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What if The Last of Us Originally Released on the PSone?

Posted by Sammy Barker

Do not underestimate the power of PlayStation

The Last of Us is just about as cutting edge as PlayStation 3 games come, but what if it had deployed 15 or so years ago on the PSone? Proving once again just how creative it can be when it puts its mind to it, the NeoGAF community has concocted a few mock-ups of what Naughty Dog’s survival horror opus would look like on Sony’s inaugural home console.

It all started with user ascii42 cracking a gag with some swish retro-style box art, but the joke quickly took an awesome twist. Fellow members plainr_ and KyleFedora mocked up some screenshots of how the game could have looked on the Japanese giant's 32-bit system – complete with Resident Evil-esque pre-rendered backdrops and blocky polygonal models. It looks great.

We don’t know about you, but we actually wished that this would get made now. There was a certain je ne sais quoi about the way horror games looked on the PSone, and these screenshots totally nail it. We reckon that the blurry resolutions and murky textures actually enhanced titles like Silent Hill’s atmosphere, so maybe Joel and Ellie’s adventure would benefit from a hardware downgrade, too.


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User Comments (14)



MadchesterManc said:

Looks a more interesting remaster proposition that the Ps4 one thats due soon. I think it'd work well as a Resi style game



owenstodstill said:

Hmmm if my PSone has graphics like that it would have been insane. Thats a bit more PS2 i would of said



Splat said:

I can't see a clicker with out hearing the clicking sound.

Looks over shoulder



THEundying27 said:

This has RE1 written all over it. Very creepy

It's amazing to me how the scariest resident evil games are on old hardware.



Gamer83 said:

The experience would be totally ruined by those horrible tank controls.



rjejr said:

But would it have been released on 4 discs? If it's less than 3 discs I don't want it.



calin1010 said:

With all the TLoUR news lately, I was thinking about ways to spin-off this game, and I think that a side-scrolling, retro-style game would be superb, but not with blurry visuals please

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