Chad Awkerman of DualShockers writes, "The Last of Us is so much more than the sum of its parts. At its core, it’s a personal story of loss and, possibly, a bit of redemption. It’s a story of compassion in a harsh, unforgiving world. It’s about visceral survival instincts that all of us were created with to just get by in extreme situations. It’s about the story and the characters, everything else is just icing on the cake."