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The Last of Us

The Last of Us Box Art

This game was released on June 14, 2013 and is no longer available to pre-order. Any incentives that were offered are listed below.

The Last of Us is an upcoming survival horror / action game set in a post-apocalyptic United States. Twenty years ago, a mutated parasitic fungus infected and killed millions, essentially turning them into zombies. Most of remaining survivors live in quarantined areas under the harsh rule of US military. Joel (the playable character) escapes one of these areas, taking a 14-year-old Ellie (AI companion) with him as a favor to a dying friend. Outside the quarantine zone, they will face not only the Infected, but other Survivors as well. Furthermore, the military also seems intent on hunting Joel and Ellie down.

Pre-order bonuses

Two content packs are available to those who pre-order The Last of Us. First off is the Sights and Sounds Pack which is available at all participating retailers and includes the following:

  • Official soundtrack by Academy Award-winning composer Gustavo Santaolalla
  • PS3 dynamic theme showing Joel and Ellie in a ruined city
  • Two exlusive PSN avatars featuring Joel and Ellie in winter survival gear

The second bonus is the Survival Pack, which is available exclusively at GameStop. It includes various benefits for The Last of Us multiplayer:

  • Bonus experience points
  • Melee attack booster for more damage in hand-to-hand combat
  • Additional in-game currency
  • Special customizable multiplayer items
  • Two bonus skins for Joel and Ellie

Exclusive content aside, other bonuses include $10 Amazon Instant Video credit at Amazon, $20 in Reward Certificates for Gamers Club Unlocked members at Best Buy, and $4.99 VUDU Movie Credits at Walmart. Of course, all these retailers will give you the aforementioned Sights and Sounds Pack as well.

Survival Edition

The Last of Us Survival Edition

Survival Edition is the first of the two The Last of Us collectors’ editions in North America. It comes with the following extras:

  • Steelbook package featuring Ellie and Joel
  • The Art of The Last of Us, a 170-page hardcover art book by Dark Horse
  • The Last of Us: American Dreams #1 comic by artist Faith Erin Hicks and The Last of Us Creative Director Neil Druckmann
  • Naughty Dog sticker sheet
  • Sights and Sounds DLC Pack

Survival Edition is available for $79.99 at participating retailers.

Post-Pandemic Edition

The Last of Us Post Pandemic Edition

The Post-Pandemic Edition costs significantly more ($159.99) and includes the following:

  • 12″ statue of Joel and Ellie by Project Triforce
  • Steelbook packaging
  • The Last of Us: American Dreams #1 comic
  • Naughty Dog sticker sheet
  • Both Sights & Sounds and Survival DLC Packs

Unlike Survival Edition, Post-Pandemic Edition can only be pre-ordered at GameStop.

Story trailer

The Last of Us is scheduled to release on June 14, 2013 worldwide.


  • Anonymous's avatar
    January 8, 2013 at 22:11

    $20 store credit @Best Buy for Gamers Unlocked member.

  • Spencer's avatar
    January 30, 2013 at 23:19

    Survival Edition now up for pre-order on Amazon, btw.

  • Anonymous's avatar
    January 31, 2013 at 11:14

    You can buy the artbook separately:

  • Anonymous's avatar
    February 1, 2013 at 22:16

    Post-Pandemic Edition doesn’t get the Art Book from Survival Edition.

  • Anonymous's avatar
    February 14, 2013 at 10:52

    Release date pushed back to Jun 14 :(

  • Anonymous's avatar
    March 4, 2013 at 21:29

    Wal-Mart: $4.99 VUDU Movie Credit.

  • The Legendtaker's avatar
    The Legendtaker
    March 18, 2013 at 09:08

    I want to get the figures from this and injustice but 150 is just to damn much with so many good games coming out.

    • Anonymous's avatar
      May 24, 2013 at 00:52

      Yup, I’m with you. I’ll absolutely prioritizing more games than any expensive Collector’s Edition that cost more than $80.

      $100 means 2 standard ed. new released games with only adding another $20,
      $160 means 3 standard ed. new released games with only adding another $20 also,
      so absolutely do the math, right bro?

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