The Last of Us reviews are go, all the scores inside

Wednesday, 5th June 2013 15:05 GMT By Dave Cook

The Last of Us reviews have begun, and we’re compiling all the scores here for your reading pleasure.

Stace has delivered a superb write up of Naughty Dog’s bleak epic here, check it out.

Now then, on to those all-important scores:

OPM – 10/10
Eurogamer – 10/10
CVG – 10/10
IGN – 10/10
Kotaku – ‘Yes’
TheSixthAxis – 10/10
Shacknews – ‘No Score’
Destructoid – 10/10
NowGamer – 8.5/10
Videogamer – 10/10
Polygon – 7.5/10
Digital Spy – 5/5
Edge – 10/10
Gamespot – 8/10
GodIsAGeek – 10/10
Push Square – 10/10
New Game Network – 83/100
GamingBolt – 10/10
GiantBomb – 5/5 – 8/10
ShopTo – No Score

We’re adding scores as we go, but if you have one we’ve missed please add it below.



  1. JebusF

    10/10 GodisaGeek.

    #1 1 year ago
  2. get2sammyb

    10/10 – Push Square.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. jamesmilner2

    New Game Network – 83/100

    #3 1 year ago
  4. Tavarish

    Destructoid – 10/10


    #4 1 year ago
  5. Beta

    10′s everywhere! ;)

    Bring it on!

    #5 1 year ago
  6. rashid

    GamingBolt: 10/10

    Thanks :)

    #6 1 year ago
  7. Razor

    So… I need to buy this then, huh.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. slayernl

    Giantbomb 5/5

    Dtoid 10

    #8 1 year ago
  9. Beta


    PSLS 10

    #9 1 year ago
  10. Fin

    10 EG
    10 Edge

    #10 1 year ago
  11. Erthazus

    10/10 with ok multiplayer and nothing innovative but with well crafted gameplay that was invented long time ago.

    #11 1 year ago
  12. killersense

    nice to know you have played the game erth….

    #12 1 year ago
  13. Fin


    Fuck. Off.

    #13 1 year ago
  14. Edo

    Polygon 7.5/10
    GameSpot 8/10;Slot1

    #14 1 year ago
  15. Crazyreyn

    Digital Spy, 5/5

    #15 1 year ago
  16. mikybcz – 8/10

    #16 1 year ago
  17. fantomena

    Fantomena Bloggr:

    #17 1 year ago
  18. TheLastDodo

    Oh my! Next friday can’t come fast enough.

    Finished Metro 2033 today, sooner than I expected, think I’ll grab State of Decay to play until TLOU is released, the SoD demo is very good, rough as feck but very good.

    #18 1 year ago
  19. The_Red

    Innovation is neither GOOD or BAD. That’s a fact. You can innovate with the worst possible taste mankind has ever tasted or you can use a recipe to cook the best meal possible.

    #19 1 year ago
  20. Beta

    TSA 10

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Orxato

    LaPS3: 95/100

    #21 1 year ago
  22. Kachlo – 10/10 –

    #22 1 year ago
  23. Joe Anderson

    Here’s our review – ShopTo (no score, though if we did score it’d be perfect, 10/10 or whatever to be honest).

    Thanks :D

    #23 1 year ago
  24. Erthazus

    @12, I didn’t and that’s true. So i’m not saying anything but 10/10 is too much.

    #24 1 year ago
  25. De-mon


    #25 1 year ago
  26. Beta

    So basically.. Buy it.

    Not a bad score in there so far. (7.5 and 8 aren’t bad scores contrary to popular opinion.) :)

    #26 1 year ago
  27. Asim T

    10/10 – Next-Gen Gaming Blog

    #27 1 year ago
  28. YoungZer0

    @13: Indeed.

    #28 1 year ago
  29. machy

    AND I shall give a 10/10
    @11 deal with IT

    #29 1 year ago
  30. Fin


    Sooo, you just admitted you haven’t played the game, but still say 10/10 is too much?

    #30 1 year ago
  31. Edo

    GameInformmer 9.5/10

    #31 1 year ago
  32. Mus42

    I take it Polygon are the kid at school who was always anti anything successful? “Yeah finished it already and it was shit…..”

    #32 1 year ago
  33. stretch215

    Wow, looks like I’ll be grabbing this.

    #33 1 year ago
  34. Erthazus

    @30, i’m saying that because every game that was from ND is hardly 10/10
    It was a good experience but not a perfection.

    @32, Nope. It was just an opinion and btw there are serious issues like bad AI that is glitchy sometimes. How this can be 10/10?

    Polygon’s opinion only.

    #34 1 year ago
  35. KineticCalvaria

    @34, perfection is just a matter of opinion and doesn’t really exist.

    #35 1 year ago
  36. FeaturePreacher

    I wonder what the sequel to the last of us will be like on ps4?

    #36 1 year ago
  37. Lengendaryboss

    Really impressive show from the Naughty Gods as always makes my purchase much more valuable.

    #37 1 year ago
  38. Erthazus

    @35, agree. that’s why it should be 9/10 at max.

    #38 1 year ago
  39. SlayerGT

    New IP..go figure.

    #39 1 year ago
  40. KineticCalvaria

    @38, that doesn’t make sense. If that were true then 10 shouldn’t exist which would make 9 the new max. Thus it’d still be a perfect score. You try to be funny but really you just look like a Cock to me.

    #40 1 year ago
  41. DrDamn

    So it shouldn’t even get 10/10 from sites who clearly state 10/10 isn’t perfection?

    #41 1 year ago
  42. KineticCalvaria

    @41, exactly, love to see this amazing scoring system he uses which doesn’t have a maximum score :O

    #42 1 year ago
  43. Erthazus

    Scores like 10 should exist. But in my opinion games that deserve 10/10 should be 1 game at least for 5 years. Every year we have 5-15 games that are 10/10 and in the end they are:

    1) Overrated
    2) You only buy 3 games that are worth every damn penny and they are very good while the rest of the games are just a gigantic disappointment.

    and in the end everyone blames game journalism.

    If 10/10 is not perfection then what is? 11/10? Oh come on. MATH.

    What is 10/10? Just numbers then? That’s stupid.

    #43 1 year ago
  44. JonFE


    Since TLoU is not playable on his super, uber, dupper PC, your question is moot ;)

    #44 1 year ago
  45. DrDamn

    10/10 is whatever the reviewing site says it is, not what you think it is. If you want to bring maths into it what should a game you feel is 97% on a percentage scale score on an integer 1-10 scale?

    #45 1 year ago
  46. Erthazus

    @44, Stupid sarcasm that has nothing to do with reality because TLoU is my most anticipated console game for this year that I’m planning to buy.

    @DrDamn, “10/10 is whatever the reviewing site says it is”

    Ok. So what it is? Choose at least one reviewing site.

    #46 1 year ago
  47. KineticCalvaria

    @45, give him a few hours to find his calculator.

    #47 1 year ago
  48. YoungZer0

    Okay Erth, please tell us, which games – in your opinion – deserve a 10 out of 10?

    #48 1 year ago
  49. Lengendaryboss

    9/10 is not really a bad score but how can you make that judgement without playing it, can you see into the future ? :)

    #49 1 year ago
  50. JungleJack
    9.75/10 –

    #50 1 year ago
  51. Belmont

    I was expecting it to be good, well not this good !!!
    I wonder what David Cage thinks about this. He believes that you can’t tell a good story through a character that dodges,takes cover and shoots.

    #51 1 year ago
  52. KineticCalvaria

    @49, it’s not on pc hence it can’t be a good game!

    #52 1 year ago
  53. Erthazus

    @48, Classic Super Mario game or classic DOOM, Neverwinter Nights. Something that does everything right, innovative and push genre forward or just “creates a new genre for gaming” with the best technology available to date that is not destroying your machine (PC or console). 10/10 game is the true masterpiece that won’t be forgotten for a decade.

    I’m sure The Last Of Us is not just a good game, it’s a great one but I don’t see that it can push technology further (because technology wise it’s not that good for 2013). gameplay is solid and very well done but it’s nothing that was not done before and so on.

    Anyway, thanks for the discussion guys. Good luck.

    #53 1 year ago
  54. Beta


    “Does 10/10 represent perfection?
    No. However, a 10/10 score does mean that we recommend a game to everyone.”


    “10s aren’t perfect, since nothing is, but they come as close as you could get in a given genre. The new game to beat in its sector, we’re talking pure videogame ecstasy here.”


    “The pinnacle of gaming, a masterpiece may not be flawless, but it is so exceptional that it is hard to imagine a game being better. At the time of its release, this game is the not just the best the system can offer, but better than we could have expected.”

    No score represents perfection.

    #54 1 year ago
  55. B4D_M0TH3R_FR1GG3R

    Looks to be pretty Masterful. Can’t Wait to play! Any reviews below 90% are probably just sites trolling for people to come read their reviews to see what was “Wrong”. I hate that $#*&.

    #55 1 year ago
  56. JonFE


    You may claim that TLoU is your most anticipated console game this year, but you jump on the opportunity to down vote it with “ok multiplayer and nothing innovative but with well crafted gameplay that was invented long time ago”, even though you haven’t played it…

    Sure, that makes a lot of sense…

    #56 1 year ago
  57. Erthazus

    And last thing.


    “Does 10/10 represent perfection?
    No. However, a 10/10 score does mean that we recommend a game to everyone.””

    I like it. So if the game is 7.5 you can’t recommend it to everyone, just to 75% of people? I don’t get it.

    Anyway, good luck.

    #57 1 year ago
  58. xino

    nah man
    that can’t be!

    i’m gonna look at smaller gaming sites and see what they have to say first

    #58 1 year ago
  59. undermyrules

    @52 +1337

    #59 1 year ago
  60. Beta

    Well, 10/10 means that there is very little reason for you to not pick this up.

    7.5 would mean that there are some small flaws that could put you off if you were doubtful about purchasing it.

    #60 1 year ago
  61. Iliad

    @Erthazus – name one game from this generation of consoles that is “perfect” in your eyes and deserves a 10/10.

    #61 1 year ago
  62. Djoenz

    Wow I did not expect these scores holy momma!

    #62 1 year ago
  63. fihar

    Really guys, stop ganging up on Erth. He just have impossibly high standards. There’s nothing wrong with that.

    I expected no less from PS3′s swansong to be honest. I’ve been on a self-imposed media blackout from the very first gameplay trailer, next Friday can’t come soon enough.

    #63 1 year ago
  64. pukem0n

    subtract PS3 exclusive scoreinflation and you land at 85%.

    still good ^^

    #64 1 year ago
  65. DestructorSVK

    Few new scores :

    2.CZ&SK : : –

    #65 1 year ago
  66. redwood

    @64 what is “PS3 exclusive scoreinflation”?

    #66 1 year ago
  67. Erthazus

    It’s not my high-impossible standards. I just wish that reviews would be fair.

    Look at the Movies scores at Metacritic and games. There is a huge difference in scores.

    #67 1 year ago
  68. Djoenz

    Xbot – hateinflation.

    #68 1 year ago
  69. actuallyisnotafox

    can some buy me this please? i have no money :c please i will give you pleasure, i need this!

    #69 1 year ago
  70. Transgenique : 10/10

    #70 1 year ago
  71. Lengendaryboss

    I will just leave this here for anyone to drool over:

    #71 1 year ago
  72. Kabby

    Metacritic is worthless.

    #72 1 year ago
  73. redwood

    @68 lol yeah .. figures

    #73 1 year ago
  74. splashofartstudios

    I dont believe all these 10/10′s…. Ive played games since I was a little boy…and only a few 10/10 games have crossed my path: The Longest Journey, Shining Force 2, Super Mario World, Planescape Torment…. This game would have to be a MASTERPIECE….to get such a high rating… In this day and age of gaming…is near impossible to do… so maybe its around a 8 or 9…but a 10??? I doubt it.

    #74 1 year ago
  75. Beta

    @74 Have you played it? Personally I’d reserve judgment until I’d played it before automatically assuming that the scores are too high.

    #75 1 year ago
  76. DGOJG

    Polygon get the fuck out of here with your 7.5. That has to be either Micro$oft bias or an obvious ploy for hits.

    #76 1 year ago
  77. tenthousandgothsonacid

    Guardian 5/5

    Torygraph 5/5

    #77 1 year ago
  78. reask

    Having read some of the lower reviews I reckon I,ll wait to see what gamers think.

    I personally thought uc 3 was the weakest link in the series, having loved 2 as been one of my fav games I was pretty disappointed.

    My reason been it was trying to be a movie rather than a game.
    This kinda sounds the same in a lot of reviews including the good ones.

    Anyway time will tell I suppose and I hope I’m mistaken as that sort of game is not my cup of tea.
    I tend to watch telly for that.

    #78 1 year ago
  79. Beta

    Retracted since I can’t be arsed ;)

    #79 1 year ago
  80. Lengendaryboss

    Leave him.

    #80 1 year ago
  81. Christopher Jack

    @77, Morons like you are the very reason guys like #79 won’t quit.

    #81 1 year ago
  82. Clupula

    Wow, the board’s top worthless troll is really going all out with this. Sounds like he’s going to write up some reviews himself, just to try to defame the game.

    #82 1 year ago
  83. Beta

    7.5 is a decent score. Though personally I hate .1 .2 etc or .5 scores. Pick a solid number and commit to it!

    #83 1 year ago
  84. DGOJG

    @83 Come Chris, everyone and their cat have given this game an amazing score. Doesn’t seem fishy to you? More fool you you moron.

    #84 1 year ago
  85. Lengendaryboss

    No more fishy than yearly sequels like COD and AC getting praised for being innovative while others don’t get praised for being innovative even if its a New IP.

    #85 1 year ago
  86. Sublimeone

    @ B4D_M0TH3R_FR1GG3R – You hit the nail on the head.
    The number of comments as of now – on the review on Polygon
    speak for itself.

    Something about their review policy just seemed so off.

    For instance – One of my best games of the year, which I still play every now and then – Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch was rated so poorly simply because I assume the review didn’t fully understand how to use the mechanics of the game and taught it was a button masher game.
    Then off to the what I consider a total waste of my money – Dead Space 3. That game had so much issues, not on the same level of A-C.Marines, but issues that broke the flow of the game (simplistic, generic ammo, inbalanced weapons, generic characters, weak plot, action adopted theme, un-necessary addons… the list goes on – it was presented a shiny 9.5 rating.

    What a joke. Anyways I don’t regularly visit the site anymore.

    #86 1 year ago
  87. Beta

    Nope didn’t read previous. Retracted. ;)

    #87 1 year ago
  88. Mjorh

    Amazing ! the GOTY triangle is completeing , Bioshock Infinite The Last Of Us and GTA V ! after Bioshock infinite this is the second game that has got such an awesome n jaw-dropping scores , btw we gotta wait for the mad guy’s score i mean !

    #88 1 year ago
  89. Ireland Michael

    @88 People in “having different opinions” shocker. More at 11!

    I don’t really feel the need to read or trust a single review about this game, however glowingly positive they are. The gaming media has always had a problem with a lack of critical thinking and overinflated scores.

    Just look at Bioshock Infinite.

    That game has countless glaring flaws and problems with its design, yet it was almost unanimously praised and most of its gameplay issues were swept under the carpet solely because of its twist ending.

    I’ll pass my judgement on the game by renting it and deciding what I think of it that way.

    #89 1 year ago
  90. YoungZer0

    God, I swear you fanboys are all so damn pathetic. All of you. Every last one.

    @92: Yeah, Bioshock Infinite is a really good example in this case.

    #90 1 year ago
  91. DSB

    I loved Bioshock Infinite, but I loved it in spite of its flaws :P

    It’s definitely a good example though. I did a search at one point and I found exactly two critical reviews. Out of like hundreds. And probably thousands.

    #91 1 year ago
  92. Ireland Michael

    And this is half the reason embargoes exist.

    Gamers want reviews before games come out. Magazines and websites get barely any time to play them before release, so they don’t really get a chance to analyse the games in any meaningful way.

    These reviews aren’t bought out or any paranoid crap like that. They don’t need to be. It’s far easier and cheaper for the publishers to just metaphorically hold the media at gunpoint with embargoes and a willingness to cut off reviews to sites with low scores. Few journalists are willing to take that bullet.

    I’ve no doubt its a solid game, even a great game, but almost no criticism whatsoever is a sign of nothing more than spineless journalism.

    #92 1 year ago
  93. zinc

    Y’know I want to play it… But I just know it’ll have a sad ending…

    One of them is gonna get it :(

    #93 1 year ago
  94. Beta

    @96 Some asshole may drop in here to spoil mind. I already ran into some possible spoilers here last week.

    #94 1 year ago
  95. Mjorh

    @94 Flaws? ! Bioshock Infinite is a true masterpiece with its revolutionary storytelling n stuff n i’d like to know what aspect of game bothered u or sth …

    #95 1 year ago
  96. lovecraft1974

    the last of us review

    joystiq : 5/5

    thesixthaxis : 10/10

    #96 1 year ago
  97. Ireland Michael

    @98 Almost everything about the gameplay is a regressive simplification of the original, for one.

    #97 1 year ago
  98. monkeygourmet

    I absolutely hated Bioshock Infinate.

    One of the biggest disappointments in a long while. Gameplay was god awful IMO. The arena stuff was terrible, such bad game design.

    It felt like the gameplay and story were on 2 completely different plains…

    #98 1 year ago
  99. lovecraft1974

    Accelerated Ideas 10/10
    GamerFuzion 95/100

    #99 1 year ago
  100. Cort


    That could be the most dumb thing I’ve read this year.

    So perfection is impossible, you say. Fine. But the metric is for the possible. You don’t measure the impossible. So a 10/10 is perfectly reasonable and rational.

    I explained that to my 3 year old earlier. Pretty sure he got it.

    #100 1 year ago
  101. manamana

    This will win so many friggin awards, that GOTY will drown in them.

    #101 1 year ago
  102. Mike W

    Some of you guys are to invested into the numbering system of these reviewers.

    #102 1 year ago
  103. Christopher Jack

    @105, You should read the n4g comments from that 7.5 review. It’s ridiculous.

    #103 1 year ago
  104. 786Beast

    I really can’t play survival horrors: just freak me out too much. Might have to still get this though.

    #104 1 year ago
  105. Nistelroy78

    9.5/10 –

    #105 1 year ago
  106. Mjorh

    @100 You need to elaborate , the gameplay is more challenging, more complicated, smoother n stuff . there is nothin wrong with the gameplay IMO , besides i believe neither GTAV nor The Last Of Us can have such a mind-blowing story like Bioshock Infinite .
    @101 Undoubtedly its bcuz of ur taste or sth .

    #106 1 year ago
  107. Gekidami

    “Bioshock Infinite is a true masterpiece with its revolutionary storytelling n stuff”
    Oh please, it had a great, solid story with a good twist that the end that really got you thinking, but “revolutionary storytelling”? First off the way the story was delivered is the same way its delivered in loads of other games, through cut scenes after bouts of gameplay and side content spread through the games world, secondly there were several things that fell flat, as its already been pointed out the performance wasnt always great and the dialogue between characters was wonky at times.

    Bioshock Infinite is a great game but i dont see why its “revolutionary” just because its plot didnt suck.

    #107 1 year ago
  108. Mjorh

    @111 Yeah ur right about the “storytelling” part , was gonna edit it , i meant Story itself.
    I believe the story is revolutionary cuz it makes u think , it brings u lots of surprises , it has too many layers that u can jus find in masterpiece titles like Inception movie, cuz the story ain’t another hollywoodic type , cuz its unique n mind-blowing . it may feel reverse if u don’t get the story at all though !
    Besides, if have a little bit info about the history n stuff then u can see more magic outta this masterpiece.
    Aren’t u sick of tons of repeated same shit stories ? now there is a game that makes a difference n u gotta support it !

    #108 1 year ago
  109. pablo2008jedi

    Pretty good scores! Need to think about picking this one up.

    #109 1 year ago
  110. FoxHound

    This game is going to break records!!

    Here is another perfect score, 10/10!

    #110 1 year ago
  111. Lengendaryboss

    The only six so far, for anyone thats interested.

    #111 1 year ago

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