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The Last of Us Part I

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The Last of Us Part I
The Last of Us Part I cover
Naughty Dog
Windows Iron Galaxy Studios[1][2]
PlayStation PC
Naughty Dog Game Engine
Release dates
Windows March 28, 2023
Metacritic 56
OpenCritic 88
Monetization One-time game purchase
Microtransactions None
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Third-person
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Shooter, Survival
Art styles Realistic
Themes Post-apocalyptic, Zombies
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The Last of Us Part I is a remake of the PlayStation 3 game from 2013. The original game and remake were developed by Naughty Dog and published by PlayStation PC. This is the first time the Last of Us series comes to PC, and is the second game developed by Naughty Dog to come to PC following Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection. The PC version improves upon the PlayStation 5 release in a multitude of ways compared to the PlayStation 5 release, including DLSS 3.1, FSR 2.2, ultrawide screen support and more.[1]

The PlayStation 5 version launched on September 2, 2022 and the PC port released on March 28, 2023. The game launched to negative reception from consumers citing several issues like long shader compilation times, crashes, degraded performance and stability while compiling shaders in the background, and mouse and camera jitter.[3][4]

Several patches have been released post-launch, aiming at improving performance, improving stability during shader compilation process and fixing crashes when booting the game.[5][6]

General information

Steam Community Discussions
PC Support Page


Source DRM Notes Keys OS
Epic Games Store
DRM details are not known
Digital Deluxe also available
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Green Man Gaming
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Humble Store
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Digital Deluxe also available
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Digital Deluxe also available

Version differences

The Last of Us Part 1 includes the base game and the Left Behind prequel chapter.[7]
Digital Deluxe Edition: contains everything from The Last of Us Part 1. Everything else that is included are all early unlocks that can also be unlocked through in-game progress: Increased Crafting Speed Skill, Increased Healing Speed Skill, 9mm Reload Speed Increase Upgrade, Rifle Clip Capacity Increase Upgrade, Explosive Arrows Gameplay Modifier, Photo-mode Dither Punk filter, Speedrun Mode and six weapon skins (Black Gold 9mm Pistol, Silver Filigree 9mm Pistol, Rubber Tactical Shotgun, Sculpted Oak Shotgun, Arctic White Bow and Carbon Black Bow).
Pre-purchase grants access to bonus supplements and bonus weapon parts that could also be gained through in-game progress. These bonusses can be toggled off when starting a new game.[8]
Platform Bonus: on Steam, receive Left 4 Dead and Portal in-game t-shirt cosmetics for Ellie and, on Epic, receive Alan Wake t-shirt cosmetic for Ellie after beating the main story.[9][10]


Type Notes
One-time game purchase The game requires an upfront purchase to access.


Type Notes
No microtransactions The Last of Us Part I has no microtransactions.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Upgrade to Digital Deluxe Edition/Digital Deluxe Edition Upgrade Upgrades the game to the Digital Deluxe Edition.

Game data

Configuration file(s) location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\The Last of Us Part I\users\<user-id>\screeninfo.cfg
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1888930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Saved Games\The Last of Us Part I\users\<user-id>\savedata\
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/1888930/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing

System Native Notes
Epic Games Launcher
Steam Cloud


Display options
Display options

Graphics feature State Notes
Widescreen resolution
21:9 and 32:9 supported.[1] Pillarboxes can be disabled, but game suggests this can cause various visual bugs, like clipping issues.[11]
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
Slider available with values ranging from -10 to +10.
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
1x, 2x, 4x, 8x and 16x options available. No option available to fully disable it.
Anti-aliasing (AA)
TAA with no in-game option to disable it.[12] See Anti-aliasing (AA) for a workaround. SSAA up to 200% available through the Render Scale slider (with increments of 20%).
High-fidelity upscaling
FSR 2.2, DLSS 3.1
Vertical sync (Vsync)
On/Off toggle.[1]
60 FPS and 120+ FPS
Optional framerate cap from 30 to 250 and Unlocked, with increments of 10.[13]
High dynamic range display (HDR)
HDR needs to be enabled in Windows in order to be able to enable HDR in-game, otherwise the message "This display does not support HDR" will show and the option will remain locked.
Ray tracing (RT)
Color blind mode
Protanopia, Deuteranopia and Tritanopia HUD colorblind modes supported with adjustable HUD Background darkness and HUD Color.

Limit VRAM usage for weaker GPUs

Adjust VRAM through the developer debug menu[citation needed]
This solution needs to be applied every time the game is launched and lowering the allocated memory too much will result in textures not loading, use it only as a last resort.
  1. Unlock and open the developer debug menu.
  2. Go to Rendering > Stats... > Texture Streaming... in the developer debug menu.
  3. Lower the Texture Memory Size value at will.

Anti-aliasing (AA)

Modify the game's executable to disable TAA[14]
If using the Steam version, Steamless might have to be used first to unpack the executable.
This will also disable the sharpening filter that is bundled with the TAA.
  1. Open the game's executable, <path-to-game>\tlou-i.exe (AVX2) or <path-to-game>\tlou-i-l.exe (non-AVX2), in a HEX editor (e.g. HxD).
  2. Find 84 C0 74 08 41 8A C7 EB 05 HEX code.
  3. Replace it with 84 C0 90 90 32 C0 90 EB 05.
  4. Find 44 0F B6 F8 C5 C8 57 F6 84 C0 HEX code.
  5. Replace it with 45 33 FF 90 C5 C8 57 F6 84 C0.
  6. Save the changes.


Keyboard and mouse State Notes
Default, Right Hand Only, Left Hand Only, Numpad, Arrow Keys, ESDF, Dvorak and Azerty keybinding presets are available. Additionally 3 custom schemes can be saved.[1]
Mouse acceleration
Raw Mouse Input setting can be enabled to disable mouse acceleration.
Mouse sensitivity
Look, Aiming and Sniping sensitivity can be separately adjusted for both axes.[15]
Mouse input in menus
Mouse Y-axis inversion
Look and Aiming camera can be separately inverted for both axes.
Controller support
Full controller support
Controller remapping
Default, Right Hand Only and Left Hand Only specific controller presets are available. Controller Orientation can be set to Default, Left, Right and Upside Down. Left Stick and Right Stick option can be set to Default, Flipped While Aiming or Flipped Always. Additionally 3 custom remap schemes can be saved.[1]
Controller sensitivity
Look, Aiming and Sniping sensitivity can be separately adjusted for both axes.
Controller Y-axis inversion
Look and Aiming camera can be separately inverted for both axes.
Controller types
XInput-compatible controllers
Xbox button prompts
Impulse Trigger vibration
DualShock 4 controllers
DualSense haptic feedback and dynamic triggers are supported when the controller is wired to the computer.[1] Gyro functionality of PlayStation controllers are also supported. DualSense Edge is also supported, but have to use the built-in profiles for remapping the back buttons.[16]
DualShock button prompts
Light bar support
Connection modes Wired
Generic/other controllers
Xbox Adaptive Controller, Nintendo Switch Pro Controller, and Steam Controller are supported by the game with separate control customizations.
Button prompts
An option to override button prompt style
Additional information
Controller hotplugging
Haptic feedback
Wired DualSense connection only.[1]
Simultaneous controller+KB/M
Steam Input
Steam Input API support
Official controller preset(s)
Steam Controller button prompts


Audio options
Audio options

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Separate Effects, Dialogue, Music, Cinematics, Accessibility Audio Cues, Screen Reader and Cinematic Descriptions volume sliders are available.
Surround sound
3D Spatial Audio option available. Output Device Type and Dynamic Range can be separately adjusted. Mono Audio toggle available.[1]
Separate Size, Background, Names, Name Colours, Direction and Color options available.
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
On/Off toggle named Pause on Focus Lost.
Royalty free audio
Language options
Language options


Language UI Audio Sub Notes
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Audio is region locked to Japanese storefronts.
Brazilian Portuguese
Latin American Spanish
Screen Reader option is not available.

Issues unresolved

Crashes, poor performance and "Please wait" screens during gameplay

People report a large amount of crashes every few minutes of gameplay and poor performance, especially when playing the game without letting the shader compilation process finish.[19]
The game possibly also suffers from a memory leak, possibly causing crashes and "Please wait" screens over time when the game runs out of system RAM.[20][21][22]
Wait at the game's main menu for shader compilation to finish[19]
The above issues might still happen, but seemingly to a lesser extend.

Issues fixed

Font and button prompt issues

Button prompts and text flickering or displaying an incorrect or broken character.[23]
Right click on the game in Steam, select Properties>Controller, and select Disable Steam Input[24]

Proton: "Out of date driver" message and limited VRAM on AMD hardware

Add WINEDLLOVERRIDES="amd_ags_x64.dll=b" %command% as a command line arguments[25][26]
This may cause color artifacts on the curtains on the main menu, but rendering during gameplay behaves fine.
Doesn't seem to work for all users to fix the VRAM amount displayed at the graphics menu.[27]

Other information


Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 12 [28]
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes


Middleware Notes
Cutscenes Bink Video v2021.08.1

Accessing developer debug menu

Unlock the debug menu through modded executable[29][30]
This mod replaces the main executable of the game with a variant that has a certain internal value changed to unlock the internal developer debug menu.
Likely that it was only accessible in the launch day version (1.01) and that the internal dev menu was removed in the subsequent 1.01.5 update.[29][citation needed]
  1. Copy tlou-i.exe from the downloaded and extracted THE LAST OF US PART I Debug Dev Menu mod to <path-to-game>. Overwrite when prompted to.
  2. Launch the game (tlou-i.exe).
  3. Press Ctrl+~ (English US keyboard layout) to access the debug menu.
  4. To change any value, hold the left mouse button and press a to decrease and d to increase.

System requirements

Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) 10 (build 1909)
Processor (CPU) Intel Core i7-4770K
AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
System memory (RAM) 16 GB
Hard disk drive (HDD) 100 GB (SSD)
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce GTX 970
AMD Radeon 470
4 GB of VRAM
A 64-bit operating system is required.
Minimum system requirements are for 720p, Low settings at 30 FPS. Recommended system requirements are for 1080p, High settings at 60 FPS. Performance (1440p, High settings at 60 FPS) and Ultra (4K, Ultra settings at 60 FPS) system requirements are also available.


  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/1888930/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (1888930) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 The Last of Us Part I PC’s features and specs detailed PlayStation.Blog - last accessed on 2023-03-09
  2. Iron Galaxy will be responsible for The Last of Us Part I Remake PC - last accessed on 13 March 2023
    "At the bottom left corner, you can also see the logo for Iron Galaxy (which wasn’t present in the previous PC specs)."
  3. Known Issues - Naughty Dog - last accessed on 2023-03-29
  4. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-30
    Encountered several crashes myself for example when adjusting some menu options, even when shader compilation was already done.
  5. The Last of Us Part I v1.0.1.6 Patch Notes - Steam - last accessed on 2023-03-30
  6. The Last of Us Part I v1.0.1.5 Patch Notes - Steam - last accessed on 2023-03-30
  7. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-29
    Own the base The Last of Us Part 1 version and that already includes access to the Left Behind prequel chapter. It is thus not Deluxe Edition-exclusive. The wording on the store pages is just a big confusing as for example "The Last of Us single-player story" is of course also standardly included, but also listed in the same way as Left Behind for the Deluxe Edition.
  8. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-28
    There is an "Apply Preorder Bonus" toggle available when starting a new game.
  9. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-28
    Steam exclusive L4D and Portal skins are mentioned on the Steam store page.
  10. Alan Wake - 6:00 PM Mar 28, 2023 - Twitter - last accessed on 2023-03-28
  11. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-28
    Game mentions this as a warning when looking at the Ultrawide Pillarboxes option.
  12. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-28
    Has the softness of TAA and their engine is known for very good TAA usage, for example TLOUP2 also had TAA.
  13. The Last of Us Part 1 - Official PC Features Trailer #3 - IGN - YouTube - last accessed on 2023-03-24
    ""Unlocked Framerate" mentioned at 0:09 in the video."
  14. The Last of Us: Part I - TAA fix - Reddit - last accessed on 2023-03-31
  15. The Last of Us Part 1 - Official PC Features Trailer #2 - IGN - YouTube - last accessed on 2023-03-25
    "Shown in the video quickly at 0:13."
  16. What controllers are supported when playing The Last of Us Part I on PC? - Naughty Dog
  17. The Last of Us Part I PC's features and specs detailed PlayStation.Blog - last accessed on 2023-03-13
    "(…), an adaptive mode that allows players to combine keyboard and controller inputs, (…)"
  18. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-28
    Game has Steam Input enabled by the developer in case of the Nintendo Switch, Steam Controller, Remote Play and Generic Controller to handle those inputs for the game.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Known Issues - Naughty Dog - last accessed on 2023-03-29
    "Performance and stability is degraded while shaders are loading in the background"
  20. Known Issues - Naughty Dog - last accessed on 2023-03-29
    "A potential memory leak"
  21. "Please Wait..." - Steam - last accessed on 2023-03-29
  22. How Much Ram Do You Need For The Last Of Us Part 1? - 8GB vs 16GB vs 24GB vs 32GB Ram - ft. RTX 3070 - YouTube - last accessed on 2023-03-29
    ""Please wait" issue happens on the video at 1:30 only on the 16GB RAM setup. HDD/SSD difference doesn't seem to have a play on this, as HDD users with 24GB RAM (or above) setups don't meet the issue"
  23. Verified by User:Alldressedchip on 2023-03-29
    Encountered issue
  24. Verified by User:Alldressedchip on 2023-03-29
    Verified fix.
  25. Verified by User:KingKrouch on 2023-03-29
    Tested as I noticed that my RX 6900XT's VRAM wasn't being detected properly.
  26. The Last of Us Part I - ProtonDB - last accessed on 2023-03-29
  27. The Last of Us Part 1 (1888930) #6653 - ValveSoftware / Proton - Github - last accessed on 2023-03-30
    "Just stopped the message at the start, the amount still the same."
  28. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-28
    Confirmed API to be D3D12 using RTSS.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Verified by User:Phyziyx on 2023-03-30
    (apparently removed from 1.01.5)
  30. Verified by User:Mrtnptrs on 2023-03-30
    The mod indeed works and reveals the full debug menu, tested it with a 1.01.5 installation though. The version of the executable the mod provides is version 1.01 though, so could reveal various issues if using with this newer version as some other files besides the executable were changed in this newer version of the game.