Other than the unusual amount of ladders in this game. It has been one of they best games I have played in a long long time. The fact its been out for a couple years now and people are still loving says a lot. I cant wait for the remasterd version to come out.
This is one of the best games I've ever played yet. Period! Out of all the other games in other series that I thought was always good; not only does this one have good gameplay, it has a spectacular story! Even the graphics are top notch. As well as the best voice acting I've heard, too. Playing through the entire game was like watching a movie directed by Christopher Nolan, produced by Martin Scorsese, and written by J.J. Abrams. That's how good it was.
The plot of game kicks off twenty years after an apocalyptic zombie catastrophe in the U.S. and has now created a world where government rules and society drools. The ruins of the country becomes a battlefield between an autocratic government, a Firefly rebellion, gangsters and cannibals who loot families, massacre survivors, and so much worse.
The two main characters are Joel (voiced by Troy Baker) and Ellie (voiced by Ashley Johnson). Joel is a middle aged man who in the past barely escaped the zombie infestation where it all started and lost his twelve year old daughter named Sarah in the crossfire. Ellie is a fourteen year old girl who grew up in a military quarantine zone in Boston, Massachusetts with little knowledge about the fungal pandemic (zombie infestation) that started years before she was born. Both Joel and Ellie eventually meet each other and discover that Ellie herself is immune to the infection she had been exposed to getting bitten by an infected three weeks prior. The two survivors go on a quest fighting for their survival to find a possible cure and reunite with the Firefly rebellion.
These two characters throughout the game will become your favorites. Not only do their voice actors have the best voice acting performances, they make you care a lot about them towards the end. As a team, they alone feel like family. Joel is like a father to Ellie let alone Ellie feeling like a daughter to Joel. The Last of Us is a masterpiece and a must own for gamers who never played it.