The Last of Us has performed tremendously well since its release in 2013. This third-person game takes players into a post-apocalyptic world, where they travel in the US. Players have to defend against creatures and infected humans alike to survive the new world.
The game was received so well that there is a TV show based on it that is set to be released in 2023. To be honest, there have been a vast number of games in the same category, where a virus infection or an alien entity infects or destroys the planet. In each, we are told the story of a few survivors. But apart from this common theme, each game has its own story, characters, abilities and so many other things that make them unique. And The Last of Us is certainly a unique and special game.
Fans of this splendid game might want more of the same action or might just want to explore the genre. Or people might be new to the game or might have just heard about the upcoming show. That is why, in this article, we take you through a number of movies that are similar to the game, and might help understand the universe in which such games take place.
The Survivalist (2015)
This movie is about the Survivalist, an efficient and untrusting man who is able to survive alone in a world where the population has dropped greatly. The movie is all about survival. Bargains are struck at every turn.
Two women show up at the Survivalist’s cabin one day, and after a period, he takes them in. But even then, there is a need for caution, and there are plots within the cabin. Raiders, cannibals, starvation, everything tries to kill people in this world. Who is to survive in the end? Is there a safe place?
It Comes at Night (2017)
A psychological thriller, this one presents intense throughout the movie. Paul and his family live in their house on a pandemic-struck planet. People are dying everywhere, and it is basically every man for himself.
One day, they discover that another family lives close by. When Paul’s wife insists, they bring them to live with them. However, even then there is not much trust between the two. Tensions rise and rise, leading to confrontation and conflict.
28 Days Later (2002)
Starring Cillian Murphy, this movie follows a patient, who wakes up 28 days after a pandemic breaks out. He finds himself alone, with nothing seeming as it was before, and discovers that people are infected, and puts some of them down himself.
He is rescued by a couple of survivors, and they find from a broadcast that there is shelter. From here, the movie is a little bit more of conflict and escape.
A Quiet Place (2018)
Directed by John Krasinski, the movie tells the story of a family in a post-apocalyptic world with a minimal population. The world is full of monsters that are blind but have very good hearing. The parents find it difficult to raise their children in this world, where survival is a priority. They face casualties, make sacrifices, and more as they try to keep each other alive.
The Battery (2012)
The movie tells the story of two former baseball players in a zombie apocalypse. The two men, Ben and Mickey, travel aimlessly. Both of them have had different experiences with the apocalypse. Both of them had been trapped with Mickey’s family. After his family is killed, Ben adapts to the life of a survivalist, while Ben longs for a normal life.
This leads to conflict between them, and a journey of learning. In addition, there is a survivor’s organization that keeps refusing to let them join. In the end, the two are stuck inside their car, and it seems like all is lost. Will they, or even one of them, survive?
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