The Last of Us is a Naughty Dog developed action adventure survival horror that was produced by Sony Computer Entertainment. The game was released as a Playstation 3 exclusive in June 2013 and took the world by storm. Players took control of Joel, a smuggler whose job it is to escort the teenage Ellie across a dystopian United States. This isn't an easy journey however as weapons are few and far between and often have to be improvised in order to survive. The Last of Us was applauded for its excellent character development, engaging story and subtext, and beutiful graphics. The game received critical acclaim all around the world and to this day is in the top five highest rated Playstation 3 games ever on Metacritic. Following the success of the original it was only a matter of time before a sequel was announce. In February 2014 Naughty Dog announced their plans for a sequel before shifting their attention to working on Uncharted 4: A Thief's End instead. It was in December 2016 at the annual Playstation Experience event that The Last of Us 2 was announced by Sony.