The Last of Us (Sony PlayStation 3, 2013) - Japanese Version
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|Set 20 years after the Cordyceps parasitic fungus has mutated and begun infecting people, The Last of Us puts players in the role of an amoral black-market dealer named Joel as he attempts to usher a 14-year-old named Ellie across the country to a resistance group known as the Fireflies. The journey is extremely perilous, as gamers must escape quarantined zones where martial law has been enacted, avoid infected humans, scavengers, and bandits roaming cities that have been reclaimed by nature, and elude the military, who desperately want to return Ellie to her quarantined city.|
Developed by Naughty Dog, the company behind Crash Bandicoot, Jak and Daxter, and Uncharted, The Last of Us represents something of a departure from those action-oriented franchises. While guns and visceral melee combat do play a large role in the game, the post-apocalyptic environment means that ammo and weapons are quite scarce. On top of that, the fungus enters through one's eyes, rendering those infected either partially or fully blind, but giving them remarkable hearing ability, so loud noises are generally inadvisable. Therefore, survival is likely to hinge as much on the use of stealth and guile as the use of guns and knives.
Several other characters join Joel and Ellie during their trek, but for the most part gamers will be controlling Joel while the AI handles Ellie. Players can attempt to make their way directly through each level, but those who explore will find a variety of collectibles and objects that can be combined and used as weapons or health kits. The world does not stop when Joel goes into his backpack to craft something, however, so gamers must plan ahead or make sure they are in a secure area before crafting. The Last of Us also features a fully formed multiplayer mode, complete with in-game currency and a perk system.
|Publisher||Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc.|
|Game||The Last of Us|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 3|
|ESRB Descriptor||Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Sexual Themes, Strong Language|
|Number of Players||1-8|
|Game Special Features|
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- kris_white_wolfJul 15, 2013by
The Last Of Us is a true masterpiece in every possible aspect.
It's been 20 years since society as we know has fallen.Could you be The Last Of Us?<br><br><br><br>The storyline in this game is incredible and the characters are great.You play as Joel,a survivor that has been in this world since it all started and you have to escort Ellie,a 14 year old girl throughout the U.S. in search of the Firelies,a militia group determined to find the cure for the Cordyceps,a fungus that infects humans turning them into zombie-like creatures that brought the world to a crysis.<br><br>Ellie is the best character that i've ever seen in a video game and her relationship with Joel is great and at some points very touching.You will also meet some very interesting characters as you progress through the game.<br><br><br>The Last Of Us has got the best graphics that i have ever seen in any game in my entire life.Characters,weapons, enemies and environments are all beautiful and astonishing to look at.The way that the characters move is also amazingly realistic,and the cutscenes are,just like the graphics,the best cutscenes i've ever seen in any game.<br><br><br>The gameplay in The Last Of Us is brilliant.While fighting the infect or humans,the controls feel responsive,and both gunplay and stealth are awesome.While stealth is important as it is necessary for resource management,it is no less fun than gunplay,that feels intimidating and very realistic.<br><br>The developers have also come up with a very smart way to chose your guns.While on most game you can either carry as much guns as you want,or select only two for you to work with,on The Last Of Us you can only have two guns selected on your hot keys(or 4 if you get an upgrade),while the rest of your weapons are on your backpack and can be accessed by holding the X button,but you don't want to have to do that when there's a pack of infected runnig at you,which adds a lot more strategy to the game.<br><br>Crafting in The Last Of Us is also awesome,as it allows you to craft many useful things like first-aid kits,bombs,molotovs,modded weapons and other useful objects to help you survive.And one very smart thing about it is how some items need the same materials to be crafted as others,what adds a lot to resource management.<br><br><br>The Singleplayer will take you 12 to 14 hours to complete and you will love every second of it.There are many collectibles for you to grab through the game like artifacts,comics,optional conversations and many more to keep you busy after you finish the game.There is also a New Game+ mode in which you can replay the entire game with all the upgrades that you've unlocked in your previous gameplay.<br><br>And as if all of that wasn't enough,The Last Of Us also features a very fun Multiplayer mode in which you have to build and take care of your clan,and they managed to put all of the great gameplay elements from Singleplayer into Multiplayer very well.The Multiplayer is a lot of fun, especially if you're playing with friends.<br><br><br>The only downsides with The Last Of Us are the facts that the game is a little glitchy,there's quite a few visual glitches that will bother you sometimes,but it's nothing that compromisses the game as a whole.And the other downside is the fact that you can't use your guns early in the game on New Game+,but again,it doesn't compromisses the game at all.<br><br><br><br>The Last Of Us is a true masterpiece in every aspect.It's the best exclusive on the PS3,the best game of 2013 so far,and it is the best game that i have played in a WHILE.<br><br><br>Final veredict - 10/10<br><br>Thank you,Naughty Dog =)Read full review
- briandruizNov 12, 2015USEDby
Thank You Guys Excellent Game Little Brother Loves It And Very Pleased About He Cant Stop Talking About It
- wesleyjdarkoOct 21, 2015Verified purchase - USEDby
The gameplay is amazing,the story is compelling. the only issue I have with it is older ps3 are not able to handle it well and tend to freeze or crash with it. It's a game that should have came out with ps4.
- mtze1992Jul 26, 2013by
10/10 Rating, Simply Awesome.
Heard it was the best PS3 game of the year so i decided to give it a try. I wasn't disappointed and i actually now think it is the best PS3 game of all time. I like the graphics, the story and the multi player was also fascinating. It is up there with the best games of all time no doubt.
- lwilson20Dec 6, 2014by
Best offering for PS3, Period!
Having purchased The Last of Us wondering if it would live up to the hype... the answer was YES it does! The stunning post-apocalyptic world scenery, terror inducing enemies and challenging game-play wil glue you to the seat.<br><br>The Last of Us pits the player against threats of all types, including man-kind. Intense, straight-forward game progression with an ocassional twist and turn to break up any sense of familiarity you may develop!<br><br>From the beginning your metal is tested against a taste of what is to come: an epic struggle drawing upon primordial instincts; those of self preservation, and those that drive us all to survive even in the darkest of times!