The Last of Us: Left Behind

Game review by Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 18+

Violent action in phenomenal, emotional tale of two girls.

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 15+

Based on 14 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 14+

Not that bad

Its just a girl looking for her dad

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
age 14+

Perfect prologue to an even more phenomenal game, but was over too soon!

I finished playing The Last of Us--that is, the main game--and decided it was my favorite game of all time. I had purchased the remastered edition, which comes with an additional three hour story regarding Ellie's backstory, and so I jumped right into the add-on almost immediately after. The only thing that disappointed me was how short it was--I completed it in under two hours and was left craving more of this excellent game. I can't hardly imagine waiting two years for the sequel, but I guess I'll have to. The Last of Us: Left Behind is similarly adult to its full-game counterpart, with swearing and horror-fueled violence abounds. There's a shootout with guns and bows and a thrilling zombie chase sequence that features a particularly gory image of a slit neck spurting blood, as well as pretty frequent uses of "f--k," and "s--t," (by kids). Ellie and Riley kiss--it's not clarified as to whether this is a platonic gesture or a nod to an actual lesbian relationship. I'm including this only because parents seem to be concerned about explaining same-sex relationships to young kids, though I personally fully support LGBTQ. Amazing addition to (in my opinion) the best game of all time. I'm going to play both this and the full game again soon.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much swearing

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