If you’ve been tuning in weekly to watch The Last of Us on HBO, you probably noticed no shortage of striking visuals that will look familiar to fans who played The Last of Us. Desolate cityscapes overtaken by nature, terrifying Infected, and so much more have been brought to live-action in ways we’ve been so happy to see fans enjoy.
To celebrate the familiar threads between the show and game, we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to highlight one of our favorite features from The Last of Us Part I, Photo Mode! We asked members of our community to submit in-game re-creations from the first two episodes of The Last of Us on HBO with the hashtag #TLOUPhotoMode for a chance to be featured, and you all delivered with some incredible photos.
To our community: you consistently amaze us with your talent and eye for detail. It’s amazing how you can capture so much emotion in one frame and have us looking at iconic moments through a completely different lens. It’s such a pleasure to see your passion for The Last of Us come through in your virtual snapshots.
It was incredibly difficult to narrow down our choices from all the wonderful submissions, but we’ve selected 13 striking virtual photography pieces that captured the essence of the story so far. And if these pieces inspire you, don’t forget that The Last of Us Part I is now available on PlayStation 5, and available for pre-purchase on PC via Steam and the Epic Games Store.
See our picks from our wonderful community below:
The featured submissions above are by: @Groovighost, @Johnnie_Talkie, @Sarokeye, @Solemist, @Dash_845, @Quelbia94, @VRPhotoGamess, @CaliSarah1998, @Coalabr14, @RevolutionAndre, @Jules_vp_, @Lucaslu_ckli, @EclipsedFantasy
Thank you again to all who submitted Photo Mode shots inspired by the first two episodes of the show. Our next Photo Mode Challenge will cover episodes 3 – 6, and we can’t wait to see what you come up with. Be sure to use the #TLOUPhotoMode and tag @Naughty_Dog on Twitter or @Naughty_Dog_Inc on Instagram for a chance to be featured in our next community photo album!
And if you’re looking to learn more about the story that started it all, and how it’s been adapted for TV, be sure to check out our deep-dive on The Last of Us’ unforgettable opening and our look into the creation of The Last of Us’ Clickers.
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