The multi-awarded PS3 game from 2013 The Last of Us gets its first remake for the PS5. Named The Last of Us Part 1 after its sequel, The Last of Us Part 2, this game covers Joel and Ellie’s first struggles in the post-apocalyptic world of cannibalistic monsters.

However, it is also no secret that this game has been re-released as a remaster for the PS4 and PC. As such, you may be wondering what the differences are between the remastered and remake version. Here, we’ll discuss the notable differences in The Last of Us Part 1.

Differences between The Last of Us Remastered and the PS5 remake


Perhaps the most notable difference between The Last of Us Remastered and The Last of Us Part 1 is the graphics. A remastered game normally offered the game with small changes—usually those that allow it to run optimally on the hardware that it is released on, such as upscaled graphics. The Last of Us Remastered was exactly that.

However, The Last of Us Part 1’s graphics have been completely remade using Naughty Dog’s latest engine. Everything from its environment to the character models has been built from the ground up.


Since it’s running on PS5 hardware, The Last of Us Part 1 is able to run at native 4K at 30 FPS or dynamic 4K at 60 FPS. Its gameplay is much smoother. The immersion is also much better thanks to the game’s usage of the Dualshock’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

The game will also have a more intelligent AI, so the enemies tend to react more realistically. The companion AI has also been improved.  


The Last of Us and The Last of Us Remastered didn’t have much in terms of accessibility. But Naughty Dog decided to double down on this in The Last of Us Part 1.

Some of The Last of Us Part 1’s accessibility features include but are not limited to:

  • Vision accessibility presets, such as screen readers, visual aids, and High Contrast Display
  • Hearing accessibility presets, such as combat vibration cues, text-to-speech, and awareness “indicators”
  • Motor accessibility presets, such as camera assist
  • Combat accessibility
  • Alternative controls, including touchpad swipes and controller shake
  • Motion sickness prevention options, such as motion blur adjustments
  • Expanded difficulty adjustments

New game modes

The Last of Us Part 1 features a new mode called Speedrun, which allows players to time their gameplay, and a permadeath mode for the extra challenge. In Speedrun mode, a little clock on the upper right of the screen will be displayed.


There is nothing new in terms of content coming to the PS5 version. Everything is the same, content-wise, apart from the addition of the two modes above. All the collectibles are in the same place. It’s the same game as you, but looking more lovely than ever.

For more information about The Last of Us Part 1, be sure to check out Everything we know about The Last of Us Part I Remake – Release date, platforms, & more! here at Pro Game G