Naughty Dog is known for pushing the boundaries when it comes to graphics.


We can still remember being in awe at Nathan Drake's clothes looking wet when he first climbed out of the water back in 2007.

The first Uncharted was later remastered for the next generation, which is a trend Naughty Dog has done with every game since.

The latest is The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered, which releases on Friday 19th January. It takes the original 2020 game and polishes the graphics a bit, as well as adding Lost Levels, new modes and new trophies.

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What's even cooler is that you don't have to pay full price if you already have the PS4 version.

Here's how to upgrade to the remastered version for cheap if you have your old copy!

How to get The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered PS5 upgrade

If you already owned the PS4 version of The Last of Us Part 2, you'll be able to grab the remastered version on PS5 for just £10! A much nicer option than the full price of £44.99.

But how do we do this? There are two different paths here, and we'll explain them below. Note: this new TLOU 2 Remastered upgrade is only available on PS5, so if you're still a PS4 person, you'll have to make do with the old version.

How to upgrade to The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered with a physical PS4 disc

Firstly, if it's a physical copy that you own, make sure it's inserted into the PS5 disc drive (we're afraid you won't be able to use your physical PS4 copy if you have a digital-only PS5). You will need to have your disc inserted every time you want to play.

With the disc inserted, navigate to the game's hub page on your PS5 console's main menu (that's the screen you'd usually go through to enter the game), and you should see the option to upgrade to the remastered version for a tenner. Select that option, pay up, start the download and you'll be on your way back to post-apocalyptic Seattle in no time.

How to upgrade to The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered with a digital PS4 download

If you owned The Last of Us Part 2 as a digital download on PS4, the process is basically the same. Simply find the game on your console's main menu and you should see the option to upgrade. (If you don't already have the old version installed, you should be able to find it in your Library.)

Once you're on the game's hub page (the screen you'd normally use to boot up a game), you should see an option to upgrade somewhere on that screen. After you've selected that and paid your tenner, you should be able to download the shiny new version.

Note: different versions of games are sometimes hidden behind the little '...' button on a game's hub page. You might want to look under that 'dot dot dot' if you don't immediately see the upgrade path.

The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered upgrade differences

You can read our full review of The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered now, but let's take a quick look at what's changed, and the new features.

The graphics have had an upgrade, but it's not a huge step up like other remasters. But that's fine with us, because Part 2 already pushed the PS4 to its limits, and still looks spectacular today. The real selling point to this remaster is its extra modes.

No Return is a roguelike version of the game, in which the story is swept under the rug for an intense gameplay experience. You unlock more playable characters as you go, and it's fairly addictive.

Lost Levels have been included, too, which are basically sections from the game that didn't make the final cut. Our reviewer likened them to the deleted scenes we used to get so excited about on DVDs.

Finally, there's a cool little mode called Free-Play Guitar. It's essentially the guitar sections from the game, but you can jump straight to it and strum away whenever you want.

The game's composer, Gustavo Santaolalla, is a playable skin, which is a nice touch.

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