Tired of the generic zombies found everywhere in pop culture? Then play The Last of Us. This is a game that actually offers a solid scientific explanation for the existence of zombies in addition to the stereotypical random virus or supernatural cause.
You know a game must be doing something right when it sells 1.6 million copies in the first week alone.
Released worldwide in June 2013, The Last of Us gives players the opportunity to participate in a post-apocalyptic North America decades into the future. When you play, you take on the role of Joel, escorting innocent humans to a friendly resistance group. As you walk through the remains of the fallen civilization, you will have to protect the party against hostile zombies AND humans.
Not only are zombies a threat in the game world, there are hostile humans who are just as bad, if not worse. They will not hesitate to rob your group or even kill you.
During your adventure, you will be able to create your own weapons and resources. There are items that can be found and salvaged all over the world. Use them to build useful things like weapons and first aid supplies.
What The Last of Us stands out is that it actually offers a detailed story. You will really feel like you are part of the world in which it takes place. The game involves much, much more than just running and shooting zombies. The sound design and emotional depth of the plot have earned the game numerous positive reviews from critics.
In later levels of the game, the player can switch roles and take control of Ellie instead of Joel. Ellie is part of the party accompanying Joel. Combat includes both ranged and melee mechanics. There is also a cover system that allows players to duck close to objects.
The atmosphere is amazing. The developers, Naughty Dog, have done a good job of developing a realistic-looking post-apocalyptic world. Attention is paid to the smallest detail. You’ll come across familiar places during your trip, like Wyoming and Colorado … or what’s left of them after the apocalypse. This is all that can be said without spoiling the story.
Even if you are not particularly a fan of the zombie genre, there is still enough in this game to keep you entertained. It is a vast world with many things to explore. Try to imagine what it would be like if you were one of the last people on Earth, and you will get a chance to experience that when you play The Last of Us.