- Number of Players
- 1 (Single Player)
- Release Date
- 6th Dec 2016
- 9th Dec 2016
PlayStation Plus Extra (Subscription)
- 13th Jun 2022
PlayStation Plus Collection (Subscription)
- until 9th May 2023
- Controller Support
- Feature Support
- Official Site
The Last Guardian doesn't much care for convention. Fumito Ueda's fantasy adventure may have taken the best part of a decade to deploy, but Team ICO's creative vision was never to blame. This bewilderingly brilliant yarn about a boy and a bird sticks so rigidly to a singular ideal that it's almost detrimental at times. And yet, it's...
Only possible with disc version
PlayStation 5 backwards compatibility has turned out to be a feature much better than what some parts of the internet expected, to the point where it is actively improving PlayStation 4 titles with frame rate improvements and resolution boosts. One such title is The Last Guardian, which along with Assassin's Creed...
Where the wild things are
Bonding with Trico is a magical, emotional experience throughout The Last Guardian. The story-driven and mechanical themes of teamwork are spread throughout Fumito Ueda's projects whether you're playing alongside Agro or Yorda, but it's even more intimate with Trico since you're immensely dependent on each other. Wondering...
Breath of the wild
Eiji Aonuma, the producer of The Legend of Zelda series, had a particularly busy 2016 as he wrapped up production of Nintendo Switch and Wii U title Breath of the Wild – but he did make time for one particular PlayStation 4 game, as revealed to Game Informer magazine. "I was too busy in 2016, so I couldn't play a lot of games ,...
Sony clips Trico's wings
The Last Guardian is comfortably one of the PlayStation 4's very best games, and now it's much more affordable in the United States. Sony's confirmed to GameSpot that it's cut the price of the puzzle platformer from $59.99 to $39.99, meaning that you'll now be able to enjoy one of the more original titles in eons for a very...
As voted by the Push Square community
Well, here we are: our final Game of the Year 2016 article. Our staff have listed their personal picks, we've announced the site's top ten titles, and now, it's time to reveal the winners that you lot voted for in our community poll. By the time voting had closed on the 3rd January, we had received 438 votes...
For this author's money, the best ending of the year is a toss-up between The Last Guardian and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End – but the former may have just stolen the crown from atop Drake's head due to an Easter egg that's only just been discovered. If you haven't finished Fumito Ueda's fantasy favourite just yet, then we'd urge you...
Decade-long development cycles rarely end well, especially when a rabid fanbase has passed the time by elevating a project's expectations to astronomical levels. The Last Guardian, launching some seven years after its original announcement, was always going to have a huge battle on its hands, then – not least because it has the...
Hitting the right notes
Another year gone. Times flies, doesn't it? 2016 may have been, erm, less than stellar in a lot of respects, but the games industry was by no means one of the problems. Quality reigned supreme across so many titles it's hard to keep track. Not to be left behind, though, was the music from these games, which delivered some top...
The Last Guardian is this author's personal Game of the Year, and it's just dropped to £24.99 here in the UK. A slew of retailers are carrying Fumito Ueda's fantasy favourite for the new low price, with Amazon UK among the outlets. Don't miss out on one of the most truly original experiences in years.
Try not to cry
Just a quick reminder: The Last Guardian is out. Like, right now. You can actually buy it from shops or the PlayStation Store. Seriously, how amazing is that? This accolades trailer doesn't really tell you anything new, but we're just posting it because of the music really. Gorgeous or what?
From Japan Studio comes an unforgettable story of comradeship, trust and extraordinary adventures in a strange, mystical land.
When a young boy meets a colossal, mysterious creature named Trico, the pair form a deep, unbreakable bond that will help them survive amongst the crumbling ruins and malevolent dangers that surround them.
By working together, the unlikely pair must communicate with one another to overcome tremendous obstacles and uncover the secrets of their beautiful fantasy world – and ultimately survive their touching and emotionally charged journey.