The Last of Us Part II Remastered Review  

Robin John

Released back in 2020, TLOU II gets a remastered version for the PS5 with some notable upgrades in visual fidelity and new game modes. 

The full game is priced at Rs 2,999, but if you already own the PS4 version, you can upgrade for $10 (approx Rs 828). This is a good price to honour fans.  


It gets a new Fidelity Mode allowing 4K resolution at 30fps. The Performance Mode offers 1440p at 60fps. VRR-supported TVs can enjoy unlocked framerates. 

New Changes

The story of the game remains unchanged. Despite the chaos, stress, and somewhat traumatising storyline, it's still a joy playing it. 


The narrative is on a different tangent from the last edition. You are exposed to more characters, while some familiar faces part ways from the game. 


No Return is a roguelike mode for hardcore fans. You start a mission, go through multiple levels, get skills and weapon upgrades and progress—if you die, you start from the beginning.

New Game Modes

Guitar Free Play lets you play the guitar for as long as you like. It uses the controller’s touchpad for input. This is a great tool to take a break from the usual chaos. 

New Game Modes

Lost Levels is an interesting way of giving gamers an insight into what goes behind the scenes. It offers three playable levels that couldn't make it into the final release. 

New Game Modes

At its core, the gameplay remains the same. Conversely, the graphics are more refined and detailed, with excellent lighting throughout different situations. 

Gameplay and Graphics

The Last of Us Part II Remastered gets full DualSense support with excellent haptic feedback and adaptive triggers which elevates the whole gaming experience. 

DualSense Support

The original game was great in all aspects, and the remastered version pushes it further with refinements and additions. If you are a hardcore fan of the game, it’s an easy choice.


- New game modes - Higher resolution and better frame-rates - Full DualSense support - Takes advantage of PS5 hardware - Good price for an upgrade

What is Good?

- A remaster wasn’t needed so early

What is Bad?