If you somehow missed The Last of Us on PS3 last year, you’re in for a treat.
We’ve already reviewed the original game and its DLC, “Left Behind” — and this version of the game contains both bits of content plus TLoU‘ multiplayer — so there’s no reason to go through that rigmarole again. What we will do in this review is comment on Naughty Dog’s latest game as it’s been remastered on Sony’s current-gen PS4.
The Last of Us was gorgeous on PS3, and it’s even better looking on PS4. I’m not one to really notice the whole 60 frames per second versus 30 frames per second thing, but it’s very apparent in this title. The smoother flow of cutscenes and gameplay make for a more realistic and — dare I say it — visceral experience. Characters and settings are crisp, clear, beautifully lighted and are true-to-life, just as in the original game. Comparing gameplay to the 30fps experienced on the PS3, I find that it draws me into The Last of Us‘ story even more than it did in the past.
That said, if you’re a die-hard fan or simply have nothing else to play on PS4 — which is highly like at this time of year — The Last of Us: Remastered is a great way to pass the time. If you’ve never played The Last of Us, this version of the game comes highly, highly recommended. Highly.
You can grab The Last of Us: Remastered on the PlayStation Store for $63 AUD, as compared to $80 AUD at retail stores. If you can manage the 47.5GB digital download, it’s your best bet.
The Last of Us Remasteredwas reviewed using a promotional code on PS4, as provided by the publisher. Click here to learn more about Stevivor’s scoring scale.