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The Last of Us 'an easy contender for best game of the generation', says first review

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Naughty Dog's latest gets a perfect score in Empire Online review - and yep, it gets the Citizen Kane treatment.

The first review of The Last of Us has appeared online ahead of next week's global embargo - and it looks like fans are in for a treat.

Naughty Dog's latest is awarded a perfect 5/5 in Empire's review, which claims that the game is an "easy contender for the best game of this console generation".

VideoGamer.com's review of The Last of Us goes live next Wednesday, June 5 at 3pm BST. Can't wait until then? Simon's finished it, and he speaks briefly about his experience with the final game in this week's podcast.

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ltachiUchiha1150d ago (Edited 1150d ago )

It seems like they took down the review from that site. Mustve posted it by accident since its too early but its a legit review. Or I wouldve put the credit source for the 1st review.

sly-Famous1150d ago

No one posts their review early by accident, its all about hype.

3-4-51149d ago

because it was such a good review...it was allowed to be leaked for a short time.

This inputs the idea that the game is really good...and your stuck with that thought for a few days before it's release.

This way there are 3-5 days of nobody disputing that or writing anything negative it's just that one positive thought, replayed in your mind over and over.

I'm assuming the game actually is good though. It seems different enough and they look like they care about gaming with this game.

G20WLY1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

^345 Nice conspiracy theory lmao!

There are no assumptions required; if you have any interest in this game you will already have seen some live footage demos.

This game WILL be at least "Very Good" and more than likely "Amazing/GOTY", so now you can relax and remove that ridiculous tinfoil hat, ha ha ;P

Crazyglues1150d ago (Edited 1150d ago )

@ ltachiUchiha
@ sly-Famous

Yeah this was not posted by mistake, but a better question is do we really need a review on this one, I mean it was looking pretty awesome from the play-through..

I wrote about why you should be buying this here - http://bit.ly/142sYBN

To me this is a -Day One- I would be surprised if you could find anyone saying I'm not getting this one, especially after seeing the play-though

Well the Demo comes out today at 1:00pm so I guess we are going to find out if it's really as good as all these reviews are saying..

-Man I hope so because I'm going to be enjoying this game if it's as good as they say-
I can't wait...1:00pm hurry up and get here..

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Cam9771150d ago (Edited 1150d ago )

I preordered it a few days ago and I've strictly monitored what I'm seeing. I can't wait for my "Joel Edition" to arrive, this sounds fantastic! bApart from the basic plot and the very early gameplay I'm practically going into this game blind! I can't wait; however, it has been a pain recently as I've been clearing up my backlog which means I must play the apalling AC3. I can't stand it BUT it is picking up as I'm at the church part when there is an important cutscene.

yeahokchief1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

Ditto on the backlog. It turns out that joining PS+ ISN'T a good way to make your backlog get smaller...

God I need a break from all these free games. I hope the game next week is one i've already beat. It's getting out of hand. MY VITA is literally completely full with even more games waiting in the que to load onto it(and I delete nonreplayable games once I 100% them). First world problems.

IMA LETCHU FINISH The Last of Us, but GTA V IS GOING TO BE THE BEST GAME OF ALL TIME.

Seriously though I can't wait for both of them. Both will be amazing.

I'm not even going to play the demo. I'm just going to rip into it all fresh in 2 weeks.

The_Infected1150d ago

I'm almost as exited for this game as I am Sony's E3 conference! When are they revealing the MP?

ltachiUchiha1150d ago

Tell me about it mate. I think the difference with the last of us vs uncharted was naughty dog wanted to make sure not only was the single player going to blow us away but the multiplayer was going to do the same. Not taking anything away from uncharted which is my favorite series this gen but knowing naughty dog, they always want to push it further & they have with the last of us. This will be my goty. =]

crxss1150d ago

uncharted 3 emphasis was MP for sure, TLOU emphasis is on the SP.

DeletedAcc1150d ago

And I say (since 2011) :
Best game of all time
Haters gonna hate :)

Kingdom Come1149d ago

"Best game of all time"?
Over-Hyping much?

G20WLY1149d ago (Edited 1149d ago )

@Sackboy, oh look! ^^Here's one now, right on cue! lol

Sarobi1150d ago

Oh Naughty Dog.. just what do you have in store for us.

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