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The Last of Us
Strategy Guide

Author(s): James Bowden
First Published: 23-06-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 21-05-2020 / 19:11 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 06-06-2020 / 18:06 GMT

The Last of Us Guide

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Main Walkthrough

Chapter 2 - Mallrats

Collectables on this chapter: (2)

Current Objective: Follow Riley

Start by following Riley until she crawls under the boards of an open doorway. Head under yourself and when you re-emerge in the next room, head to the table near the windows and pick up the next collectable the [Wanted Poster - 1 of 2] .

$$$item 3965

There are no weapon parts (or enemies) to worry about here, so simply continue to follow Riley to the upper floor where you'll need to climb over a broken wall and into another living area.

Keep an eye out though for the [Optional Conversations] (indicated by the listening icon and the prompt to press triangle) throughout this DLC. The first one is of the FireFly symbol on the wall just past the kitchen.

Once you're both inside the mall, run down the broken escalator and then hang a right at the bottom. You'll find the next [Optional Conversation] on the left-hand wall (it's a poster for 'Affordable Getaways').

Another [Optional Conversation] can be found just a bit further into the room, simply look for the Typhoon Blitz super soaker advert (near the plants). Continue to tail Riley until you walk down another set of broken escalators and she talks about Winston. You should approach her for another [Optional Conversation] .

Nip inside the tent and head to the back for another [Optional Conversation] . You can then decide whether to accept or refuse the alcoholic drink Riley offers you. Nip back outside and directly opposite you'll find a horse saddle that offers another [Optional Conversation] .

Continue following Riley until you reach the blockage, so hold Triangle to lift the metal bar up and after it collapses, barely missing your toes, look right and press Triangle to give Riley a boost up and into the store.

Once the door is unlocked and Riley has asked you to check out the Wolf mask, do so as this is your next [Optional Conversation] (if you're after the 'BFF' trophy).

This entire shop area is just one massive collection of optional conversations, so we're going to list them all below. To howl in the Wolf mask, keep pressing Triangle as fast as you can until it reaches the top.

Halloween Shop Optional Conversations List

  • Putting on the Wolf mask
  • Switch the Wolf mask for the Witches mask on the shelving (located behind the Wolf mask) then speak to Riley again.
  • Follow Riley to the top corner where she'll put on the Vampire mask. Speak to her again for another conversation piece.
  • Behind you on a shelf (close to the exit) is another mask; this time the 'Triple Phoenix' mask. Put it on to trigger the next conversation.
  • Approach the 'Skeleseer' skull on the window sill near the entrance and keep pressing **Triangle** until she asks if Riley will still suck at poker (as this is the last question).
  • Go to the back corner of the store and pick up the jar on the shelf for the final optional conversation in the shop.

Once you exit the Halloween store, SAVE YOUR GAME (if you want to earn the BFF trophy in one playthrough) and then pick up a brick in preparation for an upcoming mini-game.

Current Objective: Destroy all seven windows on your van before Riley

You need to, quickly, aim your brick at one of the windows visible and use the green triangle that appears when you're on target to let you know you'll hit your mark once you throw it. There are plenty of bricks dotted around the ground here, so smash the first two side windows, the rear window and the sunroof, before running around to the front of the van.

Now focus on smashing the front window and then, finally, the two remaining side windows. Beating Riley opens up three conversation options, so by saving manually earlier, you can simply restart this match and each time choose one of the two remaining [Optional Conversation] options (making it three matches in total). You'll also unlock the Brick Master Trophy for winning the first time.

Trophy icon

Brick Master

(Left Behind DLC) - Win the brick throwing contest


Current Objective: Follow Riley

Once you're at the bottom of the next set of metal stairs, nip into the room on your left and pick up the optionally collectable [Warning Note] from the desk.

$$$item 3966

Go back to where Riley is, flick the generator switch and join her at the double doors where opening them up will signal the end of chapter 2...

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms
    PS3, PS4
  • Genre
    Action-adventure, Survival Horror
  • Guide Release
    23 June 2013
  • Last Updated
    21 May 2020
  • Guide Author
    James Bowden

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