Check out this story walkthrough guides of The Last of Us (TLOU)! Learn how to progress the main story in each chapter, summary of the storyline, and more!
Table of Contents
Story Walkthrough Guides By Chapters
Chapter 1 Hometown
The story starts when zombie virus outbreak just started. Joel, his daughter Sarah, and his brother Tommy tries to escape from their city. What was waiting for them was horde of infected people trying to attack them.
Chapter 2 The Quarantine Zone
20 years has passed from the outbreak day. Joel and his partner Tess find out that their weapons which were owed to arm dealer Robert are already sold to Fireflies, the militia group who fights against military oppression. They meet Marlene, the leader of Fireflies, where she asks them to smuggle a 14-year-old girl named Ellie.
Chapter 3 The Outskirts
Joel and Tess take Ellie to the Capital Building to meet Fireflies. However, what was waiting at the Capital Building was dead Fireflies members and military forces trying to ambush them. Tess gets infected by the virus and sacrifices herself to fight against military forces to let Joel and Ellie escape.
Chapter 4 Bill's Town
After losing Tess, Joel and Ellie head to meet Bill who owe Joel a favor. Joel asks Bill to fix up a car to escape but some required parts were missing. They finally manage to find all the required parts to fix the car and escape from Bill's town.
Chapter 5 Pittsburgh
While Joel and Ellie drives on the highway, they encounter The Hunters, the group of ruthless survivors who kill everyone who get in their territory. They then join with Henry and Sam, another survivors, to reach the military radio station.
Chapter 6 The Suburbs
Joel and his crews go through the sewers to reach the military radio station. As Joel and Henry go through challenges together, they gradually build trusting relationship.
Chapter 7 Tommy's Dam
Joel and Ellie visit Tommy, Joel's little brother for help. Tommy was building a community around the dam. Just after Tommy successfully generate the electricity with the dam, bandits attacks Tommy's community.
Chapter 8 The University
Joel and Ellie head to the university where science building of Firefly is located. However, they couldn't find anyone in the campus except for few infected.
Chapter 9 Lakeside Resort
Ellie takes care of wounded Joel and goes to hunting for food where she meets a man named David. Not knowing whether David is trustworthy or not, Ellie and David fight against infected for their survival.
Chapter 10 Bus Depot
Joel and Ellie heads toward the Firefly's hospital. What was waiting for them was the horde of infected.
Chapter 11 The Firefly Lab
Joel wakes up at the Firefly Lab and realizes that Firefly is about to kill Ellie to find a cure for the deadly virus. Joel determines to take Ellie back from Firefly.
Chapter 12 Jackson
Joel saves Ellie from Firefly and head to Jackson city. Joel tells a lie Ellie that Firefly had find a cure and they let Ellie go. Ellie questions Joel if he is telling truth or not.
Story Plot Summary
The Setting Of The Last of Us
The story takes place in the city devastated with zombie virus outbreak. The infected human run wild trying to spread the virus by attacking others while the survivors kill each other for food and weapons.
Characters Of The Last of Us
Joel, a man in late 40's who has lost his daughter, is tasked to smuggle 14-year-old girl named Ellie out of an oppressive military forces. As they overcome many challenges and obstacles together, they start to build trust and bond.