The Last of Us

The secret sauce of The Last of Us, an extremely bleak series about a world ravaged by a killer virus that turns people into half-plant monsters, where starved, broken factions now war against each other and both cultists and militia roam the dangerous streets, is that there’s a glimmer of hope underneath it all. It’s a series about learning how to live again after a tragedy, about finding forgiveness for the people who wronged you, about the fallacy of revenge; but it’s also about extremely enjoyable shooter mechanics, extraordinarily detailed environments, and unbelievably satisfying stealth combat. The Last of Us is one of PlayStation’s most important series ever.