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The Last of Us
Strategy Guide

Author(s): James Bowden
First Published: 23-06-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 12-06-2020 / 06:10 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 11-07-2020 / 16:15 GMT

Important Note: This walkthrough was written for the 'Hard' difficulty. It is in any case recommended that you play the game on Hard yourfirst time through, or it may very well be much too easy.

Only if you're an inexperienced gamer and have difficulties with the controls should you play on Normal (or Easy). The most notable difference between difficulties is the amount of items you'll find during your journey.

The easier the difficulty, the fewer items you'll find. It's thus quite likely you'll find items not listed in (the current version of) this guide when you're playing on Normal or Easy, although you'll still find everything else just fine (which should be more than enough).


After the scene you'll get out bed as Sarah. You can inspect the phone one more time, but it doesn't do much good. It's also possible to check out the birthday card on the desk. After this, head through the door and search the bathroom to read a newspaper which has a front-page article about the infected.

Inspect Joel's bedroom to find used tissues everywhere indicating his single man's life and... Well, actually not, he cleaned them up of course. Looks like the city's in big trouble according to the journal.

Head downstairs after this and check the ringing cellphone in the kitchen; Uncle Tommy again. Looks like dad left a note on the fridge saying he's home late. Well, life happens, right? Maybe he's in his working room on the other side of the house? Indeed, a long scene triggers soon after you enter. While you're in the car you can look around and zoom in by pressing L1.

When you're required to do so, press square multiple times to get out of the car. After this, run down the street while staying close to Tommy. Do not wander too far off or you'll be instantly killed. Should you get grabbed by one of the Runners walking in the street, you'll have a chance of pushing them away.

Follow the street and head around the right corner; move past the fire truck and go into the alley on the right side of the street when Tommy tells you to.

Push away the Runner and follow Tommy through the back alleys. Quickly head inside the restaurant, then move to the far end of the hill to conclude the prologue.

Guide Information

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

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The Last of Us takes place in a bleak future, twenty years after a fungal infection has wiped out much of humanity, turning them in to mutated savages. Those who survived are not much better, with survivors huddled together in quarantined zones, struggling and scavenging for the remaining food, weapons - and anything else they can get their hands on. Joel is such a survivor, living a life of smuggling and black marketeering - and one with few morals. He's hired to transport a teenage girl named Ellie across the country, but what seems like a simple job turns into a desperate and profound journey across what remains of America.

You'll need all the help you can get as you battle your way through the mutant hordes and our guide has you covered:

Version 1.1:

  • The best way to conquer the whole game on Hard Difficulty.
  • The location of all 30 Firefly Pendants!
  • Where to find all 13 Comic Books.
  • The places to grab all 81 Artifacts.
  • How to master every weapon with all 12 Training Manuals.
  • The best way to sneak past or beat each and every enemy in the game!
  • Full Trophy list.
  • Left Behind DLC guide added (Hard Difficulty).
  • Location of every DLC collectible.
  • Where to find all DLC optional conversations.
  • How to unlock every additional trophy.

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