This page of The Last of Us game guide contains a walkthrough of The Hunt stage as part of the Lakeside Resort chapter. This is the first level in which you will be controlling Ellie instead of Joel. The title hunt is just an introduction. Ellie and David will have to defend themselves against monsters. Scenes during which the girl needs to sneak by infected and bandits can also be found here.
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After the chapter starts, toggle crouch and start following the deer that you saw earlier.
You need to approach it silently and watch out for the twigs on the ground. As soon as you are close enough, aim your bow at the animal and release the bowstring.
The wounded animal will leave behind not only hoof prints, but also blood stains. Which will make your chase easier.
After you get over the wooden fence, you will reach a dilapidating chalet. Walk around the chalet and you will find the deer dead. As soon as you approach the animal, a longer cutscene will start.
As soon as it's is over, you will obtain a hunting rifle and you will have to prepare yourself for a battle with mutants.
The first wave of enemies will approach right in front of you. Kill them with the hunting rifle and try not to miss . It is a better idea to take more time aiming, than to miss. As soon as you finish out the first wave, focus on the mutants approaching from the opposite direction. Then, collect, quickly, the ammo they dropped.
A moment later, you will have to lend David a hand at blocking the windows (triangle). I you get grabbed by one of the monsters, free yourself by pressing the square.
Further enemies will appear behind the window in front and to the left. Eliminate them by killing the clickers in the first place.
When David decides it is time to flee, follow him up the stairs.
As you walk, the metal footpath will break at some point and you will fall down below. Take cover behind the nearest object and sneak through the low opening to the right.
Then, turn right and keep to the left wall. You need to get around the monsters ahead.
When the enemy that is the closest to you starts going right, you need to sneak ahead a bit and jump into the hole to the left. A few steps ahead, there should be a single mutant. You can get it from the right and kill it with your knife.
When it dies, sneak over to the nearby ladder. Climb up the ladder to meet David.
You now need to get to a higher floor and throw down the ladder for your companion to use. To make the first step, you need to approach the wall to the left and press the triangle. This way the man will give you a boost.
Keep to the right and watch out for the monster that will walk out of the room to the left.
Use your bow to kill the creature and throw down the ladder lying at the end of the catwalk.
David will pick it up and you will be able to continue together.
In the room with many corpses on the ground, you will have to fight a long battle with a large number of mutants. Before they start arriving, you will have to collect all the items around and replenish the depleted supplies. Especially bombs and Molotov's cocktails will prove useful but, it is also a good idea to have a first-aid kit ready.
The first wave will approach from the left (where you came from) so, stand opposite the entrance and start shooting the zombies from the distance, as soon as they appear. First, it is going to be three runners with two clickers to follow up.
Once you deal with the first wave, run into the corridor and deploy a bomb underneath the hole in the roof. Several more can come this way. Still, most of them will approach from the opposite direction. Turn towards the supply rooms and start shooting at the incoming enemy. Remember to collect ammo from the corpses in between consecutive waves.
The last enemy to defeat will be a bloater. As soon as you hear the monster, deploy a bomb in the corridor and throw several Molotov's cocktails at the enemy. One or two shot should take care of business.
You can now talk to David and watch a longer cutscene.
After the cutscene ends, ride as fast as possible ahead and avoid the attacking bandits. Ride around the first car on the right and keep to the left. At the fourth fork, get around the assailants on the right again.
Eventually, you will fall down from a scarp and you will have to run ahead towards the house. Enter the house through the broken window.
Search all of the rooms and you will eventually reach the exit, where you will hear the bandits.
Hide at the wall to the left and wait near the hole for the first one of the bandits to appear. You can take him out using your bow as soon as he appears, or approach him from behind and then shoot.
The next enemy will be standing at the entrance to the building, and another two, to the right of the house.
Kill them all and sneak to the warehouse at the lakeside. You will have to eliminate four goons there. Use the bow, or the rifle to kill them.
You then need to up the steps to the broken bridge. Walk over the bridge while clinging to the rocks and then, run ahead.
The second red pipe is stuffed up with some waste. To remove it, walk outside and press the triangle.
Once you reach another cluster of houses, crouch and go slowly to the left. You should be passing by a hole in the wooden wall on your way. Squeeze through the hole and wait for the enemy on the left, behind a cover. You can eliminate him with the bow when he is standing back to you. Then, take out the enemy on the right. He is standing a dozen or so steps away from the veranda. Your third enemy will appear there several moments later.
After this one dies, you can quickly sneak up to the corpses and collect their ammo. Then, hide behind a cover. It is highly probable that the remaining bandits will soon spot the corpses. They will approach them one after another, which is going to make them easy targets to get.
When the last ne of them dies, go ahead, and keep to the left edge of this location. You will reach a locked gate. To the right, there are two containers. Move them and you will unblock an entrance to the building.
While exploring the area, you should bump into a locked shut. Walk through that door and prepare for the bandits that will attack you from the right.
Try to shoot at least one of the bandits and go to the left. There are further bandits for you to face. When the last one of them dies, you will be able to open the exit and complete this part.