The Last of Us is a game that explores the complexity of trauma and hope from a psychological perspective. In this panel discussion, we will look at how the survivors in this world, including Joel and Ellie, experiences trauma after losing both family and friends in a post-apocalyptic world. Participants will discuss the psychology of the characters and events from both the video games and Season 1 of the hit HBO show. Panelists will discuss how experiences in the game reflect real-world psychological responses to traumatic events. Through this discussion, participants will gain insight into how psychological resilience can help individuals deal with their own traumas and find hope for the future. Finally, we will examine how video games such as The Last of Us inspires us to confront our darkest fears and find strength when facing difficult times.