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GF Rating
9.1

6473 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

The Last of Greatness

posted by StarRaven (WELLINGTON, FL) Jun 14, 2013

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Member since May 2011

52 out of 60 gamers (87%) found this review helpful


Seriously, why are you even reading this? Have you not already been convinced to play this game. Rather, you should own it.

This game is the last and most pure testament to just how powerful this generation, and specifically the PS3 is and what it's capable of. Graphics, animations, story are all flawless across the board.
From the very beginning, you're hooked. Not long after, goosebumps, everywhere and before you even get to the title screen, you're probably holding back tears.
This game will throw you around like you wouldn't believe. From hair raises nervousness as you try to avoid an impeding confrontation to enduring the emotions of a savage world where things are continuously getting worse and worse as hope and luck plummet to further into lower and lower depths. It's absolutely grueling and the game is masterful at conveying it onto the player like no other.

If you even remotely "like" video games, even a little bit. You are required to play this game. Period.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Never left a review . . .

posted by Viper8209 (CLERMONT, FL) Jan 10, 2014

Member since Jun 2011

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I've never left a review on a game and I'm 31 years old however this game deserves a review and I don't even know where to start. This is the best "game" I've ever played and I'm a sports gamer. The story line grips you from beginning to end and the AI is out of this world. This is worth a rent to all of you Gamefly folks and its worth a buy if you want to get a game that's repeatable and not repeatable if you know what I mean? . .

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Game of the Year

posted by giuseppesc (WARREN, MI) Dec 26, 2013

Member since Jun 2004

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game did well what any good movie would do, and that is that it sucks you in early through acting and story.

While The Last of Us does have all the expected trappings of a zombie apocalypse story, Joel's character is better developed and believable (from a writing standpoint) as a survivor of Dystopia than most characters of this genre tend to be; I would want to be Joel in this setting as opposed to a Rick Grimes.

The voice acting is stellar in the game. For example, Ashley Johnson, as Ellie, hits all the right notes as a teenage girl who is made to grown up much more quickly than she'd like, while still having that typical rebellious teen angst.

The game play is the pretty little bow that ties all of the above compliments together into this fabulous game. The first ten minutes of the game alone gave me so much anxiety. The ending of the first act hits you like a hammer, and I found myself thinking, holy @#$%, I just got here! Can you slow down!? You have just enough time to get your bearings back before everything seems to hit the fan; and whoever is throwing it at that point, be it fate or consequence, has a shoulder that never seems to get tired throughout the rest of the game. It's also great to note that, of the various groups of antagonists in this game, none of those groups can be approached the same way. This keeps the game from getting repetitive and makes you have to turn the switch, depending on your opponent(s). What works as a viable tactic against the thoughtless, enraged, infected humans does not work against necessarily well against the bandits and thugs who cooperate with one another to box you in or smoke you out of your hiding spot.

There is a lot to say in praise of this game that would also act to spoil the surprises that are vital to the arc of the story, so I will relent. Play this game and go along for the ride. The treat is not that you get to pick where you are going, but, you do get to pick exactly how you get there.

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