Tyler from All Age Gaming writes "Zombie apocalypse settings are everywhere in games. One can’t throw a brick without hitting at least one videogame that has either zombies or a bleak near-future plagued by zombies. We’ve had mature zombie games like The Walking Dead, bloody and visceral zombie games like Resident Evil and Dead Space, even silly zombie games like Plants vs. Zombies and Dead Rising. In this sense, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us doesn’t re-invent the wheel or change up the formula of a zombie outbreak story. What it does is remember what made such stories so compelling and seeks out to recapture that essence. The result is something not exactly innovative or groundbreaking, but something very special."