The Last of Us was a nice jump from the Uncharted series that we had been getting from Naughty Dog. The game didn’t do anything unique that hadn’t been done before, but it did deliver a fantastic story with an incredible amount of polish and quality.
There was a really nice blend between story telling and survival in this game that I really enjoyed. The production values might have been incredibly high that would make it hard for other developers to compete, but there are surely other games like Last of Us that are worth playing?
This was re-released as just Zombi on other platforms. It is actually a good game that is sort of pseudo open world like Last of Us is. You get to run around a bit, but you are tied to the main story of the game and need to follow the path that it brings you on. There are fun survival elements to this game. It is set in the UK which is a nice change from the normal American cities we see in these kinds of games.
State of Decay
This is a different take on zombie survival with a lot more depth. It kind of feels like the multiplayer game mode in Last of Us where you have a camp or survivors that you need to take care of. You have a camp in State of Decay that you base yourself at. You then go out during the day, hunting for supplies and other things to keep people alive.
Metro: Last Light
Metro is based around a nuclear apocalypse and the radiation has created all sorts of creatures and monsters. It is a linear game like Last of Us where you have to follow the story rather than running around doing free roam stuff. Supplies are limited so you need to be careful and take things slowly. I really liked these games.