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We’re all presumably aware of the upcoming remake of The Last of Us. Recently the PlayStation 5 remake has gone gold and is very close to its 2nd September launch. Preloads should be going live next week as well. We also have a PC port coming but the release date is unknown at the time of writing. However, it is rumoured to follow shortly after the PlayStation 5 release. Following social media, it’s hard not to miss little snippets of where Naughty Dog has improved upon The Last of Us Remastered.

Last of Us Remastered
The Last of Us™ Remastered

With the remake coming up in less than two weeks, I decided to revisit the game that first introduced us to Joel and Ellie. The game debuted on PlayStation 3 in 2013 then we saw it make its way onto the PlayStation 4 with the title The Last of Us Remastered. It is this version that is currently available to play on PlayStation 5 via the system’s backwards compatibility.

Last of Us Remastered

The Last of Us Remastered is nearly a decade old with its remake coming in a few days now. So here’s a revisit to the original The Last of Us™ Remastered.

The Last Of Us Remastered Revisited

The Last of Us Remastered is nearly a decade old. So I went back again to replay it. It looks visually impressive, considering it was designed for PlayStation 3 hardware. However compared to its sequel, you do see where the limitations are. Even so, it still holds up incredibly well giving high hopes for the remake. The gameplay is still of a high standard, but it has aged. Overall, none of this has really harmed the gameplay so many years later.

A Summary

The tale of Joel and Ellie is still strong today as it was then. It’s a powerful narrative that you won’t forget. The original game is high on my list of all-time favourite games. It’s also pleasant to be able to return to a game that launched two console generations ago and still find it a joy to play. The remake may have divided fans as to whether it needed doing or even its price point. Nonetheless, we are getting it, personally, I’m really looking forward to experiencing a fresh take on one of my all-time favourites.

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