In the recently released The Last of Us Part II, you get to play guitar on several occasions. As the game offers you the full control of the instrument via a combination of some touchpad strumming and playing the chords with the analog stick, you can produce pretty much any melody you want. Some players took it to the max with covering some popular songs within the game.
Even before the official release, VG247 couldn’t help but put up a video of some guitar covers done in TLoU2, including “Californication” by Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Black Hole Sun” by Soundgarden, “Zombie” by The Cranberries and “Seven Nation Army” by The White Stripes.
On June 19th, Russian blog Dusgusting Men dropped some covers of Russian guitar bangers, with “Creep” by Radiohead also in the mix.
From June 19th and on, Twitter, Reddit and YouTube users jumped in on the budding trend, with folks covering Lana Del Rey, Johnny Cash and video game music.
Outer Wilds Theme
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Hotel California”
— americanpatriöt (@americanpatrit1) June 20, 2020
Johnny Cash – “Hurt”
Shawn James – “Through the Valley”
— Clément (@white24room) June 21, 2020
The Beatles – “Here Comes The Sun”
— Rosabelle Armstead (@rosabelledraws) June 22, 2020
— Jamie | BLM (@j_plusb) June 22, 2020
Canon in D
Eyyy!, I made Ellie play Canon in D🎸🎵🎶. .
This guitar feature in game is so cool, never expected that this will be a thing😊 Thank you game!#TheLastofUsPartll #TheLastofUsPart2
— 🐦Artupred 🎮🎨 Huejell🇵🇭 (@Fredartwork1) June 23, 2020
We will update this developing situation when Through the Fire and Flames cover comes out.