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  • Summary: Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperateFive years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors. When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions. Expand
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  1. Negative: 0 out of 121
  1. Jun 12, 2020
    100
    The Last of Us 2 is a masterful swansong for the PlayStation 4, and arguably the finest, most accomplished project Naughty Dog has ever embarked on.
  2. Jun 12, 2020
    100
    The Last of Us Part II is the perfect combination of an excellent Hollywood movie with a fat budget with fun and flowing gameplay. The phenomenal writing will touch every player and won't leave an eye dry of tears. Combat and exploration are challenging and lead the player to use creativity and improvisation. A real masterpiece and a must-have for every PS4 owner.
  3. CD-Action
    Aug 10, 2020
    100
    Prepare for anger, fear, pain and disappointment. As clichéd as it may sound, Naughty Dog has reached a new, seemingly unreachable level of narrative design. The Last of Us Part II will hurt you in ways that no game has ever done before. This is a story you must experience. [08/2020, p.36]
  4. Jun 12, 2020
    97
    Naughty Dog delivers their best game yet –an exceptional game in every aspect. It is an incredibly shocking, epic, terrifying action adventure with an unforgettable story.
  5. 95
    Though it’s destined to displease those who built Ellie and Joel up as infallible, as an observation of impermanence, tribalism and the terrible cycle of violence that exists at the centre of what’s left of the human experience in this world. The Last of Us Part II is a spectacular sequel, it’s a brave and unexpected direction for the series, expanding on the world both narratively and mechanically, producing a far sounder and rounded experience that never falters or gets in the way of the game’s clear storytelling strength.
  6. Jun 23, 2020
    90
    The Last of Us Part 2 has a lot to say about us as people after we connected ourselves to these characters in the first entry. The journey is one that is not for squeamish, but it was one that deserved to be told. As the player, we must once again witness the reality of this harsh world and those who are brought up in it...The Last of Us Part 2 is a masterclass in environmental design, and that cannot be overlooked. The messiness of the second act doesn’t overshadow how significant this adventure is.
  7. Jun 21, 2020
    65
    In trying to subvert expectations, The Last of Us Part II discards the best aspects of its predecessor to provide a rote revenge tale that is ill-considered, ending on a note that makes everything — all the violence, all the loss, all the struggle — feel utterly, hopelessly pointless.

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  1. Jun 24, 2020
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I took 4 days to play through the game completely and thoroughly. Roughly 30 hours on moderate difficulty. I strongly agree with the critic reviews. This game is fantastic. Violent, brutal, and traumatizing. It speaks strongly about how shortsightedness and obsession with revenge can only cause more trauma, loss, and pain. That evil actions cannot beget goodness. I think people really expected an "Adventures of Ellie and Joel 2.0", but that sort of buddy comedy just doesn't fit in a world as bleak and dangerous as that of The Last of Us. The voice acting and motion capture is great. The graphics are gorgeous. The pacing is good (with only minor complaints of some tedious tasks in Ellie's three days in Seattle). The story is dark and directly follows as consequences of the first game. I expected to fully hate Abby, but I actually enjoyed her three days in Seattle more than Ellie's. The game does a great job of showing the complexities of life and how no one is all good or all bad. This is a terrible world in which people are just trying to survive. I loved Joel's character in TLOU pt. 1, but there is no question that he has done terrible things to survive and his choice to save Ellie doomed the rest of humanity. I expected that if there ever was a TLOU pt. 2, Joel or Ellie would have to die because it's just too unrealistic to expect any character to survive too long in a world as brutal as this one. By the end of my playthrough, I still missed Joel, but also really appreciated the strong message the game was sending. The final fight between Abby and Ellie is just terribly emotional and brutal to watch, but really sends home the point of the game: revenge wasn't going to fix what has been lost. The best you can do is to accept your lot and make the best of it. To move forward with strength, love, and determination rather than obsessing over pain, regret, and rage. Fantastic game. Expand
  2. Jul 9, 2020
    10
    Best game best story best graphic best scenes for only playstation gamers!!!
  3. Jun 19, 2020
    10
    All it takes is a little push for Ellie to go mad and her quest for revenge story is a brutalistic masterpiece. Do I need to say more? PlayAll it takes is a little push for Ellie to go mad and her quest for revenge story is a brutalistic masterpiece. Do I need to say more? Play the damn game and fully experience a masterfully crafted sequel that will keep you on the edge of your seat and witness the sheer brutality that needs to be played. The first game is all about love, and the sequel is all about hate and you can see why how rare TLOU2 is compared to the first game and it’s unbelievable. Everything ranging from the newly fleshed acessibility gameplay mechanics all the way to the superb writing by Neil Druckmann and Westworld’s Halley Gross is pure excellence. Naughty Dog, this is easily your guys’ best work since Uncharted 2 and there is a reason why you guys are the top underdogs in the gaming business on delivering the very best experience as possible and I hope you guys get royally compensated for creating this incredible follow-up masterpiece. No wonder why HBO’s The Last of Us is happening with Neil Druckmann and Chernobyl’s Craig Mazin on-board for the live adaptation..
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  4. Jun 21, 2020
    7
    After playing through the game I realized that the story line is god awful but everything else is quite good, that's it, put simply
  5. Jul 4, 2020
    2
    The game is good from the technical part but the plot is not impressive. The plot is a Santa Barbara which is boring to watch. If the firstThe game is good from the technical part but the plot is not impressive. The plot is a Santa Barbara which is boring to watch. If the first part of the game looks more or less dynamic, then the second part is very long. New heroes are practically not disclosed because of this you can not empathize with them. The Last of us was already a logically finished game that did not need to be continued. I hope ND will still not do the third part and focus on a new, more interesting project than The Last of us part 2. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2020
    1
    What a **** game juego asqueroso con final del asco que les pasa a los creadores?
  7. Jun 21, 2020
    0
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Is this a game? Are you kidding me? This is the worst story If so, why did you make it? Expand

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