The Last of Us PS5 Remake Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 2/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 15-25 Hours
- Offline Trophies: 29 (1, 7, 7, 14)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: 0, all trophies are available through chapter select
- Glitched trophies: 0 – but some collectibles can bug out for a small number of players (either can’t interact with them or they don’t count in chapter select/trophy tracker), if this happens reinstalling the game should fix it
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No, can play on any difficulty, everything is obtainable on the easiest setting “Very Light”
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1 The Last of Us playthrough, 1 Left Behind playthrough
- Free-Roam / Level Select after Story?: Yes, after the story there is Chapter Select, Encounter Select (to replay specific enemy encounters), and New Game Plus
- Release Date: September 02, 2022
Welcome to The Last of Us PS5 Remake Trophy Guide! This remake introduces many of the features that were present in The Last of Us Part 2, such as a robust selection of accessibility options, unlockable rewards, updated graphics and animations, as well as a permadeath mode and speedrun mode (which is unlocked after beating the game once).
The remake also has a modified trophy list compared to the original and remaster, making it a much easier experience. There are no difficulty trophies, nor do you need to fully upgrade your abilities or weapons, meaning only one playthrough is necessary. The game also includes Left Behind in the base list, which will also need to be completed. The majority of the trophy list is comprised of collectibles, so your main focus will be collecting everything in the game. There are new Collectibles, namely Safes and Workbenches are now needed, there are also new Optional Conversations and some old Collectible Locations have changed due to the game being redesigned completely.
Step 1: Complete The Last of Us on any difficulty, find all Collectibles
Play through the main game while getting all Collectibles. Playing on the easiest setting “Very Light” is fine for trophy purposes. Feel free to customize the accessibility options for an easier experience. The main focus during your playthrough will be collecting every type of collectible throughout the game. You can follow this updated All-in-One Guide for the Remake that includes all Collectibles, Trophies, and new Locations: The Last of Us Remake Collectible Guide.
There are also a selection of miscellaneous trophies to work towards, some of which are cumulative and some of which are situational. While you do not need to fully upgrade all weapons in the remake, you will need to fully upgrade at least one weapon, so make sure that you don’t split your upgrades across all weapons to the point that you don’t fully upgrade any. You will also want to craft each type of item, including each of the five upgraded melee weapons. Keep enough materials (tape & scissors) to build shivs for opening all shiv doors and to build/break one of every upgraded melee weapon. Don’t waste your shivs on killing enemies.
Below are the chapters and subchapters where the situational trophies take place (when following the Collectible Guide you get these automatically):
- Bill’s Town, High School Escape – In Memorium
- Pittsburgh, Escape the City – Lights Out
- The Suburbs, Sewers – Waterlogged
- Tommy’s Dam, Hydroelectric Dam – Left Hanging and Who’s A Good Boy?
Nothing is missable, you can replay any chapters through Chapter Select. Do note however that when playing a chapter through Chapter Select, you will be locked out of any chapters after that. This can be resolved by loading your Autosave Backup, which will return you to the furthest point. You can also make a manual save at your furthest point before chapter selecting to make sure.
Step 2: Complete Left Behind on any difficulty, find all Collectibles
You will also need to complete the expansion, Left Behind. Once again, play on a difficulty of your choosing and collect everything. See The Last of Us Remake Collectible Guide.
Left Behind will also have selection of situational trophies for you to obtain, which can be done in the below chapters:
- Mallrats – Brick Master
- So Close – Nobody’s Perfect , Angel Knives and Skillz
- The Enemy of My Enemy – Live Bait
Step 3: Clean Up
If you happen to miss any collectible or miscellaneous trophies, now is the time to clean them up. This can be done through Chapter Select, or Encounter Select for crafting/breaking weapons, or New Game Plus if you chose to do a blind playthrough and still need most collectibles. When going via Chapter Select you will be locked out of later chapters, which can be resolved by loading your “Story Complete” Autosave. As a precaution, you may want to make a manual backup in PS+ Cloud before using Chapter Select.
Useful Tips, Tricks, and Guides:
The Last of Us PS5 Remake Trophy Guide
|It can’t be for nothing
Collect all trophies
|Earn all other trophies in The Last of Us Part 1 to unlock Platinum.|
|No Matter What
Complete Part 1
|Complete The Last of Us on any difficulty. There are also a wide array of accessibility options you can utilise to make this easier if need be, particularly under the Combat Accessibility and Navigation and Traversal sections.|
Complete Left Behind
|Complete Left Behind on any difficulty. There are also a wide array of accessibility options you can utilise to make this easier if need be, particularly under the Combat Accessibility and Navigation and Traversal sections.|
|Look for the Light
Find all Firefly pendants
|There are 30 Firefly Pendants in the main game, which are traditional collectibles to be picked up throughout the chapters. Some will need to be shot down from objects before they can be collected.|
|Endure and Survive
Collect all comics
|There are 13 Comics in the main game, which are traditional collectibles to be picked up.|
Find all notes and artifacts
|There are 97 Artefacts to be collected across the main game and Left Behind, which are traditional collectibles to be picked up, or automatically acquired through story progression.|
|Getting to Know You
Engage in all optional conversations
|There are 54 Optional Conversation to engage in across the main game and Left Behind. These are triggered by interacting with certain objects, or talking to people when standing in certain locations.|
|That’s all I got
Survive all of Ellie’s jokes
|There are 6 sets of Jokes that Ellie will tell across the main game and Left Behind. These typically require some form of set up and waiting around to trigger. The trophy tracker for this will show 3 instead of 6, and will only update on the last 3 Jokes. In Chapter Select, these will be listed as Optional Conversations rather than Jokes.|
|Something to Fight For
Find all training manuals
|There are 12 Training Manuals in the main game, which are traditional collectibles to be picked up. These will give upgrades to your gear, such as stronger melee weapons or stronger healing.|
Fully upgrade a weapon
|Weapons can be upgraded at Workbenches throughout the game, and can be done so by collecting pieces of scrap littered throughout the game. As you only need to fully upgrade one weapon, this should come pretty naturally, as long as you don’t spread your upgrades across all weapons too thinly or actively ignore collecting scrap. Many of the shiv doors you open will have 25-50 scrap within them, so you shouldn’t need to hunt much down.
The cheapest weapon to fully upgrade is the Revolver, which only costs 155 scrap parts to fully upgrade. Do note you will need Workbench Tools to upgrade weapons to higher level tiers.
|Master of Unlocking
Break into every locked door using shivs
|There are 13 Shiv Doors in the main game, which are doors that can be opened by using a shiv on them. This will break the shiv, but give you access to a room filled with supplies, and occasionally collectibles. Always make sure to keep some shivs on you, as if you waste all your shivs on stealth kills, you may not be able to open some doors.|
|Prepared For the Worst
Find all workbenches
|There are 11 Workbenches in the main game, where you will be able to upgrade your weapons. These are typically in your main path, occasionally in side rooms. You don’t need to upgrade any weapons for these to count, simply interacting with them is sufficient.|
Open All Safes
|There are 4 Safes in the main game, and these can be opened by inputting the correct combination code, typically found on an artefact in the area. These will contain various supplies, and occasionally other collectibles. Make sure to grab the items within each safe to make sure they register.|
|Sharpest Tool in the Shed
Find all workbench tools
|There are 5 Workbench Tools in the main game, and these will allow you to upgrade your weapons at Workbenches to higher levels. Unlike all other collectible types, these are not tracked in Chapter Select. They can be picked up like normal collectibles, and appear in red toolboxes.|
|Build Em Up, Break Em Down
Upgrade and then break one of every melee weapon
Throughout the game you will find various melee weapons. Starting from Bill’s Town, you will be able to upgrade melee weapons using Binding and Blades to give them instant kill attacks and more durability, with 1-3 extra attacks depending on how many training manuals you have.
You will need to upgrade each melee weapon and then break off the upgrade by killing enemies for it to register. Blunt weapons will appear throughout the whole game but more in early chapters, while sharp weapons will start appearing in later levels.
If you don’t have it after finishing the story, an easy way is to use Encounter Select to quickly farm it. See the encounters listed below.
Find a Firefly pendant
|See Look for the Light .|
Find one training manual
|See Something to Fight For .|
|Savage Starlight Fan
Find a comic
|See Endure and Survive .|
Craft every item
|There are six items that you can craft, and they can be crafted by collecting various supplies throughout the world. Each item will require multiple components to craft. You will be able to craft all items from Pittsburgh onwards.
You can also farm this via Checkpoint Restart as to not waste crafting materials. If you still don’t have it after the story, load up a chapter where you have plenty of crafting materials, craft what you need, if you run out of materials restart checkpoint and repeat. You can also do it via Encounter Select, you start some encounters with plenty of materials already, such as “Bus Depot – Tunnel”.
Pick up Frank’s note after it’s discarded
Chapter: Bill’s Town – High School Escape
At the end of Bill’s Town, you will arrive at a house with a vehicle. In the back room is a note you can pick up and give to Bill. He will throw it on the ground, at which point you can grab it. All of these interactions are collectibles.
While in stealth, turn off the spotlight generator in Pittsburgh.
Chapter: Pittsburgh – Escape the City
At the end of Pittsburgh, you will need to get through a hunter checkpoint. Sneak up to the first two guards and stealth kill one, Henry will kill the other. Now all you have to do is sneak behind the barriers, going clockwise while avoiding the searchlight. There will be a hunter roaming near the generator, but you can wait until he is out of range before sneaking up to turn off the generator.
If you get spotted before or while turning off the generator, restart the checkpoint.
Ride the sewer contraption with Henry and Sam
Chapter: The Suburbs – Sewers
Inside the sewers, you will reach a room full of water with a contraption in the middle. You will need to retrieve a wooden pallet to help Ellie across the water, so that she can turn on the generator. Shortly after turning on the generator, the sewer contraption will automatically move across the room with Henry and Sam on board. As soon as you move Ellie across to the generator, quickly swim over to Henry and Sam and get on the contraption before it moves.
If you are too slow and miss your ride, restart the checkpoint.
Leave Ellie hanging after a job well done
Chapter: Tommy’s Dam – Hydroelectric Dam
Near the beginning of Tommy’s Dam, you will need to raise a dam gate to be able to cross the water. After fetching a wooden pallet and assisting Ellie across, she will raise the gate for you to be able to cross. She will ask for a high five, simply ignore her request and move on.
|Who’s A Good Boy?
Pet Buckley the dog
Chapter: Tommy’s Dam – Hydroelectric Dam
During Tommy’s tour of the dam, you will go across the top of the dam into another building. Just before heading inside, Buckley the dog will be chewing a ball. Interact with him to give him the attention you didn’t give Ellie earlier.
Played the Jak X game in Left Behind
Chapter: Fun and Games (Left Behind)
Once at Raja’s Arcade, head inside and go to the back left to find a Jak X racing machine. Interact with it and watch the short scene for the trophy. Make sure you do this before interacting with The Turning arcade machine, otherwise the game will advance.
Win the brick throwing contest
Chapter: Mallrats (Left Behind)
After going through the halloween store, Riley will challenge you to a brick throwing contest. You must destroy all seven windows on the red car before Riley destroys all seven windows on the blue car. This is relatively simple, grab bricks in the area and take your time to aim at the closest window. Missing will waste more time than taking a moment to aim. Work around the car counter-clockwise and you should have more than enough time.
If Riley says she is on her last window, reload checkpoint to make sure she doesn’t win. Feel free to make a safety save before this in case you mess up.
Defeat Black Fang without getting hit
Chapter: Fun and Games (Left Behind)
Once at Raja’s Arcade, interact with The Turning arcade machine on the right to have an imaginary fight with Black Fang. This is essentially a sequence of quick time events, requiring you to input what is on screen. The timing is very lenient for this, so follow the inputs and don’t rush so that you don’t make an incorrect input.
If you take damage at any point, reload your checkpoint. Feel free to make a safety save before this in case you mess up.
Win the water gun fight
Chapter: Fun and Games (Left Behind)
Immediately after Raja’s Arcade, Riley will challenge you to a water gun fight. Initially you will just soak each other, but afterwards it will be a best-of-3 match where Riley hides and whoever hits the other person first will win the round. Make sure to load your water gun while looking for Riley, and remain stealthy while keeping an eye and ear out for Riley. As soon as you see her, blast her.
If you lose a round and think you might lose another round, reload your checkpoint. Feel free to make a safety save before this in case you mess up. After winning 2 rounds you get the trophy. Easiest option is to sneak behind the shelves from where you start, then wait for Riley to come to you, ambush her from the side.
Use bricks or bottles to lure an infected into attacking a human
Chapter: The Enemy of My Enemy (Left Behind)
The second last chapter of Left Behind will have several encounters where both humans and infected are in the same room, allowing for some third party action. This can be done in any encounter after the first one, but it is easiest to do this immediately after going through the ventilation shafts.
You will be on a ledge with several bricks and bottles, with some infected below you and hunters walking into the area. Throw a brick or bottle between the groups and they will fight. A hunter will need to be killed for this to pop, so if the hunters kill them all without getting attacked simply reload checkpoint or attempt it in a later encounter.