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Metacritic: 95/100
Release: Jan 2013
Reviewed on: PS3

The Last of Us

Site Score
9.0
Good: Narrative – Stealth elements – Atmosphere
Bad: Gameplay doesn’t offer much variety
User Score
9.4
(65 votes)
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The Last of Us takes place in a post-apocalyptic game world and is a PlayStation 3 exclusive title. The game focuses on presenting a realistic experience of survival with emphasis on story and character development.

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The story follows the adventures of Joel as he makes his way across post-apocalyptic America with a young girl named Ellie who grew up in the new world. Joel’s’ mission is to bring her to a resistance movement known as the Fireflies who hope to synthesis a cure from Ellie. The game is set 20 years after the initial infection which has left much of the world in a ravaged state.

Much of the world is split between the government controlled quarantine areas and the outside world which is full of bandits, human settlements and the infected. Joel is controlled through a third person perspective with Ellie being controlled by the AI. During some of the later stages of the game players do get to assume the role of Ellie though.

Gameplay places a lot of emphasis on stealth as the game aims to be as realistic as possible. This means that Joel won’t be able to take out countless enemies and has to be more tactical about his approach.

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Combat wise Joel can rely on both melee weapons and a number of guns with stealth approached take downs often being your best option to conserve the limited amount of ammunition in the game world. The cover system also plays an important role in the game with players having to rely heavily on cover during fire fights. Players are even able to craft or upgrade their equipment with things that they manage to scavenge around the world.

The Last of Us is one of the best adventures in gaming with an amazing atmosphere and is a must play for any PlayStation 3 owner.

Summary:

  • One of the greatest adventures in gaming.
  • Amazing atmosphere and post-apocalyptic world.
  • Focus on stealth based gameplay.
  • Mixture of melee weapons and guns.
  • Craft and upgrade your weapons.

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The Last of Us, 9.4 out of 10 based on 65 ratings
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4 Comments

  1. khalid javed
    August 15, 2014

    The best game I had ever played


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  2. Sonji
    August 17, 2014

    Over-hyped. Boring. Great game for people who don’t have the ability to read a book or play games that don’t feel like you’re stuck on a train track. MGS set after the apocolypse


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  3. Robin
    May 3, 2015

    Best game i’ve ever played. i rate 10/10. It has everything, the story, the gameplay, the emotions… I cried 2 times during this game. This game makes you feel like ur inside the game, its an adventure/action/drama. If you havent played this game,
    YOU GO AHEAD AND DO SO


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  4. Rui
    December 2, 2015

    Best game ever made, my favorite of all time along with games like Red Dead Redemption and the mighty Shadow of the Colossus.

    I hear people saying is over hyped, it’s not. Really play the game, there is space in gaming for a story driven linear game. This and MGS franchise are masters in story driven games with great gameplay.


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