The Last of Us

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Exceptional storytelling, but lots of violence, profanity.

Parents say

age 15+

Based on 60 reviews

Kids say

age 13+

Based on 140 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 13+
First things first I have played this game before and I let my son play it when he was 10 it is definitely not for kids of that age group. It has some horror themes but its not nightmare level scary for kids 13 and up. The language is not worse than they have heard. The sex refrence is mild just a male porn magazine that Ellie one of the characters comment on. The violence is not terrible its definitely not like ripping out spines ore tearing things limb from limb the worst thing is sometimes you take the weapons like a bat out of a person but thats the worst. I still love the game and think the story is good.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 13+

Its not that bad

The game is not that bad kids hear langauge in school and the sex refrence is just a sex magazine and you don't see anything the violence is a little worse than the Uncharted games like you can snap peoples necks in this game and Uncharted and if there were melee weapons in that game you would use those but Uncharted focuses more on gun play more than hand to hand combat. Both games were made by the same company so thats why they are being compared.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use

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