The Last of Us is one of Naughty Dog’s most acclaimed titles. While many PlayStation fans had a chance to try this legendary title, others missed out on the hype. Because of this, the first-party Sony developer remade this PS3 title for the PS5, but is The Last of Us Part I worth the lofty price tag, or should you stick to older editions of this title?
The Last of Us Part I is a hit amongst critics, with reviewers on Open Critic giving it an average score of 88. Though this remake does tread on familiar territory, it’s the best way to experience the modern masterpiece. 89% of critics would also recommend a purchase. User scores are much lower, however, averaging a 5.8 on Metacritic. This is partly due to the review bombing by disgruntled fans upset about the price point.
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Standout The Last of Us Part I Reviews
The Last of Us Part I offers substantial improvements over the original and remastered titles. On top of improved graphics, this remake modernizes gameplay, giving it a more fluid feel. Reviewers also noted the vast array of accessibility features not present in the original release. If you’ve never played The Last of Us and own a PS5, this is the best way to enjoy the title.
- God is a Geek: 10/10
- Twinfinite: 5/5
- PowerUp!: 9.5/10
- UnGeek: 9.5/10
- IGN: 9/10
- Gaming Bolt: 9/10
- Easy Allies: 8.5/10
- Dexerto: 8.5/10
- Gamespot: 8/10
- Game Revolution: 8/10
The Last of Us Part I is available on PS5 for $69.99. If you’ve already played the original title, you might want to wait until there’s a sale, even with a boatload of upgrades and new features.
For more on The Last of Us Part I, see Sony’s Launch Trailer below, which previews the updated graphics and gameplay mechanics.
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