Platform: PlayStation 3
Release Date: 2013

If Naughty Dog's latest project didn't make an impression on you prior to last week, it would have if you watched Sony's press conference, even without the shotgun to the face. With the abysmal AMY and the mixed response to I Am Alive, the door's wide open for The Last of Us to show how a proper post-apocalyptic adventure is done, complete with bullet scarcity and life-or-death situations at every turn. And props to Naughty Dog believing in the viability of escort mission gameplay, something that many gamers and developers still cringe at in 2012.