THE LAST OF US Arrives On Rotten Tomatoes With A Near-Perfect Score Following First Reviews

THE LAST OF US Arrives On Rotten Tomatoes With A Near-Perfect Score Following First Reviews THE LAST OF US Arrives On Rotten Tomatoes With A Near-Perfect Score Following First Reviews

The Last of Us premieres on HBO this Sunday, and with the first wave of reviews counted, we're pleased to report the series - starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey - has a stellar Rotten Tomatoes score!

By JoshWilding - Jan 11, 2023 07:01 PM EST
Filed Under: Last of Us
Source: GameFragger.com

Naughty Dog's The Last of Us is quite rightly hailed as one of the best video games ever made, so there's understandably been some trepidation surrounding HBO's upcoming TV series.

While the cable channel is known for delivering high production values, fans have already found fault with at least a handful of creative decisions. For example, there are those who argue Bella Ramsey doesn't look enough like the Ellie from the games, while the decision to remove spores - and thereby those memorable gas mask scenes - has been met with heavy criticism. 

Regardless, the review embargo for The Last of Us' first season lifted yesterday (critics were given access to all 9 episodes), and that means an all-important Rotten Tomatoes score has been generated for the series via GameFragger.com

As we write this, it sits at a near-perfect 97% based on a total of 60 verdicts. Globe and Mail and Slant were the only outlets to award the show negative scores, robbing the show of its short-lived 100% rating. 

The Critics Consensus reads, "Retaining the most addictive aspects of its beloved source material while digging deeper into the story, The Last of Us is bingeworthy TV that ranks among the all-time greatest video game adaptations." With that in mind, we doubt a couple of less-than-glowing reviews will do little to hamper The Last of Us' chances of success.

In our own review, we concluded by saying, "Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey are incredible in The Last of Us, an unmissable, perfect adaptation of the hit video game series that manages to do the Naughty Dog title justice, all while expanding this world in thrilling new ways."

Do you plan on tuning into The Last of Us premiere on HBO this Sunday? 

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Repian
Repian - 1/11/2023, 7:09 PM
If this is just the beginning of HBO Max's relationship with video games, I think HBO Max is the place for Heavy Rain with Matt Reeves as Showrunner.

GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/11/2023, 7:13 PM
@Repian - better yet David Fincher

GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/11/2023, 7:10 PM
Vigor
Vigor - 1/11/2023, 7:12 PM
I'm a sega/xbox guy. Haven't played a Playstation game since I owned a playstation1
But this is one of the games I've been tempted to get a Playstation for!

Looking forward to this show
TheSuperMex
TheSuperMex - 1/11/2023, 7:37 PM
@Vigor - bro you’ve been missing out some great games.
OmegaDaGrodd
OmegaDaGrodd - 1/11/2023, 8:28 PM
@Vigor - The Last of Us 1 and 2 are some of the most incredible gaming experiences you're ever gonna have. Brutal and heavy like nothing else
VictorAlonzo
VictorAlonzo - 1/12/2023, 1:27 AM
@Vigor - this is an official recommendation: The Last of Us, Heavy Rain, Red Dead Redemption, God of War, FFX, Injustice, GTAVI, Spider-Man, to kick you off. See ya in 20 years.
MrDandy
MrDandy - 1/11/2023, 7:13 PM
Hell yeah! I’m so excited for this
tmp3
tmp3 - 1/11/2023, 7:25 PM
same metacritic score as chernobyl…
MCUKnight11
MCUKnight11 - 1/11/2023, 7:26 PM
So it'll be worth tuning in for unlike Halo?
GhostDog
GhostDog - 1/11/2023, 7:27 PM
@MCUKnight11 - goddamn this show was PAINFUL
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