The Last of Us PlayStation 3

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jun 14, 2013
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  1. Jun 24, 2013
    8
    This game is almost perfect. A truly adult game that doesn't flinch away from the hard realities of post apocalyptic survival. What makes this such a spectacular game is the attention to detail. For example, whilst searching an abandoned office building I noticed that one of the desks was decorated with a number of child drawings including a family group. This helped to make the fact thatThis game is almost perfect. A truly adult game that doesn't flinch away from the hard realities of post apocalyptic survival. What makes this such a spectacular game is the attention to detail. For example, whilst searching an abandoned office building I noticed that one of the desks was decorated with a number of child drawings including a family group. This helped to make the fact that the desk used to belong to a real person more believable. The graphics are superb. I often found myself just standing still and looking around in absolute awe. I loved the way the relationship between the two protagonists developed throughout the game. I found myself having genuine affection for the young girl and cared about her safety. Expand
  2. Nov 12, 2013
    9
    Pros:
    Great graphics
    Great characters
    Decent story
    Ellie

    Cons:
    It's a bit short
    Not really challenging

    Overall this game is a masterpiece, I still can't believe PS 3 was able to handle those graphics
  3. Nov 11, 2013
    10
    By far the best game I have ever played Naughty Dog have produced the game of the generation. Even though I am usually a PC gamer I found the graphics stunning and the game runs very smoothly. From the dramatic opening to the very end about 12 hours later I was never bored. The character design is incredible and the way Joel and Ellie interact with each other throughout the game isBy far the best game I have ever played Naughty Dog have produced the game of the generation. Even though I am usually a PC gamer I found the graphics stunning and the game runs very smoothly. From the dramatic opening to the very end about 12 hours later I was never bored. The character design is incredible and the way Joel and Ellie interact with each other throughout the game is fantastic. I have put in over 150 hours now and have done 7 playthroughs and have never had more fun playing a game. The negatives to this game are so little it's not worth mentioning and I can safely say that you won't regret spending money on this. Expand
  4. Nov 13, 2013
    10
    First of all this is not Uncharted. This was better than Uncharted for me and I loved Uncharted especially 2. But what stood out to me was the story. This is one of the best stories this year and it's ironic that only a handful of people will get to experience it (Note that I'm comparing this game mostly to movies i've watched this year because games don't even compare). The story is soFirst of all this is not Uncharted. This was better than Uncharted for me and I loved Uncharted especially 2. But what stood out to me was the story. This is one of the best stories this year and it's ironic that only a handful of people will get to experience it (Note that I'm comparing this game mostly to movies i've watched this year because games don't even compare). The story is so good because of how it is told, the characters, the music, the hundreds of subtleties. The gameplay is excellent as well and is extremely fun. But what stood out to me was the "realness" and believablity of this world and story and how everything is told plus the characters and violence. It all fit together beautifully even though this is not a shiny happy world. In fin, there really isn't anything wrong with this game except that fact that it had to inevitably end sometime. I just wish more people, who weren't gamers, could experience this story because a lot of people who love movies and books are really missing out and a lot of gamers as well like xbox owners and even some ps3 owners. The only way you might not like this game is if you really hate post apocalyptic setting. Expand
  5. Oct 14, 2013
    9
    It's probably the most detailed game I've ever seen, design and level wise, and with that it's also one of the most immersive games I've played since Half life 2. But personally for me, it's also the single best AAA survival horror game in recent years.
    This game deserves all the praise it gets.
  6. Jul 11, 2013
    8
    Fantastic game, story, graphics; only one major flaw. Hordes and hordes of bandits. I often found myself wondering: if life is so difficult to survive in after the apocalypse then why are these so many damned bandits willing to throw away their hard-earned lives to gain absolutely nothing by killing the death tornado that is our main protagonist? It seriously killed immersion around theFantastic game, story, graphics; only one major flaw. Hordes and hordes of bandits. I often found myself wondering: if life is so difficult to survive in after the apocalypse then why are these so many damned bandits willing to throw away their hard-earned lives to gain absolutely nothing by killing the death tornado that is our main protagonist? It seriously killed immersion around the halfway mark. In fact it gets to the point where if you see a happy glimmer you know for sure it will up in less than 5 minutes. A particular level has you racing past what seems like HUNDREDS of men firing guns and chasing after you in a BARREN waste of a frozen mountain village with barely any food about. Where are they getting so many bullets? Why would they deem to waste them? Even if they are eating people how on earth would they be healthy enough to chase me? Where are the women? A tarnish on an otherwise great game. Expand
  7. Jul 12, 2013
    9
    Really good game. I still think Uncharted 2 is better, but it's reeeaaallllyy close. I'm not going to write a book on this, but I want to give it a 9. Great job Naughty Dog!
  8. Jul 11, 2013
    10
    An absolutely stunning game, start to finish. It reinvents 3rd person survival-horror in such an amazing way, where you actually feel for the characters and care about what happens to them on their journey. Not to mention an insanely entertaining and unique multiplayer. Very worth while.
  9. Jan 26, 2014
    8
    It is epic story and all, I was really excited playing it for the 1st time. But now even after several months I finished it I realize that I don't want to play it again, as its just pretty straight forward one-shoot game. The world is big but it split on small levels and it is just a decoration.
    I would say the ending also a bit disappointing.
  10. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    This is what other games should aspire to be, the graphics were really amazing and detailed, by far the best console graphics I have seen, the gameplay is really tense and intuitive, and the best part is that gameplay is non linear, you can go in guns blazing, use stealth takedowns or even pass through an area without killing anyone and it also encourages exploration to find supplies sinceThis is what other games should aspire to be, the graphics were really amazing and detailed, by far the best console graphics I have seen, the gameplay is really tense and intuitive, and the best part is that gameplay is non linear, you can go in guns blazing, use stealth takedowns or even pass through an area without killing anyone and it also encourages exploration to find supplies since ammunition is really scarce, and the mix of sometimes having to fight humans and other times having to fight infected really mixes things up and you will have to constantly change your tactics, the crafting was also great because everything you craft is performed in real time so you won't have to pause the game so the inmersion is never broken, but as good as the gameplay is the story is what the game was all about to me, the story is intriguing and unpredictable, characters all have their own little backstory and all are very well developed, especially Joel and Ellie and how their relation was constantly evoling throughout the game, in short words this game is a masterpiece and by far my number 1 best game of all time, so you should definitely give it a go, trust me, you won't regret it. Expand
  11. Sep 8, 2013
    9
    One of my favorite games this gen. I wish that I can give this a 10 but I can't. I honestly don't like the multiplayer, It's filled with campers. The single player however is amazing! Fantastic graphics, great gameplay, great characters, great story, beautiful voice acting. I like both Ellie and Joel. I can't wait to see what Naughty Dog has in store for us next gen :D
  12. Jun 23, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game lived up to my expectations and was great! The story isn't original or impressive in anyway, but the characters and gameplay is what makes up for it. However... Joel became very selfish towards the ending and made me begin to dislike him and made me feel bad that Ellie trusts him because she doesn't know what he did. My only real complaint with this game is the ending. The ending is horrible. It abruptly cuts off with nothing happening but Joel saying "I Swear" after Ellie confronts him about if he has lied to her. I felt bad for Joel at the start of this game, but after watching that ending it really made me dislike him... that and the fact that the ending was just stupid. A great game, but a terrible ending. Expand
  13. Mar 6, 2015
    10
    I punched a dude in the face using a brick.... I bought a playstasion 3 just for playing this game and I have to say it was worth it.. Although some things that happen are a bit predictable the overall story is amazing! I won't say anything else just play it!
  14. Jul 27, 2013
    8
    To some who talk about the cooperative AI-sneaking, imagine how frustrating the game would be when an AI-controlled characters keeps blowing your cover. I think Naughty Dog had to choose between being absolutly responsable for your actions or dependence of other non-controllable characters and chose wisely
  15. Jul 25, 2013
    9
    There is just no words to describe how awesome TLOU is, I mean the graphics are breathtaking and the story is very original and the characters have to be one of the most memorable out there, the sound effects are brilliant. TLOU is easily the best game i've played this year so far, but I'll have to play GTA V as well to see if it's as good as TLOU or better. Im going to go a bit higherThere is just no words to describe how awesome TLOU is, I mean the graphics are breathtaking and the story is very original and the characters have to be one of the most memorable out there, the sound effects are brilliant. TLOU is easily the best game i've played this year so far, but I'll have to play GTA V as well to see if it's as good as TLOU or better. Im going to go a bit higher than it says. I give TLOU 9.5/10 Expand
  16. Nov 15, 2013
    9
    Is a beautiful looking game with an incredible campaign, the multi-player was nice but really needed some more modes as its clearly focused towards the campaign; which there's nothing wrong with as it was brilliant but a few new modes and maps would have been ideal.

    Other than that, well recommended.
  17. Aug 14, 2013
    10
    The last of us has the most spectacular single player campaign on the ps3 console, no if, buts or maybes.
    The detail and Obvious effort put into the last of us raises the bar for competing console games, and my standards as a gamer.
    The last of us really show's what these 5 year old consoles are still capable of. I won't give much detail on the game itself, so no spoilers, I'll simply
    The last of us has the most spectacular single player campaign on the ps3 console, no if, buts or maybes.
    The detail and Obvious effort put into the last of us raises the bar for competing console games, and my standards as a gamer.
    The last of us really show's what these 5 year old consoles are still capable of.
    I won't give much detail on the game itself, so no spoilers, I'll simply state that it's amazing, and worth your time.
    Multiplayer In the last of us is done very well, the only real down fall is the community it's self, partially due to the way kills work, people will constantly take your kills, hang behind you so you weaken the enemy and then pounce once you've left the rooms safer, this can be very frustrating at times, there are also only two modes, but they are very good modes.
    This is a game that cannot be missed, even if you rarely buy a game, let the last of us be that game!.
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  18. Jun 24, 2013
    8
    The last of us is a really entertaining game. The graphics are very well done considering the aging platform it runs on. The storyline is engaging and the sound is immersive. Something that bothered me a lot was Joel taking up too much of the center of the screen. Third person view is fine but I found myself trying to look around the character way to much. Also, why is there so much boxedThe last of us is a really entertaining game. The graphics are very well done considering the aging platform it runs on. The storyline is engaging and the sound is immersive. Something that bothered me a lot was Joel taking up too much of the center of the screen. Third person view is fine but I found myself trying to look around the character way to much. Also, why is there so much boxed ammo, food, and scissors laying around 20 years after the end of the world? Why do I have to craft shanks from scissors? Are the scissors not already pointy and sharp? Knives don't exist anymore? Why can I construct a working rifle scope from nuts and bolts? My biggest gripe was the lack of an open world. While the level designers did do a great job, it was a real big immersion breaker being told the only way through a city is to climb up into a leaning skyscraper (ignoring the physics of that) even though that would be the last thing any reasonable person would do. Also, why give the players maps if they are useless? These are all nitpicks I have and do not mean that this is not an awesome title. While the massive amount of "PERFECT GAME EVERRRR!" coming from critics and players alike is merely hype I would and am recommending the last of us to my friends. Expand
  19. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    No matter what anyone says, The Last of Us is truly one of the best games that I have ever played. Everything in the game is amazing, from the in game graphics, to the cutscenes, and the gameplay, everything feels right, and it makes the game that much better. Usually I dont give games a 10/10, because there is always something that bothers me. But The Last of Us is one of the gamesNo matter what anyone says, The Last of Us is truly one of the best games that I have ever played. Everything in the game is amazing, from the in game graphics, to the cutscenes, and the gameplay, everything feels right, and it makes the game that much better. Usually I dont give games a 10/10, because there is always something that bothers me. But The Last of Us is one of the games that surprised me the whole time. There was nothing wrong with the game, and it shows. Everything is polished, and I loved how often little things struck me. When Joel and Ellie are just walking, and then they start having a conversation, it really made the game feel alive. This game is one of the few games in my opinion that is completly deserving of all the 10/10's it got, and the hype for this amazing game was very right. It is one of the best games I have ever played, and if you want an experience, and perhaps PS3's best game, then look no further then The Last of Us. Expand
  20. Oct 24, 2013
    10
    Ok I've reviewed this game three times this is the last. People saying no stealth because of wall hack. Have any of you tried it on Survivor difficulty this is how this game was meant to be played. There is No listen mode and this makes it a real and scary survival horror game and this IS GOTY and yes I do have and love GTA5 but this is a fantastic masterpiece and it shows PS4 will crushOk I've reviewed this game three times this is the last. People saying no stealth because of wall hack. Have any of you tried it on Survivor difficulty this is how this game was meant to be played. There is No listen mode and this makes it a real and scary survival horror game and this IS GOTY and yes I do have and love GTA5 but this is a fantastic masterpiece and it shows PS4 will crush Xbox1 because all of Sonys latest exclusives are looking next gen already. But anyways get this game story is perfect and with single player DLC it will be epic again. Multiplayer is better than most and the season pass price of 20$ isn't as bad as some of these money grab games I'll be happy to pay 20$ for some moe last of us content. I have the new multiplayer map pack and they are great. See you later but Get This Game Now if you haven't. Its the Best!! Expand
  21. Jan 30, 2014
    10
    Naughty Dog proved itself again as the best game studio. Its production, the Last of Us inherits the studio's specialties: solid gameplay, satisfying platformer, interesting dialogues and most importantly, amazing characters. The protagonists, Joel and Ellie, are easily among the best written characters in all video games and you will, after playing this game, feel attached with them andNaughty Dog proved itself again as the best game studio. Its production, the Last of Us inherits the studio's specialties: solid gameplay, satisfying platformer, interesting dialogues and most importantly, amazing characters. The protagonists, Joel and Ellie, are easily among the best written characters in all video games and you will, after playing this game, feel attached with them and genuinely care about them. I don't know if it is possible to not like Joel and Ellie but I am in love with them.
    Set in the post-apocalyptic US, Joel and Ellie must journey across the country in search of a group. In this world an unknown pandemic has ravaged mankind, transforming infected into half-human-half-fungus undead. What sets the Last of Us different from all other zombie games is that the infected here are also blind and therefore by moving quietly it is possible to avoid conflict at all. Ammo and healing supplies are limited (there is no stomping corpses to reveal supplies here), so stealth is always the better option. When combat is the only way to go, the Last of Us becomes a solid third person shooter almost identical to the Uncharted series.
    The world in the Last of Us is vibrant and believable. As is all post-apocalyptic worlds, the world goes into chaos and survival is dependent on oneself: only the fittest survives. There is no hero or antagonist in the Last of Us; only survivors. In fact, Joel is so ruthless against other survivors standing in his way that you might feel that he is, in a sense, the villain.
    However no game is perfect--not even the Last of Us. Supplies for tools feel a little bit too plentiful. For example nail bombs should have been valuable weapons that are only used in the most desperate times, but they are in fact so common in the world that I found my backpack too full to carry yet even more of them. In the same sense weapons are also too powerful for a game like this: your arsenal isn't limited at all; you will get a freaking flame thrower half way into the story. Also the ending is somewhat disappointing; I won't spoil anything for you, but I was disappointed.
    BUT--- with this ending it is possible for them to make a sequel. :DD As the Last of Us is so successful this is very likely to be the case--I cannot wait to see more of Joel and Ellie's journey.
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  22. Jan 20, 2014
    9
    GOOD THINGS:
    PLOT: I thought it very cliché, similar to I am the Legend and War of the Worlds, but the characters are very charismatics, and the narrative goes very well.
    GAMEPLAY: Very fun, either Stealth or TPS, both are perfect, making improvised weapons are cool, finding medicine and pieces to Level Up are very good made.
    Soundtrack: very sad, and absent in the most time.
  23. Aug 27, 2014
    9
    A great story which happens to be told in a video game format. Although the story overpowered the video game experience. Only for that it's not a 10 for me.
    STORY AND CHARACTERS: Perfect story and perfect balance between the two main characters. There's no good or bad here. Only hope and the need to survive
    PRESENTATION: Naughty Dog has used the PS3 like no other developer. When we think
    A great story which happens to be told in a video game format. Although the story overpowered the video game experience. Only for that it's not a 10 for me.
    STORY AND CHARACTERS: Perfect story and perfect balance between the two main characters. There's no good or bad here. Only hope and the need to survive
    PRESENTATION: Naughty Dog has used the PS3 like no other developer. When we think you can't see anything better than the Uncharted series they pull this off!
    GAMEPLAY: this is where i hoped to see a bit more of the video game experience. It's not totally balanced and you don't feel comfortable because of the scarce resources. I know it's meant to be this way but a little more action wouldn't harm the game.
    ONLINE: Played it a couple of times but it's not Naughty Dog forte.
    An experience that pushes video games to a different level. Absolutely mandatory.
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  24. Dec 22, 2013
    10
    The Last Of Us is just the best game I ever played.The Story, is not only well written, but it makes you attach Joel and Ellie and to care about their fate in the game."The Last Of Us" delivers strong emotions that make you realize that you are a human and once with it comes hope, love and the desire for survival.
    THE LAST OF US is the reason I play Video Games...
  25. Mar 23, 2014
    8
    Great game with great story. The presentation is exceptional but where i found the game a little weak is on the gameplay level. I hate cheap "one-shot-kill" and even if i found the game really fascinating, I didn't had as much fun to actually play it that i though I would. One last thing : I hate clickers !
  26. Sep 4, 2013
    9
    Amazing game, completed it three times when I have never played a game after completed it before.

    The only reason not to buy this game is if you are easily scared or do not like action games, otherwise go buy it now. I dropped a point for the rather run-of-the-mill multiplayer which for me is a complete waste of time, would have been better off making the game bigger (even though it
    Amazing game, completed it three times when I have never played a game after completed it before.

    The only reason not to buy this game is if you are easily scared or do not like action games, otherwise go buy it now.

    I dropped a point for the rather run-of-the-mill multiplayer which for me is a complete waste of time, would have been better off making the game bigger (even though it is plenty big enough).
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  27. Nov 9, 2014
    10
    Can not seem to digest when it reaches the end, you are challenged to the limit in such a humane and sentimental drama you clings easily and is hard to say goodbye. I really do not know how to call this grandeur that despite being a game and brings a very human feeling emanates from there and he slingshot you. THE LAST OF US is not just any game is a masterpiece grand and unforgettable andCan not seem to digest when it reaches the end, you are challenged to the limit in such a humane and sentimental drama you clings easily and is hard to say goodbye. I really do not know how to call this grandeur that despite being a game and brings a very human feeling emanates from there and he slingshot you. THE LAST OF US is not just any game is a masterpiece grand and unforgettable and full of feelings where we are challenged to try each one. Expand
  28. Sep 1, 2013
    9
    A gorgeous, meaningful, intense, scrumptious (yes, even the sound of rending flesh...is scrumptious, somehow LOL) game. Agreed, the AI is a little thick at times...but, the essence of the game, what makes it great, so far outshines any minor issues, it's hardly noticeable. My only beef with games of this nature is that replay value is low for me. Didn't like the MP that much and I tendA gorgeous, meaningful, intense, scrumptious (yes, even the sound of rending flesh...is scrumptious, somehow LOL) game. Agreed, the AI is a little thick at times...but, the essence of the game, what makes it great, so far outshines any minor issues, it's hardly noticeable. My only beef with games of this nature is that replay value is low for me. Didn't like the MP that much and I tend not to play story driven games more than once. But, as far as a story game goes, this is one of the very best! Expand
  29. Aug 14, 2013
    10
    Wow. Great job ND. I am torn between letting this game stand alone and badly wanting a sequel just to continue to play in the world you created. Graphically awesome, characters awesome, loved the story, gameplay epic. Great audio and gun physics btw. I finished it last night and was left with such mixed emotions. Loved the way it wrapped up but felt sad that I was done. I don't play gamesWow. Great job ND. I am torn between letting this game stand alone and badly wanting a sequel just to continue to play in the world you created. Graphically awesome, characters awesome, loved the story, gameplay epic. Great audio and gun physics btw. I finished it last night and was left with such mixed emotions. Loved the way it wrapped up but felt sad that I was done. I don't play games again once I've finished them typically but I just might go back through for the Plus Mode. Ok, I'm not torn, please make a sequel!!!!!!! Expand
  30. Jul 21, 2013
    10
    This title affected me like a slow burn. I expected it to be at the very least decent, based on Naughty Dog's recent history with the PS3. Then I played through the opening section and I was absolutely stunned at what they had done with this medium. As the game added thematic components, characters, tweaks in game-play, and set pieces throughout its 15-hour campaign, I must admit to someThis title affected me like a slow burn. I expected it to be at the very least decent, based on Naughty Dog's recent history with the PS3. Then I played through the opening section and I was absolutely stunned at what they had done with this medium. As the game added thematic components, characters, tweaks in game-play, and set pieces throughout its 15-hour campaign, I must admit to some confusion on my part. Certain moments were jarring, some were poignant and just right, and others still seemed overtly familiar. As the hours continued on in life after I had finished the game, I came to realize what had happened: Naughty Dog was two steps ahead of me in every way possible, right from the beginning. It's one of those rare works of art where the more one speculates on the events that have taken place, the more all of these things make total sense and seem inseparable from the overall vision. On this basis alone, "The Last of Us" must be one of (if not THE) most unpredictable games I've ever played. The relationship between Joel and Elle is never contrived, never played up or squeezed tight for emotion, yet also never abandoned nor underdeveloped it's one of the most realistic portrayals of a surrogate daughter/father scenario I've ever seen, anywhere in art. I honestly have no way to lengthily describe this game in any satisfying way, so here's some random appropriate adjectives: unflinching, brutal, heartfelt, passionate, understated, terrifying, complex, demanding, and, ultimately, masterful. The conclusion could very well haunt you for months (but not for any reasons presupposed at the beginning of the play-through). Expand
  31. Jul 14, 2013
    10
    Yeah this game may not have the perfect and the funniest gameplay but it has a lot of challenge and you need a lot of strategy to beat this game. Some times it may be frustrating and your AI partners may be a pain in the ass for you but this game does everything it promises, a perfect crafted storyline, some good rpg elements and interesting weapons in a world of tension between infected,Yeah this game may not have the perfect and the funniest gameplay but it has a lot of challenge and you need a lot of strategy to beat this game. Some times it may be frustrating and your AI partners may be a pain in the ass for you but this game does everything it promises, a perfect crafted storyline, some good rpg elements and interesting weapons in a world of tension between infected, the military and the fireflies.
    From the beginning to the end i got glued to the story because it was so interesting. It may not deliver so many action that Uncharted delivered but it delivers a even better story, rich environments and strong enemies that won't be forgotten in some time. If you played this game from the beginning to the end you'll find some bugs and minor errors in combat but you will ignore that all because you will also find one of the best stories of this generation and one of the best post-apocalyptic game ever. You won't regret it, if you have a PS3 you need to get this game, because there ain't much games that reach this high in terms of storytelling in this platform.
    This is a must have for everyone that likes zombies, strategy and amazing and emotional stories.
    One more thing. If you played the other Naughty Dogs games and you already know that this studio never let you down just get this game and watch for yourself.

    This is one of the best games i played and i won't forget it and i still need to play it to get all the stuff and don't forget the multiplayer that also is good.
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  32. Aug 17, 2014
    8
    Lets get this out of the way immediately: The Last of Us is a fantastic experience and you should play it. However, I think that the game itself has been praised so much that its many little flaws have been ignored by most.

    The story itself is that of a zombie apocalypse with a different name; clickers are innovative in the way that they are blind, this allows you to play along with the
    Lets get this out of the way immediately: The Last of Us is a fantastic experience and you should play it. However, I think that the game itself has been praised so much that its many little flaws have been ignored by most.

    The story itself is that of a zombie apocalypse with a different name; clickers are innovative in the way that they are blind, this allows you to play along with the stealth mechanic. Other than that, they are just zombies. Also, why the fungae needs to be spreaded through open wounds (bites and scratches) while there are spores for aerial contagion -which, anyone who has played Plague Inc would agree this is the best way to get a virus to spread- is baffling to me.

    I will not spoil anything, but I think the ending could have been bleaker. By the end, I was not sympathizing with Joel at all, he was just being a selfish dick.
    I think Naughty Dog was playing it safe and I did not appreciate the ending.

    The Stealth Mechanic works great for Joel, however, your AI companions can be really stupid. Specially when you get around with Bill, I remember at one point while entering an infected-ridden zone, he muttered the line "We must be quiet here", right before blasting off his very loud shot gun at an infected and ruining my whole stealth approach.

    This would also have happened (quite a lot) with Ellie, since her running around right under the nose of the enemies was quite a common occurrence. Thankfully the AI seems locked to only take up on Joel's movements and actions, so your companion's AI behavior won't affect them (companion AI behavior will only affect enemy response if they fire a shotgun at their face - Thanks again, Bill). This was appreciated, but it broke the immersion a bit.

    I noticed a few glitches here and there, also some ragdoll physics and the obvious texture pops are evidence of the last-gen power of the PlayStation 3. However, they are completely right to call this a fitting swansong to the system; it really pushes it to its limit and its an absolute success in that. Environments are gorgeous and I couldn't help feeling ompletely distracted by the vistas, especially in the Spring part of the game.

    The characters are greatly fleshed out, they react to almost everything the game has to offer, even the innane chatting while traversing an uneventful section of town is magnificently human. Ashley Johnson's portrayal of a 14 year old girl toughened up by the circumstances the world is facing is absolutely engaging, and Troy Baker's worn down southener that is Joel is an absolute pleasure to listen to.

    Gustavo Santaolalla's soundtrack is perfect for this game, its bleak and gloomy and I wish it would have continued so until the very end.

    Still, you can't miss out on this game; its a beautiful experience that tells a tale of a broken down man that has severed himself from society even in a time that you would think mankind should stand together and not jump at each other's troath.

    This is still a blockbuster AAA game, with the Naughty Dog trademark all over it (a bit Uncharted-y at times, I feel) but with fleshed out characters and an entertaining story. Despite its many little flaws, hopefully this game's popularity is turning enough heads in the industry on what gamers are expecting from developers.

    Lastly, don't miss out on the multiplayer. The single player mechanics work surprsingly well and its quite challenging.
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  33. Jul 10, 2013
    8
    It is a very good game, Naughty Dog always make very high quality games and this is no exception, visually is shocking, the history mode is long (12h for me) and very nicely done, the music is very simple but very VERY appropiate for the game, and the environments are amazingly good, every aspect of them, but, there are minor things that keep this game for being a masterpiece, the first isIt is a very good game, Naughty Dog always make very high quality games and this is no exception, visually is shocking, the history mode is long (12h for me) and very nicely done, the music is very simple but very VERY appropiate for the game, and the environments are amazingly good, every aspect of them, but, there are minor things that keep this game for being a masterpiece, the first is that there are many cliches in the history and, at least for me, you never feel identified with the conflict, and this is because the game is very straight forward, you don't feel the survival aspect of an apocalypse, you just feel you have to kill every single enemy, the exploration is kind of limited and the fact that some places has notes about what happened there is a very good idea but isn't very well developed, just like the environments they just feel lonely but they lack violence, they lack "drama", also, despite the fact that the history mode is very entertaining, it should be a bit slower, there are many cutscenes (which is fine) but there are very little interaction to know the characters a bit more, because they are very interesting but I've felt that I wanna know more about them but the game doesn't give me the tools to do.
    The gameplay is very good with very cool animations and very good combat variety, but it should be a bit harder (even on survivor), and the ammo is short because of the limit which is kind of stupid having a bag, but is very entertaining overall. Everything I say may be a bit subjective but I think that the game should have focus on other things like survival instead on walk and kill (which doesn't mean is a bad game) but overall I give it an 8 because what the game offers is very good and is certainly a game that everyone should try.
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  34. Oct 18, 2014
    9
    It is the so much acclaimed game for PS3. The game is an "action adventure" like Tomb Raider, or like the Uncharted series (indeed from the same software house).
    The adventure is pleasant, the game lasts an average time (about 12-15 hours), the story is well thought out and there is great graphics without any uncertainty. The setting is post-apocalyptic, the plot seems obvious but it is
    It is the so much acclaimed game for PS3. The game is an "action adventure" like Tomb Raider, or like the Uncharted series (indeed from the same software house).
    The adventure is pleasant, the game lasts an average time (about 12-15 hours), the story is well thought out and there is great graphics without any uncertainty. The setting is post-apocalyptic, the plot seems obvious but it is not. I say no more to not spoil the surprise.
    The music is pleasant, the game is never frustrating (if you can not go on is because you are using the wrong approach).
    But ... Well, I had very high expectations which were not supported by the game. Everyone talks about how this is the killer application for ps3. Sure it's nice, you spend funny moments and is the true "entertainment" (you are always asking yourself "how's it going forward"). But a masterpiece? I do not know, perhaps is because I come from the PC world where masterpieces are more numerous ...
    Some negative aspects? There are none, the initial loading is very long (even 3-4 minutes), but then the game does not load EVER, so you can end it up without ever even wait a few seconds. Great optimization and no bug. Well done Naughty Dog!
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  35. Jun 22, 2013
    9
    The Last of Us is an exciting and emotionally moving adventure show what human interaction could be like after a apocalypse. Naughty Dog has created a gem that while not without faults is still one of the most important games ever released for the PlayStation 3.

    You play as Joel who through the course of the game is escorting his companion Ellie to a certain destination. During the
    The Last of Us is an exciting and emotionally moving adventure show what human interaction could be like after a apocalypse. Naughty Dog has created a gem that while not without faults is still one of the most important games ever released for the PlayStation 3.

    You play as Joel who through the course of the game is escorting his companion Ellie to a certain destination. During the journey the relationship that grows between Joel and Ellie is both touching and haunting to behold. Without spoiling the story, parts of Joel's past affect the way he currently views life and this provides a window into seeing how humanity might react following years after a great tragedy or apocalypse. Bitterness abounds in Joel's life early on, and yet by the conclusion of the of the tale the player is so wrapped up within the story that they will share a great deal of care for Ellie in almost a fatherly role. Parts of these emotions might be strong enough to bring tears to your eyes. It happened to me.

    Graphics: The game succeeds in pushing the PS3 to new boundaries. It's obvious that this console generation is coming to a close, but Naughty Dog did a great job at showing the possible beauty and abandonment of a nation desolated by destruction. The animations are top notch and the character models (thank you Joel for having an amazing beard) are hype-realistic. I experienced a bit of pop in at times but nothing that caused major issues in my play-through.

    Gameplay: The Last of Us succeeds in making the player struggle to survive against the harsh virtual reality of a fallen world. You will face environmental challenges, mutated monsters, and bandits struggling to survive. Throughout the game you given a minimal supply of weaponry to just barely get you to the next encounter. More times than not you will try to rely on Joel's stealth and brute force to overcome situations. This is both brutal and desperate, making you feel like every move you make has weight. Gunplay feels similar to Uncharted but a bit less accurate further reminding you that Joel is a real human and not some super hero. Encounters with enemies can be tough, and you will die. The game doesn't penalize you for death and check points are frequent to the point where it almost relieves a bit of tension. Even though you will die, the game is fair. I completed my first play-through on hard and felt that it possibly made the experience more rewarding than if I had played on normal. This is up to personal choice in the end and either way you will have a great time.

    Sound: The Last of Us sounds great. Voice acting is well done and all the characters are believable during cut scenes and even during seemingly random dialog. Joel's voice makes it clear that he has had one hell of a life and that years of fighting for survival have taken a toll on his emotional and physical being. Ellie on the other hand has grown up in this world and shows spunky if not almost disturbing arrogance in the face of danger. Musically the game is strong, but doesn't leave any long lasting themes like you might find in Uncharted or Bioshock Infinite. Most of the game will be spent in silence which very accurately represents the forsaken empty world. During cut scenes, or other important events the sudden inclusion of music brings more weight than could ever be realized with a constant soundtrack.

    Possible Negatives: The only main negative point I could bring up the sheer number of times Joel must go find a ladder, trashcan, etc to prop open a door or gain access to the next area. This mechanic should have been thrown out in early design. I don't mind it every now and then but it did bother me enough to break me from the experience. I experienced one bug involving this that made me reload the game at one point. It's a minor complaint, but still matters. Some have argued that the game is too linear and would prefer a more "choose your own path/ending" scenario. To argue with this I would just take time to remind everyone that this game isn't about the players story. This is about Joel, and Joel may not make the same decisions you would. This is not a flaw, but a reminder that Naughty Dog has crafted a brilliant story and seeks to guide you through to the end. Accept this and you will have a blast.

    In summary, Naughty Dog has crafted a a brilliant emotional tale that touches the players hearts and yet brings ample excitement and adventure. While the game is not perfect it is something that will remembered fondly in years to come. For these reasons I highly recommend experiencing The Last of Us.
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  36. Mar 5, 2014
    8
    Finished the game a few months ago and let it simmer for a bit. Before I dig in, I will let you know I am a 41 year old guy that has been a hardcore gamer for most of my life. I have played and enjoyed everything from your Marios, Demon's Souls and Civilizations to your Forzas, Maddens, and Call of Duties. If you can dig that, then dig this- this is a game that does nothing more thanFinished the game a few months ago and let it simmer for a bit. Before I dig in, I will let you know I am a 41 year old guy that has been a hardcore gamer for most of my life. I have played and enjoyed everything from your Marios, Demon's Souls and Civilizations to your Forzas, Maddens, and Call of Duties. If you can dig that, then dig this- this is a game that does nothing more than take all of this console generation's staple mechanics, systems, and story developing elements and put them together in a highly polished, fantastic looking game. 3 to 5 years ago I would've given this a 9.5. But in 2014 it is completely generic in almost every respect. It does have some emotional depth to it, but nothing you haven't seen in 1,500 better movies. There was a point in the first few hours I thought I was going to have to quit out of sheer boredom. And when it did pick up, all the "no, man, it's not Uncharted... the gameplay is better and the story is PHENOMENAL! It's not just a long cutscene. You'll see, man. Trust me." statements I kept hearing never panned out. The boredom never really went away... the story never really panned out like I was expecting. The AI was terrible. I tried to immerse myself, but then I'd witness Ellie running in place into a clicker who would then come after me for not sneaking slow enough 30 feet away. Even though it is their best, I believe Naughty Dog has already gotten too many free passes. And the gaming crowd has disappointed me with what we'll give 10s to and with the acceptance of faults that should be fixed by now. All that said, It is a pretty good game. It would've been great 5 years ago, but not in 2014. My real rating is 7.5, but I round up. Expand
  37. Dec 10, 2013
    10
    Naughty Dog has made a masterpiece. The best game PS3 has delivered in the entire sventh generation, and one that will be remembered for years to come. It is truly that good. And I know some jealous people will describe this game as overrated without even playing it, as the same thing happened last year with Halo 4. Shh, don't listen to them! The Last of Us is not flawless but is prettyNaughty Dog has made a masterpiece. The best game PS3 has delivered in the entire sventh generation, and one that will be remembered for years to come. It is truly that good. And I know some jealous people will describe this game as overrated without even playing it, as the same thing happened last year with Halo 4. Shh, don't listen to them! The Last of Us is not flawless but is pretty damn close, and that is enough to give it everlasting praise.
    The story, OMG! If you have a heart, and human feelings, and most importantly two eyes, two ears and a functioning brain, then you will love the story in this game. I never felt so many things, and I'm not talking only about TWD emotional post-depression, although there is definitely a hint of that. I am talking about anger, desperation, happiness and fear...and the worst fear of all. The fear of losing your loved ones. The voice acting is top-notch, and the graphics. They truly push the PS3 to the limit. They are insane.
    The gameplay is fitting, and really pairs with the pace of the game. It is intense, gritty and insanely violent. Stealth is king (Something we are not used to from the "Uncharted" games) as it is also being tactical, preservative and crafty. If you play in normal (Like me) you will find some challenge, though not overwhelming. It is at moments fun, at moments scary. It is just a good-old fashioned survival horror stealthy gameplay, and I enjoyed the hell out of it.
    Surprise! This game comes with an Online component which is, surprisingly good actually. It has the same gameplay mechanics from the campaign and the maps are thoughtfully designed. Of course it is not The Last of Us' main focus, but I am still playing it a lot, you know, after three entire playthroughs of the mind-blowing, excellent, five-star, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious campaign. Gotta love Ellie and her awful jokes!
    In the end, BUY THIS GAME! Do not own a PS3? Bro, I feel for you, because this game is one of the best games ever made, period. I am truly enthusiastic about this. There is just nothing else like it in the world.
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  38. Nov 5, 2013
    9
    Pure perfection. Awesome graphics, good story and very amazing gameplay. The game can show a very fantastic atmosphere of survival in this epic story. Graphics make this beauty a lot better. One thing that can't allow me to make mark 10/10, is quite stupid AI and ending of game. A really don't want this game, this story to finish.
    Naughty Dog show all perfection of PlayStation 3.
  39. Apr 29, 2014
    9
    Story:
    I really enjoyed the story, It had great writing, voice acting, and body language. The game also does a great job at making me care for Joel and Ellie as the story progresses by giving me those slow moments where the two engage in dialogues. 10/10
    Gameplay: This game can get extremely intense if you play it stealthy. Even though stealth is optional, you're most likely going to
    Story:
    I really enjoyed the story, It had great writing, voice acting, and body language. The game also does a great job at making me care for Joel and Ellie as the story progresses by giving me those slow moments where the two engage in dialogues. 10/10

    Gameplay:
    This game can get extremely intense if you play it stealthy. Even though stealth is optional, you're most likely going to be silent since ammo is scarce and the A.I can get really aggressive by charging, flanking, or suppressing you. One immersive braking mechanic is that the A.I won't attack your companions which isn't really annoying because imagine you're trying to sneak around, and Ellie accidently lures a clicker(infected) or bloater(super infected) to your location. I think it's a good idea for Naughty Dog to do this. You also need to explore to find parts needed to upgrade your weapons, supplements to boost your survival skills, and crafting items to build med kits and other useful stuff. 9/10

    Graphics: T.L.O.U contains some of the most gorgeous and detailed graphics I've ever seen on a console. The facial models look realistic, great lighting, excellent sound design, and the backgrounds look beautiful. 10/10

    Multiplayer: The multiplayer is really fun to play, but I do have some issues with it. First, instead of earning XP to level up, you have to gather supplies to help build your clan in order to unlock customization items. What this means is you have to do good in every match you're in in order to get supplies for your clan (you get most of your supplies from kills). This can be really hard when you have a clan of 70 because you're going to need around 70 to 80 supplies to keep your clan alive (which isn't easy). There are also only 2 game types which might limit replay value for some, and the game suffers from balancing issues bow almost being a 1-hit kill, smoke and shiv load outs, bombs, and more). 6/10

    Verdict:
    The Last of Us is one of my favorite games of 2013 and one of my favorite PS3 exclusives. Go buy it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it. Rating: 9. P.S. Thanks for reading my 1st review.
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  40. Nov 27, 2013
    8
    At first I'd like to get this off my chest. I really loved to play The Last of Us. It was an really enjoyable and emotional experience for me and it's one of the best games to be released in 2013. However; it had many flaws and is utterly overrated by the masses. The story is one of the highest claimed things about the game but to be honest, it wasn't that original, mostly cliché. It wereAt first I'd like to get this off my chest. I really loved to play The Last of Us. It was an really enjoyable and emotional experience for me and it's one of the best games to be released in 2013. However; it had many flaws and is utterly overrated by the masses. The story is one of the highest claimed things about the game but to be honest, it wasn't that original, mostly cliché. It were the characters that carried it all. Even the intro sequence brought tears in my eyes. And that will mean something. On the technical side there isn't much to critize, but it isn't the best looking game on the PS3. I still think Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception is the best looking current-gen console game to date. Some textures were muddy but that's about it. What was the most let down to me were three things: At first the gameplay and the difficulity. The gameplay was probably one of the most boring things I have ever wittnessed. It made Heavy Rain look spectacular.

    Also it was really linear, the AI was dumb and the gunplay decent at best. But I just can't get over it how repetitive it all was. Always there was to find and build a ladder or a bridge and hold off some enemies and that's about it. And the difficulity was schizophrenic. At one time it was easy because of the stupid AI and then they threw in the Clickers that can kill you with one hit (at the beginning). Some may call it challenging, I call it a chore. And then the last chapter was really annoying too because of the sheer amount of enemies. The game has really low replayability for me. I tried to go for another run a while after I completed it but I just couldn't because it was so boring. It's a game you probably just will play once. To all the people who gave it a 10 How often did you replay the game you spent 60 bucks on? Because I think good games should be fun to replay. But this one wasn't at all.

    Then there's multiplayer. Normally I'm not a multiplayer guy but this one really got me hooked. It was even more enjoyable than the singleplayer most of the time. It requires a lot of tactic and teamplay. More than those wanna-be tactic games like Battlefield 3 and 4.

    Overall it's certainly not a bad game, it's very good to be sure but it's simply overrated. I think that's because it's a PlayStation exclusive. Most exclusive games on that platform that are actually just mediocre just get high scores because they look pretty and has the Sony brand on it.
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  41. Nov 13, 2013
    8
    This is an amazing PS3 exclusive, a must buy for console owners.

    While I do believe the game is slightly overrated for reasons I'll be noting in the review, it is definitely the best PS3 game I've played this year. The game is just georgeous, there was a lot of effort put into details. Animations are realistic, and the environment is amazing. The art direction of this game did an
    This is an amazing PS3 exclusive, a must buy for console owners.

    While I do believe the game is slightly overrated for reasons I'll be noting in the review, it is definitely the best PS3 game I've played this year.

    The game is just georgeous, there was a lot of effort put into details. Animations are realistic, and the environment is amazing. The art direction of this game did an awesome job, and to think this game runs on a 2006 console is astonishing.

    The gameplay feels great. It is not exactly fun all the times, but it's realistic enough, and coupled with the game's great storyline, it will keep you in front of your tv for hours.

    Both Ellie and Joel are quite likeable. The voice acting, sound effects, and music in general are incredible. Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson both did a great job.

    The multiplayer isn't really a major deal, but still, it is a nice bonus. Interrogation mode, which was added with an update is a really innovative mode. Managing your crew through the 12 weeks is actually fun and challenging.

    Now, about the flaws...

    The game is mostly linear. You'll have to play the way it's meant to be played. If you try to fight in a place that ND wanted you to sneak pass or vice-verse, you'll have a hard time.

    A great example of this is the Sniper part. Unless you get yourself to the house he is, you can't progress the game. Even having a sniper rifle yourself, you can't kill him. It's just a ghost gun firing at you. Four times in a row in some instances (sometimes he doesn't have to reload).

    Enemies have unlimited ammo even though supplies are limited in this world. Upon death, the chances of them dropping the ammo they were using is quite low, especially on a higher difficulty level. It's not exactly a big deal, but it would be more immersive if they actually would run out of ammo and try other strategies to deal with you.

    The game lacks replayability for those who are not completionists. Sure, there's a lot of collectibles and trophies for people to get, but most players would just ignore stuff like that. Yeah, there's multiplayer, but as I said before, the multiplayer isn't a major attraction of the game.

    I've played the game on version 1.3 and yet I had some annoying bugs, including characters aiming with no weapons (even my own character), bad AI, actions not working (like, once I needed to help Ellie get to a ladder, but there was no "Press triangle") clickers grabbing me through walls (happened twice only, but still pretty annoying) among others.

    And last but no least... There's no way to install the disc version of the game. That's really bad, because if you play the disc version, you will encounter frame rate issues (first time you see a horse in the dam, for example) and the loading takes a lot of time. But that's about it.

    On everything else, this is truly an amazing game, definitely one of the big games of 2013. Really worth buying!
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  42. Jun 22, 2013
    10
    This is probably the best game I've ever played, the game himself is gorgeous, the characters are so deep, the end of the game is brilliant, the multiplayer is new and innovative!
  43. Jul 17, 2013
    9
    I don't think this is the absolute masterpiece game of this generation, but I do however believe that it is still an excellent game with a great story, gameplay, presentation and even multiplayer. The single player campaign contains probably developer Naughty Dog's best story they have ever produced. The characters Joel and Ellie are some of the most enjoyable, memorable and real inI don't think this is the absolute masterpiece game of this generation, but I do however believe that it is still an excellent game with a great story, gameplay, presentation and even multiplayer. The single player campaign contains probably developer Naughty Dog's best story they have ever produced. The characters Joel and Ellie are some of the most enjoyable, memorable and real in gaming. Everything in this world from the people to the environments to the weapons all feel real. It's obvious Naughty Dog put most of their time in making their world and characters as immersive and tangible as possible and they completely nail that aspect. The way people talk and interact, the open environment and the limitations on supplies just make this actually feel like a living and breathing world that could exist (not to mention that cordyceps which is the disease in the game actually exists). Easily the best part of the game is it's overall presentation with it's great story, solid script, superb characters, excellent voice acting, and an unmatched environments. The gameplay while not the highlight is still loads of fun. This game is absolutely brutal with excellent animations and sound effects to make each gun shot, punch, strangle, and melee weapon sound real and gritty. The crafting system works well and adds a layer of choice and strategy along with the nice variety of weapons. The game especially on higher difficulties completely limits your supplies, forcing you to play more defensively and since this is a survival game, that's the way it should be. This isn't call of duty, you have to approach each situation with care, stealth, strategy and a choice. Do you want to use your precious amo on this group of infected for a generally easier time which after doing so will allow you to scout for more supplies? or do you want to stealthily take down each one which can be more difficult but you'll preserve supplies and will be able scout the area for more supplies afterwards? or do you just want to bypass them completely at the cost of not being able to scout for supplies but you'll still keep what you have? The choice is yours really. Lastly the multiplayer isn't anything amazing but it manages to implement the single player mechanics into multiplayer quite smoothly. There's a heavy emphasis on teamwork which I really like and the crafting system works really well here too. All in all I spent a lot of time on the multiplayer and probably will continue, but it certainly isn't the selling point of the game. So in the end the last is definitely one of the best games I played in a long time but its not the best. The overall texture pop ups get real glaring and I have come across a few glitches that don't break the game but certainly hinder the experience. But with that aside this is a must own game that offers one of the best stories, characters, and environments in gaming. Along with solid gameplay and multiplayer, The Last of Us is easily one of the Playstation's best games and should be in every self respecting gamer's collection. Bravo Naughty Dog. Expand
  44. Oct 11, 2013
    10
    So far the game is nothing short of intense and immersive. The feeling of being out in the unknown puts this game at the lead in the genre because of how it is depicted. It is a tragic world. As for the game, it doesn't confine itself to the survival-horror formula by putting more flexibility in taking out enemies. Story-wise, the game goes for the emotions. The intro itself was aSo far the game is nothing short of intense and immersive. The feeling of being out in the unknown puts this game at the lead in the genre because of how it is depicted. It is a tragic world. As for the game, it doesn't confine itself to the survival-horror formula by putting more flexibility in taking out enemies. Story-wise, the game goes for the emotions. The intro itself was a heart-breaker. The reason I proceeded to reviewing The Last of Us despite not having finished the game yet is because I've seen what I needed to see. It is one of those games that grabbed my attention throughout my game-time. Will possibly be one of the best games I played of all the video games I've played. Expand
  45. Jun 30, 2013
    8
    If you follow The Walking Dead comics or Crossed, the story will probably not surprise you. It's almost predictable, but Naughty Dog really knows how to change the game pace at every step and how to decorate a level so you don't really notice that there is only one way to go.
    Honor mention for the multiplier, a very fresh twist over the classic deathmatch. The loading time for every game
    If you follow The Walking Dead comics or Crossed, the story will probably not surprise you. It's almost predictable, but Naughty Dog really knows how to change the game pace at every step and how to decorate a level so you don't really notice that there is only one way to go.
    Honor mention for the multiplier, a very fresh twist over the classic deathmatch. The loading time for every game is too much and you will stop playing, probably, and that's a pity.
    It's a really good game, for sure, but the hype, in my opinion, it's too high in this case.
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  46. Nov 3, 2013
    10
    After 30 years of gaming, I have no problems putting this somewhere near the very top of any all-time greatest list. I generally don't go for the mainstream AAA titles, but this is an exception, and it is one game that absolutely deserves its praise. Believe the hype on this one, from beginning to end. For those that give it mediocre or low scores, you must just be either looking forAfter 30 years of gaming, I have no problems putting this somewhere near the very top of any all-time greatest list. I generally don't go for the mainstream AAA titles, but this is an exception, and it is one game that absolutely deserves its praise. Believe the hype on this one, from beginning to end. For those that give it mediocre or low scores, you must just be either looking for attention, or, if you truly didn't enjoy this game, the most boring person on Earth. Expand
  47. Jul 11, 2013
    8
    A Great game, this is one of those generation game that are in that little list called "must have", realistic and reasonably hard (sometimes unreasonably). Would suggest to anyone in a heartbeat. The story itself is a pearl. The game gets 8/10 only because mechanics in the game are not that "new" or do not necessarily bring something "new" the game context, graphic, aesthetic and story areA Great game, this is one of those generation game that are in that little list called "must have", realistic and reasonably hard (sometimes unreasonably). Would suggest to anyone in a heartbeat. The story itself is a pearl. The game gets 8/10 only because mechanics in the game are not that "new" or do not necessarily bring something "new" the game context, graphic, aesthetic and story are simply amazing. Expand
  48. Dec 17, 2014
    10
    10/10 - A gaming masterpiece. They type of game that comes along once in a few generations.

    -Story 10/10
    -Characters 10/10
    -Graphics - 9/10
    -Gameplay - 9/10

    Unforgettable experience than any self respecting videogame fan must own and love.
  49. Jul 12, 2013
    10
    When I first saw the demos for this game, I thought this would just be an interesting stealth/action shooter type videogame, like the Uncharted series before it, but when I was done, I got so much more out of it, there was a nice emotional bond clearly between the main characters Joel and Ellie, I can safely say this has been the best game so far of 2013 that I have played and I have aWhen I first saw the demos for this game, I thought this would just be an interesting stealth/action shooter type videogame, like the Uncharted series before it, but when I was done, I got so much more out of it, there was a nice emotional bond clearly between the main characters Joel and Ellie, I can safely say this has been the best game so far of 2013 that I have played and I have a good feeling it will remain that way, definitely some good memories this will leave. Expand
  50. Jun 22, 2013
    10
    Every now and again, a game comes around that gets all kinds of critical acclaim. Many are naturally drawn to the game in hopes of seeing whether or not the game lives up to the massive amounts of hype that it gets. "The Last of Us" is one of those games, and I am proud to say that it lives up to that hype. Naughty Dog, the makers of the critically acclaimed "Uncharted" series and the cultEvery now and again, a game comes around that gets all kinds of critical acclaim. Many are naturally drawn to the game in hopes of seeing whether or not the game lives up to the massive amounts of hype that it gets. "The Last of Us" is one of those games, and I am proud to say that it lives up to that hype. Naughty Dog, the makers of the critically acclaimed "Uncharted" series and the cult favorite "Crash Bandicoot" series, doesn't pull any punches in this gritty, violent, post-apocalyptic thriller. The best way to describe the game is that it contains the exploration and action elements of the "Uncharted" series with the stealth and story-telling elements of the "Metal Gear Solid" series with the scrounging and weapon conservation elements of survival horror. The graphics are top-notch, the scenery is breathtaking, the storytelling and character development is very compelling, the combat is both satisfying and challenging (especially when you are just getting used to it), and the game just feels incredibly real, as a whole. Bottom line, it is a game that needs to be played in order to feel the full reach of all of its great elements. There are a few items in the game that can be nitpicked, but none of these are able to take away from this amazing experience in a significant way. It is certainly one of the best games of this gaming generation and is a great way to begin the closing out the PS3 era and bringing in the PS4 era. Unless you are into blowing up certain miniscule shortcomings into something that they are not and considering them abject failures worthy of a 0 or 1 rating on the game's part (which many user reviewers rating this game negatively seem to be doing here), you will certainly enjoy this game. If you have a PS3, buy this game. If you don't, this game could easily be worth getting your hands on one in order to play this game. Expand
  51. Jun 24, 2013
    10
    I really do not understand people that review this game and say, "nothing revolutionary game play wise." Yeah, well I haven't played a game that really truly has been "revolutionary". Of course game play gets repetitious, because that's what the game is. That's what every game is and if you enjoy how the game plays then enjoy it. I for one, greatly enjoyed the way this game moved andI really do not understand people that review this game and say, "nothing revolutionary game play wise." Yeah, well I haven't played a game that really truly has been "revolutionary". Of course game play gets repetitious, because that's what the game is. That's what every game is and if you enjoy how the game plays then enjoy it. I for one, greatly enjoyed the way this game moved and how it played. I found it to be very smooth and at the same time had some extremely brutal kills. I also enjoyed that I could either, sneak past enemies or take them on up front. The mixture of fighting other survivors and fighting infected was a good mix, and offered well in a variety of situations. It was very enjoyable to plan out my attacks and perhaps my defense.
    The story was exceptional, the cast was exceptional, and the setting was exceptional. I think it would've been awesome to be more open-world but no complaints here because the linear story path was awesome. I thought that the virus was interesting (especially since it's a real virus that occurs in nature) and I wish that was fleshed out more but everything made sense for the story.
    So story, game play, atmosphere, I thought it was all extremely well done and really hope NaughtyDog continues to expand upon this story.
    What surprised me the most is the multiplayer. Wow, I thought when I heard the game had online that it was going to be stupid. A bunch of Joels running around killing each other. Thankfully it is not that at all and actually quite entertaining especially when played with a buddy. Pick either Hunter or Firefly and build up your clan by doing well and winning matches. It's a cool way to divert from other games and shoot it out against others. Woot!
    My only issue with the game is your friendly AI, during parts where you are basically required to be stealthy they are chatting away and running around. The enemies do not react (which thank God they do not because a few parts would be atrocious) but I would've liked to see your friends (Ellie, etc.) to be more sneaky and really nail that creepy atmosphere of needing to be silent. Don't let that detract anybody though, this game is amazing and it deserves all the praise it's getting!
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  52. Jul 8, 2013
    8
    I went out and borrowed a friends PS3 just to play this game, and in the end I was not disappointed at all with the outcome. This game offers a very rich and powerful story which engages the players and makes keeps them going. Although, the main issue I had with this game was the lack of compelling gameplay. After finishing the game and reminiscing about what I had just played, it seemedI went out and borrowed a friends PS3 just to play this game, and in the end I was not disappointed at all with the outcome. This game offers a very rich and powerful story which engages the players and makes keeps them going. Although, the main issue I had with this game was the lack of compelling gameplay. After finishing the game and reminiscing about what I had just played, it seemed to alternate between 3 main mechanics. Runners/Clicker encounters in mostly dark areas, Human encounters and the used way to often find a pallet and get Ellie across some water. Although the gameplay felt very lacking, the story and amazing voice acting was enough to keep me compelled all the way through.

    The next issue I had with the game were the bugs that were so out there, I was surprised they made it through Cert. Some of the issues I encountered were bodies randomly shooting up in the air after being dead for a few moments, scaring the crap out of me (which was kinda funny the first few times); there were some major issues with enemies clipping through objects, or passing right through them; then the major one which would break the immersion was when your allies would run into the open, right in front of an enemy while the player was sneaking through a section, and the enemy would not be alerted at all. I mean I could see this being extremely punishing if the enemies could be alerted by your companions, but at least it would be accurate.

    Besides those issues I enjoyed playing through the game and watching the amazing cutscenes. The issues I mentioned above are not nearly enough to persuade me into giving this game a bad rating. For players looking for maybe one of the richest story driven experiences seen on either console of this generation, I would defiantly recommend picking this game up.
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  53. Oct 31, 2013
    8
    First off, the game is good. But I'm just so let down by the fact that what started as an epic horror-zombie survival game was actually a fight the bad guys adventure action game. The zombie and horror parts of the game are fantastic, but they are only about 20% of the game. Most of the game you fight military or paramilitary soldiers, and while those parts are good, I would have likedFirst off, the game is good. But I'm just so let down by the fact that what started as an epic horror-zombie survival game was actually a fight the bad guys adventure action game. The zombie and horror parts of the game are fantastic, but they are only about 20% of the game. Most of the game you fight military or paramilitary soldiers, and while those parts are good, I would have liked more survival style gameplay. Expand
  54. Jun 23, 2013
    9
    This game is purely outstanding and has one of the most realistic game playing feelings compared to other survival games. Amazing graphics, gameplay mechanics, voice acting and really has a similar Uncharted feel to it. I like how you can explore almost anywhere you please for items or ammo or collectibles and etc. Ellie is a cool partner to have along the way, but honestly she isn't asThis game is purely outstanding and has one of the most realistic game playing feelings compared to other survival games. Amazing graphics, gameplay mechanics, voice acting and really has a similar Uncharted feel to it. I like how you can explore almost anywhere you please for items or ammo or collectibles and etc. Ellie is a cool partner to have along the way, but honestly she isn't as helpful as you would think in close combat situations, you are pretty much doing all the work, but hey thats what games are for right, it would be boring just to see your partner do everything. Plus there is the occasional glitch with surroundings and enemies every once in a while, for example I was sneaking up on an enemy aware of my presence, and when I got really close to him, he disappeared and was far behind me, I suggest the game might need an update. Ignore all of that, and you have an amazing story followed but many intense moments and an almost realistic looking plot line to follow it, The multiplayer is really creative, I think in opinion it has a Mass Effect feel with all the factions to go around it. Great game, highly recommended. Expand
  55. Jun 22, 2013
    10
    Just beat the game on normal and it took me about 16 hrs to do. I can see how this game received so many "perfect" scores but I can also understand how a little overhyped it is. The graphics are only decent due to the occasional frame rate drops and some areas that don't look as nice. The gameplay is awesome at times but again is hindered by frame rate issues sometimes. I really liked theJust beat the game on normal and it took me about 16 hrs to do. I can see how this game received so many "perfect" scores but I can also understand how a little overhyped it is. The graphics are only decent due to the occasional frame rate drops and some areas that don't look as nice. The gameplay is awesome at times but again is hindered by frame rate issues sometimes. I really liked the overall presentation of the game and the great soundtrack. Although there were some sequences I really didn't enjoy playing I give this game a 9 because I support Naughty Dog for being outstanding game devs. I'm hoping for some interesting co op dlc but that probably won't happen. I haven't played mp yet but I will soon. Overall I think this game is yet another great AAA game from ND and I will most likely replay it until I get the plat. Expand
  56. Jan 30, 2014
    10
    I had very big expectations for this Naughty Dog project... AND I LOVED IT! This is without any doubt, one of the best games i've ever played!! The Single-Player campain is awesome and the story is amazing!! The graphics are beautiful! The Gameplay is great! And the multiplayer is pretty good, but not better than Uncharted though! And now After beating it i can easily say that this is theI had very big expectations for this Naughty Dog project... AND I LOVED IT! This is without any doubt, one of the best games i've ever played!! The Single-Player campain is awesome and the story is amazing!! The graphics are beautiful! The Gameplay is great! And the multiplayer is pretty good, but not better than Uncharted though! And now After beating it i can easily say that this is the game with the best story i've ever played!! I think every ps3 owner should buy this game before upgarding to ps4! Thank you Naughty Dog! Expand
  57. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    This is the best game I have played in a very long time. I really cared for the characters in this game. The voice work, graphics and attention to detail is amazing. The only reason that I do not give this game a perfect score is that the AI can be a little unintelligent.
  58. Sep 22, 2013
    10
    This is basically PS3's last hoorah before the PS4 comes out and they sure didn't disappoint. This game excels in almost every way. The graphics are beautiful, the voice acting is well done, and the gameplay is excellent. I didn't think it was possible to actually care about video game characters until this. Be prepared to get lost in the story; all of the highs and the lows, theThis is basically PS3's last hoorah before the PS4 comes out and they sure didn't disappoint. This game excels in almost every way. The graphics are beautiful, the voice acting is well done, and the gameplay is excellent. I didn't think it was possible to actually care about video game characters until this. Be prepared to get lost in the story; all of the highs and the lows, the never-ending tension of what or who might be around the next corner, and the paralyzing fear of trying to sneak past a group of clickers.

    My only critiques would be that I found myself occasionally going the correct way when I meant to be exploring and would accidentally move into the next map and not be able to go back and explore further. Also, I found the final part of the game to be so difficult and frustrating that it basically disconnected me from the story and reminded me that it was all just a game. A bit of a letdown for how much real emotion I had invested in these characters. Still, this is a must play!
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  59. Feb 25, 2014
    10
    play this just play this nothing more great story great graphics great gameplay this game is a masterpeace nothing is bad just play it and you wil get it.
  60. Oct 7, 2013
    9
    Lets face it... you know this game is good. But you wanna know how good? I gave this game a 9, but instead of praising like everyone else I want to point out the minor flaw, repetition. It only took me a few encounters before I could exploit the enemy AI. Soon enough I began handling all encounters the same way. It didn't take away from the tension though. If your not burnt out onLets face it... you know this game is good. But you wanna know how good? I gave this game a 9, but instead of praising like everyone else I want to point out the minor flaw, repetition. It only took me a few encounters before I could exploit the enemy AI. Soon enough I began handling all encounters the same way. It didn't take away from the tension though. If your not burnt out on the zombie theme this game is for you. Naughty Dog has cemented itself as one of the best studios in gaming history this generation. Expand
  61. Jul 24, 2013
    10
    I'm gonna go ahead and say it... Along with Skyrim and GTA 4, these 3 games are the best in the last 5 years. The Last of Us the best of the 3. I would say this is in my top 10 favorite games of all time. From a dramatic story to exceptional game play you will be amazed. The graphics however are the best part of this legendary game. A must play for all with a PS3
  62. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    A truly amazing game of epic proportions. The character development in this game is simply unmatched. Compelling from beginning to end. Naughty Dog is one of the best developers in the industry and continue to prove that over and over again. Joel and Ellie are two of the best characters in gaming, their relationship has it's ups and downs but they always seem to overcome the odds. TheyA truly amazing game of epic proportions. The character development in this game is simply unmatched. Compelling from beginning to end. Naughty Dog is one of the best developers in the industry and continue to prove that over and over again. Joel and Ellie are two of the best characters in gaming, their relationship has it's ups and downs but they always seem to overcome the odds. They have both been through so much and each come to rely on one another more than they know. The gameplay is great. You have to be extremely tactical when approaching each encounter. Ammo and supplies are scarce so you need to be smart. This is a true survival horror game. Took me 18.5 hours on my first play through and currently going through my 2nd play through on new game+. It is easily in my top 5 games of all time. To sum it up The Last of us is simply a masterpiece. Expand
  63. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    Quite possibly the best game made since gaming became a thing. From here on, it can only get better as Naughty Dog sets the bar yet again for how a game should portray a story and mix it with deep and calibrated gameplay. What games such as this can do is why gaming is a unique medium in entertainment. You cannot get an experience like this in a movie or a tv show. Top-notch acting,Quite possibly the best game made since gaming became a thing. From here on, it can only get better as Naughty Dog sets the bar yet again for how a game should portray a story and mix it with deep and calibrated gameplay. What games such as this can do is why gaming is a unique medium in entertainment. You cannot get an experience like this in a movie or a tv show. Top-notch acting, story, characters you care about and can relate to, polished settings as well as controls and gameplay that, contrary to naysayers, is not repetitive unless you make it so; as with any other game ever made. The few negatives are the usual, trivial problems that should not detract from a game such as this for anyone: AI going unnoticed clearly in view of enemies which can smite the illusion and extreme gore which isn't even a negative but definitely something not for everyone. However, gore can be turned off. Do not be turned off by people saying the game is overrated, it is not. There is a reason why critics and users alike love this game. Go ahead and buy it, in any case you will be participating in part of history. There is nothing to lose. Expand
  64. Jan 20, 2014
    10
    I've been a gamer for over two decades now (ever since the original Nintendo), and I can firmly and confidently say that this is THE best game I've ever played.

    This game without a doubt deserves 5/5. I feel that anyone that gives it less didn't get what it was trying to do. This isn't a standard video game. It's primary purpose is to tell you a story. An interactive story, where you
    I've been a gamer for over two decades now (ever since the original Nintendo), and I can firmly and confidently say that this is THE best game I've ever played.

    This game without a doubt deserves 5/5. I feel that anyone that gives it less didn't get what it was trying to do. This isn't a standard video game. It's primary purpose is to tell you a story. An interactive story, where you actually feel like you're there with the characters, experiencing everything with them as they experience it. It's something books and movies can't quite pull off, and is video game specific. Even among games, it's extremely rare that a truly successful and well-done interactive narrative can be pulled off so successfully. Everything really matters.

    The only downside I can think of is that there is a ton of swearing, and a pretty decent amount of violence, so this game isn't for the little ones below 10 years. Also, the AI does odd stuff occasionally. But virtually everything else is virtually flawless, breath-taking, heart-breaking, and intense. The writing, art & environments, acting, and music are all above top-notch. It will keep you on the edge of your seat, whether it be due to wondering what's lurking around the corner, or to hear what interesting tid-bit your in-game companions will say next.

    This game is for anyone and everyone that appreciates a good story. If you've ever enjoyed a fictional book, movie, or video game, in your entire life, you owe yourself this experience. Do what you have to do, to become the last of us. You won't regret it.

    P.S. You should really read the very short prequel comics first (before playing the game), written by the head writer of the game. They're official storyline, and really do add a lot of little neat things and details to the game that you wouldn't appreciate or would miss otherwise.
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  65. Jun 30, 2014
    8
    Great game, but nothing amazing. Story is the strong point of this game. Not sure why the reviews are so high... perhaps it's similarity to the Walking Dead. Game play is a little repetitive and ammo is too scarce. If you're a fan of zombies definitely try it out. Otherwise, I recommend the Uncharted games instead.
  66. Jun 20, 2013
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. All though I've watched it only and haven't played the actual game I believe that it is as close as we will get story wise to heavy rain on this generation of consoles. If this was on PC I would have paid up to 50 dollars for an experience like this it emotionally like the walking dead. I got a bit teary eyed when the daughter died at the beginning because she was funny. Expand
  67. Dec 21, 2013
    10
    I waited until the end of the year to say this but this is definitely the greatest game of the year. A really emotional story with great gameplay, fun multiplayer and a good enough soundtrack (but check out the end credits song The Path by Gustavo Santaolalla, it's one of the greatest soundtrack songs ever)
  68. Jul 27, 2013
    8
    ***MINOR SPOILERS***

    Single player: I don't understand many decisions in the plot such as joel's girl dies and then we are suddenly 20 years in future and not knowing what the hell happens that time. WHY?! The plot is sometimes kinda lazy, but there are many nice moments too. Game mechanics works well, but underwater mechanics are poor. Friendly AI is kinda annoying they block
    ***MINOR SPOILERS***

    Single player:

    I don't understand many decisions in the plot such as joel's girl dies and then we are suddenly 20 years in future and not knowing what the hell happens that time. WHY?!

    The plot is sometimes kinda lazy, but there are many nice moments too. Game mechanics works well, but underwater mechanics are poor. Friendly AI is kinda annoying they block your path and run everywhere, but as what i have noticed they don't get noticed by enemies of course if you are hiding and not seen by enemy .

    Last of us is emotional and powerful, but is nothing to compared to walking dead series by telltale games. Tho developers did try something similar. You don't get that much emotionally attached to the characters as in walking dead.

    Cut-scenes were amazing they were really realistic and graphics in general too. If you like hunting trophies...Well this is not game for you. In best you have to go past the game at least almost 4 full games and the collectibles...Why? There is really no point getting them other than for the trophy. Please don't put them on games anymore. No one likes collecting them. I was damn bored to the game after 2 play throughs. This game is linear as hell sadly :(

    Multiplayer:

    Multiplayer in last of us is actually very good and fun to play tho it lacks variety such as: more weapons, maps, game modes and i (personally) would like more customisation items. You really have to play as team to win. Pro tip: When you get first aid training 2 use it. Its amazing parts.

    Closing thoughts:
    Well I can say that this game is very good ps3 exclusive and is for sure worth the money. I give singe player a 8 out of 10 because it lacks on strong emotional feelings AND IS DAMN LINEAR, but awesome in first play through.

    I give multiplayer 9 out of 10. Multiplayer is kinda missing maps, modes and more weapons. They really should've been taking more time to multiplayer.

    I GIVE TO THIS GAME A 8 OUT OF 10.

    Hopefully you find this review useful.
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  69. Mar 12, 2014
    10
    Please note that I barely played the multiplayer and am rating this on the story mode. I know this review is late, but I would like to say that this game is phenomenal and is an amazing experience. Throughout the game, you find yourself being overprotective of the teenage female protagonist, Ellie, and not worrying about your safety as much as hers. I really felt like her dad as I kept aPlease note that I barely played the multiplayer and am rating this on the story mode. I know this review is late, but I would like to say that this game is phenomenal and is an amazing experience. Throughout the game, you find yourself being overprotective of the teenage female protagonist, Ellie, and not worrying about your safety as much as hers. I really felt like her dad as I kept a gun out every time she went alone to open a door or pull a lever. Naughty dog has definitely done their job on creating and atmosphere that you fear every door and corner you pass. This is definitely one of the top ten best games ever made. I completely recommend this game to ANYONE. I really feel like I know Joel and Ellie on a personal level, after playing this game. If you haven't played this game, you should be ashamed. GO OUT AND BUY IT KNOW! Expand
  70. Jan 6, 2014
    8
    If you look at it for what it is, the last of us is really just a 3rd person cover based shooter with stealth mechanics, very much like tomb raider or uncharted. But that isn't what makes it special. What makes the Last of Us special is the story, the characters, the world that is created, one you feel a part of and immersed in.

    The last of us proves that functional controls and an
    If you look at it for what it is, the last of us is really just a 3rd person cover based shooter with stealth mechanics, very much like tomb raider or uncharted. But that isn't what makes it special. What makes the Last of Us special is the story, the characters, the world that is created, one you feel a part of and immersed in.

    The last of us proves that functional controls and an amazing story are a winning formula for games.
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  71. Aug 18, 2013
    8
    The Last Of Us is a solid Third Person experience. While not offering anything new in means of gameplay, it does give a fresh yet deep story were you can hook easily.
  72. Oct 8, 2013
    10
    We really haven't seen a game with a good narrative like The last of us. It is an awesome emotional game that really touched me. The voice acting was Phenomenal
  73. Oct 27, 2013
    10
    This game is a polarizing experience, it made me look at video games as a medium in a new light. The Last Of Us for me was much more than a game. I have never felt as connected to this story and these characters in my life. To me this may be one of the greatest stories told. At times it shocked me, made me smile and even she'd a tear. By the time the credits were rolling I was sitting onThis game is a polarizing experience, it made me look at video games as a medium in a new light. The Last Of Us for me was much more than a game. I have never felt as connected to this story and these characters in my life. To me this may be one of the greatest stories told. At times it shocked me, made me smile and even she'd a tear. By the time the credits were rolling I was sitting on the floor just staring at the tv with my jaw wide open. If you haven't played this game, you need to. You won't be disappointed! Expand
  74. Jul 31, 2013
    8
    I absolutely love this game. Every time I play i get drawn into the world an actually feel like I am fighting to survive. Game play is fun and inventive and the characters give of believable emotion. The only reason i give this an 8 is because the graphics are severely lacking. If this would have been on PC it would have been visually stunning. As on now my game of Skyrim looks like ti wasI absolutely love this game. Every time I play i get drawn into the world an actually feel like I am fighting to survive. Game play is fun and inventive and the characters give of believable emotion. The only reason i give this an 8 is because the graphics are severely lacking. If this would have been on PC it would have been visually stunning. As on now my game of Skyrim looks like ti was released a few weeks ago and this was released in 2011. Putting that aside this game is very entertaining and will provide you with a thrilling story that will have you wanting to come back and play more. Expand
  75. Jul 18, 2013
    9
    Excellent story, characters, graphics, and voice acting. The multiplayer is interesting, but it's a little bare (character skin and maps). Other than that, the single player campaign provides a heart-warming, heart-wrenching, and heart-pounding experience; separately, I give that a 10.
  76. Jan 6, 2014
    10
    First and foremost, I apologise for this language is not my first language but I had to write my first review of a game for this particular title. I've been playing video games my entire life and this game is the most accomplished single player experience I've ever had. The gameplay is flawless, the art design is phenomenal but I'd to point out a single scene that I thought was truly aFirst and foremost, I apologise for this language is not my first language but I had to write my first review of a game for this particular title. I've been playing video games my entire life and this game is the most accomplished single player experience I've ever had. The gameplay is flawless, the art design is phenomenal but I'd to point out a single scene that I thought was truly a stroke of genius. Most of the players who have finished this game will know what I'm going to write about. It's the first time I have felt such emotion playing a video game. There is a particular scene where Joel and Ellie are just watching a beautiful scenery and I didn't want to go any further. I knew things could go bad for either of them, so I stared, alongside Joel and Ellie and just cried... And the ending is just awesome too. This is the most mature storytelling I've ever seen in video games (with the walking dead season 1). Expand
  77. Jun 30, 2013
    10
    As the life of the PS3 is coming to an end, Developer "Naughty Dog" makes sure that the console goes out on a bang. And what a bang they created.

    The Last of Us is a unique take of the popular post-apocalyptic story telling, creating an experience that feels familiar yet very unique, and in the end is very satisfying. The story revolves around two characters, Joel, an older man who is
    As the life of the PS3 is coming to an end, Developer "Naughty Dog" makes sure that the console goes out on a bang. And what a bang they created.

    The Last of Us is a unique take of the popular post-apocalyptic story telling, creating an experience that feels familiar yet very unique, and in the end is very satisfying. The story revolves around two characters, Joel, an older man who is extremely experienced in survival, and Ellie, a 14 year old girl who only knows life in quarantine and is curious about life outside and before the epidemic. A fungal outbreak has decimated the country and has turned people into cannibalistic monsters.

    Joel has been given the task to escort Ellie to a group known as The Fireflies, a rebel group fighting the government in control, and also looking for a cure to the outbreak. Throughout the story the player sees the relationship between change from Ellie being nothing more than goods being delivered, to someone whom he really cares about, and his protection of her becomes almost an obsession. This leads to an excellent, and unpredicted ending that will make the player think.

    The gameplay is extremely unique and has a bit of a learning curve. It is not a typical stealth game, although stealth is important in order to survive. You can use stealth take downs to kill opponents, or fight them straight forward, or use a combonation of both. Staying stealthy however is quite difficult and you will find yourself fighting often.

    To avoid repetition, there are different types of enemies to fight. There are normal human enemies, who are intelligent and react to what you are doing or how you're fighting. There are infected known as Runners, who, as their name implies run at you to attack you, forcing you to fight through them, but you can easily be overrun by them. There are Clickers, who cannot see due to overgrown fungi on their faces, and use a creepy clicking sound to see you using echo location. They are extremely difficult and if they grab you, you are dead. Then there are Belchers, who are massive infected with fungi that act as armour plating and are extremely difficult to take down. Each of these use different tactics to take down and make the gameplay extremely fun and satisfying.

    Overall this is a fantastic game that should not be missed by any PS3 owner. The story is excellently written. It grabs your attention and will not let go. The voice acting of Ashley Johnson and Troy Baker are absolutely amazing. The gameplay is fun and challenging. The online multiplayer is unique and fun. This truely was the first game in a while that i did not want to stop playing. If you haven't played this game yet you are really missing out.
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  78. Sep 18, 2013
    9
    Before I begin, I must say that I was extremely disappointed with the ending.

    The Last of Us definitely was a great game, I actually watched Pewdiepie's playthrough so I didn't experience the game entirely. But I feel that a nine would be accurate, and if I had played through it might have been a bit lower too. Almost everything was epic; here are the drawbacks: -I didn't mind the
    Before I begin, I must say that I was extremely disappointed with the ending.

    The Last of Us definitely was a great game, I actually watched Pewdiepie's playthrough so I didn't experience the game entirely. But I feel that a nine would be accurate, and if I had played through it might have been a bit lower too.
    Almost everything was epic; here are the drawbacks:
    -I didn't mind the glitches that much, but they were plenty and were starting to get hefty.
    -Some gameplay was unnecessary in my tastes.
    -The ending was not to my liking.

    It was still a great experience though, I recommend it whole-heartedly.
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  79. Nov 12, 2013
    10
    This game is a masterpiece in every sense of the word. Great story, gameplay, multiplayer...and makes you think about it long after you've beaten it again and again. It's fantastic.
  80. Oct 12, 2013
    10
    this game is a masterpiece. The graphics is so amazing and sounds are beauty, but the multiplayer is a little bad and the final, mmm
    Gameplay 10/10
    Graphics 10/10
    Sounds 10/10
    Multiplayer 8,5/10
  81. Dec 14, 2013
    10
    This game is strong and delivers a really strong story that is for people who would like things such as the walking dead. you end up getting attached to Joel and Ellie the two main characters as you venture through the world in a post epidemic. I cant tell the story of this game as there would be spoilers as the game has a lot of big moment's. The side kick in the story Ellie will developThis game is strong and delivers a really strong story that is for people who would like things such as the walking dead. you end up getting attached to Joel and Ellie the two main characters as you venture through the world in a post epidemic. I cant tell the story of this game as there would be spoilers as the game has a lot of big moment's. The side kick in the story Ellie will develop into a real survivor while Joel is sort of like the mentor in a way. The first strong thing about the game is its soundtrack which is not too full of itself as it is not a collage of crazy sounds and noises that you would here in a pop music video. It is real music and you will get to liking it. The second thing I like about this game is the character AI especially the enemy's you will encounter some better than others. My most likable AI is one of the bosses in the game as the AI made the boss fight extremely rememberable and clever. The use of the clickers the infected characters in the game is interesting as you have to literally make sure they don't bite you or its game over no matter if you are playing on hard mode or not. The game play all around is smooth for a third person shooter I don't have much difficulty with the controls while in combat which uses the clever AI I talk about. The game graphics wise is Beautiful and is settings are amazing. The game is not all action or drama there is also horror in some scenario's in which one of these made me scared even with a fully upgraded shotgun. you can build and upgrade weapons and items on your Journey however it took me two playthroughs to do this. The voice acting in this game is great as troy baker does just as good as a job as he has in other games. The last aspect of the game I will talk about is the multiplayer, it is a fun and balanced multiplayer that plays as smooth as the singleplayer game and is at its best with friend's on headset's. This game is possibly the best exclusive Sony has ever published and just before nextgen. Expand
  82. Jun 19, 2013
    9
    Although the game has some flaws (just like any other game) I can stand behind my 10/10 score 100%. Anyone who says this game is overrated either thinks they are mr. Video game 2013 or are nit-picking every little thing just to be different. Sure, if you are playing it on easy your going to kill the enemy within the first 2 minutes of walking into a building, then you will be walkimgAlthough the game has some flaws (just like any other game) I can stand behind my 10/10 score 100%. Anyone who says this game is overrated either thinks they are mr. Video game 2013 or are nit-picking every little thing just to be different. Sure, if you are playing it on easy your going to kill the enemy within the first 2 minutes of walking into a building, then you will be walkimg around for 30 minutes collecting stuff. But, if you play it on hard you (like its meant to be) you will be sneaking around for 30 minutes finding a solution to killing or avoiding your enemys while getting to your next objective while collecting materials and collectables looking over your shoulder. The graphics are great, if you can thread fibers from a seam on joelsshirt and thats not good enough for you then im sorry people, start inventing. This is the only game to water my eyes, more then once. Usually im being yelled at by my girlfriend for playing a game at 2am, but not this one, I caught her sitting up in bed telling me what to do next staring at the tv saying "Why dont you pick up a brick and distract that zombie?"

    There is so much to say about this game im not even going to try and write anymore then I have. Its like a 15 hour movie that keeps you interested the whole time, Ive only watched a few 3 hour long hollywood movies that I could get through to the end. Just pick it up ASAP and see for yourself. The multiplayer is just an added bonus ill be playing for the next 4 months.
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  83. Aug 11, 2015
    10
    One the best games ever created.From the heart breaking storyline to the amazing engaging characters to the bleak heartless world the game is set in, this game is an absolute masterpiece. Well done naughty dog.
  84. Dec 4, 2014
    10
    Excelente Juego. Proximamente puntaje para la versión Remastered. Animación única, al nivel de los grandes, excelente apartado gráfico, originalidad y jugabilidad. GOTY 2013.
  85. Jun 19, 2013
    9
    Since so many people are saying positive things about this game, I thought I'd put in my own list of negatives. Just understand that, yes, I do love the game. Firing from the hip here. Enemies never Never NEVER stop to reload or run out of bullets. More than anything about this game, it was the gameplay demos that really wowed me. I mean, it looked like Heavy Rain's presequencedSince so many people are saying positive things about this game, I thought I'd put in my own list of negatives. Just understand that, yes, I do love the game. Firing from the hip here. Enemies never Never NEVER stop to reload or run out of bullets. More than anything about this game, it was the gameplay demos that really wowed me. I mean, it looked like Heavy Rain's presequenced events but with total player freedom--it got me to shell out $60 to buy it new! (Note: I like buying games preowned if I have money burning a hole in my pocket and I'm looking for that 'Diamond In The Rough' experience I would never get playing it safe buying $60 new.) Unfortunately, the experience of actually playing the stages is somewhat different as you'll die over and over again even on easy. In fact, this is such the case that you'll find yourself PURPOSELY dying because the outcomes will constantly fall short of your expectations. While less cinematically appealing (yet pretty fairly so just the same) I think the same sort of combat was done better and more believably in Splinter Cell Conviction. I really feel it would have been better for The Last Of Us if they HAD done presequenced events--versatile presequenced events--a la Heavy Rain, but this, of course, would have taken A LOT LOT more time effort and money than just throwing a bunch of bots in a stage and saying "HERE!" Oh, and when I say a bunch of bots, I mean a BUNCH of bots, far more than was shown in the trailers, so many, in fact, that the game becomes a parody of itself with the bots in later stages saying "Do you know how many of our guys that lone guy and girl killed? 70! A HUNDRED! An old man and a teenybopper girl! Boy, either we are in a videogame or we are totally incompetent!" And why, btw, do all the scavenging badguys have to be under one badguy mastermind head? What stupid videogame bs is that? I was imagining when I saw the demos, that they were individual clans, like the two heroes, just trying to survive. We should be bustin' caps in or sneaking by other "We're just good people tryin' to survive, oh, and uh, do those shoes fit me?--BAM!" sorts. You know, women and men, old and young. The uninfected baddies, except at the beginning, are all male twenty-somethings mostly equipped with gruff "Kill me, I'm a genuinely bad bad guy in a videogame!" voices. Where are the child soldiers, really? Where are the elders? Which brings me to another point, where are all the child zombies, the baby zombies--please don't split hairs, they're zombies--you think that in a game that shows a fourteen-year-old girl dying in a myriad gruesome ways when the player fubs up, do you really think in that sort of game we should be worried about killing child and elderly zombies? Incidentally this is the same problem I had with the first-person "terrorize the airport" sequence in MW2. Where are the children and babies, the elderly, the fat, the thin, the DISABLED! They were all the same twenty-somethings who seem to be ubiquitous in videogames. If you don't have the backbone to do it as it really would be then don't do it at all, idiots! *sigh* What else? Oh yes, the stupid "Navigate the linear path by finding (a) a plank (b) a ladder (c) a trash bin (fully loaded!) or (d) a palate! (there are a few others I can't think of). This time filler nonsense bothered me even before I preordered the game. In a post Assassin's Creed 2 landscape where anything that looks scaleable should be scaleable there is no excuse for this stupidity. I mean, each of these things weighs a ton! It is an absolute laugh fest the first time seeing the scrawny woman partner at the beginning hoist up a heavy heavy ladder by jump jump jump! shooting it up into the air and catching it in her hands. It is only slightly less ridiculous when the male hero does it. That trash can, I'm looking at you, you wouldn't roll around on those rusty, over laden wheels, up and down uneven, gravely-grassy terrain with the greatest of ease, would you? Cormac McCarthy made this same mistake in "The Road" with the magic shopping cart of all-terrain prowess! The film makers on the movie adaptation learned the hard way that THIS CAN'T BE DONE! They ditched the cart Now, the board, yes it weighs a ton and can't be handled the way they do, it is also straight as an arrow, unbowed, and so strong that when walked upon, stretched to the last millimeter across a gap, doesn't bend or vibrate causing certain death! And Holy S*** talk about a laugh riot, there is a moment that Joel uses a fulcrum to lift so much concrete and mother-load wood beam he might as well have been twirling the earth on his pinky finger! Just watch Bruce Willis try to do much less in DieHardWithAVengence. All of what I have said in this review is more than a mouthful, but that is not to say I don't think it a great step forward for videogames. No, I loved it. I say storytelling trumps story, always. Expand
  86. Mar 17, 2015
    9
    amazing game challenging yet fair. best linear story EVER! Multiplayer to me lacks though third person view in multiplayer breeds camping and the constant dlc for outfits and killing animations kind of sours the experience.
  87. Jun 22, 2013
    10
    Simply a Masterpiece! I'm playing it in the US version though I am Italian. Mood, sounds, characters and storyline are in harmony and cooperate to catch up the attention of the player.

    Great game, buy it if you don't have already your copy
  88. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    I officially confirm that The Last of Us is the best game ever made, it is an absolute must-play for all gamers, go ahead and rush through the retail shop that so you can buy this masterpiece, it is ok, you can thank me later
  89. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    Indeed, a game worthy of the hype.

    with amazing visuals, brilliant character development and emotional depth, great voice acting and a lengthy story, the game can keep you playing for ages, not to mention if you really let yourself go in videogames like myself, this game can have you in tears over the simplest of choices.
  90. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    Para mim o melhor jogo deste ano até agora, ótima história unido a um gráfico exelente. Parabéns Naughty Dog. Pena não ter mais jogos deste nível no mercado atualmente.
  91. Jun 21, 2013
    10
    Uma história fantástica, ricamente ambientada e, na contramão da maioria das histórias, temos uma relação de amor paterno se desenvolvendo entre os protagonistas. O jogo linear, sem impacto das ações do jogador sobre a história ou seu desfecho, e isto, de maneira alguma, um ponto negativo. Recomendadíssimo!
  92. Jun 19, 2013
    9
    Great cinematic, fun game overall movement is kinda clunky but forgivable. weapon use is not the smoothest but the game gives you the feel that this is on purpose. overall i love it
  93. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    I love the fact it feels so realistic and believable every decision I make I feel like it is me doing it!!

    Best Zombie/Survival game I've ever played **Joel is the man**
  94. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    Seriously i'm not a fanboy or whatever, but this is the best game i've ever played. I don't find any weaknesses at all (maybe the multiplayer, but this isn't that type of game). Sincerely can't find a game that I was excited and involved more. Ps. Ellie's character is outstanding.
  95. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    There are so many zombie esque games out there, but I figured Naughty Dog would have a good take on it. I wasn't wrong. So many different survival games focus on the monsters when in reality, I've always wanted to see a focus on not only interpersonal stories but how humanity as a species would handle the fall of modern society. it wasn't exactly about the outbreak and for that they getThere are so many zombie esque games out there, but I figured Naughty Dog would have a good take on it. I wasn't wrong. So many different survival games focus on the monsters when in reality, I've always wanted to see a focus on not only interpersonal stories but how humanity as a species would handle the fall of modern society. it wasn't exactly about the outbreak and for that they get one of the few things games get from me, a solid 10 points. The story is immersing, the world in dark, and there's a really good take on human interaction that I've only really seen in a few things, movies included. I can't help but just love the game for that. The banter of the characters, how they interact with everything juxtaposed with the bad hands they're dealt. There's a good character arc and deeper meanings behind what you see. It's definitely worth a buy. Expand
  96. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    The best game of the generation hands down!!
    Naughty dog created an outstanding game which any PS3 owner should get. Naughty dog created uncharted which is the one of the best adventure games out there however it limited them to what emotionally they can show. this game shows that emotional side.
    BUY IT!!!!
  97. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    This game blew my mind! It is the game I hoped it to be, with a story that is among the best in video games. The presentation is peerless and must look good even to those preferring PC gaming. On consoles, the characters and animation, along with the incredible detail of the environments, is the best I have seen this generation. Naughty Dog's incredible talent as directors/storytellersThis game blew my mind! It is the game I hoped it to be, with a story that is among the best in video games. The presentation is peerless and must look good even to those preferring PC gaming. On consoles, the characters and animation, along with the incredible detail of the environments, is the best I have seen this generation. Naughty Dog's incredible talent as directors/storytellers surpasses even that of theirs of game designing. The less one says of the story the better, for fear of giving anything away of this most exciting and heart-wrenching tale. It is true: the game is very dark and brutal and bloody. But this is merely consequential, considering the game's extraordinarily realistic and adult take on a post-apocalyptic world. Surviving is harsh in the world of "the last of us", and the white-knuckel skirmishes demonstrate this. The combat in this game is some of the best I have experienced in games, with its lack of resources, such as bullets, emphasizing skill and tactics. Stealth is a big part of the game; indeed, a number of areas allow for play through without confrontation. A note to pacifists: your characters Joel and Ellie will at times have to kill, there is no way around it. None of the characters are innocent. The world they live in simply does not allow it. Of course, as is standard with Naughty Dog productions, the soundtrack and design is terrific. The soundscape is at times evocative, scary, sad and haunting. In short: there is really nothing I can level against this masterpiece and whole heartedly recommend this title to all (mature!) gamers. Aside from being one of the finest games of this whole generation, it is probably the most important in regard to the art of the craft of video games. Expand
  98. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    Believe the critic reviews. The game is that good. It is a great story, with amazing, believable characters, incredible voice acting and music score, top notch sound effects and atmosphere, great and brutal gameplay where every kill counts, in most video games you pass across waves of enemies but killing doesn't matter, in this game every kill counts, it's close and personal, it'sBelieve the critic reviews. The game is that good. It is a great story, with amazing, believable characters, incredible voice acting and music score, top notch sound effects and atmosphere, great and brutal gameplay where every kill counts, in most video games you pass across waves of enemies but killing doesn't matter, in this game every kill counts, it's close and personal, it's necessary. The Last of Us is a jewel. I have found a couple of glitches, but nothing that hinders the experience. The game is a masterpiece. Expand
  99. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    Impressive in every aspect. Graphics, Illumination, Story, Length, Emotions, the Persons in play, Sound, Soundtracks, Multiplayer experience, Gameplay in general I were submerged into a world like never before, feeling not only the excitement that I felt with halo 4 or uncharted 2/3, but also the emotions that the game transmitted, like heavy rain... it has a perfect combination of thatImpressive in every aspect. Graphics, Illumination, Story, Length, Emotions, the Persons in play, Sound, Soundtracks, Multiplayer experience, Gameplay in general I were submerged into a world like never before, feeling not only the excitement that I felt with halo 4 or uncharted 2/3, but also the emotions that the game transmitted, like heavy rain... it has a perfect combination of that sensations, that makes me feel at the end of the game that I've played a master piece.

    I don't think that there is any game out there that could match The Last Of Us (I don't want to spoiler either), but I think that it is only comparable with the Uncharted 2 scandal... Naughty Dog made it again
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  100. Jun 19, 2013
    10
    It is rare that a game can hit a note so fast and make you care for its characters. From the opening to the ending, the story grabs you and compels you to keep on playing to see what happens next. The character interactions were fluid without the voice actors sounding like they were reading a script. The environments were gorgeous and well done. The combat was everything that Naughty DogIt is rare that a game can hit a note so fast and make you care for its characters. From the opening to the ending, the story grabs you and compels you to keep on playing to see what happens next. The character interactions were fluid without the voice actors sounding like they were reading a script. The environments were gorgeous and well done. The combat was everything that Naughty Dog promised with a choice on stealth mechanics or open combat, unlike other games the AI companion was not hampering or detrimental to the gameplay or those mechanics.

    The Last of Us has set a new bar in game-based storytelling and should set the standard for video game storytelling in the years to come.
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Metascore
95

Universal acclaim - based on 98 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 97 out of 98
  2. Negative: 0 out of 98
  1. Sep 16, 2013
    97
    Flawless in its ambition and almost perfect in its execution. A brave and remarkable game quite unlike any other.
  2. Sep 10, 2013
    80
    The Last of Us is a great action-adventure game that manages to capture the feeling of post-apocalypse and survival. The story is alright but way too manipulative and borrows heavily from other, better, material. Still the segmented survival gameplay and the amazing audiovisual production makes the game an experience everybody should check out.
  3. Official PlayStation Magazine Benelux
    Sep 4, 2013
    90
    Despite the breakneck pace of the prologue, it takes quite a while for The Last of Us to pick up some speed again. However, once the cold harsh winter arrives, the action (and story) ramps up. So much so, it puts most Hollywood productions to shame. [July 2013, p.76]