The Last of Us: Left Behind PlayStation 3

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  • Summary: Ellie returns as new light is shed on her relationship with Riley, her best friend from the military boarding school in which they both grew up. After inexplicably disappearing for weeks, Riley reappears in Ellie’s life with a surprising revelation. The two sneak out of their school for theEllie returns as new light is shed on her relationship with Riley, her best friend from the military boarding school in which they both grew up. After inexplicably disappearing for weeks, Riley reappears in Ellie’s life with a surprising revelation. The two sneak out of their school for the last time, leading to a series of events that might forever change their lives. Collapse
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 64 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Mar 21, 2014
    100
    Left Behind makes The Last of Us more relevant and an even better experience than the one we'd have playing only the original campaign.
  2. Feb 18, 2014
    100
    Left Behind is how story DLC should be done.
  3. Mar 1, 2014
    95
    Two and a half hours Left Behind has you laughing, get scared, angry and possibly even cry. The story is touching and the ruthless world of The Last of Us comes through even better than in the original game, due to little nuances in the gameplay. Left Behind is the highest quality of DLC.
  4. Feb 14, 2014
    90
    Left Behind offers the same emotion and intensity as The Last of Us, focusing on Ellie's relationship with Riley. Even so, the unbalanced relation between length and price may induce some players not to buy it.
  5. Feb 14, 2014
    88
    The Last of Us is one of the best games in recent years, and Left Behind keeps all of its virtues fresh. Riley is a great character and Ellie will be recorded in your heart. The only problem is that it is expensive for this duration of less than three hours.
  6. Mar 4, 2014
    80
    A bonus to the ingenious game is atmospheric, and although it brings nothing original, a return of the likeable heroes along with great gameplay is perfectly fine, even though it lasts for a couple of hours.
  7. Mar 21, 2014
    60
    The Last of Us: Left Behind is an extension that continues in the same vein as the original. The combat system is tight and the production is impressive. The adventure is however plagued of much padding, and a story that is more ambitious than actually good. The weaker section of the two in the series but worth a look if you feel you did not get enough last time.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 96 out of 135
  2. Negative: 21 out of 135
  1. Feb 14, 2014
    10
    A fantastic insight into Ellie's backstory. Some great combat sections and a few genuinely touching moments. Its short, but remember, itsA fantastic insight into Ellie's backstory. Some great combat sections and a few genuinely touching moments. Its short, but remember, its quality over quantity. Some people obviously don't know the meaning. And to the idiot's questioning why the last of us got 10's and was so highly rated, it received these rating's because it deserved to. These same people most probably haven't even played the full game, let alone this DLC. Expand
  2. Apr 12, 2016
    10
    Didn't like the main game too much, but this part i just simply love it,now i see why everybody loves Ellie, i know there's a section on theDidn't like the main game too much, but this part i just simply love it,now i see why everybody loves Ellie, i know there's a section on the main game for her but i wanted more, and this is it. Expand
  3. Feb 15, 2014
    10
    Some people said there's no sense on putting Ellie helping Joel and Ellie and Riley having fun in the same DLC. I'd rather say this was aSome people said there's no sense on putting Ellie helping Joel and Ellie and Riley having fun in the same DLC. I'd rather say this was a perfect idea. Ellie and Riley were like sisters (if you played the DLC, you'll know they're more than friends) and one cared about the other, something that friends in real life usually don't. It compares Ellie's past friendship with her relationship (more like father-daughter) with Joel and tell us how far would Ellie go for somebody she loves. Ellie is more human the most of the real humans.
    I'd give it a 11/10, but that's not possible. So... 10/10, a masterpiece DLC for a masterpiece game
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  4. Mar 30, 2014
    9
    The greatest piece of DLC I've ever played. LEFT BEHIND is a pure work of genius. It has all of the things that made THE LAST OF US one of theThe greatest piece of DLC I've ever played. LEFT BEHIND is a pure work of genius. It has all of the things that made THE LAST OF US one of the greatest game of all time. Whereas the prologue for the game focused more on Joel and his journey with Ellie. LEFT BEHIND shows you Ellie's life right before the beginning of THE LAST OF US. The story of Left Behind is masterfully written, giving more insight to Ellie's relationship with Riley, as well as showing you the unforgiving world of post-apocalyptic USA, one more time. The combat introduces Infected and humans in the same area, with you right in the middle. You can use the Infected to get the humans or use stealth to sneak past all of them. LEFT BEHIND is the new high point for DLC. It's worth nearly more than it's price and it's a definite must buy for fans. Expand
  5. Feb 17, 2014
    9
    The Last of Us: Left Behind Review:
    Pros/ Good Points:
    + An outstanding story with unseen twists. Strong characters and character
    The Last of Us: Left Behind Review:
    Pros/ Good Points:
    + An outstanding story with unseen twists. Strong characters and character development. I think the DLC looks better than The Last of Us, but I'm probably wrong. Although it is undeniable (along with it's big brother) the best looking game of this generation. Amazing sound design. Increble and touching soundtrack by Gustavo Santaolalla, with the tracks being (again) used in the most appropriate moments. Great new twist to the combat, now letting you make the infected and survivors fight against each other.
    Cons/ Bad Points:
    - There's trophy bug that doesn't let me achieve the 100% completition of the DLC (the trophy is BFF). It's only 1 and a half hour long with exploring everything prolonging it to 2 hours. Though it is an incredible experience and I would pay anything for it, I know most people wouldn't and with that said, the 15 dollars price tag is a bit too expensive. Last combat scene felt forced.
    Final Score and thoughts:
    The Last of Us: Left Behind is a remarkable experience with some things that make it difficult to give it a 10. Still, if you like good stories and liked The Last of Us, go and buy it. You won't regret it.
    Average Score: 9.3/10
    For the 'The Last of Us' review, go to:
    http://www.metacritic.com/user/UserScore?user_review_id=3973021
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  6. Aug 28, 2015
    8
    At barely more than two hours long some might feel Left Behind is a little too short. For me however it is great example of what DLC canAt barely more than two hours long some might feel Left Behind is a little too short. For me however it is great example of what DLC can offer if the developers make the effort by retaining the great gameplay of the original, albeit in smaller chunks, whilst telling its own self contained story (as well as filling in a gap in the main games story) through delightfully written and acted cut scenes. Expand
  7. Mar 29, 2014
    0
    A poorly written afterthought that was overly reliant on her relationship with her friend. If you played Last of Us, there is nothing new.A poorly written afterthought that was overly reliant on her relationship with her friend. If you played Last of Us, there is nothing new. When I say nothing new I mean nothing period. The game is the same and you know EXACTLY what happens. Nothing is added to the narrative and nothing is helpful in filling out the backstory. This DLC was a waste of time, it was a waste of my time and money and it was a waste of Naughty Dogs time. The only thing that people remotely talk about is that two girls kiss. Its there to either shock you, make you feel good, or to push an agenda, nothing more. This DLC ANGERED me and I am upset that I had to pay for it, regardless of the price.
    The combat itself is all the same. They force you to fight in a large and excessive enemy rush that seems tacked on and unnecessary. Even the often referred to ability to coax survivors into fighting infected is badly programmed at best. The enemies clearly seem unintended to fight one another so it becomes a joke to watch them flail around in a mock fight.
    You'll love this DLC if you fall into the trap of whatever message they seem to think they are trying to share. Pulling at the heart strings of the consumer does not make for a good game or good writing. Otherwise don't waste your time.
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