Gamers looking to cap off an excitement week of E3 reveals (see: $399 PS4) can try their hand at surviving a new post-apocalyptic adventure, The Last of Us. Naughty Dog’s third-person action title takes place 20 years after a virus has ravaged humanity and left the US as an overgrown wasteland, filled with violent survivors and infected monstrosities. It’s through this new urban jungle that players must lead Joel and Ellie. Ellie is bound for a group known as the Fireflies, and Joel is the man responsible for seeing her to safety. With limited resources, players must scrounge for whatever they can find, using stealth to snatch materials and a crafting system to create new weapons.
A multiplayer mode is also included, with Factions allowing players to fight as a Hunter or as one of the Fireflies in Survivor (elimination) and Supply Run (four-versus-four) modes across seven maps. A $19.99 Season Pass is available to unlock two multiplayer map packs, as well as single-player content and the development documentary Grounded.
The Last of Us is available in stores or online for PS3. Boxed copies come in three versions: standard for $59.99, Survival Edition for $79.99, and the Post-Pandemic Edition for $159.99. For gamers looking to download the game, Sony notes that, with a fast connection speed and stable network, “most players can likely expect to start playing two-thirds to three-quarters of the way through the install.”
Official Site: TheLastofUs.com