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5 Moments in The Last of Us Part II We’re Still Thinking About a Year Later

The Last of Us Part II is celebrating its one-year anniversary this week, meaning it’s officially been a year since players have embarked on that grueling journey together with Ellie as she seeks revenge. To celebrate the occasion, we’ve gathered some moments from The Last of Us Part II that have stuck with us even a year after the game’s release.

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Do be warned, however, that this article contains major spoilers for the entire story of The Last of Us Part II, so stop reading if you haven’t played the game yet.

Joel’s Death

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vwzNbR0_gQA

The game pretty much opens with the death of an incredibly beloved character, and if you’ve been able to avoid spoilers, this moment is both shocking and traumatizing. The game’s introduction ends with Joel being captured by the ex-Fireflies, and Ellie is forced to watch as Abby beats him to death with a golf club.

When she finally delivers the killing blow, all the sound is drowned out from Ellie’s ears and she’s unable to perceive anything around her. Her whole world is basically shattered, and so is the player’s. Joel’s death is definitely a divisive moment in The Last of Us Part II, but it’s one that’s also impossible to forget.


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Zhiqing Wan
Zhiqing is the Reviews Editor for Twinfinite, and a History graduate from Singapore. She's been in the games media industry for nine years, trawling through showfloors, conferences, and spending a ridiculous amount of time making in-depth spreadsheets for min-max-y RPGs. When she's not singing the praises of Amazon's Kindle as the greatest technological invention of the past two decades, you can probably find her in a FromSoft rabbit hole.