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The Last of Us Part 2 Review Embargo Details

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The Last of Us Part 2 is one of the year's biggest games. We'll have the world's first reviews of the massive game on OpenCritic right as the embargo breaks. 

So when can you expect to find The Last of Us Part 2 reviews online? The embargo drops on June 12, 12:01 am Pacific time.

That embargo puts the first reviews a week out from launch, which is a lead time that tends to signify a publisher confident in what it's delivering. And with Naughty Dog, there's little reason to expect anything less than another stunning display, but of course we won't know for sure until the reviews come in on OpenCritic.

Recently, credible story spoilers leaked online which sent the fan community into a frenzy. Don't worry, we won't spoil anything here. Since then, Naughty Dog as a brand and many of its individual developers have taken to ending their tweets with "beware of spoilers in the replies" because some agents of chaos have spammed various forums with the details of the spoilers in order to upset strangers.

Neil Druckmann confirmed recently that players who embark on The Last of Us Part 2 will by necessity miss some content on the first playthrough. There rae story beats which seem to cancel out others, leading to speculation that there is a slight element of player choice in the game.

All the early previews for the game have been glowing so far, but we'll save those details in case you consider the first sections of the game to be spoilers as well. After a years-long wait and more than one delay in 2020, we are nearly at the end of the line. Join us beginning on June 12, 12:01 am Pacific time to see what critics are saying about The Last of Us Part 2.


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Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. Formerly the Features and Reviews Editor of TrueAchievements, he's been writing online since 2011 and continues to do so as a freelancer today for outlets like GamesRadar, EGM, and even OpenCritic news. Outside of games, he is an avid biker, a loud animal advocate, an HBO binge-watcher, and a lucky family man.