The Last of Us Remastered

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The Last of Us Remastered is ranked in the 100th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 52 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

95

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

Based on 52 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Hardcore Gamer
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 30, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered is the definitive The Last of Us experience. Its multiplayer is better, its level of immersion is higher, and its emotional impact is more profound thanks the inclusion of Left Behind.

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Kotaku
Yes
Yes
Jul 29, 2014

Within the zombie clichés lies a lovely, moving story about a relationship between two desperate people.

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Scored Reviews

IGN
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2014

With The Last of Us: Remastered, PlayStation 3's best game just became PlayStation 4's, too.

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COGconnected
100 / 100
100 / 100
Aug 1, 2014

Even though Sony is trying to wrangle every dollar possible out of us gamers, The Last of Us Remastered is a must buy for long time fans as well as new players looking for a great game for their PS4. I can't recommend this enough.

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The Skinny
Aug 7, 2014

All in all TLoU: Remastered is a compelling package; not only does it look and play better than the original, it's full of extra content and currently has a healthy online, multi-player community. And you know what, it's so good, if it came out on PlayStation 5 as The Last of Us: Remastered (The Director's Cut) we'd probably buy it again.

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DarkZero
10 / 10
10 / 10
Aug 4, 2014

Either way, no matter which version of The Last of Us you play, it still remains one of the best exclusive titles for Sony and one of – if not THE – greatest games of the last generation.

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VideoGamer
10 / 10
VideoGamer
VideoGamer.com Staff

Top Critic

10 / 10
Jul 27, 2014

The best version of one of the last generation's best games.

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
t4mas89

Top Critic

Apr 2, 2016

For me The Last of Us: Remastered is the best action-adventure survival game released so far

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PushStartPlay
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 29, 2014

When The Last of Us released in 2013 for the PS3, it won 100's of awards & rightly so. As it's one of (if not) the best game(s) of the last gen, but many Xbox owners had missed this masterpiece.

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God is a Geek
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2014

The best game on PlayStation 3 is now the best game on PlayStation 4. Despite some decent titles on Sony's new machine, you can't deny the quality of Naughty Dog's masterpiece. Even the staunchest of advocates that want original experiences on their new console will struggle to find much wrong with The Last of Us. Truly magical.

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Game Informer
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2014

The punishing world dares you to press on, and the story is an emotional punch to the gut. In short, this is one of the best video games ever made

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Game Revolution
Jul 31, 2014

People love scores, the score here isn't changing.

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Examiner
Aug 4, 2014

[I]t's a must for any gamer's PS4 collection. It's only one of the best games ever made, and something I simply cannot get enough of.

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GamesRadar+
Jul 28, 2014

The Last of Us remains a must-play, genre-defining action survival game, and the Remastered version brings with it plentiful tweaks and additional content that make it well worth the asking price.

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Digital Spy
Jul 28, 2014

It features a superb plot, contains at least one piece of essential DLC and looks absolutely stunning, making it an essential purchase for newcomers and one to consider for fans of the original.

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The Digital Fix
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 7, 2014

The Last Of Us Remastered absolutely deserves a place in your PlayStation 4 collection, despite whether you've played it before or not. The improvements this remaster brings only helps to show you how much of an incredible, beautiful, emotional and downright amazing game this is.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jul 29, 2014

When I finished The Last of Us Remastered, I was reminded of the myriad feelings I had at the conclusion of the game nearly a year ago. Just like then, I put down the controller while leaning back in my seat while giving thought to the story, the characters and how I felt about what had happened. In the end I came to the same conclusion now that I did back then: I had fun with the game itself, but it was the narrative that will no doubt be what sticks with me for some time.

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Telegraph
Aug 15, 2014

The Last of Us is every inch the modern classic, and this remastering seems entirely appropriate, even so soon after its initial release. As we enter a new generation, it's apt to celebrate the best of what games can do. It might not be essential for those who have already made the journey, but for everyone else, The Last of Us is vital.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Jul 29, 2014

The bottom line is, I thought this game was very much worthwhile even after being doubtful before I played it. Speaking to those who have already played the PS3 version, if you really loved it back then, I would suggest getting this version for PS4 too. It has a lot of extras and it looks really beautiful with the 1080p, higher frame rate, and updated graphics and character models. To those who are interested in diving into The Last of Us for the first time, what are you waiting for?!? The Last of Us Remastered is just a perfect game made even more perfect.

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The Angry Joe Show
10 / 10
10 / 10
Aug 4, 2014
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Push Square
10 / 10
10 / 10
Aug 1, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered was unlikely to be anything less than sublime, and that's the expected outcome that we've arrived at here. While its PS3 precursor prevents it from possessing the level of next-gen gloss that its native PS4 contemporaries contain, this is still a mighty fine looking title, and its framerate and resolution improvements only serve to solidify that. Of course, the onboard add-on packs and smattering of superfluous extras ensure that this is the definitive edition of an already outstanding affair – but, unsurprisingly, it's the touching tale at the heart of the package that once again sets it apart from its peers.

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PSX Extreme
10 / 10.0
10 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2014

Saying The Last Of Us: Remastered is an absolute triumph seems redundant. I said it when the original released last year, after all. And yeah, it's basically the same game with a glossier coating and a few additions.

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We Got This Covered
Jul 31, 2014

A sharper visual package, notable extras, smoother online play, and some behind-the-scenes goodies make The Last of Us: Remastered a must-buy.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Aug 3, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered is as brilliant as ever and is a must-buy for any PS4 owner.

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Impulsegamer
5 / 5.0
5 / 5.0
Aug 3, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered Edition deserves another perfect score on the PlayStation 4 thanks to the collected DLC and improved graphics that I thought could not be possible due to how amazing it looked on the PS3. Nonetheless for fans and newcomers, they will enjoy the story of Joel and Ellie as they explore this decimated world and get lost in the untold chapter of Ellie plus the multiplayer fun of Abandoned Territories with its rich textures, colours and silky smooth graphics. Gaming doesn't get any better than this!

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GameCrate
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2014

Easily one of the best releases last year, The Last of Us Remastered has a good chance of winning even more Game of the Year honors with this exceptional improvement. The visuals, sound, gameplay and extras all come together to make this a worthwhile package. Even if you've seen everything it has to offer, you should experience it again.

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NZGamer
9.8 / 10.0
9.8 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2014

What was one of the best games for the PlayStation 3 is now one of the best games you can buy for the PlayStation 4. You owe it to yourself to experience this masterpiece first hand.

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EGM
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2014

While The Last of Us was one of the PS3's most impressive, engrossing releases, The Last of Us: Remastered feels like the version of Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic story of survival that the developer always intended us to play. Its story and characters are just as strong as they were before, but they're now reinforced by far more amazing visuals, consistent framerate, and a nice selection of new bonus features and DLC inclusions.

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Softpedia
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Aug 21, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered is definitely worth your money on the PS4, particularly if you haven't experienced it on the PS3. Don't, however, expect that big of a difference from the PS3 edition. Sure, the better textures and the 60fps framerate offer drastic improvements, but there are still downsides, from the aliasing to the AI problems.

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PlayStation Universe
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2014

Naughty Dog gives PlayStation gamers a second, definitive chance to experience one of the greatest video game stories. The Last of Us Remastered's additional content, visual enhancements, and improved performance leave very little standing in the way of a perfect encore.

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Bit Cultures
95%
95%
Aug 16, 2015

The Last Of Us Remastered isn't just an essential purchase for those who never played its original incarnation, it's also worthy for returning players to shell out the budget asking price to experience the game in a more magnanimous way.

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Gameplanet
9.5 / 10.0
9.5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered is a better-looking, better performing version of an already incredible game. As such, those who haven't played the original version should buy immediately, and those that have probably should as well.

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GamingTrend
95 / 100
95 / 100
Aug 4, 2014

The Last of Us is truly the game of a generation, and the Remastered edition brings the harrowing adventure to a whole new generation with expert style.

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Digital Chumps
9.4 / 10.0
9.4 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2014

The Last of Us finds a very appropriate home on the PS4.

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Cheat Code Central
4.5 / 5.0
4.5 / 5.0
Jul 29, 2014

Simply put, The Last of Us: Remastered is just better than the PS3 version. If you are lucky enough to be experiencing The Last of Us for the first time, then you are in for an amazing treat. If you have already purchased the original game, then still consider picking this up. Heck, trade in your PS3 version if you can. This is by far the definitive version of the game, and if you can get the price reduced even a little bit it's likely worth your money.

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USgamer
Jul 27, 2014

There's not really enough distance between the PS3 version of The Last of Us and this new Remaster to make it worth double-dipping, unless you're simply that fixated on counting lines of resolution. If you missed out the first time around, though, you really shouldn't let it slip past again. While it often works better as a movie than a game, it still stands at the state of the art. And the writing is good enough to enjoy even if you hate zombie genre fiction (like I do). The Last of Us is about refinement, not innovation, and this version takes the art of refinement another step forward.

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gameranx
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 5, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered is the same game it was a year ago but it is worth playing again and if you never have experienced it before, you're in for something special. Perhaps it was the game of a generation, or perhaps that was merely marketing overhype, but either way, Naughty Dog created something mesmerising and brutal, amazing and grim, personal and grand in scope.

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TrustedReviews
Jul 30, 2014

The visual upgrades are more modest than you might expect, but the extra definition and detail and the enhanced effects make The Last of Us even more stunning and richly cinematic, while the steady frame rate improves the gameplay. There's probably not enough of a difference to justify buying the same game twice, but if you have a PS4 and haven't played The Last of Us, then you can consider this edition a must-buy.

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CGMagazine
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2014

If you're a former Wii or Xbox 360 owner that missed out on this title last year, it is, absolutely, an essential purchase.

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ZTGD
9 / 10.0
ZTGD

Top Critic

9 / 10.0
Aug 18, 2014

Players who missed this on the PS3 will find a lot to like here, but for those who have already completed it I doubt the graphical upgrade is worth another play through.

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GameZone
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 2, 2014

If you weren't able to play The Last of Us on PS3, then definitely check out the Remastered version on PS4. It's honestly a must-play for any PlayStation owner. If you did play it on PS3 already and want to experience it again, well, have at it. The Remastered version only improves upon what you already loved. And adds to it as well with all of the previously released DLC already included on it.

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PCMag
Oct 22, 2013

The Last of Us is a horror masterpiece that proves that the aging PlayStation 3 still has the potential to produce jaw-dropping AAA games.

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Spiel Times
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 29, 2018

The Last of Us offers a fair amount of gameplay, puzzle-solving and space to connect with the characters.

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The Escapist
Jul 27, 2014

With its improved detail, better draw distance, and slick 60fps presentation, The Last of Us Remastered is a beautiful update to a beautiful game. It is, however, a rerelease of a game that isn't very old to begin with, and that bears taking into account.

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Metro GameCentral
9 / 10
9 / 10
Jul 27, 2014

Still a stunning achievement in both storytelling and third person adventure, and although this is the definitive version the differences are still minor.

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Toronto Sun
Jul 30, 2014

It's tough to recommend for PS3 players who have already played the game, as the $55 price is a bit steep for some enhanced visuals and a bit of added content. But PlayStation 4 owners who haven't yet experienced The Last of Us absolutely owe it to themselves to pick up this modern classic, and take a journey with Joel and Ellie across the heartbreakingly beautiful ruins of our world.

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Gaming Nexus
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Aug 13, 2014

The Last of Us has one of the best stories in recent memory. Too bad the rest of the gameplay isn't as well done. With far too many action segments and repetitive puzzles, this survival action game gets bogged down by filler. Thankfully the strong last act and great chemistry between leads makes this a must-play, warts and all.

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Critical Hit
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Aug 1, 2014

It's quite simple really. One of the games on the PlayStation is now one of the best games on the PlayStation 4.

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Digital Trends
Jul 28, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered is the same great game it was in 2013, but Naughty Dog's upgrade could have used more time to bake.

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Slant Magazine
Aug 17, 2014

A next-gen playthrough reveals a game that doesn't break new ground, but very much tries to reach perfection with the tools Naughty Dog and the industry as a whole, really, are all very well aware of.

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Twinfinite
4 / 5.0
4 / 5.0
Jul 29, 2014

Overall, The Last of Us Remastered is a solid title for the growing PS4 library and it's perfect for anyone who gave the game a miss last year to jump in. As for players who have already experienced the game on the PS3, I'd say this is a great opportunity to take another dive into the game's universe, especially if you loved it the first time you played it.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 27, 2014

The Last of Us Remastered is a spruced-up edition of one of the most well-crafted action adventure games of the last console generation.

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