The Last of Us Remastered: Review Round-up
The remastered version of The Last of Us finally lands on PS4 today, but what's the general opinion of the gaming press?
Game Informer: 10/10
"All the graphical improvements are wonderful, but you may be wondering if The Last of Us Remastered is for you. Like the best visual updates, Remastered plays like you remember it. If you played 2013's Game of the Year near release and have been dying to return to the dark tale, then this is a great opportunity. If you never played The Last of Us at all, this is absolutely the way to do it. But be careful--you'll never want to go back to the PS3 original again after reveling in all the improvements." (Full Review Here)
"In 2013, I called The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 a masterpiece. The same holds true of its PlayStation 4 'Remastered' sibling. You can't go wrong with either version, but with Remastered you'll get a better frame rate that smooths out gunplay, a prettier, sharper look, and a bunch of DLC content rolled into the package from the get-go (not to mention a whole fresh set of Trophies to earn again, if you have a whole lot of time on your hands). Whether you've already experienced it on PlayStation 3 or have no idea what you're missing, The Last of Us: Remastered is worth your time and attention. PlayStation 3's best game just became PlayStation 4's, too." (Full Review Here)
"I might not adore The Last of Us as much as the crowd that Remastered is clearly targeting, but I can't help but appreciate the enthusiasm that has gone into this edition. It reminds me of a great Director's Cut DVD of a beloved movie--a collection of everything a fan could want and a celebration of it at the same time. It's another sign that Naughty Dog understands and respects its fan base, and if nothing else, that's worth supporting." (Full Review Here)
"The Last of Us is a great action game that you should play if you haven't already. And if you have played it before, the improvements here aren't so dramatic as to make the game feel like a new experience, but it is definitely one worth revisiting. In the world of The Last of Us, as in our own world, love might destroy you, but it's also one of the only things worth fighting for." (Full Review Here)
"One year on, it doesn't quite have the same impact, and a handful of minor flaws are more obvious on a second playthrough. Nor is there anything here that should leave the seven million-plus owners of the PS3 version too downhearted - hence we're lowering our score a little. Still, if you're one of the few fortunate enough to be experiencing The Last of Us for the first time, then we're very, very jealous." (Full Review Here)
So the overwhelming consensus is: If you haven't played the game then it's a PS4 must-buy, and if you have, well, it's still worth a look if you have the spare cash.