The Last of Us Part 2 is without a doubt among the most critically awarded games of all time. Agreed, it’s also one of the most divisive. But if you’re reading this then I think we have a good idea of exactly which camp you’re in. Personally, this ranks among the very best games I’ve ever played, sipping that rarefied air, amidst the likes of Dark Souls and Ocarina of Time.
The best game ever made? In this editors opinion, it’s certainly up there
Picking up over 200 game of the year awards, it’s the pinicle of Naughty Dog’s outstanding catalogue. It delivered both critical and commercial success to the developer and PlayStation Studios alike. So it’s quite the surprise that Sony has now dropped the official price of this exceptional game. From $59.99 to just $39.99.
A say a surprise simply because of the calibre of the game. There’s clearly a significant portion of people yet to ride the emotional rollercoaster of Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic tour de force. But this is pretty standard fare from the publisher. Sony typically apply a discount to their triple A titles a year after launch. Still, it’s an absolute bargain, and nothing to be sniffed at.
Another exception Sony title may soon get the discount treatment
Looking at the Sony exclusive releases from about this time last year, it’s a relatively sure bet that we should see a similar discount coming for Ghost of Tsushima any moment. It launched on the 17th of July 2020, so fingers crossed for an announcement later this month. Although unlike The Last of Us Part 2, Ghost gets a Director’s Cut release on PS4/PS5 on August 20th, so dropping the price on the original release ahead of that might not make the most sense for the studio.
So which will you go for? Planning on picking up TLoU2 at bargain bucket prices now, or will you hold out for Ghost, and other PlayStation exclusive price drops later this year? As always, let us know in the comments.
“Video games are great. I should know, I’ve played some.”
Olly S, July 2020