The Last of Us Remastered Complete Walkthrough and Guide – All Artifacts, Optional Conversations, Comics, Shiv Doors
The Last of Us, originally released for the PlayStation 3 on June 14, 2013, is widely considered to be one of the best single-player campaigns in PlayStation history. Given that reception, it’s no surprise that the developers at Naughty Dog, as well as the game’s publisher, Sony Computer Entertainment, chose to add a little extra polish to the title and release it on the PlayStation 4.
Whether you’re reliving the experience brought to gamers by Joel and Ellie a year ago, or heading out into this post-apocalyptic United States for the first time, our walkthrough will help you with every single detail The Last of Us has to offer. We’ll guide you to all of the Firefly Pendants, Artifacts, Comics, Training Manuals, and Optional Conversations the game has to offer, as well as give you detailed strategies to power through one of the most intense campaigns of all time.
Note: The collectible guides will follow the completion of the single-player walkthrough and guide. Be sure to check back!
Step by Step Guide
Chapter 1: Hometown – Escape and Outrun the Infected
The first chapter in The Last of Us isn’t so much a gameplay tutorial as it is a true prologue and story introduction. We’ll tell you everything you need to know to complete this tearjerker, including how to fend off the Infected in the town’s streets, as well as outrun them on your way to the highway.
Chapter 2: The Quarantine Zone – How to Find Robert
The first chapter of the game was all about introducing the story, and while more of that happens here, it’s also an in-game tutorial. You’ll learn all the basics of combat and interacting with objects, as well as what Parts are for and how to collect them. Our walkthrough shows you how to sneak past the Infected, as well as how to reach Robert to get your guns back.
Chapter 3: The Outskirts – Safe Location, How to Kill and Evade Clickers
The third chapter of the game is where the intensity really gets cranked up. You’ll find yourself faced with a decent amount of the Infected, including both Clickers and Runners. We’ll show you how to sneak right through, or kill everyone and pick the area clean of all items of interest. If you’re looking for the location and combination to the safe, we have that as well.
Chapter 4: Bill’s Town – Safe Location, How to Kill the Bloater
This is definitely one of our favorite chapters of the entire game. It features a lot of exciting combat, as well as some of the game’s best dialog. We’ll show you how to find and crack the safe, as well as where to pick up the bow, and Tools Level 1 so you can upgrade your weapons. Finally, if you’re struggling with the Bloater, we have you covered there as well.
Chapter 5: Pittsburgh – All Tools, Safe Combination, Kill the Bloater
Expect that this chapter will likely be the longest of the game, and it is filled with combat from end to end. There is a lot to do, including upgrading to Tools Level 2, opening Shiv Doors, locating and finding the combination to safes and even another one of those pesky Bloaters. We will guide you through it all, including where to find the keycard and how to start the generator.
Chapter 6: The Suburbs – All Tools, Weapons, Safe Combination and Location
This chapter isn’t overly long, but it does feature a fair amount of combat and even some good scavenging. We’ll show you how to get through the sewers, including how to find the Shorty and Tools Level 3. When you’re out, we’ve got the location and combination for the last safe in the game, as well as a very well hidden Training Manual. We’ll even show you how to kill the sniper.
Chapter 7: Tommy’s Dam – Pick up the El Diablo and Training Manual
As far as we know, this is the only major chapter that doesn’t have Infected, but it does have plenty of bad guys just the same. We’ll show you where to get the El Diablo (twice), as well as where to find the chapter’s Training Manuals, and even Tools Level 3 if you missed it back in The Suburbs. Finally, we’ll walk you through saving Ellie after she steals a horse.
Chapter 8: The University – How to Kill the Bloater, Escape the University
This chapter doesn’t feature a crazy amount of combat, but it is some pretty intense fighting when it happens. Our walkthrough will show you the only Shiv Door there is to find, as well as where you can pick up the Flamethrower. With that in hand, we’ll then guide you to how you can kill the Bloater in the dorm rooms, and escape the Hunters to complete the chapter.
Chapter 9: Lakeside Resort – How to Beat the David Boss Fight
The Last of Us Remastered really only has one boss fight, but it’s an intense battle that can leave your heart pounding. Our guide will show you how you can track and hunt the deer, as well as fend off the waves of Infected afterward. When you are betrayed by your new friends, we’ll show you how to win the boss fight against David.
Chapter 10: Bus Depot – How to Kill the Bloaters and Survive the Tunnel
The first part of this chapter is one of the most laid back in the game, while the second portion will test your nerves with no less than three Bloaters. Our guide will get you ready for the tunnel, then show you how to take out every single Runner, Clicker and Bloater. We also show you the location of the chapter’s only Training Manual, which is one you’re likely to walk right past without our help.
Chapter 11: The Firefly Lab – Reach the Operating Room to Save Ellie
At this point the game is winding down, but you still have to survive some of the most deadly enemies of the entire campaign. Our guide will show you how to kill all the Fireflies, as well as get your hands on the Assault Rifle. When you make your way to the top floor, we’ll show you the chapter’s only Shiv Door, then guide you through saving Ellie from a deadly surgical procedure.
Chapter 12: Jackson – Game Ending and Comic Location
The final chapter of the game sees players return to play as Ellie, although there really isn’t much to do. This one is all about tying off the story, as well as finding the final collectible of the game. You don’t need our help to beat this one, but you might need a hint when it comes to finding the Singularity Comic location.
The Last of Us Remastered – All Safe Locations and Combinations
In part one of our extras and collectibles guide, we’re going to show you the location of all four safes in the game, as well as where to find the combinations to open them. Safes won’t unlock any trophies for you, but they will give you four Artifacts, as well as a batch of other goodies that will serve you well throughout the game.
The Last of Us Remastered – All Comic Book Locations and Endure and Survive
This is a game known for its collectibles, and our goal is to help you find every single one of them. We thought that we’d start off small, focusing on something simple like the Comic locations and the Endure and Survive trophy that comes with finding them all. Not only do we give you the chapter each one is found on, as well as a detailed description, we’ll also show you an image of exactly where it can be found.
The Last of Us Remastered Beginners Tips
Every game has a learning curve, but in the case of The Last of Us, it’s more like a continuous learning journey. Even on our fourth play through (two on PS3 and now two on PS4) we’re still figuring things out. Rest assured, we’ll share them all, but for now we’ve compiled some tips that will help you get started on your post apocalyptic journey.
The Last of Us Remastered – All 85 Collectible Artifact Locations
On every player’s quest to get all the collectibles in The Last of Us Remastered will be the daunting task of finding all 85 Artifacts. Luckily for you, we’ve already been down that road, and we’re now bringing that knowledge to you in hopes of making your life easier. While a lot of these can be found by thoroughly exploring, some are just downright impossible to find without help. Don’t believe us, just take Artifact 28 as an example. Oh, and when you finally do get all 85, you’ll unlock the It Was All Just Lying There trophy for your troubles.
The Last of Us Remastered – All Optional Conversations – I Want to Talk About It
The characters in The Last of Us Remastered sure do enjoy talking about their feelings. In fact, aside from the non-stop dialog that the game is known for, there are 37 Optional Conversations that players can engage in as well. Of course, that’s assuming they can figure out how to trigger them. While some are fairly easy to find, others are nearly impossible. That’s where we come in. We’ll show you how to get all 37 and unlock the I Want to Talk About It trophy.
The Last of Us Remastered – All Shiv Door Locations – Master of Unlocking
When it comes to The Last of Us Remastered, players will spend as much time searching for loot as they will killing Hunters. Exploring and gathering up supplies is a large part of staying alive, and the Shiv Doors contain some of the best loot the game has to offer. Our walkthrough will guide you to all 13, as well as provide some visual aids if that isn’t quite enough. When you finally get all 13, we want an honorable mention engraved into your Master of Unlocking trophy.
The Last of Us Remastered – All Training Manual Locations – I Got This
Not only are the Training Manuals in The Last of Us Remastered helpful, they will also give you a trophy if you manage to collect them all. As with most collectibles, you can find almost all of them by thoroughly exploring your environment, however, there are one or two that are nearly impossible without help. Our walkthrough gives you detailed instructions on where to find every single manual, unlocking the I Got This trophy in the process.
The Last of Us Remastered – Top 5 Multiplayer Tips
Sometimes trumping the AI just doesn’t give you the same satisfaction as a human counterpart. If you haven’t tried it, The Last of Us Remastered has a very well done multiplayer, and we thought it was best that you show up for battle with the basics locked down. Read on to find out why teamwork really is essential to victory, and why this isn’t another cookie cutter online experience.
The Last of Us Remastered – All Weapon Locations
When you’re fighting a hostile group of Infected, every weapon you can carry could be the difference between living and dying. While most weapons in The Last of Us Remastered are fairly easy to find, some can be overlooked if you aren’t careful. Just in case you don’t have as many guns as you do holsters, check out our guide to all weapon locations.
The Last of Us Remastered – Advanced Tips
Not too long ago, we brought you some beginner’s tips to help you get started with The Last of Us Remastered, but now that we all know the basics, it’s time to up our game. Today, we’re going to bring you some advanced techniques that we have perfected over the course of our four complete campaign play throughs. We think you’ll be particularly impressed with our first tip.
We’ll post more coverage for The Last of Us Remastered in the coming days!