2013 Best PS3 Game

Specialty Awards Genre Awards Platform Awards Game of the Year
Best PS3 Game

The Last of Us
It’s the end of the world again, dark and grim but maybe not completely hopeless. The Last of Us’s mushroom zombie apocalypse takes place in a brutal, vicious world where the people are every bit as troublesome as the monsters, and it’s not made any easier by needing to protect Ellie. The heart of the story is the relation between Joel and Ellie as they roadtrip through a destroyed America, surviving whatever comes their way while transforming from protector and protected into something much more like a family, but it’s never heavy-handed in its emotional payload. The stealth action of the gameplay is good, solid, brutal stuff, but combined with the very human story of Joel and Ellie’s journey it becomes a desperate struggle for survival where nothing is too brutal to keep the family together..

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