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The Last of Us

by Sony
 Ages 18 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,001 customer reviews)

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Platform: PlayStation 3
Edition: Standard
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation 3
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 18 and Over Suitable for 18 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 18. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 18 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Standard
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  • ASIN: B00844PC9S
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.4 x 17 cm ; 100 g
  • Release Date: 14 Jun 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,001 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 17 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PlayStation 3 | Edition: Standard

Product Description

A pandemic has radically changed known civilisation. Twenty years later, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons, or whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a ruthless survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a simple job soon transforms into a profound journey across the U.S.

What does it take to survive in the brutal yet beautiful world that is The Last of Us? This is what you'lll be faced with at every turn as Ellie and Joel embark on an epic journey that will explore the depths of humanity and push them to the limits of human perseverance.



Discover how Ellie and Joel work together throughout the game
Different territories give you new challenges and enemies to face
Combat and defence are much needed skills to help protect Ellie
Joel will have some tough decisions to make during gameplay
Storyline

    The population has been decimated. The United States government has collapsed long ago. Twenty years after the outbreak, abandoned cities are slowly reclaimed by nature. Roaming bands of survivors are killing each other for food, weapons, or whatever they can get their hands on.

    Joel, a ruthless survivor with few moral lines left to cross, lives in one of the last remaining Quarantine Zones. These walled-off, oppressive cities are run by what’s left of the military. Despite the strict martial law, Joel operates in the black market of the city, smuggling contraband for the right price.

    Joel is asked by a dying friend to look after Ellie, a fourteen-year-old girl with courage beyond her years. What starts out as a simple job to deliver Ellie to another Quarantine Zone, soon transforms into a profound journey that will forever change Joel and Ellie.

    As they trek across a post-pandemic United States, Joel and Ellie will encounter different factions of survivors that have each found a unique way of dealing with the infected humans, the lack of supplies, and the threat of other survivors. As Joel and Ellie struggle to persevere, they must learn to trust each other and work together in order to survive the realities of this new world.

    At its core, The Last of Us is about the bond that forms between Joel and Ellie--it is the story of love, loyalty and redemption.

    Key Features

      • Become the hunter and the hunted in a brutal post-pandemic world. Play as Joel, a ruthless survivor, who is paired with Ellie, a brave young teenage girl, as they work together to endure a dangerous trek across a familiar, yet post-pandemic United States.
      • Intense character-driven narrative featuring a cast of resonant characters that take you on a rich, emotional journey via Naughty Dog’s award-winning cinematic storytelling, performance capture, and high-production values.
      • Explore a decimated, overgrown America reclaimed by nature, marked with remnants of human civilization juxtaposed against beautiful, lush environments, delivered by realistic and stunning graphics.
      • Strategize how to survive enemy encounters as the Balance of Power AI system continuously adapts to whether Joel or the enemies gain the upper hand. Quickly maneuver to survive encounters as enemies will change their behavior based on what weapon they see Joel holding, how many of them are left alive, and whether the player has managed to surprise them.
      • Learn how to survive day-by-day: scavenge for vital resources, craft weaponry out of environmental objects, and compete with other survivors for limited supplies and ammo.


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279 of 302 people found the following review helpful
By John Clayton III VINE VOICE
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Short version: It's not just Uncharted With Zombies, but it does have great graphics, amazing sound design, wonderful story, brilliantly sedate gameplay that explodes in bursts of fighting, and at least twice during it I was wondering why I need to upgrade to the next generation of console at all.
If you have a PS3, buy it immediately. If you own an Xbox and only came here to write a hatchet review to drag down the average score of a PS3 exclusive, then by all means batter the keys with your fists as quickly as possible and get it out of your system so you can sleep at night again - and then BUY A PS3 JUST TO PLAY IT, because it is so good it redeems both the aging 3d platformer game, and the utterly tired zombie genre.

Long version: The Last of Us initially looks like an old VHS copy of a 1980s post-apocalyptic movie shot in Italy and dubbed badly with ludicrous Noo Yawk accents, especially if you turn the contrast and colour on your tv way up while playing, but some of the scenery is impressively inventive in recasting streets as flooded water puzzles and offices as waterfalls.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Game I've Ever Played 24 Mar 2014
By Annie
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Edition:Standard
Nothing more needs to be said, it's just the most amazing game with a story better than any book or film I've read. Fantastic characters, astounding worldbuilding.... gaming just doesn't get any better, and the DLC is also just as amazing.
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142 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Last of Us 17 Jun 2013
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game's been out since June 14th and there's already 76 reviews on Amazon.co.uk (edit, now well above 200!), as well as all the critic reviews giving the game high praise, so I really don't need to tell you how great this game is. BUT! I'm going to do it anyway, because I want to.

Let's just say you have no idea what The Last of Us is. Okay, here's a brief description. You are Joel. You meet Ellie, a 14 year old girl. You have to get Ellie from A to B (B is far away). And humankind has been infected by a virus that essentially turns people into zombie like creatures of varying zombieness. And the world has gone to pot and lots of people are acting exactly how every end-of-the-world movie tells you they'd act - like law doesn't apply to them. Anything else is spoilers, and you really don't want that.

Now, on a personal level, while graphics can make a game even better, the fact is I will take a game with cruddy graphics but stellar gameplay over a game that looks incredible but plays like Ali Dia (retro football joke for you there). However, with The Last of Us, despite everything else that is great about it (which I'll go into in a bit, be patient), I feel the graphics need special mention. Well, I say graphics, the graphics are spectacular, but it's the pure attention to detail that got me stopping in my tracks to just take in the surroundings throughout my playthrough. For example, I went into one abandoned house and just took in all the scenery - the pictures on the wall of family members, the bespoke design of the wallpaper (which had started to sag due to damp and neglect), the rucksacks on a hanger. Children's drawings stuck to the fridge. The outside scenery is just as impressive.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PlayStation 3| Edition:Standard|Verified Purchase
{This will contain spoilers}

I enjoyed The Last of Us. It was a fresh story and a unique world for you to explore and get to know. As you move from building to building you see a striking contrast between the world that was and the world that is. You pick up bits of information in the form of letters, pictures and even the odd voice recording and each can be anything from a love letter to an obituary.

The story is set up in a simplistic way, hell the entire story is pretty simplistic to be honest. You move from area to area and then on to another area, uncovering a bit of the story at a time.

The fighting system in this game was good. It has a weight to it and the lack of ammo in the harder difficulties was great at making you preserve the ammo you had by sneaking around instead of going in guns blazing.

And this is where the problems I had with it started to show. I didn't really care about the characters at all in this game. I cared for Joel, and somewhat for Ellie, even though her swearing grates on the nerves a lot since it feel forced and out of place.

I didn't care much for Tess at all, you only knew her for about three seconds and that wasn't enough for her thin character to flesh itself out. So when the inevitable then happened it was like watching a movie where the characters mothers, uncles, cousins, friend that they were close to died. Sure the characters look hurt but the death is so distant from you it means nothing.

And the same goes for the other characters sure when Henry and Sam meet their quite shocking end that was kind of sad, but overall you hadn't known them long enough to really care for them.
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