The Last of Us became an immediate hit when it released back in 2013 on PlayStation 3, spawning a comic series spin-off and a downloadable expansion within just a few months. With a remaster, remake, sequel, and television series spin off, the series became increasingly complex over the years. To help you make sense of it all, this The Last of Us Timeline includes all The Last of Us media in chronological order.
This entry was last updated in June 2022.
The Last us Us revolves around different characters, putting the player in the shoes of Joel, Ellie, and later Abby. However, when looking at the The Last of Us Series as a whole, we figure Ellie is the character that ties everything together. That’s why we use her age as a reference to put all the pieces of the series together.
We’ve arranged all media in the The Last of Us series in chronological order as far as possible. However, due to flashbacks, time jumps, or stories that take place over a longer period of time, that’s not always feasible. In that case, we use an order that is as logical as possible.
Ellie at 13 years old:
At 13 years old, the orphan Ellie is struggling to find her place in the post-apocalyptic world of The Last of Us. While moving from one orphanage to another, she mets Riley, a girl just a little bit older showing her the ropes in life.
Ellie at 14 years old:
The friendship between Ellie and Riley evolves into more, but eventually the two are caught up by destiny. This leads to Ellie meeting Joel, a mid-aged man who lost his own daughter at the beginning of the apocalypse and is ever still struggling with the hard life in the world of The Last of Us. A simple job to escort Ellie from one place to another, leads to a special relationship between the two.
Ellie at 19 years old (and older):
Years later, Ellie and Joel managed to lead a relatively normal and quiet life, until the past catches up with the two.
The Last of Us HBO Series is supposed to be an adaption of the story of the original The Last of Us video game. It is currently unknown if it is a direct adaption of the story taking place in the same canon or will start its own timeline.
This The Last of Us Timeline has been composed with as much care as possible. Nevertheless, an error may have crept into our chronological order. Are you an even bigger The Last of Us fan than we are? Please contact us and tell us what we did wrong!