The Last of Us
Part I
PlayStation 5 Review

It's no secret that Naughty Dog's The Last of Us is one of Sony's most important games.

You can't deny the post-apocalyptic action-adventure game's influence, which raised expectations for blockbuster AAA titles to absurd levels.

It also altered the landscape of interactive storytelling.

Weaving an emotionally charged story about broken people in a zombie-infested hellscape with some of the best video game performances ever.

The game was released on the PlayStation 3 nine years ago.

The beloved game, renamed The Last of Us Part I ($69.99), has been rebuilt from the ground up for the PlayStation 5.

It's a visual remake only; the gameplay remains largely unchanged, save for minor tweaks.

Unfortunately, this confirms what has enraged fans since the remake's announcement:

This game is heavily influenced by whether you enjoyed the game the first time you played it.

If you thought it was a masterpiece before, you'll be pleased to know that the performances are still outstanding.

If you thought the gameplay was overly simple or predictable, there's still plenty of that.