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The Last of Us Part 2 fans are playing real songs on its guitar

Some post-apocalyptic tunes

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Ellie seated in the audience of a theater, playing the guitar in The Last of Us Part 2 Image: Naughty Dog/Sony Interactive Entertainment via Polygon

Early in The Last of Us Part 2, Joel gifts Ellie a guitar and teaches her how to play it. In guitar segments from then on out, the game gives players access to a fairly fleshed-out minigame with a variety of guitar chords. The DualShock 4’s touchpad lets you strum or finger-pick to a surprising degree.

You can simply follow the on-screen instructions to play the specific songs the game has cutscenes for. Or, you can fiddle around with the guitar to your heart’s content, perhaps even learning a few different songs along the way.

Some patient players are doing exactly that, and uploading their songs and snippets on social media for the world to enjoy. I, for one, am impressed — both that The Last of Us Part 2 allows for this much flexibility, and that folks are spending time practicing on this virtual guitar. Bets on how many folks will end up buying that luxury replica Taylor guitar that Sony is selling for $2,299?

Folks who have had The Last of Us Part 2 for longer have also had more time to master its pesky strings, so VG247 put together a compilation of a few different covers in a YouTube video you can enjoy below.

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