20 years after a pandemic destroyed the United States, Joel gets the task of taking Ellie into a nation-wide mission to unveil a secret that can save humanity.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel (voice)
Ellie (voice)
Sarah (voice)
Tommy (voice)
Tess (voice)
Marlene (voice)
Bill (voice) (as W Earl Brown)
Henry (voice)
Sam (voice)
Robert (voice)
Maria (voice)
James (voice)
David (voice)
Additional Voices (voice)
Additional Voices (voice) (as John Bentley)


Twenty years after a fungal infection obliterated most of the U.S. population and turned the victims into infected monstrosities, Joel is tasked with escorting Ellie to the Fireflies to help reverse engineer a cure. However, this isnt easy for either of them, since Joel has been left almost permanently bitter after the death of his daughter, and Ellie is distrusting of him. Written by targusholy

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While shooting the climax of the game, Troy Baker (Joel) kept dropping his prop gun and having to have the scene be re-shot several times before director Neil Druckmann instructing him to continue with the scene no matter what and also told Merle Dandridge (Marlene) to randomly start singing her dialogue. While Troy Baker was told not to stop, he went along with it and started singing as well, and went through the entire scene singing their dialogue. Troy Baker ended the scene by picking up Ellie and going "dun dun dun dun dun dun dun". See more »


A character siphons gasoline out of a truck's tank. However the siphon's outer end is held higher than the gas level (and the tank's opening) which would stop the siphoning. After that, the siphon is left hanging from the tank without purging, which would actually spill the gasoline. See more »


Ellie: What did the green grape say to the purple grape? "Breath, you idiot!"
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Quite possibly the greatest game of this generation...
21 June 2013 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I know this has almost become clichéd on IMDb but the greatness of this game has indeed caused me to write my first and only review. The Last Of Us is a unique game which captures the fragility of our social structure and demonstrates the brutality that some people are capable of. Don't pay any attention to nonsensical reviews by critics such as Polygon's Phillip Kollar who argues criticisms such as 'the game isn't fun' as it was never meant to be. The world that the game is based in isn't fun and this has been further emphasised by every trailer and demo that had been revealed prior to game's release. When playing on normal i felt like almost every encounter could be my last and i was equally terrified by the fact that Naughty Dog wouldn't hold back in showing just what the consequences of failure are. The game rather than focusing on horror revolves around the relationship between Joel and Ellie and this is masterfully complimented by the score which was composed by two-time Oscar Award winner, Gustavo Santaolalla.

The game-play is reminiscent of Uncharted as it uses the same engine however it is much more down to Earth; focusing on small-scale firefights or stealth to navigate through levels. However, one small downside I found was that the AI for followers/companions would often act obstructive or perform actions like running right in-front of eight people you may have spent 10 minutes sneaking past and for some reason not even warranting a reaction.

The story may be (inspite of some tiny detail over-sights which you may or may not notice as they linger in the back) quite possibly the greatest asset to this game. It is so well structured and directed by Neil Druckmann that it is hard to believe that this was his directorial debut. The game leaves a long lasting impression on you long before you're even halfway through the game and a series of events in the game leave your jaw hanging and your eyes teary.

The game is well presented and ammo is scarce; helping to emphasise the survival-orientated objective of the game. The multi-player is far from just a distraction as although it could still be a little more refined it has an interesting concept.

In conclusion, this game is absolutely amazing and it is hard to argue that the storyline isn't one of the best in gaming. I'd like to point out that I am a hardcore gamer and in the 15+ years of gaming I have only previously used the word 'Masterpiece' for four titles: Zelda: Ocarina of Time, FFVII, Half-Life 2, and more recently Bioshock: Infinite. I can whole-heartedly say that The Last Of Us is a Masterpiece in every sense of the word.

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