When it debuted in 2013, the post-apocalyptic video game The Last of Us, developed by Naughty Dog, was an immediate sensation within the gaming world. Both popular and critically beloved, it became PlayStation’s fastest-selling game of that year and won a slew of Game Awards, including Best in Show, Best Original Game, and Best Console Game.
But there’s no need to overwhelm you with the horror game’s bonafides. As a fan of The Last of Us, you already know what a great adventure game it is. This survival horror game is terrifying, fun, entertaining, and brutal, and it helped set the standard for a wave of similarly immersive video game experiences that came after it.
But perhaps you’ve already played The Last of Us to your heart’s content and you’re looking for something else. If you’re looking for games that are similar to The Last of Us, you’ve come to the right place.
Here’s our list of the best games like The Last of Us, along with a video game subscription box that will satisfy your super fandom craving.
#1 Tomb Raider
Sure, she might not be battling fungus-infected cannibals in a post-apocalyptic world that only vaguely resembles our own. Even so, the great story of Tomb Raider’s adventures (featuring the one and only Lara Croft) as she searches out the lost kingdom of Yamatai are just as thrilling—and just as dangerous.
The Tomb Raider adventure game has a lot to offer fans of The Last of Us, like:
- Compelling, high-stakes action
- A kick-ass female lead
- Excellent graphics
If you enjoyed the high-stakes action of The Last of Us and the woman-centric focus of a female lead, Tomb Raider is a great option.
#2 BioShock Infinite
If a big part of the appeal of The Last of Us was the central relationship between the famous video game characters of Joel and Ellie, the gifted young woman entrusted to his care, then BioShock Infinite might be right up your gamer alley.
The plot on BioShock Infinite hinges on ex-Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt who, in order to clear his debts, must track down Elizabeth, a mysterious young woman with special powers, to help her escape the floating city of Columbia.
Set at the beginning of the 20th century, featuring a Steampunk art style, and populated by a host of seedy arms dealers and other criminals, Bioshock Infinite combines mystery, action, and intrigue in an exciting adventure.
#3 Far Cry 5
If you loved the sci-fi terror of the brain-eating fungus at the heart of The Last of Us but are looking for something just a touch more realistic, consider Far Cry 5, an action-packed game that engages real-world issues like:
- Religious fanaticism
- Far-right extremism
- Domestic terrorism
The great story of Far Cry 5 follows the exploits of US Marshal Cameron Burke's character and his sidekick junior deputy who have been drafted to bring down Eden’s Gate, a far-right religious cult. When the rest of their team is kidnapped by a band of cult members during combat, Burke and the deputy embark on a journey to save their friends.
If you liked the mission impossible stakes of The Last of Us, you’ll love the riveting adventure of Far Cry 5.
#4 Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
The Last of Us’s third-person player narrative is one of its big draws. But if you like the fully immersive style of experiencing the open world through the character’s eyes, you should try Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons.
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons follows two brothers on a quest to find the Tree of Life to heal their sick father. It’s not as violent as The Last of Us, but the game’s emotional resonance makes it an excellent contender for filling the Last of Us-shaped hole in your life. Fans of the last of us will appreciate the game’s:
- Epic adventures
- Stunning visuals
- Emotional impact
Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons is also a winner because it allows a player to inhabit the roles of both brothers synchronously, using their complementary skills of brains and brawn to solve puzzles, and heal their father.
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