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What if The Last Of Us was set in Britain?

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Virtually all post apocalyptic games are set in America and normally either in a run down big city or a thriving mini town in the middle of nowhere. But what if The Last of Us had been set in Britain instead?

Well in a marketing stunt aimed at driving sales in the land of the depressed and the wet; PlayStation have tasked some of their top photoshop experts to turn Britain into a post apocalyptic wasteland.

Honestly this hits home more for me as I’ve seen 90% of the following places in real life – but what about you?

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Buckingham palace is easily my my favourite one. I love how you can see they tried to mount a defense there but were overrun. It’s also not overly surprising that a power station is the one place still showing life. Those things are pretty well protected and easier to defend than most.

Also thanks to the DailyMail comments for making my morning by calling these out as photoshopped. I’m going to believe they were being sarcastic and using that pommy wit because otherwise we are all doomed.

Last Updated: June 20, 2013

16 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 20, 2013 at 13:40

    Awesome article Gav!

    I’d like to see the Union Buildings done up like that (looks quite defendable actually if you have been there)

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 20, 2013 at 14:58

      That’s true, I think during a zombie apocalypse the Union Buildings would be an awesome place to be hold up in. I don’t know of any readily defensible spot in Cape Town. The castle’s walls aren’t very high. I guess Robben Island could work.

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  2. Rinceyouropinion

    June 20, 2013 at 13:43

    Wow! I love Brighton Pier too, that looks almost as I remember it 10 years ago 🙂

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    • OVG

      June 20, 2013 at 13:51

      They took the graffiti off?

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      • Rinceyouropinion

        June 20, 2013 at 13:57

        Hahahah! Bam! Still better than the pier where you and I cut our teeth on games dude. My turn!

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  3. Darthdad

    June 20, 2013 at 13:59

    My hometown Severn bridge destroyed!

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  4. HvR

    June 20, 2013 at 14:02

    So ten years ago I had to do some work at a big old Telkom exchange.

    Somewhere in the early 80’s or late 70’s they converted the manual exchanges to electronic exchanges and later to digital.

    So you have this huge buildings taking up small city block with one or two guys keeping watch with only part of one floor being used for the exchanges all teh other floors have rows upon rows of exchange stations where the Telkom tannies used to sit and root calls.

    They left everything just as it is, with papers, chairs, pens left at the stations, got the whole apocalyptic evacuation feel to it.

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    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      June 20, 2013 at 14:19

      Slap in some paintball and you’ve got yourself a sporting event extravaganza!

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      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        June 20, 2013 at 14:28

        Verf bal!

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        • Sir Twakkus

          June 20, 2013 at 14:51

          Nee sies!!! Hierdie is ‘n openbare platvorm jong seun!

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          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            June 20, 2013 at 14:58

            Hahahaha

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 20, 2013 at 14:58

            GENUGTIG! 😛

  5. Trevor Davies

    June 20, 2013 at 14:16

    He’d kill for a cup of tea :/

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  6. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    June 20, 2013 at 14:56

    I was going to say what about South Africa, and then I realised.. I recently walked around Sandton and inner-city Jo’burg in search of a pork bun… I saw a glimpse of what a post-apocalyptic South African city would look like…

    *Jim runs away to the safety of the Republic of Cape Town*

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  7. Rock789

    June 20, 2013 at 15:43

    Now that is a post-apocalyptic place I wanna explore!

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  8. Gareth L

    June 20, 2013 at 16:41

    Hellgate: London 2! I knew that it would happen!

    *sigh*

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