By Shaun Munro
The Last of Us is a game like no other. Naughty Dog has in recent years proven themselves a force majeure in the gaming world with their exemplary Uncharted franchise, but they truly take things to the next level with their latest, which is easily their best and most ambitious title to date. Though the post-apocalypse is a well-mined subject for action-based video games, The Last of Us carves out its own unique niche as a survival thriller that’s as intelligent and thoughtful as it is violent and action-packed.
Though we’re not even half-way through 2013 yet, and therefore still have big-hitters such as GTA V to come, this is a game so confidently composed that I fear not even Rockstar will be able to topple its place at the #1 spot. Not only that, though, this just might be the best game that the PS3 has ever seen, and given our impending transition to the PS4, it’s a suitable title to help see us out.