The Final of Us is a 2013 action-adventure game developed by Naughty Dog and printed by Sony Computer Entertainment. Players hold Joel, a smuggler tasked with escorting a teenage girl, Ellie, across the post-apocalyptic United States. The Last of Us recreates from a third-person perspective. Players use guns and improvised spears and can use stealth to protect against hostile humans and cannibalistic animals infected by a mutated fungus in the genus Cordyceps. In the online multiplayer method, up to eight players encounter cooperative and competitive gameplay.
Development of The Last of Us started in 2009, soon behind the departure of Naughty Dog’s previous game, Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. For the first period in the club’s history, Naughty Dog divided into two teams; while one team created Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, the other half developed The Last of Us. The connection between Joel and Ellie evolved the focus, with all other features developed around it. Actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson showed Joel and Ellie, respectively, through voice and gesture capture and helped creative director Neil Druckmann establish the characters and story. The original score was written and performed by Gustavo Santaolalla.
Following its report in December 2011, The Last of Us widely expect, and its release on the PlayStation 3 in June 2013. It obtained critical acclaim, with praise for its history, gameplay, visuals, sound design, score, characterization, and depiction of female characters. The Last of Us developed into one of the best-selling video plays, selling over 1.3 million teams in its first week and 17 million by April 2018. The game won year-end awards from several gaming publications, critics, and game award ceremonies, including multiple Game of the Year awards. It cit as one of the greatest video games ever made.
Naughty Dog removed several downloadable range additions; The Last of Us: Left Rearward is a single-player crusade following Ellie and her best friend, Riley. A remastered performance, The Last of Us Remastered, was removed for the PlayStation 4 in July 2014, and a remake, The Last of Us Part I, was fired in September 2022 for PlayStation 5 and is planned for release on Windows in March 2023. The game’s victory spawned a media franchise, including a funny book in 2013, a live performance in 2014, a sequel in 2020, a television adaption by HBO in 2023, a tabletop frolicking by Themeborne in 2023, an unknown multiplayer game, and an upcoming tabletop game by CMON.
The Last of Us is an action-adventure competition played from a third-person viewpoint. To advance the story, the player crosses post-apocalyptic circumstances such as towns, buildings, forests, and sewers. The player can use guns, improvised weapons, hand-to-hand combat, and stealth to protect against evil humans and cannibalistic animals contaminated by the mutated music of the Cordyceps fungus. For most of the game, the player assumes command of Joel, a man tasked with escorting a young girl, Ellie, across the United States. The player controls Ellie throughout the game’s winter segment and briefly holds Joel’s daughter Sarah in the opening sequence.
In battle, the player can use long-range spears, such as a rifle, a shotgun, and a bow, and short-range lances, such as a gun and a short-barreled shotgun. The party can scavenge limited-use melee lances, such as pipes and baseball bats, and toss bottles and bricks to distract, stun, or attack enemies. The player can upgrade spears at workbenches using ordered items. Tools such as health kits, shivs, and Molotov cocktails can be found or crafted using ordered items. Collecting pills and medicinal plants can upgrade features such as the health meter and preparation speed. Health recharged by finding edible items or using health kits.
Though the player can shoot enemies now, they can also use stealth to attack hidden or sneak by them. “Listen Mode” allows the player to discover enemies through a high sense of hearing and spatial awareness, displayed as outlines visible through walls and objects. Participants can crouch after obstacles in the active cover system to gain a tactical advantage during combat. The game features periods without action, often involving conversation between the characters. The player can translate simple puzzles, such as using floating pallets to move Ellie, being incapable of swimming across bodies of water, and using ladders or dumpsters to contact higher areas. Story collectibles, such as letters, maps, and comics, can be scavenged and considered in the backpack menu.
The contest features a synthetic intelligence system by which hostile human enemies respond to combat. Opponents may take cover or call for assistance if they discover the player. They can take advantage of the participant when they are oblivious, out of ammunition, or in a fight. Player guides, such as Ellie, can help combat by throwing things at threats to stun them, announcing the location of neglected enemies, or using a knife and pistol to strike enemies.