The Last of Us is one of the most anticipated commercial and critical games of the decade. It's one of the most heartfelt games the industry has ever seen. But what do you do when you finish this gritty storytelling adventure? Here are five of our favorites.
Detroit: Become Human
The last game from David Cages Quantic Dream is perhaps the most engaging for the studio. The main hook is the narrative web. These have always existed in Quantic Dream, but this is the first time that the web is visible to the player. This transforms an engaging story into a checklist that is rewarding to fulfill in many ways.
God of War (2018)
God of War was once a pure action game that was considerably more similar to Devil May Cry than to The Last of Us. The 2018 remake transforms the series into a not-quite-origin story that explores what it's like to be a father and son in The Last of Us.
Red Dead Redemption 2
The Red Dead Redemption sequel is on this list because it has the best movie-like presentation. Its slow, deliberate movements and camera angles resemble The Last of Us in many ways. The cast of characters is equally as enthralling. It is perhaps the longest game on this list, but it is also one of the greatest.
This War of Mine
This choice may seem strange, but it nevertheless fits into one of our favorite scenes from The Last of Us: resource collection and management. As the title implies, This War of Mine places you in the middle of a war-torn country, and your goal is to maintain survivors' health until a ceasefire is reached.
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
It's a good idea to take a look at games created by the same studio. Enter the Uncharted series. This was the series that paved the path for The Last of Us. The DNA is all there, from the shooting to the performance capture. It's an excellent replay almost anytime.