One of the most anticipated series of early 2023 is certainly HBO Max’s The Last of Us, which is being produced in close collaboration with PlayStation exclusive game producer Naughty Dog.
The first reviews of the series are already in, and from the notes that anyone who’s watched the first season, The Last of Us HBO undoubtedly looks like the best video game adaptation of a TV series and even a movie.
Joel and Ellie’s adventure seemed to take everyone who had early access to every episode of Season 1 captivated.
Video game fans are sure to be excited to see the first episode which will premiere on January 16, 2023.
Below is a list of many, but not all, reviews showing that The Last of Us HBO has been received with incredible praise.
- Empire – 10/10
- Collider – 10/10
- Radio Times – 10/10
- IGN – 9/10
- Games – 9/10
- The Telegraph – 4/5
- Digital Spy – 5/5
- Collider – A+
- BBC – 4/5
- Entertainment Weekly – 67/100
- Gizmodo – “Best video game mod ever”
- Rolling Stone – “I’ve never played the video game, but Druckmann and Mazin have turned it into something that works very well as a TV series”
- Vanity – “One of the best mods ever”
- The Washington Post – “When I compare the two stories, and the artistic choices made to set the series apart from the game, I have to admit: HBO’s version is often superior.”
- The Verge – “The new HBO series is very good. It’s not great, it’s not terrible, but it’s good.”
- The Hollywood Reporter – “Well, you did a good job, The Last of Us.”
- Inverse – “This series is the best possible script—the original creator, proven visionary for HBO, an outstanding cast, and a screenplay that tugs at every chord in our hearts.”
“Proud coffee junkie. Gamer. Hardcore introvert. Social media trailblazer.”