The Last of Us is a third-person shooter from Naughty Dog and was originally released on the PS3 on the 14th June 2013, and then proceeded to get a remastering on the PS4 in July of 2014. Naughty Dog are well known for their 3D platformers, such as Crash Bandicoot, Jak, and Daxter, along with the popular third-person shooter, Uncharted. The Last of Us takes a lot of what Naughty Dog learned from the Uncharted series and made it into a whole new story and overall setting.
How to Download The Last of Us
You can download the game from PlayStation Store. Watch out also for the sequel The Last of Us Part II which was announced during E3 2018. To begin downloading click on the Download button at the end of this review.
The Game Review
In The Last of Us, the player takes on the role of Joel, a survivor in a world that has gone completely upside down. A strange infection has caused chaos all across the globe and causes infected individuals to be highly contagious and incredibly aggressive, attacking and killing anything on sight. In this world, being bitten is a death sentence, but Joel soon comes in contact with a young girl who might just be the answer to a cure for this horrific affliction. Throughout the game, the player must take this girl to a special compound to formulate this potential cure, but they’re going to have to get there first – and with miles ahead of them, it isn’t the easiest adventure for them.
This action adventure in terms of gameplay is designed to feel a lot like Uncharted, just with a heavier focus on crafting a small selection of items from the resources laid out in the game world; rather than running and jumping across platforms and scaling buildings. Just like with any good third-person shooter, the player can walk around, run, shoot, reload, all of that general motif, and at times there are even some stealth sections involving particularly deadly infected, known as Clickers. Being caught out by one of these is an easy death, meaning game over for the player.
Throughout the game world, there are a number of different items, such as different weapons, and general resources that can be crafted. Some of the items that can be created are Molotov cocktails, bandages, and even a pair of scissors can be duct-taped to a baseball bat to allow for more damage. There isn’t much to craft in the post-apocalyptic world of the game, but everything they give the player the option to make has one use or another, without coming across as redundant.
In terms of comparisons, the game, as already mentioned, really does take a lot of inspiration from the Uncharted series. Both games have a strong 3rd person shooting and focus heavily on their story-based narrative that has the player fall in love and care for each one of the main protagonists.
Fans of great stories, the Uncharted series, or simply good TPS games are bound to find a lot to like when it comes to The Last of Us. After all, the game has won countless awards and has been considered a masterpiece in game design by many for quite some time now, and for those who’ve played the game, they understand why.
Can’t Wait to Download Part II of the Game?
Well, here’s the trailer.