One of the Highest Rated Games of 2013
The Last of Us is a third-person Survival-Action game that utilizes choices in gameplay action to develop the game storyline, as well as the relationship between the two main characters, Joel and Ellie, made exclusively for the PS3 system. The game features a combination of combat, exploration, stealth, and platforming game mechanics. Although Joel and Ellie are both residents of a post-apocalyptic world, they have had different experiences that affect the way they see the world around them, and feel about what they see and do. Joel had a life before the pandemic, while the world of the pandemic is all that Ellie has ever known. As part of Joel’s job to smuggle Ellie out of the quarantine zone, players have to make choices in how they deal with enemies, which include, roving gangs of human scavengers not unlike themselves, military elements and infected civilians.
Players also have an opportunity to interact together with elements of the world around them, which helps to build the bond between Joel and Ellie. Resources in the game are scarce, making overwhelming use of firepower unlikely and unwise in conflicts, and resource gathering missions. In addition, most other residents of the ruined world that are encountered are just trying to survive – blurring the line between good guys and bad guys. Finally, game AI react differently depending on the specifics of the player’s actions, making choice in gameplay a major consideration.
The Last of Us: Left Behind (Sold Separately)
Also coming soon is The Last of Us: Left Behind DLC where Ellie returns as new light is shed on her relationship with Riley, her best friend from the military boarding school they both grew up in. After inexplicably disappearing for weeks, Riley reemerges in Ellie’s life with a surprising revelation. The two sneak out of their school for the last time, leading to a series of events that will forever change both of their lives.
The Last of Us Signature Series Strategy Guide (Sold Separately)
The guide will point players in the right direction with game-tested strategies and tips and show how to best navigate this dangerous new world cast upon them. It will include a complete walkthrough, illustrated area maps, multiplayer maps and strategies, character bios and more. This resource will reveal all the necessary strategies without spoiling the story or the game!
- Complete walkthrough
- Highly detailed single-player and multiplayer maps
- Expert tactics for every single aspect of multiplayer game play
- Learn about every and enemy item that Joel and Ellie will face during their travels