The Last of Us: Artifacts Guide [It was all there, abandoned]
Here is the first part of the guide dedicated to The Last of Us collectibles: let's go and find all the Finds.
Throughout the history of The Last of Us we will find 141 collectible objects scattered on our path that are divided between Comics, Training Manuals, Platelets of Lights and Artifacts.
The Artifacts (which we will cover in this guide) are 85 in total and by finding them all you will unlock the trophy
It was all there, abandoned - Find all the exhibits
Collecting all the Artifacts is not only to unlock the Trophy, but also to learn more about the plot and all the background on the history of the disaster with diaries, notes and the like.
Collectibles are scattered throughout all 12 chapters of the game with the exception of the Prologue which has no collectible items. You can keep track of your progress in finding the Artifacts and all other collectibles by pressing the "Select" button and consulting the appropriate "Collectibles" item in the Bonus Menu.
Remember that after beating the game you can repeat any Chapter from the "Select Chapter" menu to retrieve any uncollected collectibles. When you collect one also remember to get to the next checkpoint to save your progress otherwise it will not be counted. Finally, also remember that some collectibles will automatically end up in your inventory because they are part of the game's history, it is impossible to skip them and therefore are not shown in the guide videos.
Here, chapter by chapter, are videos showing the exact location of the Artifacts along with all the other collectibles. For more help on Comics, Manuals and Platelets you can find the relative guide in the tricks and guides tab of The Last of Us.
Prologue - No collectibles
Chapter 1 and 2 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 3 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 4 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 5 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 6 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 7 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 8 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 9 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 10 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 11 - Finds + all other collectibles
Chapter 12 - Finds + all other collectibles
If you have difficulty continuing, consult the Video Solution of The Last of Us where you can see how to solve the most difficult points of the game.