The Last of Us Fan Cinematic Cut Gives You Just the Story

Even your friends and family who don't play games can now enjoy The Last of Us' story.

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The Last of Us has great characters and story, but not everyone is good enough at video games to get through its stealth combat gameplay. Thanks to YouTube user Grant Voegtle, now anyone can enjoy the game's story, even if they don't like playing video games.

Voegtle has been working over the last month to create an episodic, cinematic playthrough of The Last of Us, cutting captured gameplay footage to focus on the important story beats, and the result is something akin to a television show.

"I was hearing that people wanted to share the story of The Last of Us with their family, but they just didn't have the time to have them sit down and play the entire game," Voegtle told The Verge in an interview. "Hearing that and knowing that I could do that for people—that's been the most motivating thing so far to keep me working on it."

You can watch trailer for the cinematic playthrough above, and catch up with the entire series of videos on Voegtle's YouTube channel.

In other The Last of Us news, Sony and Naughty Dog on Friday announced that the single-player expansion for The Last of Us, called Left Behind, will be released as a standalone download on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 this month.

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