The Last of Us: Remastered
Naughty Dog’s survival/horror game The Last of Us earned near-universal praise when it dropped for the PlayStation 3 last summer, taking home over 200 “game of the year” awards. If you never got around to playing it, now is the perfect time, as it’s been remastered for the PlayStation 4, ensuring the taut, emotional storyline will look better than ever thanks to a next-gen facelift. Yes, we’ve seen way too many post-apocalyptic stories in the past few years, but The Last of Us is among the best, envisioning a strangely beautiful world where civilization has crumbled after a mutated strain of the Cordyceps fungus has infected much of the population, effectively turning them into cannibalistic monsters (fungus zombies).
Players take the role of Joel (Troy Baker), a survivor living a hardscrabble life 20 years after the outbreak began. He’s tasked with escorting and protecting Ellie (Ashley Johnson), whose biology may just hold the secret to a cure. As far as I’m concerned, The Last of Us is a must-play game even if you’re not much of a gamer, but it’s also headed for the big screen. Sam Raimi is producing a feature-film adaptation of the game, and this past week at Comic-Con he announced that Game of Thrones’ Maisie Williams is in talks to star as Ellie. You can grab a copy of The Last of Us: Remastered right here.