Which game will be remembered more: GTA V or The Last of Us


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There are two games that came out this year and each of them have a chance to earn Game of the Year honors. The one game that is still one people’s minds is GTA V with it setting numerous sales records and a vast city that allows for hours of exploration.

The other game that was a huge success early in the summer was the action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us. This game did have one of the biggest video game launches of 2013 with it selling over 1.3 million units in its first week.

The game would eventually lose that distinction with GTA V breaking that mark on the first day alone on the shelves.

These two games have set the benchmark by which other open world and survival horror games will be measured by. The thing is which game will be remembered more a couple of years down the road.

It’s kind of hard to forget what Rockstar was able to accomplish with GTA V and the way the game was focused around three characters.

There’s also the scope of the game and how anything you could ever dream of is possible. There was plenty of anticipation surrounding the game and it definitely didn’t disappoint.

The Last of Us is a little different where the player is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic world with zombie-like creatures.

The game features a unique character action driven storyline that focuses on the unlikely pairing of a young girl and a hardened scavenger.

The developer Naughty Dog did a tremendous job in the art style of the game and it’s one of  the better exclusive games that’s come to the PS3 in quite sometime.

One of the best parts of the game is the narrative in the way it depicts the human condition, and also dealing with themes loyalty and hope.

The one thing that is true with both of these games is that they tell a story that keeps gamers interested from beginning to end.

I will leave the choice up to you as which game will be remembered more.

Tags: GTA V Naughty Dog PS3 Rockstar The Last Of Us Video Games

  • Isaiah Stewart

    The last of us. Hands down. This game had me emotionally from the jump. Without this game, i wouldve been bored all summer. Naughty dog outdid its greatest creation in inFamous, and at least with me, this game will stay in my heart forever.

    • Anirudh Nair

      Naughty Dog didn’t make inFamous.

  • Chris Lacey

    Thanks for the comment and Infamous was done by Sucker Punch. I think you meant they outdid Uncharted.

  • Davide De Leon

    I would have to say GTA V, I mean The Last of Us had the best story in any game i have played, but thats just it. The Last of Us is simply the best story. No matter which way you put it you cant seriously call it the best game.

    As the gameplay itself is excellent but apparently not excellent enough to be remembered. I just cant put a game higher just for the story alone. Sure a good story line is important but it should not be the only thing people remember in a game. It should be… i dont know, the actual GAME-play. I mean look at a game like minecraft.

    The only shred of story in the game is in the end credits but it is still a very popular game. I mean, i know people content with just watching a playthrough just because they dont own a ps3 and only care about a story. Call me an asshole but that is not a good thing. If you ask any gta fan what their best moments when playing GTA V was, it would rarely be a moment from the story. Rather it would be something they did when they were actually playing the game. Like picking up their first hooker or something like that.

    Its personal preference but if you want a good story, then good for you as video games are as good as any medium for portraying a well written story line. But if the only thing you look forward to is the story, then i think its time you went to the cinema and watched a few movies.

  • taylor h

    I would have the last of us bc to it had better gameplay and a better story. im not going into details but gta5 was a great game and I bought so its good game all im really saying is one is do anything you want steal cars and kill people etc. tlou is more horror and story and gameplay. to me last of us should remembered.