The Last of Us Part II

Sony Interactive Entertainment, Naughty Dog

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OpenCritic Rating
93
Top Critic Average
95%
Critics Recommend
Based on 187 critic reviews
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The Last of Us Part II

Rating Summary

Based on 187 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

93

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 187 critic reviews
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The Last of Us Part II Reviews Summary

Summary: Simply put, The Last of Us Part II is yet another masterpiece from Naughty Dog that should not be missed. It's a brutal, poignant, beautiful, cohesive, and thrilling experience.

Memorable Characters

While Ellie takes center stage, she's surrounded be a phenomenal cast.

Strong Gameplay

Combat, stealth, and puzzle sequences that stay fresh throughout.

Emotional Narrative

Naughty Dog's storytelling prowess continues to shine.

General Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Jun 19, 2020
PlayStation 5Nov 12, 2020

Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Genres: Action, Adventure

Five years after their dangerous journey across the post-pandemic United States, Ellie and Joel have settled down in Jackson, Wyoming. Living amongst a thriving community of survivors has allowed them peace and stability, despite the constant threat of the infected and other, more desperate survivors. When a violent event disrupts that peace, Ellie embarks on a relentless journey to carry out justice and find closure. As she hunts those responsible one by one, she is confronted with the devastating physical and emotional repercussions of her actions. A Complex and Emotional Story Experience the escalating moral conflicts created by Ellie’s relentless pursuit of vengeance. The cycle of violence left in her wake will challenge your notions of right versus wrong, good versus evil, and hero versus villain. A Beautiful Yet Dangerous World Set out on Ellie’s journey, taking her from the peaceful mountains and forests of Jackson to the lush, overgrown ruins of greater Seattle. Encounter new survivor groups, unfamiliar and treacherous environments, and terrifying evolutions of the infected. Brought to life by the latest iteration of the Naughty Dog engine, the deadly characters and world are more realistic and meticulously detailed than ever before. Tense and Desperate Action-Survival Gameplay New and evolved gameplay systems deliver upon the life-or-death stakes of Ellie’s journey through the hostile world. Feel her desperate struggle for survival through improved features such as high-intensity melee combat, fluid movement, and dynamic stealth. A broad variety of weapons, crafting items, skills, and updates allows you to personalize Ellie’s capabilities to your play style.

The Last of Us Part II Critic Reviews

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Can a slick, mainstream action game really reckon with the violence that drives it? The answer is yes - messily, but powerfully.

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The Last of Us Part 2 is a masterpiece that evolves the gameplay, cinematic storytelling, and rich world design of the original in nearly every way.

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9 / 10
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A milestone in action video game storytelling and while the gameplay is not nearly as inspired, the experience as a whole is one of the best of the generation.

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6.5 / 10.0
Pros: + Thought provoking plot + Great gameplay + Gorgeous visuals + Good music Cons: - Questionable narrative decisions - Unlikable characters - Dialogue - Horrible pacing Narrative: 5/10 Gameplay: 8/10 Content: ?/10 Characters: 3/10 Music: 7/10 Graphics/Audio: 10/10 Final Rating: 6.5/10 - Very Decent - The Last of Us Part 2 is not as bad as some people make it out to be,
An absolute masterclass in the exploring the depths of characters who are nothing but flawed emotional human beings that have their own trauma, guilt and moral dilemmas that makes the heartbreaking rollercoaster of the games story all the more powerful, paired with gold standard visceral and raw combat to make for an intense and harrowing experience in an overgrown gritty
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Naughty Dog had the audacity to model their game logo (and title of the sequel) after one of the best movie sequels of all time, The Godfather Part II. There is no direct comparison, of course, but both sequels were following up on a landmark work of their respective medium. There were a thousand possible traps for Druckmann and Co., story and design decisions which might

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The Last of Us Part II May Receive a Next-Gen Upgrade

The Last of Us Part II May Receive a Next-Gen Upgrade

A retailer listing for The Last of Us Part II suggests that the game may get a PlayStation 5 upgrade.

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Naughty Dog Has Given a Preview of This Year's The Last of Us Day

Naughty Dog Has Given a Preview of This Year's The Last of Us Day

Naughty Dog has given players a preview of this year's The Last of Us Day, which included a board game and PS4 themes

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Naughty Dog is Renaming Outbreak Day

Naughty Dog is Renaming Outbreak Day

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Naughty Dog decided to rename their annual Outbreak Day

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The Last of Us Part 2 Almost Had a Very Different Ending

The Last of Us Part 2 Almost Had a Very Different Ending

In a recent podcast appearance, Naughty Dog creative director Nail Druckmann and The Last of Us Part 2 narrative lead Halley Gross discussed many of the changes the best-selling game underwent over years of production.

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The Last of Us Part II - Official Launch Trailer | PS4

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The Last of Us Part II – Official Extended Commercial | PS4

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The Last of Us Part II - State of Play | PS4

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