Some video games are lighthearted romps that distract us from all the bad stuff going on in the world. And some are thought-provoking, blood-drenched tales of human survival at any cost.
You probably don’t need to guess which camp The Last of Us Part II falls into.
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Released in 2013, the post-apocalyptic action-adventure game The Last of Us earned rave reviews for its mature writing and intense action, sold 17 million copies, and is being adapted into an HBO series by the creators of the Emmy-winning Chernobyl.
Now, the game’s years-in-the-making sequel — one of the most anticipated titles of 2020 — arrives June 19 on Sony’s PlayStation 4 console. Can it possibly live up to expectations?