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author: Adrian Werner

First Reviews: The Last of Us 2 - Strong Candidate for Game of the Year

First reviews of The Last of Us: Part II have been published. The game delighted almost all editors of industry media and is a strong candidate for the game of the year title.

Judging by the reviews, The Last of Us 2 delivers.

We are still a week away from the release of The Last of Us: Part II, the latest game by Naughty Dog. However, enough reviews have already been published on the web to enable us to assess how the game was received by the industry media.

On Metacritic, TLoU2 has an average rating of 96%. This is a great result, outstripping even the achievements of the first The Last of Us and The Last of Us: Remastered, which scored 95%. The sequel also delighted our editor, who gave it 10/10.

Here are some sample review scores:

  1. COGconnected - 100/100
  2. Critical Hit - 10/10
  3. Daily Star - 5/5
  4. Digitally Downloaded -5/5
  5. Game Informer - 10/10
  6. Game Rant - 5/5
  7. GameSpew -10/10
  8. GamesRadar - 5/5
  9. GamingTrend - 100/100
  10. Hardcore Gamer 5/5 IGN - 10/10
  11. PlayStation Universe - 10/10
  12. Push Square - 5/5
  13. Gamepressure - 10/10 (The Last of Us 2 Review – A Game to Set the World on Fire)
  14. Telegraph - 5/5
  15. TheSixthAxis - 10/10
  16. VG247 - 5/5
  17. Geek Culture - 9.8/10
  18. Easy Allies - 9.5/10
  19. GamesBeat - 95/100
  20. Paste Magazine - 9.5/10
  21. Press Start - 9.5/10
  22. Wccftech - 9.5/10
  23. CGMagazine - 9/10
  24. GameByte - 9/10
  25. Shacknews - 9/10
  26. Spiel Times - 9/10
  27. VideoGamer - 9/10
  28. PowerUp - 8.8/10
  29. Destructoid - 8.5/10
  30. GameSpot - 8/10
  31. New Game Network - 80/100
  32. Video Game Sophia - 8/10
  33. Game Revolution - 3.5/5

As you can see, the game evokes almost universal admiration. The last game that was so warmly received was Red Dead Redemption 2.

The reviewers praise The Last of Us: Part II for a long and varied story campaign with interesting characters and a great story. The editors also appreciate the improvements in gameplay and level design compared to the first part. There are few somewhat more critical reviews, and the accusations in them boil down to an overall subjective evaluation of the script.

The Last of Us: Part II is a PlayStation 4 exclusive and will launch on June 19 this year.

  1. Naughty Dog - official website
  2. The Last of Us: Part II - official website

Last update: 2020-06-12

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