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The Last of Us | Game Front

OVERVIEW:
A pandemic has radically changed known civilization. Twenty years later infected humans run wild, abandoned cities are slowly reclaimed by nature, and roaming bands of survivors are killing each other for food, weapons, or whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a ruthless survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14-year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a simple job soon transforms into a profound journey across the U.S.
Naughty Dog, the critically-acclaimed developers of the UNCHARTED franchise, are back with The Last of Us™, a genre-defining experience blending elements of survival and action developed exclusively for the PlayStation®3 system (PS3™).
Set in a devastated, post-pandemic United States, The Last of Us invites players to feel the tension and action of this visceral world through Joel and Ellie’s evolving relationship as they embark on a punishing journey across the country. The Last of Us will immerse players in an incredibly realistic, lethal, and savage world through its integration of intense characters that foster emotional resonance, a rich storyline, and gorgeous visuals that will explore the depths of humanity and push them to the limits of human perseverance.
STORYLINE:
Joel, a ruthless survivor with few moral lines left to cross, lives in one of the last remaining Quarantine Zones. These walled-off, oppressive cities are run by what’s left of the military. Despite the strict martial law, Joel operates in the black market of the city, smuggling contraband for the right price.
Joel is asked by a dying friend to look after Ellie, a 14-year-old girl with courage beyond her years. What starts out as a simple job to deliver Ellie to another Quarantine Zone, soon transforms into a profound journey that will forever change Joel and Ellie.
As they trek across a post-pandemic United States, Joel and Ellie will encounter different factions of survivors that have each found a unique way of dealing with the infected humans, the lack of supplies, and the threat of other survivors. As Joel and Ellie struggle to persevere, they must learn to trust each other and work together in order to survive the realities of this new world.

The Last of Us at a Glance

  • Platform(s): Playstation 3
  • Genre: ACTION
  • Developer: Naughty Dog
  • Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
  • ESRB Ratings: Mature
  • Release Date: June 14, 2013