The gritty world of The Last of Us Part 2 fan art

Mahyar Charejoo

Inverse asked artists why they switched off their PlayStation 4 and pulled out their canvas.

TLOU 2 has been nothing short of a cinematic and interactive masterpiece, selling 4 million copies since its June 19 release.

Here's how it inspired a legion of imaginative fans.

"Design-wise, it's perfect. From the puddles splashing on the ground as you run through them, to all the huge buildings taken over by vines and nature."

—Jordan, aka omgfurykill

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"He had a special look here. A look which tells a lot. A look that really grabbed me," says Charejoo.

Charejoo's rendition of Ellie.Mahyar Charejoo
Jordan, a graphic designer, used the in-game Photo Mode and Photoshop to create animated wallpapers.Image courtesy of omgfurykill

"The atmosphere was perfect! The bright reds made the whole room light up and all the spores flying around made it twice as good!"

— Jordan, aka omgfurykill

"Clickers are blind, but use echo-location to track players down. That reminds me of the movie Don’t Breathe, directed by Fede Álvarez. They really terrify me."

—AL Forever

"[Clickers] are one of the best zombies in general, I think."— Kenneth Alexander

"For me, the Clickers are the scariest type of infected. Their gurgling makes your hair stand on end and they are also terribly strong and dangerous."

— Daniel, aka DaBaAn

"The characters feel truly human, imperfect, carved by violence but evading stereotypes."

— Daniel, aka DaBaAn

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Thank you to the artists on Reddit, DeviantArt, and ArtStation who shared their TLOU 2-inspired creations.

"Endure and survive."