No one can deny The Last of Us Part 2 is a massive game, both in terms of scale and in terms of the detail put into it. When a developer spends that much time, effort, and hard work bringing a game to life, it's only natural for them to slip in a few references to the titles they love or, in the case of this game being a sequel, references to character details and narrative beats from the first game.
Not only do the Easter eggs in Part 2 give fun nods to various media, but some of them give insight to the characters we know and love, and we wouldn't expect anything less from such a story-oriented studio like Naughty Dog. The list compiles some of the best Easter eggs from The Last of Us Part 2 that you may have missed throughout your adventure.
From vintage gaming systems to discreet Uncharted references and more, vote up all the little details you found most interesting.
Nathan Drake Halloween CostumePhoto: Naughty Dog
As charming and debonair as he is, who wouldn't want to be Nathan Drake of the Uncharted series for a day? You may not be able to in this particular title, but you can dream with this hidden Halloween costume giving a nod to the beloved action hero. In the latter part of Ellie and Dina's first day in Seattle, they come across a Halloween store that harkens back to the sequence in a similar store in DLC for The Last of Us' first installment, Left Behind.
If players look closely, they can see the costume for Nate hanging on one of the racks. This one is easy to miss, but it's another fun reminder that Uncharted actually exists in the world of The Last of Us.Surprised?
Pallet in the WaterPhoto: Naughty Dog
The running joke of the original Last of Us is that Ellie didn't know how to swim, which created some tedious traversal puzzles that frustrates some players. Naturally, Joel finally taught Ellie to swim between the events of parts I and II, and when Ellie comes across a pallet by the side of the water, she can't help but make a comment about Joel using it to push her across.
You can find this Easter Egg after jumping into the water from the top level of the museum and then swimming to the right. Rather than trying to make us forget about one of the less desirable aspects of the first game, it's fun to see Naughty Dog embracing it head on.Surprised?
Nathan Drake's RingPhoto: Naughty Dog
Apart from The Last of Us, the Uncharted series is Naughty Dog's most popular and most recognizable franchise. Of course, it's only natural that the studio would give a little nod to the action-adventure hero Nathan Drake, which they do multiple times throughout the game. When players reach the pseudo-open world of downtown Seattle during Day 1 of playing as Ellie, they have an option to visit a bank.
If players manage to make it past all of the infected and open the bank vault, they can find a security deposit box that has a ring inside, which has the words "Sic Parvis Magna" on it. It means "greatness from small beginnings" in Latin, and it's a catchphrase of, you guessed it, one Nathan Drake. The best part is, this Easter egg also comes with a PlayStation trophy, so this is definitely one to pick up if you're going for the platinum.Surprised?
Gustavo's CameoPhoto: Naughty Dog
Gustavo Santaolalla is the incredibly talented composer who created the music for both Last of Us games, and his works have been a huge part of creating the series' unique feel and tone. To pay homage to his contributions, Naughty Dog actually included a cameo of him in one of the game's earliest levels.
When walking through downtown Jackson on the morning of Ellie's patrol, the player can find him across the main intersection, sitting on a porch in a rocking chair and strumming a banjo. The likeness is uncanny, and it's a great way to show some love to someone who had such a large part in making the series what it is today.Surprised?