'Grounded: Making the Last of Us' Documentary Free for U.S. Amazon Customers [VIDEO]

By Luke Caulfield , Updated Feb 18, 2014 12:19 PM EST
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Here's a nice way to kill an hour and a half if the snow has you stuck inside today. Naughty Dog is providing the "making of" documentary of its enormously well received survival horror title The Last of Us available at no charge to all Amazon customers in the U.S.

Originally only available for those who picked up the game's Season Pass, Naughty Dog wasn't content to just let a select few know of all the hard work the company put into what wound up being one of the most critically acclaimed games of 2013.

It's definitely the sort of thing that fans of the game will get into, as will anyone who's never so much has heard of the game, but is interesting in game design. 32 of the 34 reviews are completely showering the documentary with praise and 5 star reviews, and admire the team that made the documentary as much as the developers who made the game:

Wrote one reviewer, "this documentary combines the skills of the hard working folks at Area5 with the openness and honesty of the people who work at Naughty Dog to create an amazing window into the creation of a masterpiece. There were parts in this that made me tear up and parts that made me laugh out loud. Troy Baker, who I had never heard of before this game had me tearing up while watching him act out one of the scenes. Learning a lot about the music and the sound that was in the game made me smile to see so many creative people working toward one end goal."

"This was one instance where I loved seeing Superman without his cape. This shows where the idea for the whole game came from as well as some of the iterations it went through. From art to sound to shadows to UI elements everything is amazing to watch as it changes and becomes better and better until at the end we are let with The Last of Us, and better for it."

The only negative reviews come from Amazon users who were unfortunately unable to view it courtesy of geographical limitations. Thankfully, a tweet from Naughty Dog said the company "will have info on ways to watch in other regions shortly."

Check out the trailer below to see if it's the sort of thing you might be interested in. If so, follow this link to get it from Amazon.

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