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 191 critic reviews
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The Last of Us Part II

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Based on 191 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

93

Top Critic Average

95%

Critics Recommend

Based on 191 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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The Last of Us Part 2: Games have Matured The Last of Us Part 2 made me contemplate a lot. I sit here listening to its official soundtrack and stare at a blank screen. Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2’s review is one I considered not writing. Part 2’s heavy subject matter, violence, and overall saddening plot led me into a hole that I didn’t expect. One that didn’t involve
To preface, I was not a fan of the first game. Thought it was good, but not the phenom everyone holds dear. I only played this game because I had a lot of free time when it launched. It absolutely floored me. Never have I played a game that has pulled more emotions than happy, sad, anger out of me. When I played, I had a strong visceral anger and frustration to it until I
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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OpenCritic Coverage

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The Last of Us II Received a PlayStation 5 Patch

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A patch for The Last of Us II has been released for the PlayStation 5, enhancing's the game's performance on the console

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

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

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

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