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The Last Guy
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Developer(s) Sony Computer Entertainment Japan
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment Japan
Platform(s) PlayStation 3
Release date(s) JP July 31, 2008
NA August 28, 2008[1]
EU August 28, 2008
Genre(s) Maze
Mode(s) Single-player
Media Download
Input methods Gamepad

The Last Guy is a PlayStation Network title for the PlayStation 3. It is available as a downloadable game on the PlayStation Store. The game is a rescue game in which the eponymous player character must guide civilians to escape from monster-infested cities. On July 31, 2008, it was released in Japan [2]. It was released in North America and Europe on August 28, 2008.[3]

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Gameplay

The game is played with a top-down view of a city which has been overrun by giant monsters.[4] The player controls The Last Guy, whose job is to find and lead stranded civilians to the escape zone before the time runs out, whilst evading enemy creatures. He can dash, manipulate the line of people following him, and use thermal imaging to find survivors.[5] Over a dozen playable locations include cities from North America, Europe and Asia. Online features include a leaderboard for each city, a leaderboard for overall score, and counters that record the number of people rescued. Each city also hosts four VIPs which, when rescued, add bonus points to the final score and unlock additional bonus stages.

In May 2009, the game was updated to include trophy support and allow additional levels to purchased from the Playstation Network. A retail release on Blu-Ray is being launched alongside this new content in Asian territories.

Development

The game was rumored to use high-resolution satellite imagery from Google Earth to render real world cities,[6][4] but this claim was later confirmed to be incorrect by the US producer of the game.[3]

Reception

 Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 77 out of 100[7]
Review scores
Publication Score
IGN 9 out of 10[8]
Game Planet 6.5 out of 10[9]

IGN's reviewer enjoyed the game, saying "The Last Guy is an outstanding title that's challenging, funny, and fresh."[8] Gaming Target also enjoyed the game, stating that The Last Guy "features just enough quirky and clever gameplay to be worth the $10"[10] and later selecting the game for their list of "40 Games We'll Still Be Playing From 2008"[11]

References

  1. ^ Miller, Greg (2008-08-22). "The Last Guy Release Date and Price". IGN. http://ps3.ign.com/articles/902/902013p1.html?RSSwhen2008-08-22_093200&RSSid=902013. Retrieved 2008-09-03.  
  2. ^ "The Last Guy - official Japanese page". http://www.jp.playstation.com/scej/title/lastguy/.  
  3. ^ a b Miller, Josh (2008-07-31). "The Last Guy Is Here To Rescue You". PlayStation.Blog. http://blog.us.playstation.com/2008/07/31/the-last-guy-is-here-to-rescue-you/. Retrieved 2008-09-03.  
  4. ^ a b Nelson, Randy (2008-07-21). "First video of The Last Guy". Joystiq. http://www.joystiq.com/2008/07/21/first-video-of-sonys-the-last-guy/. Retrieved 2008-09-03.  
  5. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (2008-08-05). "The Last Guy Review: Run From The Zombie Monsters!!". Kotaku. http://kotaku.com/5033145/the-last-guy-review-run-from-the-zombie-monsters. Retrieved 2008-09-03.  
  6. ^ Ashcraft, Brian (2008-07-09). "Sony Combines Zombies And... Google Earth". Kotaku. http://kotaku.com/5023220/sony-combines-zombies-and-google-earth. Retrieved 2008-09-03.  
  7. ^ "Last Guy, The (PS3:2008)". metacritic. http://www.metacritic.com/games/platforms/ps3/lastguy?q=The%20Last%20Guy. Retrieved 2008-09-06.  
  8. ^ a b Miller, Greg (2008-08-27). "The Last Guy Review". IGN. http://ps3.ign.com/articles/905/905778p1.html. Retrieved 2008-09-03.  
  9. ^ Valjean, Jon (2008-08-27). "The Last Guy". Game Planet. http://www.gameplanet.co.nz/playstation-3/reviews/132276.The-Last-Guy/. Retrieved 2008-09-06.  
  10. ^ http://www.gamingtarget.com/article.php?artid=8991
  11. ^ "40 Games We'll Still Be Playing From 2008". Gaming Target. http://www.gamingtarget.com/article.php?artid=9246.  

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