Default Prime's Lucas Stephens writes: "Naughty Dog is an outstanding developer, having spent the last several years making the phenomenal Uncharted titles for Sony’s PlayStation 3. Ever since The Last of Us was announced a couple of years ago, the gaming world took notice and followed its development very closely. A developer of Naughty Dog’s pedigree was now trying their hand with a survival action title, and expectations grew understandably high. Gone are the explorations of beautiful ancient architecture and fun-filled romps through exotic locales. Naughty Dog has instead made The Last of Us an unnerving portrayal of a post-apocalyptic future where there is no joy in exploring, only the persistent need to survive."