This page of The Last of Us game guide contains answers to questions about the potential extension of the game time - whether there are any choices in The Last of Us and whether The Last of Us has several endings.
The following description contains heavy spoilers about the key events of the game. We advise you to complete the game first and then read through the full content of this page.
The Last of Us is unfortunately a very linear title and the answer to all of the question asked above is "no". Here is some additional information on this topic:
- Both The Last of Us and the Left Behind DLC have only a single ending. There are no hidden endings available in the game.
- Joel cannot die after taking severe damage during the visit on the university. Once you take control over Ellie, you will not have to rush to help him.
- During the final stage in the hospital, the only choice for you is to take Ellie from the operating table to save her from being the subject of experiments. You cannot leave her in the hospital, even if you think this is the right decision for the good of humanity. Joel does not have to kill all the soldiers and doctors located in the hospital, but even if someone remains alive it will not affect the course of the campaign finale.
- The death of each important NPC character is "planned" and unavoidable. You cannot save them from death in any way. This also applies to Sara from the campaign prologue. Regardless of the route you choose, you will eventually reach the cut-scene with the soldier.