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The Last of Us Part II

Platform(s): PlayStation 4
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Naughty Dog
Release Date: June 19, 2020

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5. 'The Last of Us: Part II' (PS4)

by Judy on Jan. 31, 2018 @ 12:00 a.m. PST

The Last of Us Part II is a sequel to the action/adventure series set a few years after the original, revolving around Ellie as main character instead of Joel.

Chris "Atom" DeAngelus: The Last of Us: Part II would be exciting just for being the latest game from Uncharted creator, Naughty Dog, but it was more than that. The Last of Us was perhaps one of the finest zombie games ever made because the focus was the people surviving the outbreak. It was a heartbreaking tale that built to one of the most dramatic conclusions in gaming. The new game picks up years later, with older versions of the surviving protagonists as they struggle to come to terms with the increasingly unstable world as humanity loses the battle against both the zombie outbreak and its own worst impulses. Naughty Dog has promised a darker and colder story than the original, as players take control of Ellie. It's a Last of Us sequel, and that alone means it's worth keeping an eye on.

Cody Medellin: The first game was an absolute triumph that combined a well-told story with a game that made the act of survival in a postapocalyptic world feel more realistic. Even though we only have a teaser for Part II so far, there's no denying that it has people amped up for more of the same.

Thomas Wilde: I usually end up having some serious ethical questions about Naughty Dog's games — the ending of TLOU was a gut-punch, and I can only hope there are some serious consequences for it in this one — but they're usually better-crafted and more polished than anything out there. This should be worth checking out strictly to see what they're doing with storytelling.

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