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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
    Amazing game, even better than previous. Story is heartbreaking and moving. I love how they manage to break misconceptions.
  2. Jul 8, 2020
    10
    Some games transcend genre, and "The Last of Us II" is one of those games. "Survival Horror/Survival Action" is not typically on my radar. I'mSome games transcend genre, and "The Last of Us II" is one of those games. "Survival Horror/Survival Action" is not typically on my radar. I'm an RPG and sports game guy, but when a huge game like this comes along, I usually give it a shot. I played the first installment in this series on last gen, and I liked it a lot, but I don't remember liking it as much as "The Last of Us II".
    STORY:
    Somehow, Naughty Dog is able to go out of its way to be more "inclusive" than a junior college brochure without being obnoxious. I fell in love with all of the protagonists, and in the final analysis, the individuality and humanity of each character shone through enough to make me forget any intent of the writers to try to check all of the politically correct racial, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, etc boxes. That's quite an accomplishment in itself, and puts the focus of the story where it should be in my opinion: to make the audience identify with the characters, or at least feel what the characters feel. When that happens, the importance of group identity falls by the wayside, and the common humanity within all of us becomes the focus.
    GAMEPLAY:
    This game kept me always feeling like I was just a bit under-practiced and under-prepared for the combat I was facing, which I suppose is what the survival genre is supposed to feel like. The controls are intuitive, the game plays very smoothly with minimal glitches, and I always felt challenged and engaged.
    GRAPHICS/SOUND:
    I'm not much of a graphics snob, but in my humble opinion, this game is BEAUTIFUL. Again, minimal glitches. It's obvious that an incredible amount of care and attention to detail was put into the creation of this world. The score in this game is excellent: as I'm looking back on it, I "felt" it more than I noticed it, and that's a high compliment in my book. The choice of soundtrack and the performances of the songs were just right. A few memorable ones, some of them tear-jerkers.
    OVERALL THOUGHTS
    This game is not perfect. It's a video game. However, it's close enough to perfect that it might as well be. I can't imagine a much better product being made with current hardware. There are certain small gripes I have with this game that are mostly just part and parcel of the genre that this game belongs to. However, this game is more than just a survival game in the same way that "There Will Be Blood" is more than just a movie about an oil man.
    "The Last of Us II" made me enjoy doing some things I thought I wouldn't enjoy, appreciate some things I thought I'd cringe at, and feel some things I didn't expect a game could make me feel.
    If that doesn't sound appealing, then you probably shouldn't buy this game.
    How this game could have an average user score of 5.3 at the writing of this review is beyond me. Like I said, I'm not deep in the world of this genre or this IP, so maybe most fans of the original were expecting something completely different. Regardless of their expectations, to not have a healthy respect for the sheer quality of craftsmanship this game displays is puzzling to me.
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  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 22, 2020
    7
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I'll give this game a 7. Of course I'm disappointed that they killed Joel in the first 2 hours of the game, and I don't like they try to make you feel why "Abby" did it and that you should be sorry for her. And they try to introduce us a lot of not needed female characters (god knows why). The story is not bad but really basic and predictable, it doesn't make sense that you don't feel sorry for the hundreds of people you killed but you do feel sorry for Abby and let her live, it just doesn't make sense. I was hoping for more character development with Jesse and Tommy, but they just died in one second with no regret (GIRLS AT POWEEEEER!!!!). It's a good game though, long and enjoyable. But not a 9.5 as the press said. Expand
  5. Jul 28, 2020
    2
    Finished the game, the plot is terrible and nonsense. The combat and graphic were ok. Not expecting for part 3 or any games that will beFinished the game, the plot is terrible and nonsense. The combat and graphic were ok. Not expecting for part 3 or any games that will be relate to this game. Hope Naughtydog can make a new title and change the style of storytelling. Expand
  6. Jun 19, 2020
    1
    Absolutely gorgeous environments, Beautifully crafted visuals. Great voice acting.

    Too bad the script and character development is a
    Absolutely gorgeous environments, Beautifully crafted visuals. Great voice acting.

    Too bad the script and character development is a plot-hole ridden mess that ruins how pretty everything is. It's like dating the prettiest girl in school, and finding out she's dumb as a rock, really selfish, doesn't shower, and is kinda racist. Nah...
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  7. Jun 21, 2020
    0
    이 킹엄페럴갓게임에 제가 감히 점수를 매길수없어 0점 드립니다.

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