10 ways The Last of Us Remastered is better on PS4 vs PS3

How PS4 makes this Naughty Dog-developed blockbuster even better

6. Photo Mode

Showing off why The Last of Us Remastered is something your friends really need to get around to playing is even easier thanks to the all-new Photo Mode.

Borrowed from Infamous: Second Son on PS4, this feature is triggered by the L3 button (clicking the left thumbstick in) when Photo Mode is enabled in the main menu.

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Photo mode is one of our favorite new features

It pauses the gameplay and lets you adjust the camera for all sorts of angles and focus points.

You know those impossible pre-release magazine screenshots we always see before games release? Now you can tilt and rotate the perspective to re-create that effect.

Photo Mode will also appear to the Instagram generation with a variety of filters, frames and vignettes before pressing the controller's Share button to upload it.

7. DLC included in the price

There's no need to spring for the already-released The Last of Us downloadable content in picking up the Remastered version on PS4. Most of the DLC is already included.

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Save on DLC like Ellie's Left Behind story since it's included

Here, the single-player Left Behind expansion and the multiplayer Abandoned Territories and Reclaimed Territories map packs give you more for your money.

It should keep you busy until the fourth and final Factions DLC arrives on both PS3 and PS4 later this year.

8. Bonuses: commentary and difficulty

Maybe you've played through The Last of Us a year ago and bought into the DLC already. For super fans, the Remastered version features in-game commentary.

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Diehards can dig into the cutscene commentary and harder difficulty

During the game's rich cinematics, you'll hear creative director Neil Druckmann and the voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson talk about the game and its development.

You may also want to go through the game again in Grounded mode, is a difficulty that came to the PS3 version earlier this year as DLC. It drops the HUD while adding harder AI.

9. Remote Play is here natively

The Last of Us Remastered is no longer limited to the PS4 thanks to Sony's decision to make the "remote play" feature mandatory among games on its next-gen console.

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You can never hide from The Last of Us, Joel. Remote Play puts it on PS Vita

It wirelessly beams the game from the PS4 to PlayStation Vita, giving you the ability to roam with the post-apocalyptic adventure.

PlayStation Now, currently in beta, also makes this possible on Sony's handheld system but the streaming service uses the PS3 version of the game. The Remastered edition is the one you want.

10. The Last of Us Remastered at a discount

The biggest resistance to buying the PS4 version of The Last of Us is paying the higher price. However, Sony has softened the blow while adding value to the game.

In the UK, the PS4 version costs £38.00 while a new copy of the PS3 edition is £21.85. But that doesn't factor in extras like the DLC.

In the US, the PS4 version costs just shy of $50, cheaper than the launch price of games on the new console. The PS3 version is $27.99.

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The price is right when you factor in DLC and trade-in discounts

Going a step further, some retailers like GameStop are offering up to 50% off The Last of Us Remastered when you turn in your PS3 copy of the game.

Finally, Sony is porting over the Season Pass for everyone who bought into the DLC based on the subscription. Multiplayer stats are reset on PS4, but the content you bought is thankfully not.

There's enough here to want to opt for The Last of Us Remastered on PS4 vs PS3. Its 1080p 60fps graphics and included downloadable content benefit new gamers who haven't played it the most.

Even better, it benefits Naughty Dog as the team develops Uncharted 4: A Thief's End with a little PS4 experience under its belt.