The Last of Us Part 1 PS5 Remake – What are the Differences?

Experience this heart-breaking story, remade.

The multi-awarded PS3 game from 2013, The Last of Us, got its first remake for the PS5. The remake was named The Last of Us Part 1, similar to 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.

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It is no secret that this game has been re-released as a remaster for the PS4 and PC. You may wonder what the differences are between the remastered and remake versions. 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


The graphics are perhaps the most notable difference between The Last of Us Remastered and The Last of Us Part 1. A remastered game normally offers small changes to run optimally on newer hardware. The Last of Us Remastered was exactly that.

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 game can run up to dynamic 4K at 60 FPS. The game also utilizes the Dualshock’s haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, which adds extra immersion to the experience.

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Additionally, The Last of Us Part 1 will have a more intelligent AI, so the enemies tend to react more realistically. The companion AI has been improved as well.  


The Last of Us and The Last of Us Remastered didn’t have much 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 will be displayed in the upper right corner of the screen.


There is nothing new in terms of content coming to the PS5 version. Everything is the same, content-wise, apart from adding the two modes above. All the collectibles are in the same place. It's the same game as you, 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

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