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The Last of Us: Part II Remastered [Review Thread]

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The Last of Us Part II Remastered


34 reviews so far.

The GOAT gets better, No Return mode sounds excellent.

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Variety
It’s hard to imagine improving upon the 2020 game, but NaughtyDog has achieved the impossible with a remaster packed to the gills with heart and technical finesse.
VCG
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is the best way to play one of the best games ever made.


OpenCritic - 92 average - 95% recommended

Critic Reviews


Atomix
- Sebastian Quiroz - Spanish - 85 / 100
With a host of visual improvements and all-new content, The Last of Us Part II Remastered is the definitive version of one of Naughty Dog's best games. It's time to relive Ellie and Abby's iconic journey.


Attack of the Fanboy - Diego Perez - 4.5 / 5
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered adds some additional visual flair to a game that didn't really need any, but the new No Return roguelike mode makes it well worth the upgrade.


CGMagazine - Zubi Khan - 8.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered takes an excellent game and polishes it into a gleaming gem made brighter than ever, thanks to the inclusion of new content.


COGconnected - Patrick Anderson - 90 / 100
It does feel a bit too soon for The Last of Us Part II Remaster. And this just isn’t the kind of game whose story I want to experience again. Not yet anyway. But Naughty Dog clearly knows this and has put together a package with enough new modes and features to make the upgrade a winning proposition.


Checkpoint Gaming - Elliot Attard - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered brings not just extra content but extra heart to an already much-loved game. This is one for the fans, with a plethora of additional features that highlight the best aspects of the game's design whilst giving further context and glimpses into its development. Bursting at the seams with things to do, see, and unlock-The Last of Us Part II Remastered is a celebration of one of gaming's greats.


Chicas Gamers - Estela Villa - Spanish - Unscored
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is an opportunity to enjoy the game in its maximum splendor for those who did not enjoy the game in their day and for those who already played it, it is an option to try these new additions for €10, since that is the price of the update if you have the PS4 version (both physically and digitally). While it is true that these additions may not be everything that was expected from Naughty Dog, it is not too high a price to try them.


ComingSoon.net - Tyler Treese - 9 / 10
With better graphics, gameplay, and worthwhile additions, it’s an easy recommendation to pay and upgrade to The Last of Us Part II Remastered if you own the original. If you didn’t play the PS4 original, then it’s even more of a no-brainer, as this is one of the most polished and memorable games ever made. Not afraid to deal with dark subject matter and fully explore its characters, The Last of Us Part II remains a slightly flawed yet incredible experience.


Console Creatures - Bobby Pashalidis - Recommended
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered fine-tunes an already incredible game with better lighting, more details, and subtle improvements thanks to new Accessibility options.


Destructoid - Smangaliso Simelane - 9 / 10
Never played the game before? Well, I don’t think it’s worth piling on any more praise, except to say this is about as good as it gets when it comes to Sony’s cinematic over-the-shoulder third-person action-adventure experience.


Digitec Magazine - Domagoj Belancic - German - Unscored
The PS5 upgrade of "The Last of Us Part II" impresses with a thrilling roguelike mode and exciting behind-the-scenes impressions. Graphically, not much has changed.


Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Recommended
The definitive version of The Last of Us Part II lands on PlayStation 5 with a native build and gameplay modes that are well worth the symbolic upgrade.


Enternity.gr - Panagiotis Petropoulos - Greek - 10 / 10
The Last of Us: Part II Remastered fulfills all the requirements of a truly worthy upgrade pack and comes with a number of interesting and highly entertaining additions.


Entertainium - Felicity Chevalier - Liked
Worse, the fact that personal trauma is often implied as an excuse to perpetrate even more violence is disturbing. This is a shame for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that in the quieter, more peaceful moments of the game (typically reserved for flashbacks), the writing and voice acting are very well done. In a game overflowing with a veritable downpour of tragedies, the biggest one may be actually playing the game itself.


Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - Unscored
The Last of Us Part 2 remains a superior work even four years after its debut.


Fun Factor - Diogo Arez - Portuguese - 8 / 10
While the graphical improvements are subtle, the new modes are worth the price of admission alone, especially No Return, a Roguelike mode that's absurdly fun, although it could use a bit more permanent progression to spice up later runs.


GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 95%
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GGRecon - Lloyd Coombes - 5 / 5
It’s hard to talk about The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered without speaking directly to two different camps; those who have played it and want to know if it’s worth the ten-dollar upgrade fee, and those who have yet to experience it.

For the first, I’d say there’s more than enough here to warrant the upgrade, especially if the game got under your skin the first time around. Collectible character models, No Return, and the developer commentary are likely worth the price of admission for you alone.

For those who haven’t played it yet, I feel like I can say with my whole chest that The Last of Us Part 2 remains one of my favourite games of all time, and this remaster has only reminded me of that.


Gaming Nexus - Jason Dailey - 9.5 / 10
Regardless of if you're experiencing the story for the first time, or returning for the $10 upgrade, this is the definitive version of one of the finest video games ever made. It's worth playing for the story alone, but the No Return mode is an intense and fun addition that might keep you around longer than you expect.


GamingTrend - Abdul Saad - 90 / 100
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is an almost perfect package for both new players and returning fans looking to replay the game but with a new experience.


Geeks & Com - Maxime Chartier - French - 9 / 10
All in all, The Last Of Us Part II - Remastered is a gem. The game is still a 10/10, but the paint job is not. Agreed, it's close to perfection, but unless you're a die-hard fan of the series, the additions alone don't justify a second adventure. They add spice, but don't change the recipe.


God is a Geek - Chris White - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is a dense collection of content that fleshes out the main story, with a rogue-lite that is a lot of fun.


Impulsegamer - Marc Rigg - 4.8 / 5
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is a solid upgrade to an otherwise already fantastic game.


Kakuchopurei - Jonathan Leo - 70 / 100
If you've played The Last Of Us Part 2 before and really, REALLY want to play the game in 60fps and don't mind killing a few hours on a roguelike action title using the game's brand of crafting and survival combat, I do suggest waiting for a price drop or PlayStation Plus version of this title. If you're either impatient OR it's your first time diving into this? By all means jump into the depressing world ruled by cordyceps-plagued zombie people and cruel military factions. The story's divisive and isn't as well-plotted out like the first one, but it's got some good shooting and survival horror coatings to tide you over its other flaws.


Kotaku - Jen Glennon - Unscored
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is the best way to play this truly excellent game, with sky-high stakes, stunning visuals, rewarding exploration, and phenomenally varied and thrilling combat. But to get the most out of it, you’ll probably need to have a stronger stomach than I do.


Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 9 / 10
Still one of the greatest achievements in video game storytelling and while the changes are minor the new roguelike mode and cut levels are interesting and worthwhile additions.


Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 8 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered for PS5 refreshes the acclaimed title with enhanced visuals and intriguing new content, including previously unreleased levels and the "No Return" roguelike mode. While the visual upgrades are polished, they fall short of fully utilizing PS5's capabilities, especially when compared to other titles. This remaster, primarily appealing to new players or franchise fans, serves more as a bridge to Naughty Dog's future endeavors rather than a standalone landmark.


Nexus Hub - Sam Aberdeen - 8 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered's technical improvements are minor (many will question if it's even necessary), but the side content like No Return is great and worth the upgrade.


PPE.pl - Wojciech Gruszczyk - Polish - 10 / 10
The best version of Naughty Dog's blockbuster. It's still not a story for everyone, it's not a production for all PS5 owners. It is, however, a title that will delight fans of the universe - The Last of Us Part II Remastered is (at least currently) the best version of the game you loved or hated on the previous generation.


PSX Brasil - Rui Celso - Portuguese - 100 / 100
All the extras greatly increase the lifespan of the game and manage to delve the player even deeper into the narrative in an extraordinary way.


PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 10 / 10
Boiled down to its most basic properties, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is the definitive version of the best game of the last generation and as such, it's still a ten. Easily.


PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 9 / 10
At the very least, acquire The Last of Us Part II Remastered for its unmissable base combat, then become hopelessly infected by its new fun[gal] layer of arcade challenge addiction.


Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered might ring up an emotional toll that some aren't ready to part with so soon after its original launch, however it's still a worthwhile release thanks in large part to its celebratory behind-the-scene glimpses at how the game came to be. Adding more value to the package is No Return, an excellent, compact roguelike that feels like an apt showcase for the game's blunt force combat.


Push Square - Aaron Bayne - 9 / 10
Looking upon the whole package, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is an excellent upgrade. In many ways it's a sublime treat for fans of the series, with behind-the-scenes content that we lapped up, a survival mode worth the purchase price on its own, and small, albeit present visual and performative upgrades to one of the best games to come out of the PS4 generation.


SECTOR.sk - Táňa Matúšová - Slovak - 9 / 10
While remastering a game 3,5 years after its release is hard to justify, The Last of Us Part II Remastered still offers one of the best videogame experiences that now comes with the perks that PlayStation 5 has to offer. Even though most of the changes are cosmetic and graphics-wise barely make a difference, the roguelike No Return Mode brings a new challenge that may be worth the price, especially as an upgrade for players who own the original game.


Siliconera - Cory Dinkel - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered does far more than simply justify its existence on the PS5, it elevates an already near-perfect experience.



Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - Unscored
The Last of Us Parte 2 Remastered is just a re-sell of the same game with new modes that could have been added for free.


TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 8 / 10
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered refines and improves a much misunderstood masterpiece. It's hard not to be amazed at how good this game still looks, and it comes with a new mode and some behind the scenes stuff to enjoy.


Tom's Guide - Rory Mellon - 5 / 5
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is an essential PS5 game for new players and veterans alike. The visual and performance upgrade is minor compared to the PS4 original, but the suite of additional content is worth the admission price. The roguelike No Return mode is a real winner, and the deeper insight into the game’s development will delight longtime fans of the franchise.


Too Much Gaming - 3 / 5
There’s just not enough meat to justify the use of the term “remastered” in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. Visually, the improvements here are minimal, and even without it, the original The Last of Us Part 2 can still go toe-to-toe with the biggest games released today. The real highlight is No Return and the option to play at true 4K resolution as everything else feels like padding.


WellPlayed - James Wood - 8.5 / 10
Polished, functional, and visually stunning, The Last of Us Part II Remastered is every bit the product it sets out to be, betraying the game's art and dealing a blow to its dignity in the process.


Worth Playing - Chris "Atom" DeAngelus - 8 / 10
At the end of the day, The Last of Us: Part II - Remastered is a fine but pointless upgrade. In a vacuum, it's a straight boost to the PS4 version in every way, and the $10 upgrade cost is probably worth it if just for No Return. For all of its glories and failures, Part II is still the same game, even more so than The Last of Us: Part I. It's the best version of the game but probably not something that players need to rush out to get.
 
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Game Information

Game Title: The Last of Us Part II Remastered

Platforms:
  • PlayStation 5 (Jan 19, 2024)
Trailer:
Developer: Naughty Dog

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Review Aggregator:

OpenCritic - 92 average - 95% recommended

Critic Reviews


Atomix - Sebastian Quiroz - Spanish - 85 / 100
With a host of visual improvements and all-new content, The Last of Us Part II Remastered is the definitive version of one of Naughty Dog's best games. It's time to relive Ellie and Abby's iconic journey.


Attack of the Fanboy - Diego Perez - 4.5 / 5
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered adds some additional visual flair to a game that didn't really need any, but the new No Return roguelike mode makes it well worth the upgrade.


CGMagazine - Zubi Khan - 8.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered takes an excellent game and polishes it into a gleaming gem made brighter than ever, thanks to the inclusion of new content.


COGconnected - Patrick Anderson - 90 / 100
It does feel a bit too soon for The Last of Us Part II Remaster. And this just isn’t the kind of game whose story I want to experience again. Not yet anyway. But Naughty Dog clearly knows this and has put together a package with enough new modes and features to make the upgrade a winning proposition.


Checkpoint Gaming - Elliot Attard - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered brings not just extra content but extra heart to an already much-loved game. This is one for the fans, with a plethora of additional features that highlight the best aspects of the game's design whilst giving further context and glimpses into its development. Bursting at the seams with things to do, see, and unlock-The Last of Us Part II Remastered is a celebration of one of gaming's greats.


Chicas Gamers - Estela Villa - Spanish - Unscored
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is an opportunity to enjoy the game in its maximum splendor for those who did not enjoy the game in their day and for those who already played it, it is an option to try these new additions for €10, since that is the price of the update if you have the PS4 version (both physically and digitally). While it is true that these additions may not be everything that was expected from Naughty Dog, it is not too high a price to try them.


ComingSoon.net - Tyler Treese - 9 / 10
With better graphics, gameplay, and worthwhile additions, it’s an easy recommendation to pay and upgrade to The Last of Us Part II Remastered if you own the original. If you didn’t play the PS4 original, then it’s even more of a no-brainer, as this is one of the most polished and memorable games ever made. Not afraid to deal with dark subject matter and fully explore its characters, The Last of Us Part II remains a slightly flawed yet incredible experience.


Console Creatures - Bobby Pashalidis - Recommended
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered fine-tunes an already incredible game with better lighting, more details, and subtle improvements thanks to new Accessibility options.


Destructoid - Smangaliso Simelane - 9 / 10
Never played the game before? Well, I don’t think it’s worth piling on any more praise, except to say this is about as good as it gets when it comes to Sony’s cinematic over-the-shoulder third-person action-adventure experience.


Digitec Magazine - Domagoj Belancic - German - Unscored
The PS5 upgrade of "The Last of Us Part II" impresses with a thrilling roguelike mode and exciting behind-the-scenes impressions. Graphically, not much has changed.


Echo Boomer - David Fialho - Portuguese - Recommended
The definitive version of The Last of Us Part II lands on PlayStation 5 with a native build and gameplay modes that are well worth the symbolic upgrade.


Enternity.gr - Panagiotis Petropoulos - Greek - 10 / 10
The Last of Us: Part II Remastered fulfills all the requirements of a truly worthy upgrade pack and comes with a number of interesting and highly entertaining additions.


Entertainium - Felicity Chevalier - Liked
Worse, the fact that personal trauma is often implied as an excuse to perpetrate even more violence is disturbing. This is a shame for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the fact that in the quieter, more peaceful moments of the game (typically reserved for flashbacks), the writing and voice acting are very well done. In a game overflowing with a veritable downpour of tragedies, the biggest one may be actually playing the game itself.


Everyeye.it - Giuseppe Arace - Italian - Unscored
The Last of Us Part 2 remains a superior work even four years after its debut.


Fun Factor - Diogo Arez - Portuguese - 8 / 10
While the graphical improvements are subtle, the new modes are worth the price of admission alone, especially No Return, a Roguelike mode that's absurdly fun, although it could use a bit more permanent progression to spice up later runs.


GAMES.CH - Benjamin Braun - German - 95%
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GGRecon - Lloyd Coombes - 5 / 5
It’s hard to talk about The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered without speaking directly to two different camps; those who have played it and want to know if it’s worth the ten-dollar upgrade fee, and those who have yet to experience it.

For the first, I’d say there’s more than enough here to warrant the upgrade, especially if the game got under your skin the first time around. Collectible character models, No Return, and the developer commentary are likely worth the price of admission for you alone.

For those who haven’t played it yet, I feel like I can say with my whole chest that The Last of Us Part 2 remains one of my favourite games of all time, and this remaster has only reminded me of that.


Gaming Nexus - Jason Dailey - 9.5 / 10
Regardless of if you're experiencing the story for the first time, or returning for the $10 upgrade, this is the definitive version of one of the finest video games ever made. It's worth playing for the story alone, but the No Return mode is an intense and fun addition that might keep you around longer than you expect.


GamingTrend - Abdul Saad - 90 / 100
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is an almost perfect package for both new players and returning fans looking to replay the game but with a new experience.


Geeks & Com - Maxime Chartier - French - 9 / 10
All in all, The Last Of Us Part II - Remastered is a gem. The game is still a 10/10, but the paint job is not. Agreed, it's close to perfection, but unless you're a die-hard fan of the series, the additions alone don't justify a second adventure. They add spice, but don't change the recipe.


God is a Geek - Chris White - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is a dense collection of content that fleshes out the main story, with a rogue-lite that is a lot of fun.


Impulsegamer - Marc Rigg - 4.8 / 5
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is a solid upgrade to an otherwise already fantastic game.


Kakuchopurei - Jonathan Leo - 70 / 100
If you've played The Last Of Us Part 2 before and really, REALLY want to play the game in 60fps and don't mind killing a few hours on a roguelike action title using the game's brand of crafting and survival combat, I do suggest waiting for a price drop or PlayStation Plus version of this title. If you're either impatient OR it's your first time diving into this? By all means jump into the depressing world ruled by cordyceps-plagued zombie people and cruel military factions. The story's divisive and isn't as well-plotted out like the first one, but it's got some good shooting and survival horror coatings to tide you over its other flaws.


Kotaku - Jen Glennon - Unscored
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is the best way to play this truly excellent game, with sky-high stakes, stunning visuals, rewarding exploration, and phenomenally varied and thrilling combat. But to get the most out of it, you’ll probably need to have a stronger stomach than I do.


Metro GameCentral - GameCentral - 9 / 10
Still one of the greatest achievements in video game storytelling and while the changes are minor the new roguelike mode and cut levels are interesting and worthwhile additions.


Nerdburglars - Dan Hastings - 8 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered for PS5 refreshes the acclaimed title with enhanced visuals and intriguing new content, including previously unreleased levels and the "No Return" roguelike mode. While the visual upgrades are polished, they fall short of fully utilizing PS5's capabilities, especially when compared to other titles. This remaster, primarily appealing to new players or franchise fans, serves more as a bridge to Naughty Dog's future endeavors rather than a standalone landmark.


Nexus Hub - Sam Aberdeen - 8 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered's technical improvements are minor (many will question if it's even necessary), but the side content like No Return is great and worth the upgrade.


PPE.pl - Wojciech Gruszczyk - Polish - 10 / 10
The best version of Naughty Dog's blockbuster. It's still not a story for everyone, it's not a production for all PS5 owners. It is, however, a title that will delight fans of the universe - The Last of Us Part II Remastered is (at least currently) the best version of the game you loved or hated on the previous generation.


PSX Brasil - Rui Celso - Portuguese - 100 / 100
All the extras greatly increase the lifespan of the game and manage to delve the player even deeper into the narrative in an extraordinary way.


PlayStation Universe - John-Paul Jones - 10 / 10
Boiled down to its most basic properties, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is the definitive version of the best game of the last generation and as such, it's still a ten. Easily.


PowerUp! - Adam Mathew - 9 / 10
At the very least, acquire The Last of Us Part II Remastered for its unmissable base combat, then become hopelessly infected by its new fun[gal] layer of arcade challenge addiction.


Press Start - Brodie Gibbons - 9.5 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered might ring up an emotional toll that some aren't ready to part with so soon after its original launch, however it's still a worthwhile release thanks in large part to its celebratory behind-the-scene glimpses at how the game came to be. Adding more value to the package is No Return, an excellent, compact roguelike that feels like an apt showcase for the game's blunt force combat.


Push Square - Aaron Bayne - 9 / 10
Looking upon the whole package, The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered is an excellent upgrade. In many ways it's a sublime treat for fans of the series, with behind-the-scenes content that we lapped up, a survival mode worth the purchase price on its own, and small, albeit present visual and performative upgrades to one of the best games to come out of the PS4 generation.


SECTOR.sk - Táňa Matúšová - Slovak - 9 / 10
While remastering a game 3,5 years after its release is hard to justify, The Last of Us Part II Remastered still offers one of the best videogame experiences that now comes with the perks that PlayStation 5 has to offer. Even though most of the changes are cosmetic and graphics-wise barely make a difference, the roguelike No Return Mode brings a new challenge that may be worth the price, especially as an upgrade for players who own the original game.


Siliconera - Cory Dinkel - 10 / 10
The Last of Us Part II Remastered does far more than simply justify its existence on the PS5, it elevates an already near-perfect experience.



Spaziogames - Domenico Musicò - Italian - Unscored
The Last of Us Parte 2 Remastered is just a re-sell of the same game with new modes that could have been added for free.


TheSixthAxis - Gareth Chadwick - 8 / 10
The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered refines and improves a much misunderstood masterpiece. It's hard not to be amazed at how good this game still looks, and it comes with a new mode and some behind the scenes stuff to enjoy.


Tom's Guide - Rory Mellon - 5 / 5
The Last of Us Part II Remastered is an essential PS5 game for new players and veterans alike. The visual and performance upgrade is minor compared to the PS4 original, but the suite of additional content is worth the admission price. The roguelike No Return mode is a real winner, and the deeper insight into the game’s development will delight longtime fans of the franchise.


Too Much Gaming - 3 / 5
There’s just not enough meat to justify the use of the term “remastered” in The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered. Visually, the improvements here are minimal, and even without it, the original The Last of Us Part 2 can still go toe-to-toe with the biggest games released today. The real highlight is No Return and the option to play at true 4K resolution as everything else feels like padding.


WellPlayed - James Wood - 8.5 / 10
Polished, functional, and visually stunning, The Last of Us Part II Remastered is every bit the product it sets out to be, betraying the game's art and dealing a blow to its dignity in the process.


Worth Playing - Chris "Atom" DeAngelus - 8 / 10
At the end of the day, The Last of Us: Part II - Remastered is a fine but pointless upgrade. In a vacuum, it's a straight boost to the PS4 version in every way, and the $10 upgrade cost is probably worth it if just for No Return. For all of its glories and failures, Part II is still the same game, even more so than The Last of Us: Part I. It's the best version of the game but probably not something that players need to rush out to get.


Represent. Represent. Feel free to use the stuff in my post so your OP can be more informative.
 
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I don't know if there's an easy solution to this, but honestly, how silly is that a lightly altered remaster of a four year old game gets a review score that is different than the original? I don't get the logic, unless it's as simple as, "we were given a new code, so we look at it separately without looking at our original review." But God, isn't it silly? Just write up how it is, and what the changes are. Why we would rescore a remaster of an already semi-new game is just beyond silly. Just give a summary of what's new, and link us back to the original review. 🤷‍♂️

TTYD remake will be a *remake*, and it'll be 20 years old in October, and obviously tastes have changed drastically, and it's 4 console generations ago. I don't think the same can be said for a game released 3 1/2 years ago.
 
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Represent.

Represent(ative) of bad opinions
It’s a game that excels in art, level design, performance, writing, visuals, audio design, polish, and a list that could go on endlessly. It’s the best-in-class in so many genres of modern AAA video game development, and that hasn’t changed since 2020.

we need their next gameeee
 

Strategize

Member
I've never "got" why remasters need review scores. Because you end up having different sites reviewing it as a game, and others reviewing it as a remaster.

For example...

CD-Action - TLOU2 PS4 10/10
CD-Action - TLOU2 Remastered PS5 7.5/10

One review is clearly about the game and other is about the remastered features, yet both have scores because reasons?
 

TVexperto

Member
This should be a free upgrade for people who already own the game. Probably the only substantial thing included in this "remaster" is the new gameplay mode.

I ain't no victim. I played this game when it came out, didn't like it and went on my merry way. The fact that ND feels the need to remaster a game that is already more than playable on the PS5 is pretty dumb.

I don't want everything for free. But this should be a free upgrade for how little is being offered. 4K support, some cut content, a guitar mini game, and the rouge gameplay mode. Nearly all of that could have been included in a patch update to the already existing game.
 

Punished Miku

Human Rights Subscription Service
I've never "got" why remasters need review scores. Because you end up having different sites reviewing it as a game, and others reviewing it as a remaster.

For example...

CD-Action - TLOU2 PS4 10/10
CD-Action - TLOU2 Remastered PS5 7.5/10

One review is clearly about the game and other is about the remastered features, yet both have scores because reasons?
It's just free money for everyone involved. Free marketing for the publisher. Free clicks on a popular review with almost no work for the websites.
 

Skifi28

Member
I've never "got" why remasters need review scores. Because you end up having different sites reviewing it as a game, and others reviewing it as a remaster.

For example...

CD-Action - TLOU2 PS4 10/10
CD-Action - TLOU2 Remastered PS5 7.5/10

One review is clearly about the game and other is about the remastered features, yet both have scores because reasons?
Is the reviewer the same person? If not, you have your answer. Yeah it's silly, but a site/magazine giving a score doesn't mean that it represents the entire staff in the present and future.
 

Clear

CliffyB's Cock Holster
I don't know if there's an easy solution to this, but honestly, how silly is that a lightly altered remaster of a four year old game gets a review score that is different than the original? I don't get the logic, unless it's as simple as, "we were given a new code, so we look at it separately without looking at our original review." But God, isn't it silly? Just write up how it is, and what the changes are. Why we would rescore a remaster of an already semi-new game is just beyond silly. Just give a summary of what's new, and link us back to the original review.

The logical argument is that the competitive landscape has naturally evolved since the time of original launch, and so re-evaluation based on present day expectations and alternatives is warranted.

People treat reviews way too seriously; they are written up opinion pieces no more, no less.
 
I've never "got" why remasters need review scores. Because you end up having different sites reviewing it as a game, and others reviewing it as a remaster.

For example...

CD-Action - TLOU2 PS4 10/10
CD-Action - TLOU2 Remastered PS5 7.5/10

One review is clearly about the game and other is about the remastered features, yet both have scores because reasons?
100% agreed. It's beyond silly. If ever there was a clear example why review scores are not necessary, this is surely it.
 
The logical argument is that the competitive landscape has naturally evolved since the time of original launch, and so re-evaluation based on present day expectations and alternatives is warranted.

People treat reviews way too seriously; they are written up opinion pieces no more, no less.
I'm specifically talking about the review scoring, here. I don't disagree tastes change, they certainly do. Although that isn't a very saliant argument for TLOUII Remastered, since it's only 3 1/2 years old. Tastes don't really change *that* quickly.
 
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Hugare

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I've never "got" why remasters need review scores. Because you end up having different sites reviewing it as a game, and others reviewing it as a remaster.

For example...

CD-Action - TLOU2 PS4 10/10
CD-Action - TLOU2 Remastered PS5 7.5/10

One review is clearly about the game and other is about the remastered features, yet both have scores because reasons?
Same shit happened with IGN Brazil

They gave the remaster a 7.0 score while praising the base game as one of the GOATs

Jarring af
 

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Same shit happened with IGN Brazil

They gave the remaster a 7.0 score while praising the base game as one of the GOATs

Jarring af
they are reviewing just the additional content, not the actual base game. makes sense to me.
 
I've never "got" why remasters need review scores. Because you end up having different sites reviewing it as a game, and others reviewing it as a remaster.

For example...

CD-Action - TLOU2 PS4 10/10
CD-Action - TLOU2 Remastered PS5 7.5/10

One review is clearly about the game and other is about the remastered features, yet both have scores because reasons?
Don't see why they wouldn't score the remaster, that review is really for the person who is thinking about buying it for the second time and wondering if its worth a double dip based on the additional content.
 
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SlimySnake

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This should be a free upgrade for people who already own the game. Probably the only substantial thing included in this "remaster" is the new gameplay mode.

I ain't no victim. I played this game when it came out, didn't like it and went on my merry way. The fact that ND feels the need to remaster a game that is already more than playable on the PS5 is pretty dumb.

I don't want everything for free. But this should be a free upgrade for how little is being offered. 4K support, some cut content, a guitar mini game, and the rouge gameplay mode. Nearly all of that could have been included in a patch update to the already existing game.
The new mode should be worth the $10. Not everything needs to be free. People spent time adding that mode. Its not the same as uncapping the framerate or updating the config file to support 4k.

If it was just 4k support with cut video content and the guitar mini game then sure, but the rouge style mode is a substantial addition.
 

ManaByte

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Will download it and transfer my save just for the double trophies and then uninstall.

No desire to play through it again. The pacing in the last 3rd was terrible. Wanted to just end it when it got to California.
 

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That resolution boost is sexy af.



PS4: 1080p/30fps

PS4 Pro: 1440p/30fps

PS5:
2160p/30fps (30~50fps with VRR)
1440p/60fps (60~90fps with VRR)

- The Last of Us Part II Remastered applies some visual improvements on PS5 with respect to the original version.
- Among them, highlights the increased resolution, VRR, higher quality vegetation, shadows, increased drawing distance or anisotropic filtering.
- The PS5 performance mode makes some visual cuts in resolution, water quality, drawing distance, shadows and some post-processing effects.
- The framerate in this remaster presents a similar performance to The Last of Us Part I remake, with peaks of 90fps in performance mode and an average of about 70fps with VRR enabled. Quality mode averages 40fps in VRR.
- Load times are still somewhat long on PS5, although they are 3 times faster than on PS4/PS4 Pro.
- Visual differences compared to the original version in backwards compatibility mode on PS5 at 1440p/60fps are anecdotal. Most notable are the new additions such as the "No Return" mode in addition to the possibility of applying VRR.
- The "No Return" mode is what could justify the $10 that this upgrade costs if you already have the PS4 version.
 
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Clear

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I'm specifically talking about the review scoring, here. I don't disagree tastes change, they certainly do. Although that isn't a very saliant argument for TLOUII Remastered, since it's only 3 1/2 years old. Tastes don't really change *that* quickly.

Well, you could argue that releasing a grim, dark game set in the aftermath of a pandemic during an actual global pandemic is going to shape opinion!

Scores are nonsense, always! And the more granular the scale, the more obvious the artificiality of them becomes. I honestly believe that most reviewers would give the exact same game slightly different scores every time, were they memory-wiped between playthroughs :D

100pt scales are real "pull a number out your ass on the day" deals!
 

Kuranghi

Member
I think ElAnalistaDeBits is banned around here, but in the video they uploaded they mentioned that the remastered version runs as follows:
  • 2160p/30fps (30~50fps with VRR)
  • 1440p/60fps (60~90fps with VRR)

I don't think thats right at all, the image quality is disappointing in even the Quality mode, let alone the Perf mode, the quality mode looks like 1440p upscaled and the Perf mode looks like 1080p:



There are aspects of the rendering of this game that look top tier even now, but I think games like Death Stranding, Horizon FW, Alan Wake 2 and others have a much better overall look. I'm sure they were going for a painterly look but its hard to be immersed in this game when theres anything except characters on screen, when its just characters it looks amazing, like UC4/UC:LL cutscenes, but I prefer the way even those (much) older games looked overall when they came to PS5. The overall look I mean, not just the image quality.
 

Hugare

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Better draw distances and higher resolution is enough for me.

I'm not really interested in the new mode, but the behind the scenes stuff is also interesting.

For $10, sure, I'll buy it

TLOU Remastered was a way worse deal at $60 and I bought it on day one
 

Certinty

Member
I enjoyed the gameplay a fair bit (besides the game overstaying its welcome) so might give this a go and skip through the story with that in mind.
 

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Or is it just one of Phil's balls in my throat?
- Visual differences compared to the original version in backwards compatibility mode on PS5 at 1440p/60fps are anecdotal. Most notable are the new additions such as the "No Return" mode in addition to the possibility of applying VRR.

Ah well, good enough for a $10 upgrade, but was hoping for more.
 

Kuranghi

Member
That resolution boost is sexy af.



PS4: 1080p/30fps

PS4 Pro: 1440p/30fps

PS5:
2160p/30fps (30~50fps with VRR)
1440p/60fps (60~90fps with VRR)

- The Last of Us Part II Remastered applies some visual improvements on PS5 with respect to the original version.
- Among them, highlights the increased resolution, VRR, higher quality vegetation, shadows, increased drawing distance or anisotropic filtering.
- The PS5 performance mode makes some visual cuts in resolution, water quality, drawing distance, shadows and some post-processing effects.
- The framerate in this remaster presents a similar performance to The Last of Us Part I remake, with peaks of 90fps in performance mode and an average of about 70fps with VRR enabled. Quality mode averages 40fps in VRR.
- Load times are still somewhat long on PS5, although they are 3 times faster than on PS4/PS4 Pro.
- Visual differences compared to the original version in backwards compatibility mode on PS5 at 1440p/60fps are anecdotal. Most notable are the new additions such as the "No Return" mode in addition to the possibility of applying VRR.
- The "No Return" mode is what could justify the $10 that this upgrade costs if you already have the PS4 version.


This comparison looks much better than the video I posted, maybe Gamersyde's capture quality has got to shit, used to be my go to for quality encodes :( Though they are almost always moving in those clips, whereas the resolution comparison at the start of this is a static shot.
 

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This comparison looks much better than the video I posted, maybe Gamersyde's capture quality has got to shit, used to be my go to for quality encodes :( Though they are almost always moving in those clips, whereas the resolution comparison at the start of this is a static shot.
Yup. The DF one is also fucking retarded. They are using the performance mode to show fidelity changes instead of the actual fidelity mode, you cant make this shit up.


I think SlimySnake SlimySnake made a thread a while ago calling them out for doing the same thing on another game
 
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