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When does The Last of Us take place?

When does this whole apocalypse thing go down?

The Last of Us is a horror action-adventure game by Naughty Dog, released in 2013, that quickly rose to critical acclaim. The story of Joel, and Ellie, trapped in a post-apocalyptic world inhabited by the Clickers, a zombie-like creature, struck a chord with gamers. But when does the Last of Us take place?

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When does the Last of Us (2013) take place?

The Last of Us game is said to occur 20 years after the initial Cordyceps outbreak in 2013. That means the events of the first Last of Us game takes place in 2033, with parts perhaps veering into 2034.

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When does the Last of Us 2 Part II take place?

The Last of Us Part II takes place roughly five years after the start of the original Last of Us game. We know this as Ellie is stated to be 14 in the original game and 19 in the sequel. This means the Last of Us Part II takes place in 2038, with parts of the game also taking place in 2039.

When does the Last of Us TV Series for HBO take place?

It’s expected that the HBO Last of Us series will follow the events and timeline of the original game fairly closely. As a result, it’s safe to assume that the Last of Us TV series takes place in 2033, at the same time as the Last of Us game. However, the show will also deal with flashbacks to the 2013 crisis and events before the show takes place.

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Michael Hassall
Michael lives in the UK, but wishes he lived in Eorzea. A life-long gamer, Four years ago, he ditched a "real" job to write about video games for a living, and hasn't looked back. When not guiding players how to get the latest mounts, crafting recipes, and in-game goodies, he spends his time nurturing an unhealthy addiction to MMOs and gacha games.

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