Game details

Game:
The Last of Us
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Genre:
Action
Sub Genre:
Survival Horror
Release Date (US):
June 14th, 2013
Release Date (UK):
June 14th, 2013
Players:
1
Online Players:
1+
Developers:
Naughty Dog
Publisher:
Sony Computer Entertainment
Rating:
M [Mature]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Exclusive to PlayStation 3.

About The Last of Us

The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven tale about a modern plague decimating mankind. Nature encroaches upon civilization, forcing remaining survivors to kill for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a brave young teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.

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9.5
Avg. user review score:
6.7

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Summary

A thrilling, cinematic, movie-like action-adventure with the best videogame pairing ever conceived.

We like

  • Great characters and brilliant story that takes you on a journey where you never know what's going to happen next.
  • From the sublime visuals and gripping cut-scenes to the great audio work, this is a top-notch production.
  • Close-quarter combat is brutally intense and thrilling. It never gets boring blasting the head clean off an Infected.

We dislike

  • Dull and repetitive environmental puzzles. Ladders, planks and make-shift rafts.

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The Last of Us News

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    Naughty Dog’s critically-acclaimed The Last of Us has sold seven million copies worldwide since its launch in June 2013. That’s according to a Tweet from MeriStation’s Javi Andres, who attended a recent press event for the upcoming PlayStation 4 edition of the post-apocalyptic a...

  • The Last of Us Remastered release date is October -- report

    The PlayStation 4 version of Naughty Dog’s critically-acclaimed The Last of Us is reportedly not due out until October, according to a snapshot of an ad on Eurogamer (via DualShockers). According to the ad, which has now been taken down, the post-apocalyptic adventure won’t hit stores...

  • The Last of Us: see the monster that Naughty Dog cut from its post-apocalyptic masterpiece

    One Pixel Brush, an animating firm who worked on PlayStation 3 action-adventure The Last of Us, has shared some tantalizing concept art of a mysterious creature cut from the critically acclaimed Naughty Dog title. As gamers will know, this horrifying abomination didn’t make it into the game...

  • Naughty Dog details The Last of Us update 1.07, new Trophies, Grounded difficulty and bug fixes included

    Naughty Dog has detailed The Last of Us’ forthcoming 1.07 patch on its official blog. The studio confirmed that the update weighs in at 151MB, and includes the highly anticipated ‘Grounded’ difficulty setting as previously confirmed. See below for the full skinny on update 1...

  • The Last of Us 'Reclaimed Territories' DLC gets heart-pumping launch trailer

    Don't hang up your survival gear just yet, because Naughty Dog today revealed on the official PlayStation Blog the launch trailer for its newest DLC endeavor marked for The Last of Us.   The Grounded Bundle comes packaged with a set of Survival Skills, the Reclaimed Territories Map Pack, ...

  • The Last of Us Grounded DLC confirmed for early May launch

    Naughty Dog has confirmed on Twitter that Grounded, the final chapter in The Last of Us’ post-launch content drop, will roll out worldwide the week of May 5. Grounded comes packed with a sprinkle of both single-player and multiplayer content, and is topped off with the addition of six new T...

  • The Last of Us Grounded Bundle DLC offers challenging new content

    Naughty Dog today announced on the official PlayStation Blog that it will be dropping its third and final DLC for The Last of Us called the Grounded Bundle, which offers six new trophies and an assorted mix of single-player and multiplayer goodies. First up to bat is a challenging new difficulty ...

  • The Last of Us PS4 has been in development since PS3 version wrapped

    The developer behind The Last of Us has said that it has been working on the PlayStation 4 version of the post-apocalyptic adventure since the original version wrapped. Naughty Dog co-president Evan Wells revealed on PlayStation Access that the studio had anticipated a desire from fans to play th...

  • The Last of Us Remastered announced for PS4, due this summer

    UPDATE: Sony has officially confirmed The Last of Us Remastered for PS4. Naughty Dog's Community Strategist, Arne Meyer, detailed the port on the U.S. PlayStation Blog: "Moving our efforts to the PS4 has allowed us to remaster an already phenomenal looking The Last of Us in 1080p with a l...

  • Naughty Dog director teases new Last of Us DLC 'coming soon'

    Bruce Straley, game director at Naughty Dog, indicated via Twitter this evening that a new piece of downloadable content is apparently in the immediate pipeline for hit PlayStation title The Last of Us. As part of an initial report in September of last year, three pieces of DLC were in the future f...

The Last of Us Features

  • The Last of Us 2: 5 things we want to see

    Naughty Dog struck gold last year with The Last of Us; a gritty, bloody adventure set within the dilapidated remains of a post-apocalyptic United States. Praised for its superb storyline punctuated with genuine moments of raw emotion and grisly combat, The Last of Us undeniably works well as a stand...

  • Should The Last of Us be the last for us?

    Gaming sequels are funny old things. For every Half-Life 2 and Batman: Arkham City you can get a Dragon Age 2 or even worse a Duke Nukem: Forever, and just to confuse the issue there is Mass Effect 3 and its ending. Of course those are my opinions but if there is one thing these examples show is ...

  • Badass Bosses: Bloater (The Last of Us)

    Welcome back to another instalment in PSU.com’s on-going Badass Bosses feature, where we shine the spotlight on some PlayStation’s most memorable scraps. Whether they’re as tall as a tower block, so difficult you end up hurling your DualShock at the screen or just downright awesome...

  • PS3 Game of the Month: June 2013

    So, summer’s officially with us, and that in theory means we’ll all be outside soaking up some rays and getting some much-needed vitamin D. However, thanks to the release of a little-known title called The Last of Us, I doubt that’s the case for many of you, even if the month of Ju...

  • The Last of Us comic book review: a worthy companion to Naughty Dog's epic adventure

    Are you as hungry as an Infected for more details about the story of Ellie before the events of Naughty Dog's The Last of Us kicks off? Well you're in luck, as Dark Horse Comics is releasing a prequel comic book series detailing the exploits of Joel's 14-year-old sidekick -- but it is any good? S...

  • The Last of Us review round-up: Naughty Dog's finest hour

    Naughty Dog’s hotly-anticipated new IP The Last of Us hits stores on June 14, bringing with it a gut-wrenching, emotional dose of post-apocalyptic mayhem for protagonists Joel and Ellie. Slogging across a ravaged U.S. in wake of a deadly fungal virus pandemic, The Last of Us is a game of survi...

  • The Last Of Us Survival Guide - 20 tips to help you live longer

    The Last Of Us isn’t for the feint-hearted and around every corner a gruesome death potentially awaits. This is a game about survival, where those who are prepared get to live another day, and those who don’t get their throats ripped out. To give you a helping hand, we’ve produce...

  • The Last of Us could have one of gaming's greatest partnerships to date

    Videogames have seen their fair share of memorable partnerships over the years. Cloud and Barrett, Chris and Jill, Jak & Daxter, and more recently Drake and Sully have all proved endearing duos that have become renowned for their on-screen chemistry, witty banter and teamwork. In fact, if it was...

  • The Last of Us could have one of the best multiplayer modes in years

    Earlier this week, developer Naughty Dog confirmed that its upcoming post-apocalyptic romp The Last of Us would feature a multiplayer mode of some description. This was met with some trepidation from gamers, as the subject of multiplayer being shoe-horned into a largely single-player experience has ...

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