The Last of Us (PS3)

Game Guru Rates it 90%

Every now and then a game comes along that blows your socks off! 

In The Last of Us it has been nearly 20 years since a viral outbreak devastated the United States and destroyed society as we knew it. The human race is confined to military run quarantine zones that are rife with back-stabbing and deceit. You can either tolerate life in these zones, or risk life outside where ruthless gangs run wild and the infected lurk in the shadows.

The game is all about the relationship between Joel and Ellie. Joel is a survivor who is tasked with safely escorting young Ellie through this savage world in order to protect a secret she is keeping. Joel is abrupt, cold and practical, while Ellie (born after the outbreak) is warm, kind and somewhat naive. She counter-balances Joel’s pessimism and gives the gamer an attachment to both characters.

The Last of Us has redefined what great gaming is all about - not only is the story compelling, but the game play is smooth and the graphics world class.

The unique characters are brilliantly portrayed and will keep you coming back for more. As you begin to get lost in their world, their quest really does become yours. The beautiful, albeit deadly environments create an enchanting game that keep you glued to your PlayStation for hours, days, even weeks. This is not a game of stereotypes.