The Last of Us Part II is a 2020 action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for the PlayStation 4. Set five years after The Last of Us (2013), players control 19-year-old Ellie, who comes into conflict with a mysterious cult in a post-apocalyptic United States. The game contains survival horror elements and is played from the third-person perspective. Players can use firearms, improvised weapons, and stealth to defend against enemies and cannibalistic creatures infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus.
Five years after the events of the first game, Joel and Ellie are living in Jackson. Ellie, after befriending Dina and Jesse, enters into a relationship with Dina after the previous couple broke up. Later, when Joel and Tommy go missing whilst on patrol for nearby Infected, Ellie and Dina go to investigate. It is revealed that Abby and her group are on the outskirts of Jackson to kill a member of the town. Soon after, Joel and Tommy save Abby from the Infected and they escape a large horde, returning to an outpost run by Abby's group. After the pair introduce themselves, they are attacked by Abby's group. Ellie finds them but is assaulted and helplessly watches as Abby bashes in Joel's brains with a golf club. It is revealed that Abby's group is a part of the larger WLF. Affected by the incident, Ellie swears revenge. Afterwards, Tommy, frustrated that Jackson lacks the resources to fight the WLF, pursues them to Seattle alone. With authorization from Maria, Ellie and Dina pursue Tommy, who has already killed several WLF members. They discover that Seattle was turned into a quarantine zone by the U.S. government, but their despotic rule eventually led to the formation of the WLF which overthrew the governmental forces and established a base in CenturyLink Field. While avoiding WLF patrols in Seattle, the couple are attacked by a large group of Infected and, upon escaping, Ellie reveals her immunity to Dina, who in turn reveals she is pregnant. The next day, with Dina physically weakened by her pregnancy, Ellie pursues Tommy alone and encounters Jesse, who followed them to Seattle, but is fatigued, leaving Ellie to continue her journey alone. While searching for Abby's friend, Nora, she encounters the Seraphites, who are battling the WLF over control of Seattle. Eventually, Ellie tracks down Nora and interrogates her for information on Abby's location. As Nora succumbs to her injuries, Ellie learns she is a former Firefly, causing her to recall how, two years ago, she investigated the hospital Joel rescued her from and learned he lied about the Fireflies being unable to find a cure.
The following day, Ellie heads out to track down Abby while Jesse pursues Tommy, upon learning the WLF potentially found the latter's location. Ellie comes across two more members of Abby's group, Owen and Mel, whom she is forced to kill, only to then discover Mel was pregnant, much to her horror. After Ellie rendezvous’ with Dina, Jesse, and Tommy, they decide to return to Jackson, but are ambushed by Abby, who kills Jesse and holds Tommy hostage, while explaining her motivation to kill Joel. The first flashback, to four years earlier, reveals she is the daughter of one of the Firefly surgeons Joel killed whilst saving Ellie. Subsequently, she narrates her actions in the past three days, prompting another flashback.
Upon learning that Owen had gone missing while investigating Seraphite activity, Abby confronted Isaac for keeping it a secret. Isaac revealed that Owen might have joined the Seraphites, and explained his plan to assault the Seraphites' island settlement to obliterate them. Abby then went searching for Owen and, upon being captured, was rescued by Yara and Lev. In the process, Yara's arm broke, though eventually Abby found Owen, who, disillusioned with the war between the WLF and Seraphites, was attempting to sail to Santa Barbara, where the Fireflies were supposedly regrouping. Abby took Yara to Owen and Mel for medical attention and retrieved medical supplies from the WLF hospital alongside Lev, where they encountered Nora, and Lev revealed he was on the run from the Seraphites for shaving his head. After Yara's arm was amputated, Lev ran away to see his mother, forcing Abby and Yara to pursue him. Along the way, they encountered Manny, who was later killed by Tommy. The pair eventually found Lev, who killed his mother when she attacked him, only to be forced to flee when the WLF assault on the Seraphites begun. Yara sacrificed herself to allow Abby and Lev to escape, killing Isaac in the process. The pair then returned to find Owen and Mel dead, and a map left behind by Ellie leading to her hideout.
Back in the present, Abby shoots Tommy and brawls with Ellie and Dina, overpowering them, though she spares them at Lev's insistence upon learning the latter is pregnant. Abby warns them to leave Seattle. Months later, Ellie and Dina are living on a farm, taking care of the latter's child, though Ellie suffers from posttraumatic stress disorder due to Joel's death. When Tommy arrives with information on Abby's whereabouts, Ellie, unable to leave her past behind, leaves to confront her, despite Dina pleading her to stay. Meanwhile, Abby and Lev arrive in Santa Barbara searching for the Fireflies and manage to contact them. The pair are instructed to head to Catalina Island, before being captured by the Rattlers. When Ellie arrives, she rescues the pair, initially allowing them to get away before recalling an image of dead Joel, and subsequently fights Abby. Ellie is dominant but has a moral epiphany and relents, allowing them to leave. Returning to the farm, Ellie finds it empty, as Dina left with her baby. Recalling a recent memory where she promised to try to forgive Joel, Ellie leaves Joel's guitar at the farmhouse and heads off to an uncertain future.
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