First Plot Details For The Last Of Us

You’ve had an hour or so to let the VGAs big reveal sink in, so we think you might just be ready to hear the first details on the game.

“The Last of Us is a genre-defining experience that blends survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague,” reads the description on the official TLoU YouTube channel. “Abandoned cities are being reclaimed by nature and the remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a brave teenage girl who is wise beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.”


The game has been in development by a second team at Naughty Dog for some time now, and will be released on PS3 – this isn’t a next-gen game.



  1. Ellie = Ellen

  2. Awesome

  3. I’m intrigued; good to see ND aren’t just a one trick pony.

    Anyway, I hope this is in 3rd person, as I just nearly can’t stand zombie FPSs. But since this is from naughty dog, I’m sure it’ll be amazing.

    *See: Uncharted 1, 2 ,3

    • Perversely ironic that we are the new Germans, eh? :-)

    • Don’t worry, you’re always the bad guys in Ireland. :P

  5. Did the girl remind anyone else of Ellen Page? or is that just me? Sounded quite a bit like her too.

  6. This is looking awesome, with a great team known for very high quality games. I couldn’t be more hyped for it! Graphically I’m not sure they can keep that up though, it seemed too good to be true, the leaves looked photo-realistic at the start.

    • I was wondering about that too. It just looks so much more realistic than Uncharted.

  7. i dont understand all the hate on zombies they’re wonderful!

  8. Is it just me or does this game really look way better than Uncharted? The girl’s face looks so realistic.

  9. This looks excellent. I hope ND will actually give us what was in the trailer and not pull a Dead Island on us. I’m surprised that ND is developing this. I am a bit disappointed that the zombies are the fast runner ones and not the slow as hell but are very dangerous in groups type.

    I suspect that they will put a lot of UC easter eggs in this.

    • I have a feeling they’re not zombies, but mutants mutated from the ant-virus. So it’s cool, because ants are quick.

      • That i can accept as long as they keep refering to them as mutants and not zombies. :-) I wonder if we will have to fight massive ants?

  10. reading that reminded me a lot of enslaved. Female and male leads travelling across citys taken over by nature

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