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The Last Of Us Left Behind Review

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Posted: 4 months ago, last updated 9 days ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


The Last of Us is a survival adventure game where you play Joel, a father figure, looking to protect a girl in his care, Ellie. The game creates a fimlic and emotional experience that extends beyond the usual zombie shooting to offer an interactive experience concerned with parenting, care and the cost of survival and protection of children in our care.

Left Behind is a set of substantial additional chapters that flesh out the story of the first Last of Us game. We get to play as Ellie as a younger child, learning about her fears, relationships and the events leading up to her meeting Joel. We also get to see more of the period in the game where Joel is hurt and needs Ellie's care.

Although easy to overlook, as this is seen as simple additional content by many, Left Behind is actually a compelling experience in its own right. It's important that you have played the first game, but when you have, Left Behind offers important parts of the story that shed new light on the main characters.

DetailsGame Details


Release Date: 14/02/2014

Platforms: PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4

Genres: Action, Adventure, Fighting, Narrative and Shooting

Developer: @Naughty_Dog


Duration: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 hours to complete. How long this takes depends on your proficiency and how much exploring you do.
Players: This is a single player game.


Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. You can purchase the game as extra content for The Last of Us, or as Left Behind a stand alone game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Rated PEGI 18 due to frequent scenes of strong violence, and strong language. Violence ranges from moderate to strong, featuring decapitation, dismemberment and torture. Frequent scenes of blood and gore. Strong language such as ‘*!@?*’ is used frequently.

ESRB MATURE 17+ for Intense Violence, Blood and Gore, Suggestive Themes, Strong Language, Use of Alcohol.


Accessibility for this game is as follows:
System Settings

PlayStation 4 has a range of accessibility settings. Some are system only, some work in games (invert colours and button mapping)... read more about system accessibility settings.

OverviewThe Last of Us Series

The Last Of Us Left Behind is part of The Last of Us series of games:

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The Last Of Us Left Behind (This game)


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