The Last of Us is a survival horror action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment exclusively for the PlayStation 3.
The player takes control of Joel and Ellie, who are trekking across a post-apocalyptic United States in 2033. The player defends the characters against zombie-like creatures infected with the Cordyceps fungus, as well as hostile humans such as bandits and cannibals, employing the use of firearms and stealth aided by capabilities such as a visual representation of sound in order to listen for locations of enemies. The player can also craft weapons or medical items by combining items scavenged in the world.
Ellie was born sometime in the year 2019, six years after the spread of the fungal pandemic. As a result, she grew up in an oppressive military quarantine zone in Boston, Massachusetts with little knowledge of the world prior to the infection. For a time she was raised by her mother, Anna, then after the death of her mother,Marlene continued to look after her, a promise she made to her mother, Anna.
Ellie’s relationship with David has been the source of a traumatizing experience for her. It is also rife with tons of ironies. For example, David allows Ellie to leave with the penicillin, which she uses to heal Joel, who later goes on to help Ellie kill most of David’s group. David also tries to keep Ellie alive, which is ironic when Ellie later kills him.