The Last of Us 2 is out June 19. Before you dive into the game, read our review to know what to expect. Released seven years ago this month, The Last of Us — the award-winning survival horror game from Sony-owned Naughty Dog, written and directed by Neil Druckmann — was one of the last major exclusives built for the PlayStation 3. The Last of Us capped a terrific run for Sony's previous-generation console. Its highly-anticipated, long-in-the-making sequel The Last of Us Part II — also from Druckmann, with Halley Wegryn Gross (Westworld) as co-writer — is now in a similar place, with the PlayStation 4 about to be superseded by the PlayStation 5 in late 2020. With the PS4 at the end of its lifecycle, it's also why loading a Last of Us 2 save game takes up to a minute.