Here’s the scenerio: you don’t own a copy of The Last of Us Part 2, but you fancy checking it out now it’s gotten a few new improvements with its ‘Remastered’ re-release on the PS5 (such as DualSense support, Lost Levels, or the new No Return roguelike mode). Problem is, for new buyers it still costs $49.99 MSRP. While it’s not quite the $70 price tag that was first attached the The Last of Us Part 1 PS5 release, it’s still a hefty cost to consider.
But have no fear, as there is a solution—for now at least. Your best bet is to jump on the upgrade path; if you own the PS4 version of The Last of Us Part 2 (digital or physical), you can get a digital copy of the remaster for $10. So all you need to do is find a relatively cheap copy of The Last of Us Part 2. There’s plenty of options online or in second-hand stores, but, if you’d prefer a quick an easy option, Walmart now has the game back in stock for just $20 (see here).
If you buy a physical copy of the PS4 version, you must insert the PS4 disc every single time you want to play the remastered on your PS5. It’s a minor headache, but spending $30 vs $50 is a reasonable saving for those new to the series who are looking to play the remaster. For all-digital owners, we’re afraid you’re out of luck this time.
The only other caveat is that retailers like Walmart and Best Buy are starting to become a little adverse to carry physical copies of games. Therefore, at a $20 pricepoint, there’s a high likelyhood the game will sell out. If you want a physical copy of The Last of Us Part 2, we’d suggest picking it up ASAP.
“The Last of Us Part 2 is a masterpiece that evolves the gameplay, cinematic storytelling, and rich world design of the original in nearly every way,” Jonathon Dornbush wrote in his 10/10 review of the original PS4 release.
In his latest PlayStation Beyond column, Simon Cardy also wrote: “Two of PlayStation’s big hitters have recently dipped their toes into the roguelike waters, albeit with different philosophies driving them.
“The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered’s No Return plants its feet firmly in the camp of “gameplay is king”, offering a showcase for its tense stealth combat with no narrative dressing.”
“God of War Ragnarok: Valhalla, on the other hand, is a much more story-focused experience, and one that I gained a lot more satisfaction from as a result. That’s not to say Naughty Dog’s attempts are by any means bad – I’ve enjoyed a good few hours playing No Return – but for me, there’s only one clear winner here, and he has a big beard and a massive axe.”
Other gaming and tech deals to consider right now include Amazon and Best Buy offering big savings on the Hisense U7K 4K QLED Mini-LED Smart TV, alongside a big $50 off the Lenovo Legion Go handheld PC, or even $189 for the latest Apple AirPods Pro model.
Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.