Released for PS5 last year, The Last Of Us Part 1 is a remake of the 2013 PS3 original. It's essentially the same game, but it now looks much better. More importantly, it's the first time Naughty Dog's melodramatic post-apocalyptic action series has hit PC. That's happening March 28, after a three week delay from its original March 3 release date.
It's an opportune time for Sony to port one of its biggest games: HBO's The Last Of Us television adaptation has proven extremely popular, and plenty will be keen to relive it in the form of a videogame. We also know, thanks to reviews of the PS5 version (opens in new tab), that it's going to good, though whether it's plagued with technical problems—seemingly par for the course (opens in new tab) for blockbuster PC games in 2023—is yet to be seen.
If you're keen to buy The Last Of Us before it releases (though that's increasingly a bit of a risk, in 2023) here are your current options, from cheapest to most expensive.
Cheapest The Last Of Us Part 1 PC pre-orders in Australia
The Last Of Us Part 1 @ Fanatical (opens in new tab) |
AU$94.95 AU$85.45 (opens in new tab)
Fanatical is winning the price war at the moment by a single cent. The site is currently running a promotion that grants a 5 percent discount code with every purchase, which may appeal. Pre-purchases get "bonus supplements and weapon parts"—basically just a head start in the game. If you want the Digital Deluxe Edition, which basically just grants a bunch of stuff already in the game earlier, that'll set you back AU$98.95 (opens in new tab) (down from AU$109.95). Code is redeemed on Steam.
The Last of Us Part 1 @ Green Man Gaming (opens in new tab) |
AU$94.95 AU$85.46 (opens in new tab)
Again, Green Man Gaming only ranks second on this list by a cent. The same pre-purchase gifts apply (bonus supplements and weapon parts), but if you partake in GMG's XP service - where you accrue XP to obtain better discounts and rewards - this grants you 855. The Digital Deluxe version is AU$98.96 (opens in new tab). Code is redeemed on Steam.
The Last Of Us Part 1 @ Humble Store (opens in new tab) | AU$94.95 (opens in new tab) (with bonuses)
If you're a Humble Choice member you've got a chance to save "up to AU$14.24" on the RRP, which brings it down to a possible AU$80.71. A good price if you're a member! All purchases get AU$4.32 cashback, which is basically AU$4.32 credit in your Humble account for any further purchase. So yeah: if you're a regular Humble Store customer, this could work out to be the best option for you. Code is redeemed on Steam.
The Last Of Us Part 1 @ Steam (opens in new tab) | AU$94.95 (opens in new tab)
(opens in new tab)The boring ol' RRP on Steam. No discounts.
The Last Of Us Part 1 @ Epic Games Store (opens in new tab) | AU$94.95 (opens in new tab)
As above: just the RRP on EGS, though if you've got vouchers laying around it might be a good time to use.
These prices may change over the coming weeks; if we notice that they have, we'll dutifully update the page.