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access_time June 24, 2014 at 9:28 AM in Features by Tyler Colp

Stop whining about the price of The Last of Us: Remastered


Sony is being pretty generous when it comes to the price of The Last of Us: Remastered for PlayStation 4. For $50, you get one of the most important games in the last decade and all of the biggest downloadable content for it too, including the superb Left Behind story.

Let’s break it down. The Last of Us on PlayStation 3 retails for $30 today, $40 on PlayStation Network digitally. The lowest price it’s been new, according to price tracker The Tracktor, was $20.

The DLC that will be included on the PlayStation 4 version of the game costs $40 à la carte when bought without the now-obsolete season pass, which was $20.

That means buying The Last of Us: Remastered for $50 new will save you $20 if you were to buy the PlayStation 3 version with all the DLC.

Here’s a different way to break it down:

The Last of Us + Abandoned Territories, Left Behind, Reclaimed Territories, Grounded DLC includes:

  • Base game – $30
  • Abandoned Territories $10
  • Left Behind$15
  • Reclaimed Territories$10
  • Grounded$5

Total value – $70

Last of Us: Remastered + the same DLC – $50, which is a difference of $20.

Even if you bought it used–the lowest it’s been is $15–you’re still saving at least $5 to play the game in 1080p at 60 frames per second on PlayStation 4.

And remember, the one thing that makes it truly worth it is the hidden cost of Naughty Dog porting the game and the DLC to the new hardware. It probably wasn’t cheap in relation to the cost of the game, but we’ll never know for sure. Developers don’t usually go around talking about how much it cost to make a game, and when they do, the response isn’t always good.

These days games get cheap quickly. So, if $50 is still too much for you, it’ll likely be $40 or even $30 a few months after its July 29 release. Black Friday is coming soon too. It’ll just depend on how patient you are and how bad you want to play it. It’s not like you’ve got bundles of games to play before October, so it might be worth giving your new system something to do in the meantime.


  • dirksterdude June 24, 2014 at 10:38 AM

    If you have bought the game already then “No, it isn’t worth it”. If you haven’t bought the game it is probably a good deal. This is just a cash grab for a next years model with a few upgrades. If it was a car it would maybe have a different grill, spoiler, etc. Not worth the total by any means. Nothing wrong with it, but of you have already played the game I wouldn’t be a sucker. Might borrow from a friend who was though. 🙂

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