The Last of Us

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Name: The Last of Us
Abbreviation(s): TLoU
Creator: Naughty Dog
Date(s): June 14, 2013
Medium: Video Game
Country of Origin: USA
External Links: Official PlayStation page
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The Last of Us is an action-adventure survival horror video game series. In the first game, you play as Joel, a man tasked with escorting a young girl named Ellie across a post-apocalyptic United States.

An expansion pack, The Last of Us: Left Behind, focusing on Ellie and her best friend Riley, was released on February 14, 2014. A sequel, The Last of Us Part II, was released in June 2020.


The Last of Us is played from a third-person perspective; players use firearms, improvised weapons and stealth to defend against hostile humans and zombie-like creatures infected by a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus. "Listen mode" lets players locate enemies through a heightened sense of hearing and spatial awareness. Players can also customize weapons and items using items scavenged from the environment. In the game's online multiplayer, up to eight players engage in co-operative and competitive gameplay in recreations of single-player settings.


The Last of Us was well-received by critics and fans. It is considered one of the greatest video games ever made.

The Last of Us Part II got acclaim from critics, but received a mixed-to-highly-negative reception from fans. The online backlash towards the game is comparable to that of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Game of Thrones' eighth season.


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