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‘The Last Of Us’ Passes 3.4 Million Sold, Becomes Fastest Selling Game On PS3

It’s no secret that The Last of Us is really, really good, but for a horror game that’s exclusive to a single console, 3.4 million sold — both digitally and at retail — is a mighty impressive feat. This makes The Last of Us one of the best reviewed games of all time, on top of being the fastest selling game on the PlayStation 3.

Who here has played it, and if you have, what do you think?

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  • To-Mega-Therion

    I have played it through and found it the most rewarding game I have played on the PS3. Yes, most of it has been done before, crafting weapons, collecting objects, various weapons, Zombie type creatures in your face etc but never as good, never as smooth and never as graphically rewarding as this, with an original storyline (I guarantee this will be made into a movie! especially after the sales figures). The distances, views, colours and realism are amazing! I found myself on numerous occasions not playing the game but looking around at the work that has gone into this game. The environment was that rewarding I enjoyed scouring every square yard for pick ups / dog tags. The most rewarding thing was the realism of the characters, lip sync was best ever, I have never got my head around the concept of having feelings for characters in a game. Example, whatever I am playing I have no problem running in blind and gunning down whatever I can before I get spattered with a big grin on my face, regardless of being 95% through the game, I don’t give a damn about character, it’s just a game. NOT THIS! I actually felt for the grizzled hero, and the girl is so damned cute, hard as nails and foul mouthed yet you can not help have empathy for her cause.

    In a nutshell, if you have not played it, your missing out on a amazing, milestone of a game, regardless of it being made up of parts done before. It might be a Frankenstein of a title but this creature looks like a catwalk model with an uzi! GO NAIL HER!

  • DarrelDreadful

    Makes me wish I had a PS3.

  • J-SiN

    Easily the best story driven game ever. The same as above, I found myself several times just panning the camera around enjoying the stunning scenery. Sometimes getting caught up in the moment of a conversation and pondering their situation as if I was actually there.

    The compassion you feel for the characters is amazing. Terrific voice acting that never really feels out of place or over done. I’ve played through it three different times now, and every time I catch so many things I missed prior. Most of them are small, but it’s amazing how well they fit to tie the entire game together. It might be a prop that goes unnoticed, like a guitar leaning against the wall in the opening, or a small bit of conversation, but it is all placed in the game for a reason.

    The game is not very difficult which is fine. It grants you the ability to become fully engaged in what really matters in the game. Weapons and crafting are not overwhelming, just enough to fit with the story.

    If you haven’t played it you are missing out on a special piece of work. This is interactive entertainment at its finest. I’ve been a huge fan of Naughty Dog since the first Crash Bandicoot. They clearly understand how to continually push the boundaries of games. Each game gets better and better. I wasn’t sure they’d be able to top the Uncharted series, but they have just set the bar miles above.

  • Trioxin83

    Couldn’t have said it better than the above posts. This is a gorgeous game through and through. The beginning of the game is truly heart wrenching as well (one of the saddest ever IMO). I am on my second play through and love it as much as the first time.

  • Boonraiser

    I agree with all that was said above. There were tears in my eyes by the time the opening credits came up. This is the kind of game that is actually worth paying full price. I can’t wait to see what Naughty Dog does for the PS4.

  • AfterTheAsylum

    Before going into The Last of Us, I felt like nothing could top the emotional gauntlet of Quantic Dream’s Heavy Rain. I am now moving the crown. When I talk about The Last of Us, I say the exact statement as made earlier – it is the most rewarding gaming experience I’ve ever had. You get involved – very involved. And to those who have played it, the beginning scene in Pittsburgh… oh yes. You are built up, torn down and forced to push forward. It is just perfect. Gaming has been taken to a new level. I remember playing RE Revelations before this and thought it was a great game, but once I finished The Last of Us, I realized how terrible every game I played before it really was. I kept thinking – is this what kind of game a developer could’ve made through the entire life of the PS3? Why have we been cheated so many times then? Why did no one do this when they could have before? I commonly play a game twice in a row, but The Last of Us? – I’m currently on the pause screen on my fourth visit. This game is so amazing that I am now disappointed in every developer who didn’t utilize the capabilities of the PS3 up until now. Once you take this trip, you too will be wondering why all these capable companies like Konami, Capcom, etc haven’t truly given us something so spectacular when they could have.

  • violentdope

    Everybody above me pretty much summed it up.Great game and I hope to see it continue on the PS4.

  • ThunderDragoon

    As soon as I get money, I’ll be getting this. It kills me to see all these people playing it and I have to wait. Well, the wait will be worth it so I’m good.

  • legolasgarett

    I am sorry this game doesn;t match up to Heavy Rain. We are just awash with what’s new has to be the probably the coolest and the best. It doesn’t even smack of the clever level design of unchartered 2. Last Of Us is an awesome game, but it is definitely behind Unchartered 2. If we had an insane climax I believe this game would have been elevated to greatness, but it just falls short there. Loved the game, but I have not been steamrolled. Its a great game but could have been greater still and in PS3 – No 1 will always be Heavy Rain followed by Unchartered 2 and then Last Of Us. And in Zombie gaming – I would give Telltale Games Walking Dead the No 1 spot and then Resident Evil 4 and Last Of Us are tied in the 2nd Spot.

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