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In a hostile, post-pandemic world, Joel and Ellie, brought together by desperate circumstances, must rely on each other to survive a brutal journey across what remains of the United States.

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Neil Druckmann
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Troy Baker ... Joel (voice)
Ashley Johnson ... Ellie (voice)
Hana Hayes ... Sarah (voice)
Jeffrey Pierce ... Tommy (voice)
Annie Wersching ... Tess (voice)
Merle Dandridge ... Marlene (voice)
W. Earl Brown ... Bill (voice) (as W Earl Brown)
Brandon Scott ... Henry (voice)
Nadji Jeter ... Sam (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Robert / Ethan (voice)
Ashley Scott ... Maria (voice)
Reuben Langdon ... James (voice)
Nolan North ... David (voice)
Laura Bailey ... Additional Voices (voice)
John Eric Bentley ... Additional Voices (voice) (as John Bentley)

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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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The Left Behind DLC has Ellie run across a Brand X version of a Magic 8-Ball, in the form of a skull. The first thing she asks, if the player chooses, is "are we going to die today?" The skull says it's unlikely. The operative word being "we", since both of them get bit, but Ellie is immune. See more »

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During the prologue, if Sarah looks in her mirror, her reflection does not cast a shadow. See more »

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Ellie: How will they do it?
Joel: Do what?
Ellie: Get the cure from me? You think it'll hurt?
Joel: No, no. They'll probably just draw some blood - it don't hurt.
Ellie: I've gotten shots before. They vaccinated us at school. It sucked.
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I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Written by Fred Rose and Hank Williams (as Hank Williams, Sr.)
Performed by Hank Williams
Published by Sony/ATV Milene Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Mercury Nashville Records
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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A Chilling Masterpiece that Sticks with You
19 June 2013 | by mann0802See all my reviews

I rate a ton of things on this site all the time, but I've never done an actual review. The Last of Us more than warrants one. I've never had a gaming experience quite like it. It transcends an average game.

The story is the meat and potatoes of this game. It will grab you in the opening scene and hold you throughout. You will come to care a lot about the characters and their struggles in this post-apocalyptic world. This game also contains some of the darkest topics ever touched by gaming. I won't go into any of them but know that it was a bold move and it paid off. Note that this game truly earns its M rating and is not for everyone.

The major reason that the story works so well is because it contains some of the greatest characters ever crafted in gaming. The characters feel so real and they face problems that are all too real. The voice work is as good as any I have ever seen. Hats off to Troy Baker as Joel and Ashley Johnson as Ellie for their exceptional performances. This game has made me a fan of both and I can't wait to see more work from them.

The gameplay is just as smooth as the Uncharted series, but it offers more of a chance for some variety and stealth. There is so much choice in the route and strategy you choose to take while going through this game. There are times when going guns a blazing will work, but those times are quite few. Stealth and scavenging are heavily encouraged.

The graphics are possibly the best that have ever graced the PS3. The amount of detail in the characters and the environment is incredible. The lighting, colors, and textures are very strong. There is no way to see everything in one playthrough...all the more reason to return.

This game is receiving near universal praise from both critics and gamers alike. A ton of perfect scores have been given out and they are certainly well earned. This game is a gritty experience the likes of which I have never played. I'm not a person who cries, but I am a thinker. This game has invoked a lot of deep thought since I finished it last night. It brings up a lot of issues and you won't be able to stop thinking, hmmm...would I have done that or been able to do that? There were times where I said yes and some where I had to say no. That is the true power of The Last of Us. It brings out feelings that gaming rarely succeeds in doing and it will get inside your mind. All in all, The Last of Us is a chilling masterpiece that sticks with you.

10/10


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14 June 2013 (USA) See more »

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