Warning: Full spoilers ahead for episode 8 of HBO’s The Last of Us.
HBO’s The Last of Us episode 9 has arrived and we finally get to see the conclusion to the first series. But how close does the show compare to the game?
To help answer this question, we’ve gathered images from episode 9 of HBO’s The Last of Us and put them next to stills from Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us game to see how faithful the adaptation is. Check out the slideshow, or watch the video above to see the scenes from both the show and the game in action.
In our The Last of Us episode 9 review, we said “The season one finale of HBO’s The Last of Us is a thrillingly faithful adaptation of one video games’ greatest endings, even if it doesn’t pack quite the same punch as the original. Pedro Pascal excels in Joel’s defining moment, displaying both the tenderness and brutality we’ve come to expect from Ellie’s protector. Wonderfully shot and hauntingly soundtracked, it’s an ending that will long linger in the memory of those first experiencing it, and one that ultimately sticks the landing on the comparatively shorter runway that’s been built for it..”
For more, be sure to check out our similar comparison for last week’s episode.
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Author: Dale Driver