The sequel to Naughty Dog’s blockbuster The Last of Us sees a graphically stunning, tension filled narrative and edge of seat action remaster for PlayStation 5.

Having originally released on the prior gen, PlayStation 4, back in 2020.

A year where reality imitated art, or a video game, as Covid ran rampant across the globe, and Ellie and Joel do what they have to in order to survive a world ravaged by Cordyceps infected humans.

The Last of Us Part II has some surprises in store for the players, some good, some very not good.

The Last of Us Part 2

It’s a coming of age story for Ellie. No longer a child that has suddenly had to survive in a world gone crazy, Ellie now in her teens not only has to struggle to survive, she also has to experience loss, relationships and heartbreak.

If you’ve played the first game, or played this one on PS4, then you have a good idea of what you’re in for.

Game mechanics are relatively the same, in this third person action title.

A mix of stealth, melee and shooting is required to get you through and there’s some very tricky sequences to play and survive through.

The Last of Us Part 2

Set four years after The Last of Us in the town of Jackson, we see a now teenage Ellie’s relationship with Joel is a little trained.

Joel is not without his challenges either, as his past comes back to haunt him. When Joel’s brother Tommy goes out on a mission from their survivors camp and does not return, they head out in to the unknown to find him.

What takes place from here I will not say, incase you have not played The Last of Us Part II on Ps4.

The Last of Us Part 2

Now having been remastered for PlayStation 5, we see perfectly rendered enhanced graphics. There’s new game modes too including a rogue survival mode called ‘No Return’. This makes this remaster high on the replayability scale.

If you have not experienced the (so far) final chapter in The Last of Us Part II the PS5 version is the one to jump in to.

Expanded, remastered and offering up the cinematic blockbuster narrative that no game comes close to, The Last of Us Part II is a worthy remake.

The Last of Us Part 2
The LAST OF US PART II Remaster (PlayStation 5) Review
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Released: January 2024
Rating: R16
Platforms reviewed: PlayStation 5
Genre: Action
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony

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