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  • Summary: The Last of Us has been rebuilt for the PlayStation4 system. Now featuring full 1080p, higher resolution character models, improved shadows and lighting, in addition to several other gameplay improvements. 20 years after a pandemic has radically changed known civilization, infected humans run wild and survivors are killing each other for food, weapons; whatever they can get their hands on. Joel, a violent survivor, is hired to smuggle a 14 year-old girl, Ellie, out of an oppressive military quarantine zone, but what starts as a small job soon transforms into a brutal journey across the U.S. The Last of Us Remastered includes the Abandoned Territories Map Pack, Reclaimed Territories Map Pack, and the critically acclaimed The Last of Us: Left Behind Single Player campaign that combines themes of survival, loyalty, and love with tense, survival-action gameplay.

    Remastered Features:
    -Explore a brutal post-pandemic world, fully realized with the power of PlayStation4 system
    -Includes additional game content: over $30 in value
    -Delve into Ellies past in Left Behind, the single-player prequel chapter
    -Eight new multiplayer maps in the Abandoned and Reclaimed Territories packs
    -In-game cinematic commentary from the cast and creative director
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 59 out of 60
  2. Negative: 0 out of 60
  1. Aug 15, 2014
    100
    That the action in The Last of Us stays contextual to its narrative and characters is no mean feat either, no cognitive dissonance here, and the lines between the game and its story are usually non-existent. And it is a fabulous story, riffing on Cormac McCarthy and other bleak post-apocalyptic fiction but keeping its own identity through its characters.
  2. 100
    The Last of Us Remastered is just a perfect game made even more perfect.
  3. Aug 2, 2014
    100
    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. But consider: What have we seen in the last 15 months or so that even comes close? Seriously?
  4. Jul 28, 2014
    95
    The remastered edition of The Last of Us is simply perfect.
  5. Aug 4, 2014
    95
    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.
  6. Jul 31, 2014
    90
    The Last of Us: Remastered is an enhanced edition of the succesfull game, exclusively for PlayStation 4. The remastered graphics, especially the improved ambiance and lighting, are a great asset to this game and make it a must-have for every PlayStation 4 owner, especially if you haven't played it yet.
  7. Jul 30, 2014
    70
    Except for the Left Behind DLC, none of the other additions actually add to the experience. The game is just as good as it always has been, but with improved graphics being the only real selling point, the package is not enough for a second buy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 15 out of 179
  1. Aug 1, 2014
    10
    The Original Was Amazing – This One is Even Better

    The Last of Us became a generation defining title when it launched last year on
    PlayStation 3, and many would go even further to say that it was instantly one of the best games of all time. Statements like that are hard to argue against when The Last of Us is now the most awarded game in history by critics. I fall right into that camp: before playing The Last of Us for the first time, I had never considered a game to be worthy of a 10/10 score. As immersive as a game may be, as beautiful as it may look, or as gripping as the story may be, I’ve always believed that there will be enough problems to keep games off of the perfect score pedestal. The Last of Us shattered that belief.

    The Last of Us: Remastered is the exact same game the original was a year ago. However, it also includes all of the DLC, was upgraded to run at 1080p and 60fps, and includes a photo mode that lets players act like they are using Instagram in the game’s post pandemic setting.

    What all of this meant for me is quite simple — The Last of Us: Remastered instantly overtook the throne of best game I have ever played. Sure, I will never get the first playthrough reaction again because I know what is going to happen, but does that take away from just how incredible this game is? Absolutely not. Recently, one of the writers here at Middle Of Nowhere Gaming made a bold claim that The Last of Us actually gets better the more you play it, unlike most other games. And you know what? He is completely right; it really does.

    Just how much better could a remastered version be? Well, let’s talk about just how beautiful TLOU: Remastered really is. If you played the original on PlayStation 3, you will immediately be able to tell the difference just by watching the opening cutscenes. Joel and Sarah look much sharper than they used to, and the camera moves around like it’s a feather floating on the wind. Do you think I am sugarcoating or exaggerating? I’m not.

    However, even though Remastered looks and feels exponentially better than its source material, there are minor hiccups here and there. One problem I ran into was that I felt motion sick each time I had to sprint during the first hour or two of the game. I am by no means a tech-genius, so I can’t say I understand exactly what affects the change from 30fps to 60fps can have on people, but it made me feel sick several times. But it’s not all bad! If you decide to stick it out with 60fps instead of locking it back at 30 you will almost certainly grow accustomed to it with time. It took me about two or three hours to finally shake the feeling. On top of that, 60fps makes the gunplay so much better. The combat felt faster and tighter — something that Naughty Dog’s gunfights are not usually known for.

    The only other issue I had with the graphics was the occasional glitch where people would run through walls, get stuck running in place, etc. This kind of thing happens in just about every game if you look hard enough, so it should be taken lightly because it didn’t happen often.

    Naughty Dog’s decision to add a photo mode to TLOU: Remastered was a very smart move. What better way to show off all the hard work and dedication the team put into this game than adding the ability to snap awesome photos of the many incredible sights/scenes found in the game? On top of this, they added the option to add filters to each photo you take, making it feel just like Instagram. We live in a society where the masses are hungry to share, like, and comment on as much content as possible; Naughty Dog knew this, and it’s why it was such an important addition.

    All of that said, the best part about Remastered may be that it includes the Left Behind DLC and two multiplayer map packs for less than the original price when when the game was released WITHOUT the extra content last year. Left Behind is a heartwrenching flashback story about Ellie that players will now be able to play whenever they want (preferably after beating the main story). The multiplayer maps were really fun to play on, especially since it runs much smoother graphically now than it used to.

    The Verdict: 10 out of 10

    The Last of Us: Remastered is by far the best game I have played on PlayStation 4 so far, and I now consider it the best game I have ever played. If you still only have a PlayStation 3, the original version will suite you just fine, as it still holds up incredibly well. However, if you own a PlayStation 4, you are doing yourself a disservice by not playing the Remastered version. The graphics are so noticeably better that you will see the difference right away, and the additions of the photo mode and all of the DLC make the package seem criminally underpriced. Do yourself a favor and get this game. You’d be hard pressed to find a prettier game that also has one of the best stories ever told in any format.
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  2. Aug 17, 2014
    10
    The story is engaging, the character performances are brilliant, the visuals are breathtaking, the music is wonderfully scored, and the game-play mechanics are superb. Altogether, this makes for a true video game masterpiece! Expand
  3. Jul 29, 2014
    10
    Great Story With Characters You Can Get Attached To , Great Remastered Graphics , A Ton Of Collectibles To Pick Up , Decent Price Tag , What More Can You Want In A Game , Naughty Dog Does It Again First Uncharted Series Now Last Of Us ... Expand
  4. Aug 5, 2014
    10
    I own PS3 version and loved it. I own PS4 version and love it even more. 60FPS@1080p has it's own magich and considering it contains all the DLC's released to this day it's no brainer for the price. Story telling is awesome, and MP is finally playable as expected. Just one tip - don't cap your FPS at 30. It's not worth it IMHO. Expand
  5. Aug 7, 2014
    10
    GOTY, GOTY, GOTY. I know it was already GOTY last year! But it is that good of a game. Best thing that I've played on PS4 so far. Which I already played this on PS3, but it died a few months back, and since there are no games for PS4 out there, this was worth a return to play again, and besides I never played the DLC...... Anyway, I'm rambling. This game is told very well, very intense, very emotional, it sucks you right in. Sorry Xbox fans ( I have an Xbox360), but you'll need to get a PS4 or PS3 to play this, play this, play this. Expand
  6. Jul 29, 2014
    10
    This is the best videogame i ever play in a long time, the last generation was so bad not because the games was bad, is because the companies becomes greedy as hell for the fault of creation of microsoft, the DLC's.One prove of that is capcom. Releasing incomplete games whit a lot of "DCL's" that are already on the disc. But another thing, i don't understand why angry xbox one fanboys came here to give a bad verdict to the game and crying like baby's, this console's war is useless and worst than the other generations. Expand
  7. Aug 14, 2014
    0
    This game typifies everything wrong with video games and the direction pretentious game developers are going. The GAMEPLAY sucks, it is shallow and repetitive, shoot kill, roll, grab weapon, scrounge in darkness ,use craft menu, repeat, it is basically the Uncharted series re badged. They hide a mediocre gameplay behind a grimdark story for edgey children with think it is deep. When in fact its about as deep as saturday morning children's cartoon.
    Games are meant to be games, not overly long movies for children.
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