It’s almost impossible to forget how big a deal the first installment was to console gamers back in the day, even as a decade later they’ve been left with the impression that this is one of the most underrated games of all time.
Now, it’s official: it’s the best game in the franchise, according to the most recent IGN review of The Last Of Us Part 2.
In a list of 10 games that make it into the top 10 of the annual list of the 100 Best Games of All Time, the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 have the dubious distinction of not being in the top five.
But it’s not a great year for games with a cult following like The Last, which has sold just over 1.3 million copies since its release in 2014.
The last installment of the trilogy earned a solid score of 76 on IGN, which includes “a strong score for a first-person shooter” and “a solid score for story” and was rated “excellent.”
IGN has also been pretty positive about The Last’s reception.
“It’s a good game,” IGN Editor in Chief Todd Howard said when discussing The Last.
“The story and gameplay are very engaging.
You’ll spend more time with Ellie than most shooters, and you’ll get a much deeper understanding of her.
There’s plenty of exploration and puzzle-solving in The Last and the story isn’t too much to ask.”
In the end, The Last Part 2 is the best The Last game has been, in terms of gameplay, story, and overall aesthetic.
But we still feel like the last installment was one of those titles that just wasn’t quite as fun as it could have been.
The Last was one the most important games of the decade, but it was never really the kind of game that made it into a top 10 list.
We’ll just have to wait and see how The Last 2 holds up, and what other games are up for grabs this holiday season.
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