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Ellie And Abby's Best Video Game T-Shirts in TLOU 2's No Return

Ellie stands in a dilapidated building with a Mortal Kombat shirt on.
Ellie stands in a dilapidated building with a Mortal Kombat shirt on.

In this house, we don’t like to pit two strong women against each other. That includes Ellie and Abby from The Last of Us Part II. Well, except for that part in the game where they are literally pitted against one another, but I digress. In The Last of Us Part II Remastered, both our heroines get new skins alongside the No Return roguelike mode, creative team commentary, and the freeplay guitar mode packaged in with the remaster. This includes some video game t-shirts based on Sony first-party games from over the company’s long history, and third-party games that Naughty Dog must have secured the rights for. With this fun new addition to an otherwise somber game, I’m wondering: who do y’all think has the better video game taste between Ellie and Abby?

While The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic world, video games still exist in it. Part II reveals that Ellie plays video games because she has a PlayStation 3 in her home in the Jackson stronghold. A woman is shown playing a PlayStation Vita during Ellie’s revenge tour in Seattle, as well. So while parts of popular culture are dying out, video games seem to be alive in small pockets of this universe. However, if you want to get real annoying about it, most of the games Ellie and Abby are repping here would never have been made in The Last of Us’ timeline, given the apocalypse happened in 2013. So how did Ellie get a Death Stranding shirt when Kojima was hard at work on Metal Gear Solid V? Magic, probably.

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Ellie wears a Siren shirt.
Ellie wears a Siren shirt.

Fantavision

Ellie wears a Fantavision shirt.
Ellie wears a Fantavision shirt.

Killzone

Ellie wears a Killzone shirt.
Ellie wears a Killzone shirt.

Mortal Kombat

Ellie wears a Mortal Kombat shirt.
Ellie wears a Mortal Kombat shirt.

Destiny

Ellie wears a Destiny shirt.
Ellie wears a Destiny shirt.

Death Stranding: Director’s Cut

Ellie wears a Death Stranding shirt.
Ellie wears a Death Stranding shirt.

Arc the Lad

Ellie wears an Arc the Lad shirt.
Ellie wears an Arc the Lad shirt.

Wipeout Fusion

Ellie wears a Wipeout shirt.
Ellie wears a Wipeout shirt.

Hotline Miami

Ellie wears a Hotline Miami shirt.
Ellie wears a Hotline Miami shirt.

Abby: Hotline Miami

Abby wears a Hotline Miami shirt.
Abby wears a Hotline Miami shirt.

See, they have some common ground.

Genji

Abby wears a Genji shirt.
Abby wears a Genji shirt.

The Getaway

Abby wears a Getaway shirt.
Abby wears a Getaway shirt.

Syphon Filter

Abby wears a Syphon Filter shirt.
Abby wears a Syphon Filter shirt.

Jak and Daxter

Abby wears a Jak and Daxter shirt.
Abby wears a Jak and Daxter shirt.

The Mark of Kri

Abby wears a Mark of Kri shirt.
Abby wears a Mark of Kri shirt.

Twisted Metal

Abby wears a Twisted Metal shirt.
Abby wears a Twisted Metal shirt.

War of the Monsters

Abby wears a War of the Monsters shirt.
Abby wears a War of the Monsters shirt.

So what do we think, folks? Personally, neither line-up is knocking my socks off, but Jak and Daxter is probably the closest any of these games come to striking a chord with me, so I guess Abby wins for me on that alone? I much preferred the line-up of game shirts Ellie had in The Last of Us Part I, but maybe her tastes got a little more boring with age.

Since you’re here, be sure to check out our review of The Last of Us Part II Remastered, as well as extended thoughts on the No Return mode.

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