Abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. A population decimated by a modern plague. Survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a young teenage girl who’s braver and wiser beyond her years, must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US.
Survive an apocalypse on Earth in The Last of Us, a PlayStation 3-exclusive title by Naughty Dog. Here, you will find abandoned cities reclaimed by nature. Here is a population decimated by a modern plague. Here, there are only survivors killing each other for food, weapons, or whatever they can get their hands on. Here, you find no hope.
Joel, a brutal survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together if they hope to survive their journey across the US.
The Last of Us begins in a Boston quarantine zone twenty years after a fungal plague decimated modern civilization. Ellie, a 14-year-old orphan, lives in a strict boarding house, and Joel, who is a black market dealer within the quarantine zone, sells weapons and drugs. An event occurs where Joel makes a promise to a dying friend that he will protect Ellie and help her escape. As they both make their way out of the quarantine zone with their lives, the game then starts to play throughout areas across the United States, including a now post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh and other locations being reclaimed by nature. Evidently, things take a turn for the worse, as the military quickly finds out about their escape and begins pursuing them. After a nearby safe haven fails to work out, Joel and Ellie continue their venture across the United States, and their dire attempts to escape from law enforcement begins to unfold. Along the way, the duo must also overcome countless hostiles, ranging from infected enemies to hunters and enemy survivors. It is also suggested that survival will involve both killing and scavenging.game.
The game is centered around questions about what happens after death. The game lets the player take Jodie Holmes through 15 years of her life on a journey to discover what is the true meaning of the entity alongside her throughout the story. The game's producer noted that players might be able to find out "what lies beyond" after playing the game. The game features a dark graphical style, in the vein of Heavy Rain, another of Quantic Dream's previously released games.