This page of our guide to The Last of Us 2 provides answers to very important questions for those players who focus on the game's plot - whether TLoU 2 has more than 1 ending and whether there are any in-game choices that can change the fate of the characters (for example, to save some heroes from their certain death).
Does The Last of Us 2 offer in-game choices?
- The Last of Us Part II offers no in-game choices and as a result you don't have any impact on the progress of the main storyline. The entire main plot of the game has to be played in accordance to the story prepared by game designers. You won't be able to make any choice or story-related decision during your gameplay through the whole main campaign. However, some other situation may occur. For example, if you don't help a companion, or if you don't behave quickly in a manner predicted by game developers, then you will fail a stage. This is treated as a total failure of a particular level (Game Over) and the game will bring you back to the last checkpoint. This way you can play the scene or sequence again and perform proper actions.
- Your actions cannot prevent the death of any character of the main story. These people die during the cutscenes and you can only be a spectator of these events.
- The Last of Us 2 doesn't allow you to switch freely between the two main playable characters, that is, between Ellie and Abby. Game designers has assigned specific campaign stages to each of these individual heroines. In the first chapter - Jackson, you will control Ellie and Abby alternately. After you finish this stage, you'll stay with Ellie for a long time. After she's passed all the levels in Seattle you will be able to take control of Abby.
- It is worth noting that TLoU 2 doesn't force you to participate in battles or engage in combat against all encountered enemies or monsters. You can spare some enemies, sneak past them and leave them alive. Unfortunately, the game doesn't reward this behavior in any way. What's more, moving too quickly through a specific location can deprive you of a chance to find crafting materials, loot, and even some collectibles. If you plan to complete the game in 100 percent, then it is worth defeating all encountered enemies (including the accompanying guarding dogs). Therefore, after each successful battle you can easily search the location where the opponents were staying.
Does TLoU2 have several game endings?
No, The Last of Us 2 has only one ending. It will be displayed regardless of whether you killed all the characters you encountered during the course of the game, or left some enemies alive. Also, TLoU2 doesn't have any hidden endings. The game's main story line is linear in 100%.