The Last Of Us is a genuine masterpiece.
It manages to be intensely cinematic but still benefit from being a video game.
It offers an unparalleled sense of place and believability in characters who have arcs and dreams and goals, which don’t even necessarily correspond.
It’s a fantastical setting that manages to still feel real enough.
For its few flaws, it’s made up for in an experience that’s unlike much else.
It’s an absolutely essential video game. 95/100