The Last of Us Part I on PS5 Gets a Two-Hour Trial on PlayStation Plus Premium In Honor of the HBO Series

By | January 16, 2023

If you can’t get enough of The Last of Us after watching the series premiere on HBO Max, PlayStation is celebrating this big moment by offering a two-hour trial of PS5’s The Last of Us Part I for all PlayStation Plus Premium subscribers.

PlayStation Plus Premium is the highest level of PlayStation Plus and, in the U.S., it costs $17.99/month. In addition to Game Trials, subscribers also get access to cloud streaming, access to a growing library of PS1, PS3, PS4, PS5, and PSP games, cloud saves, monthly games, discounts, and more.

The Last of Us Part I is a remake of the 2013 PlayStation classic and is the basis for Season 1 of HBO Max’s series that just had its debut this past weekend, although the team behind the show has said it will “deviate greatly” in some episodes.

In our review of the series premiere of HBO’s The Last of Us, we said that it “thrillingly lays the foundations for the emotional torture ready to hurt us along every step of its journey. A cast at the top of their game with technical artistry behind the camera to match, it throws us into a world on the edge of cataclysm before brilliantly catapulting us into one that has been plunged into the depths of it.”

As for the game, we said, “A gorgeous and well-honed remake of one of the biggest boppers in the PlayStation pantheon, The Last of Us Part I is the best way to play – or replay – Naughty Dog’s esteemed survival classic.”

For more on The Last of Us, check out our comparison of the game vs the TV show, how the series made its opening even more heartbreaking than the game, and our review of the entire first season.

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