A couple of dedicated Grand Theft Auto 5 modders have recreated The Last of Us' main character and aesthetic in Rockstar's latest open-world opus.

By using Rapidiment's After Us: Rodeo map and GTAFREAk67S's Joel (The Last Of Us) mod, YouTuber taltigolt put together the following five minute video demonstrating how Los Angeles might look if the cordyceps took over.

While devoid of life - mushroom zombie or otherwise - the overgrown foliage and crushed, abandoned vehicles recall Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic adventure even with the palm trees and strip malls of LA. In fact, it makes me think the west coast would make a good counterpoint to the New England metropolis and midwestern country that occupied Joel and Ellie's adventure. Perhaps the rumoured sequel could take things to Tinseltown?

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