God of War Ragnarok has a touching tribute to The Last of Us 2

The Last of Us 2 Ellie and Dina dancing
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God of War Ragnarok contains a fanciful easter egg dedicated to Naughty Dog's The Last of Us 2.

Be warned, there are very light spoilers for God of War Ragnarok here!

Just below, you can see a post originating from The Last of Us's subreddit, highlighting a discovery in Sony Santa Monica's new sequel. It turns out God of War Ragnarok has a collectible poem which pretty nakedly references The Last of Us 2, and the dire events of the dark sequel.

There's mention of a "bearded, cruel father" which is surely none other than Joel, and a "surrogate daughter," which would obviously be Ellie. The poem highlights how the latter would never find "respite" from a world of slaughter and violence which, as veterans of Naughty Dog's series will know, is something Ellie very much struggles with.

It's actually an elegantly constructed and written poem, highlighting The Last of Us 2's stance on the bad accompanying the good, particularly in Joel and Ellie's relationship. It looks like players might want to keep an eye out for collectible poems in God of War Ragnarok, if this one is anything to go by.

Speaking of which, we've got a dearth of guides dedicated to helping you through God of War Ragnarok here at GamesRadar+. You can check out our full God of War Ragnarok ravens guide, for example, for help tracking down Odin's spies, or there's our God of War Ragnarok treasure maps guide for instructions on where to find some elusive items. 

You can also head over to our God of War Ragnarok best armor guide for info on where to track down the best gear in all the nine realms. 

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.