This article will guide on the basic controls and techniques of the game The Last of Us (TLoU). Read on for more information and tips within this section.

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You can check your Crafting, Character Skills and Collectibles in your backpack by pressing the Touchpad of the controller then scrolling through them by pressing the R1 and L1 button.

Equipped Items

Use your equipped items by pressing the directional buttons. You can also change your equipped item by holding the X button.

Melee Attack

Encountering an enemy you will have the option to attack them up close, by pressing (□) square button your character will either punch or hit the enemies with a melee weapon. Using a melee attack WITHOUT
a weapon against a Clicker is ineffective It is also ineffective using a melee attack with or without a weapon against a Bloater


Recieveing your first gun at The Quarantine Zone chapter you will have to reload it first by just pressing the R2 button.

Aim and Shoot

Pressing the L2 button will make your character aim, while holding the L1 button then pressing the R2 button wil pull the trigger. The controls are also the same on how to use a grenade.


Listen Mode

Pressing the R1 button will enable Joel"s listening ability, it can determine how many enemies are in the area. You can also upgrade it to increase the distance it can cover. For more information about the Listen mode ability, see the link below:Listen Mode


Crafting will allow you to create (Bombs, Shiv, Medical Kit, Melee Upgrade). Ingredients are required for you to craft items, you can pick it up throughout the game.

Stealth Kill

Sneaking through the enemy, you can go behind them and grab them you can choke them by pressing the (□) square button which takes up time to finish or eliminate them instantly by using a Shiv pressing the (△) triangle button. Note: You will need a Shiv to instantly eliminate the enemies.

Using enemies as shield

When grabbing the enemies from behind you can also have the option use them as shield, when holding someone as hostage the enemies will not you shoot at you. You can not use this against the infected.

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Stun your enemies

Using the items such as (Brick and Bottle) can stun your enemies for a second, enabling you to grab them. Aim for the enemies using your crosshair then press the R2 button to throw it at them.

The Last of Us Related Links

Controls and Techniques

A Must-see for Beginners! Basic Movement and Gameplay
Basic Controls and Techniques Crafting Listen Mode

Game Walkthrough

How to Upgrade Weapons How to Upgrade Character Skills How to Avoid Being Detected
How to Get Past Humvee How to Use Health Kit How to Use Shiv
All Toolbox Locations All Safe Locations

Useful Information

New Game Plus About Game Difficulty Ending
Voice Actors Review News
How Long Does it Take to Finish Difference of Remastered from Original About Cordyceps


Unlockable Content Easter Eggs
Jokes American Dreams
Factions Original Soundtrack

Beginner Guide & Tips


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