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The Last of Us Part II Remastered

PS5 Details

Native PS5 application


Release Date
January 19, 2024
Metacritic Score


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  • The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered represents a technically modest leap
  • The game now comes in at a full native 4K resolution
  • Support for Variable Refresh Rate
  • Sharper image with a stable 60 frames per second screen update
  • Improved lighting, shadow and texture resolutions
  • Improved Level of Detail distance
  • New single-player, roguelike survival game mode
  • Randomised parameters making every battle unique
  • Available valuable upgrades for weapons and characters
  • Inclusion of new characters, skins, run types and modifications
  • New set of developer commentaries
  • Three playable 'lost' levels
  • The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is less consistent and struggles during scenes
  • Visual upgrades are not as stark as in The Last of Us Part I
  • Without significant time having passed, many changes might go unnoticed
  • Changes are only modestly improved over the PS4 version of the game
  • Remastered for PlayStation 5
  • Subtle tweaks improved texture quality
  • New Fidelity Mode increased resolution
  • Character models are incredibly detailed
  • Roguelike mode added new content and challenge
  • Between stages improvements in abilities
  • Deleted scenes and director commentary offer insight
  • Guitar Free Play mode has more options
  • Understated improvements
  • Short grass looks outdated
  • Unlocks through challenges could be repetitive
  • Lack of initial options in roguelike mode
  • The way enemies spawn limits strategic planning
  • Roguelike mode isn't optimized
  • New content is niche and depends on interest in game development
  • Masterpiece with shocking, heart-wrenching tale
  • Subverted sequel expectations
  • Original campaign is a bold gaming experience
  • New content added in remastered version
  • Visual and performance enhancements
  • New skins for Ellie and Abby
  • New speedrun mode, concept art, behind-the-scenes levels
  • Survival roguelike mode called No Return
  • Guitar Free Play mode
  • Better visuals and performance
  • Performance and quality mode options
  • Boosted frame rate
  • Haptic feedback and adaptive triggers make gameplay immersive
  • Lost Levels provide insight on game development
  • No Return survival mode is chaotic and tense
  • Paced game progression in No Return
  • Ten different characters to play in No Return
  • Six difficulty levels
  • Visual upgrade may not justify the price
  • Lost Levels' content is short
  • No Return doesn't sufficiently prepare players for bosses
  • Completion of No Return leaves only challenge completion

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Standard Edition


The Last of Us Part II Remastered - Accolades Trailer | PS5 Games
The Last of Us Part II Remastered - Launch Trailer | PS5 Games
Digital Foundry
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PlayStation Access
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PlayStation Access
The Last of Us Part II Remastered - No Return Mode Gameplay Explained
The Last of Us Part II Remastered - No Return Mode Trailer | PS5 Games

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