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The Last of Us Part 2 review roundup - all the spores, I mean scores

Naughty Dog’s latest is just a click away, so we’ve rounded up the reviews for The Last of Us Part 2 to see if there’s a critical consensus.

Is there mushroom for improvement? Is Joel still a fungi? Is there a morel to the tale? Today is the day we get to find out ahead of release next Friday.

The Last of Us Part 2 takes place four years after the original game, with Joel and Ellie living a semi-normal life in the walled-in town of Jackson. It’s almost idyllic until the dastardly writers at Naughty Dog decide to smash it all to pieces, sending Ellie on a quest for revenge. Will it live up to the first game, which many consider to be among the best games of all time? Find out below.

We’ve collected most of The Last of Us Part 2 reviews available online and rounded them up below, starting with the very best by the most humble and good-looking writer.

The VG247 review - 5/5:

“It might be Naughty Dog’s biggest game, but it’s the studio’s leanest script – you’re trusted to understand subtext. The dialogue has an almost surgical precision to it. It also does things I’ve never seen before, in ways only video games can. It is a generation-defining masterpiece.”

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The rest:

The Last of Us Part 2 releases next Friday, June 19, exclusively on PS4.

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Kirk McKeand

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Kirk is an award-winning writer from the UK's Lincoln, and has written for the likes of IGN, Vice, Eurogamer, Edge, Playboy, and several other magazines, newspapers, and websites. For several years, Kirk also acted as the editor of VG247.