Earlier on we told you about the demo for The Last of Us, which is now available to download if you have a copy of God of War Ascension on PS3. As we await for the final June 14 launch date, it looks like one of the first reviews for the highly anticipated game has gone live a little earlier than intended.
The official embargo date for The Last of Us reviews hasn’t passed yet, which is why you are unable to find any other reviews on the game, from most of the usual gaming sites. This has been emphasized by a review published early by Empire – but has since been removed, presumably at Naughty Dog and Sony’s request.
However, details on the review have already been discussed on Twitter and we can tell you that Empire magazine, usually dedicated to movies have given The Last of Us a perfect 5/5 score. The are some very juicy quotes to pick out from their review, notably when they boldly call The Last of Us ‘a contender for the best game of this current generation’.
On top of that, they have also called it the best game that Naughty Dog has ever released, and a ‘masterpiece’ that could be looked back upon in years to come. This is obviously very refreshing to read for those that were initially on the fence as to whether to buy the game on June 14 or not.
This may be the first sighting of a perfect score for The Last of Us, but we have a feeling it may be joined by many other flawless scores once the rest of the reviews go live. Does this now make you want to go out and buy the game straight away? What is your reaction to The Last of Us potentially being the ‘best game of this console generation’ – and what other games would you put in this category?