten the mood by sharing some of her favourite gags. You’ll need to groan through these in order to grab the trinket, with the funny stories flagged by a similar icon to the optional conversations outlined above. There are a total of five of these in the game, with the locations detailed in this Square One Games guide.

No Matter What - Easy - Bronze
Complete the game on Easy

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘No Matter What - Survivor +’ trinket for more information on this.

No Matter What - Normal - Silver
Complete the game on Normal

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘No Matter What - Survivor +’ trinket for more information on this.

No Matter What - Hard - Silver
Complete the game on Hard

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘No Matter What - Survivor +’ trinket for more information on this.

No Matter What - Survivor - Gold
Complete the game on Survivor

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘No Matter What - Survivor +’ trinket for more information on this.

The Last of Us - Easy + - Silver
Complete the game on Easy +

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘No Matter What - Survivor +’ trinket for more information on this.

The Last of Us - Normal + - Silver
Complete the game on Normal +

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘No Matter What - Survivor +’ trinket for more information on this.

The Last of Us - Hard + - Silver
Complete the game on Hard +

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘No Matter What - Survivor +’ trinket for more information on this.

The Last of Us - Survivor + - Gold
Complete the game on Survivor +

You’ll need to complete The Last of Us at least twice in order to unlock the Platinum Trophy. If you’re new to the game, we recommend enjoying the experience organically before going for the top pot. If you’re already familiar with the story, however, it’s best to play on Easy first, ensuring to gather all of the collectibles along the way. Once you’ve completed the game, you’ll unlock the New Game + option. Start this using your existing save data, and play through to the ’20 Years Later’ section. Let the game autosave, and then exit back to the Chapter Select. Load up the first chapter, and select the difficulty of your choice. Note that all of these difficulty-based Trophies are stackable, so if you play New Game + on Survivor difficulty, you’ll get all of the above trinkets. The same is true for Grounded mode.

Naturally, the game is much harder the higher you tune the difficulty. In addition to enemies becoming more aggressive and supplies becoming scarcer, you’ll also lose access to your listening ability on the very highest tiers. However, you should by this point understand the rules of the game, so use what you’ve learned during previous playthroughs to your advantage. One tip is to rely on your computer controlled companions as much as possible, as they’ll have access to much more ammunition than you. You can simply lure clickers in their direction a lot of the time, and they’ll almost always take them out. It’s also worth using the game’s checkpoint system to your advantage; don’t be afraid to restart encounters if you muck up, misplace a bomb, or make poor use of your resources, as you will regret it later. There are plenty of great tips in this PlayStation Trophies post.

Knowing the Basics - Bronze
Win a game of Supply Raid and Survivors in find match

A comparatively easy Trophy compared to the one above, all you need to do to nab this trinket is win a full Supply Raid or Survivors match in the Factions multiplayer mode. Simply keep playing your favourite playlist until you emerge a victor, and this will be yours.

Populace - Bronze
Build your clan to 40 people in Factions

Unlike other multiplayer games, there are no experience points to earn in Factions. Instead, you choose to side with either the Hunters or the Fireflies, and play matches in order to accrue supplies that will help your team to survive. As you play matches and feed your clan, your crew will grow, meaning that you’ll need to nab even more goodies to keep them happy. Supplies are represented by an icon of a can in the game, and you’ll grab these for downing or executing enemies. You’ll also earn supplies based on the number of parts that you earn per round. Keep playing well, and your clan will hit 40 members in no time, unlocking the trinket along the way.

Firefly - Gold
Complete the Firefly Journey

See the ‘Hunter’ Trophy for more information on this trinket.

Hunter - Gold
Complete the Hunter Journey

You’ll have spent a lot of time with The Last of Us Remastered to reach this point, but prepare yourself for a grind to grab the remaining two Trophies. To nab both this and the ‘Firefly’ trinket, you’ll need to complete 12 weeks (or 84 matches) as both of the factions in the game. Selecting a side is permanent until you either fail or endure the full duration, so it doesn’t matter which team you choose. All you need to do is keep hitting the clan supplies quota with each match that you play, which is easy enough at first. However, there are missions which crop up which will threaten the safety of your crew. A couple of these will result in an instant fail, so you need to be extremely careful here. The good news is that you get to pick your objectives, so save the easiest ones until 100 per cent risks occur in order to give you a better chance here. If everything goes wrong, and you feel that you’re about to fail, you can quit the game before the match ends in order to get a second chance. Brave your way through all 168 matches as both factions, and these Trophies will be yours.

DLC Trophy Guide

Don’t Go - Easy - Bronze
Finish Left Behind on Easy

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘Don’t Go – Survivor’ trinket for more information on this.

Don’t Go - Normal - Bronze
Finish Left Behind on Normal

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘Don’t Go – Survivor’ trinket for more information on this.

Don’t Go - Hard - Bronze
Finish Left Behind on Hard

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘Don’t Go – Survivor’ trinket for more information on this.

Don’t Go - Survivor - Silver
Finish Left Behind on Survivor

Left Behind is much more exploration focused than the main game, so there aren’t actually a huge amount of combat encounters in this expansion pack. As such, you should be able to fairly easily work your way through this on Survivor difficulty if you’ve already beaten the main game at the most challenging tier. Ellie’s switchblade is your best friend here, as it essentially ensures an instant kill if you’ve successfully crept up on enemy. Don’t forget to always maintain a stealth position, and use bricks and bottles to lure foes around – especially when you’re facing off against Hunters and Clickers at the same time, as you can turn them against each other if you’re clever. Supplies are incredibly limited, so be careful what you’re crafting – we recommend favouring nail bombs and health packs rather than shivs and Molotov cocktails. Complete the game on Survivor difficulty, and all of the above Trophies will be yours.

BFFs - Bronze
All optional conversations found in Left Behind

As in the core campaign, there are 13 optional conversations that you can engage in throughout Left Behind. These are once again represented by an ear icon and activated using the triangle button when you’re in the game. Don’t worry if you miss one of these, as they can be accessed using Chapter Select – although it’s recommended that you create a new save file to do this, so that you don’t overwrite your progress. This brilliant video walkthrough by PS4 Trophies reveals all of the locations.

Picked Clean - Bronze
All Left Behind collectibles found

Many of the collectibles in Left Behind comprise notes and recorders, which tell a separate story regarding a group of survivors. You’ll want to grab all of these, so be sure to comb each area thoroughly in order to nab them. A few of the collectibles are story-related, so you’ll earn these automatically. The locations of the others are outlined in this excellent PS4 Trophies video.

Nobody's Perfect - Bronze
Played Jak X Combat Racing

This is a really easy Trophy, as long as you don’t gloss over it. When you head into Raja’s Arcade, make sure that you inspect the Jak X Combat Racing cabinet. All you need to do is press triangle and watch the cut-scene to get the trinket to pop. However, make sure that you click on this before you attempt the ‘Angel Knives’ award, as otherwise you’ll have to nab it via Chapter Select.

Angel Knives - Bronze
Defeat Black Fang without getting hit

This is another fairly easy Trophy, as long as you’re paying attention. Approach the arcade cabinet in the back right of Raja’s Arcade, and you’ll prompt a cut-scene whereby you need to input various button prompts to succeed. There’s a timer on these inputs, but you can pause the game if you need to steel yourself. The objective here is to complete the minigame without taking damage – i.e. not making a mistake. If you do get hit, simply push Options and select ‘Restart Encounter’ to try again.

Skillz - Bronze
Win the water gun fight

Near to the end of Left Behind, you’ll engage in a water fight with Riley. The action here actually plays out similarly to the combat in the core game, with your reload button allowing you to ‘pump’ the water soaker. At first you’ll need to drench your quarantine companion, but this doesn’t count towards the Trophy. Once this is over, you’ll then be thrust into a best of three hunting game, which requires you to stalk your pal and hit her first. You don’t need to soak her to win this, so just focus on landing a hit. If you’re playing on Survivor, then Listen mode will be disabled, so just be careful and keep your eyes open. The game saves after each round, so the best thing to do here is to set up a separate save file and reload it if you lose. Win the hunting game to bag the Trophy.

Brick Master - Bronze
Win the brick throwing contest

Shortly after exiting the Hallowe'en store, Riley will challenge you to a brick throwing contest. Your objective here is to smash all of the windows on the red car beneath your position. There are seven windows in total, and plenty of bricks, so just focus on slowly edging around the balcony and popping all of the windows. Riley is not especially fast, so as long as you’re efficient and accurate, you shouldn’t have too many issues with this one. We advise creating a separate save file before the contest, though, so that you can quickly reload it if you lose.

Wharf - Silver
Complete a match on Wharf with at least 5 downs or executions

This is a really straightforward Trophy, and shouldn’t really take too much explaining. In the Factions multiplayer mode, simply finish a match on the Wharf map with at least five downs or executions. It doesn’t really matter which mode you select, but we recommend Supply Raid or Interrogation, as it’s easier to get kills here.

Capitol - Silver
Complete a match on Capitol with at least 5 downs or executions

This is a really straightforward Trophy, and shouldn’t really take too much explaining. In the Factions multiplayer mode, simply finish a match on the Capitol map with at least five downs or executions. It doesn’t really matter which mode you select, but we recommend Supply Raid or Interrogation, as it’s easier to get kills here.

Coal Mine - Silver
Complete a match on Coal Mine with at least 5 downs or executions

This is a really straightforward Trophy, and shouldn’t really take too much explaining. In the Factions multiplayer mode, simply finish a match on the Coal Mine map with at least five downs or executions. It doesn’t really matter which mode you select, but we recommend Supply Raid or Interrogation, as it’s easier to get kills here.

Water Tower - Silver
Complete a match on Water Tower with at least 5 downs or executions

This is a really straightforward Trophy, and shouldn’t really take too much explaining. In the Factions multiplayer mode, simply finish a match on the Water Tower map with at least five downs or executions. It doesn’t really matter which mode you select, but we recommend Supply Raid or Interrogation, as it’s easier to get kills here.

Recovered Supply Raider - Bronze
Complete a game of Supply Raid on Wharf, Capitol, Water Tower or Coal Mine

Simply play a Factions match of Supply Raid on the Wharf, Capitol, Water Tower, or Coal Mine maps. The result doesn’t matter as long as you finish the match. Remember, that you’re given a vote on the map in the lobby room, so if you’re looking specifically for this Trophy, make sure that you always vote in favour of one of the above maps.

Recovered Survivalist - Bronze
Complete a game of Survivors on Wharf, Capitol, Water Tower or Coal Mine

Simply play a Factions match of Survivors on the Wharf, Capitol, Water Tower, or Coal Mine maps. The result doesn’t matter as long as you finish the match. Remember, that you’re given a vote on the map in the lobby room, so if you’re looking specifically for this Trophy, make sure that you always vote in favour of one of the above maps.

Recovered Interrogator - Bronze
Complete a game of Interrogation on Wharf, Capitol, Water Tower or Coal Mine

Simply play a Factions match of Interrogation on the Wharf, Capitol, Water Tower, or Coal Mine maps. The result doesn’t matter as long as you finish the match. Remember, that you’re given a vote on the map in the lobby room, so if you’re looking specifically for this Trophy, make sure that you always vote in favour of one of the above maps.

Bookstore - Silver
Complete a match on Bookstore with at least 5 downs or executions

This is a really straightforward Trophy, and shouldn’t really take too much explaining. In the Factions multiplayer mode, simply finish a match on the Bookstore map with at least five downs or executions. It doesn’t really matter which mode you select, but we recommend Supply Raid or Interrogation, as it’s easier to get kills here.

Bus Depot - Silver
Complete a match on Bus Depot with at least 5 downs or executions

This is a really straightforward Trophy, and shouldn’t really take too much explaining. In the Factions multiplayer mode, simply finish a match on the Bus Depot map with at least five downs or executions. It doesn’t really matter which mode you select, but we recommend Supply Raid or Interrogation, as it’s easier to get kills here.

Hometown - Silver
Complete a match on Hometown with at least 5 downs or executions

This is a really straightforward Trophy, and shouldn’t really take too much explaining. In the Factions multiplayer mode, simply finish a match on the Hometown map with at least five downs or executions. It doesn’t really matter which mode you select, but we recommend Supply Raid or Interrogation, as it’s easier to get kills here.

Suburbs - Silver
Complete a match on Suburbs with at least 5 downs or executions

This is a really straightforward Trophy, and shouldn’t really take too much explaining. In the Factions multiplayer mode, simply finish a match on the Suburbs map with at least five downs or executions. It doesn’t really matter which mode you select, but we recommend Supply Raid or Interrogation, as it’s easier to get kills here.

Forsaken Supply Raider - Bronze
Complete a game of Supply Raid on Bookstore, Home Town, Suburbs or Bus Depot

Simply play a Factions match of Supply Raid on the Bookstore, Home Town, Suburbs, or Bus Depot maps. The result doesn’t matter as long as you finish the match. Remember, that you’re given a vote on the map in the lobby room, so if you’re looking specifically for this Trophy, make sure that you always vote in favour of one of the above maps.

Forsaken Survivalist - Bronze
Complete a game of Survivors on Bookstore, Home Town, Suburbs or Bus Depot

Simply play a Factions match of Survivors on the Bookstore, Home Town, Suburbs, or Bus Depot maps. The result doesn’t matter as long as you finish the match. Remember, that you’re given a vote on the map in the lobby room, so if you’re looking specifically for this Trophy, make sure that you always vote in favour of one of the above maps.

Forsaken Interrogator - Bronze
Complete a game of Interrogation on Bookstore, Home Town, Suburbs or Bus Depot

Simply play a Factions match of Interrogation on the Bookstore, Home Town, Suburbs, or Bus Depot maps. The result doesn’t matter as long as you finish the match. Remember, that you’re given a vote on the map in the lobby room, so if you’re looking specifically for this Trophy, make sure that you always vote in favour of one of the above maps.

Completed Grounded Mode - Gold
Completed Grounded Mode

This Trophy is stackable, so refer to the ‘Completed Grounded Mode Plus’ trinket for more information on this.

Completed Grounded Mode Plus - Gold
Completed Grounded Mode Plus

As detailed in the ‘The Last of Us - Survivor +’ Trophy, the quickest way to get this trinket is by completing the game on a lower difficulty, starting a New Game +, saving at the ‘Twenty Years Later’ section, and then reloading the first chapter via Chapter Select on Grounded difficulty. Completing the game after doing this will unlock all of the difficulty related Trophies, netting you a tidy haul for your efforts. Much like Survivor, resources are extremely rare here, so it’s recommended that you use stealth as much as possible. Also, allow AI partners such as Bill and Henry to do most of the work, as this will help you to conserve ammunition and supplies.

[ Thanks to Square One Games, PlayStation Trophies, PSN Profiles, Wozamil, PS4 Trophies, and NeoGAF ]


Are you going for the Platinum Trophy in The Last of Us Remastered? Have you got any tips to share with our readers? What difficulty will you be starting the game at? Show us how strong your stomach is in the comments section below.

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User Comments (11)

Johnnycide

#1

Johnnycide said:

I stopped reading on hearing that you need to play MP to get the platinum. Some players want to play the damn thing their own way, and should be encouraged!

get2sammybAdmin

#5

get2sammyb said:

@RaymanFan2 We'll be adding in the DLC stuff later, just wanted to get the core Trophies out of the way in time for launch. However, we did mention that you can go straight to Grounded + to get all of the difficulty Trophies in the 'The Last of Us - Survivor +' section.

RaymanFan2

#6

RaymanFan2 said:

@get2sammyb Yeah, by 'they' I meant Naughty Dog there :P
Like, I understand separating the DLC packs out, but Grounded is a standard difficulty now. i guess it's so people who can't manage the insanity of Grounded can still get the plat.

get2sammybAdmin

#8

get2sammyb said:

@RaymanFan2 Haha, I see what you mean! Yeah, I think you're right - best to keep it separate for those that can't hack it, innit!

@CrAzYJaYzZz You don't have to do it that way, but that's the simplest path.

Remixora

#10

Remixora said:

@get2sammyb
I don't get it. Should I start playing it on New Game + and finish the game? Or just start a New Game + and when I get to the 20 year later scene keep playing it but choosing each chapter on harder difficulty?
Anyone know?

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