For those who’re searching for: Sluggish, gritty motion with a heavy emphasis on narrative
Accessible on: PS4, PS5
Whereas The Final of Us Half II takes us into survival-horror territory, the core gameplay itself is a really satisfying, tense third-person recreation that requires you to make each shot rely. Additionally, in case you are into zombie drama that’s extra about human feelings and the necessity to survive, ala The Strolling Lifeless, nicely The Final of Us will slot very properly into that wider canon.
Half II lands on this checklist as a substitute of Half I as its core gameplay is solely extra fluid and dynamic. Half II permits you to go susceptible, so stealth choices for traversal are elevated. Enemies are additionally a bit extra diversified and the size of the sport (which could border on too lengthy for some) means there’s no scarcity of motion sequences and encounters to play by means of. For those who haven’t performed the primary one, nonetheless, it could be price it to make amends for the story—plus, the PS5 remake, The Final of Us Half I, modernizes quite a lot of gameplay components with out feeling an excessive amount of just like the sequel.
Be warned, although: You’ll need to kill a few dozen non-zombified canine on this recreation in some fairly jarring methods—that’s along with a number of different brutally vicious scenes of gory violence.