The Last of Us PS4 Gets Brutal Executions Not Possible on PS3

"Special executions" available to purchase for 99 cents each.

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A series of "special executions" are now available in The Last of Us Remastered, allowing you to kill your foes in all manner of new and gruesome ways, including by sticking an arrow through their brain.

There are nine new special executions available today in the multiplayer mode for the PS4 version of The Last of Us. They're available for $1 each, and you can see a handful of them in the trailer above.

Naughty Dog's Eric Monacelli writes on the company's website that the new executions are so intense and demanding that they weren't technically possible for the PlayStation 3 version of the game due to "memory constraints on the hardware."

In addition to the special executions, Naughty Dog has released a range of other DLC for The Last of Us Remastered, including new weapons bundles, gestures, and more. See a roundup below.

  • Tactical Weapons Bundle ($3 or $1 each) - Includes the Tactical Shotgun, Burst Pistol, Frontier Rifle, and Crossbow.
  • Risk Management Survival Skills Bundle ($3 or $1 each) - Includes new skills Lone Wolf, Second Chance, Jack of All Trades, Lucky Break, and Lethal Efficiency.
  • Misfit Head Item Bundle ($7/individual pricing varies) - Includes the Viking Hat, Plague Mask, Smiley Mask, Outlaw Mask, Ski Goggles, Broken Gas Mask, Ballistic Helmet, and Urban Camo Helmet
  • Gestures Pack 2 ($2.50 or $1 each) - Includes Dust Myself Off, Evil Laugh, Game Over, and Intimidation
  • Gestures Pack 3 ($2.50 or $1 each) - Includes You're Done, Combat Formation, Stretch, and I'm Watching You.

In other news about The Last of Us, Naughty Dog has released new patches for both the PS3 and PS4 versions of the game. You can read the full patch notes at Naughty Dog's website.

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$1 ea. Whaaaaaaatt!?!?!? They should have just thrwn all that stuff together into one bundle and sell it for $7. They think gamers are going to fork over another $20-$25 for all that stuff. Screw that. I'm sure Sony is making ND do this because even with their $250+ 3rd quarter profit, Sony is still deep, deep in the red. Why do you think they sold SOE for an undisclosed amount. Sony is still hurting for money.

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just watched the vid saved me a doller .....

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lmaoo pathetic, the nerve of them actually charging for this

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CPR FTW! Shame on you ND.

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Cheat codes have turned into pin numbers

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What the fvck is this? You have to pay to use an ability now? Hahaha this is sad beyond belief.

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Special executions for $1? "sigh". Being a gamer sucks these days.

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I don't care about this overhyped crap. As long as pc version is confirmed I'm happy.

Otherwise keep it to yourselves ponies.

PC is the ultimate platform.

Every game should be on pc.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> oh man.... did I read that wrong ? Playstation game for PC ??? loll... ill love to see to know which planet or dimension are you from !

Year 5000.... Microsoft and Sony has united as one buhahahahahaha..... in your dreams bro.

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I don't mind DLC in multiplayer if it doesn't change how the game plays. I will never buy a new hat but if someone wants new hats and masks and will pay for it then go right ahead. The problem is selling perks and weapons. This changes how multiplayer is played and it becomes pay to win. Last night there were a bunch of people running around with shotguns and burst pistols with no sense of team work. Has made a great multiplayer much worse in my opinion.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> thats the best part tho they have to earn the "points" to buy the heavy gun and all upgrades added dont carry over

all games iv played in mp have been balanced and if im taken down buy someone with the heavy weapon then ill just buy mine and go on the hunt .... not once have i noticed i must buy this or that to win.... but then i have mp games where peeps just run around with a rocket launcher because they to lazy to learn to play with skill, thats where i get frustrated but least with last of us mp they may be over powered for that one game but it can be combated with armour and your own special weapon

the last of us mp have got it right in some respects

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I understand what you're saying but I'm talking about the weapons you can get at the start. You don't need to purchase the tactical shotgun with parts you start with it. It downs in 2 shots and the fire rate is pretty quick.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Wow complaining abut the Tactical shotty your point... The bow downs you in 2 shots and 1 for the head. Bow is much faster than that shotty. Every gun has it's pros and cons, it's up to you to know how to defeat the other player when put in certain situations. Everything is balanced in the game.

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Since it's the holidays they should have these microtransactions going to a charity of some sort..... a few dollars here and there is nothing.

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Really! Has it come to this... I mean really. $$$

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shame they are not for single player, its all about MP all the time sigh.

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Meanwhile in Europe: shitty censorship because Sony doesn't get that not all of Europe is Germany.

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Charging money for animations now.... Wow.

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Good stuff, will definitely check out these puppies!

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I'm surprised they didn't just go all the way and cut the saving option from the campaign, forcing you to buy lives and continues. I should keep quiet, some game devs might start getting ideas.

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For everyone saying they are being greedy gtfo. People who play The Last of Us asked Naughty Dog for new weapons, maps, masks, and more. They listen to the people that ask for certain things. Who wouldn't want to buy new guns and maps. If anything that keeps me hooked on the game, much more longevity in my games that way. If you are too broke to spend a few bucks on guns and maps, than you should re-evaluate yourself about gaming, nobody said it was cheap. If you don't like it don't buy it.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If the new paid content is just cosmetic and DOESN'T effect the actual game then fine. However, when the new paid content is weapons and skills that you can't get unless you pay then its PAY-TO-WIN.

I love Naughty Dog, and The Last of Us, but this is obvious pay-to-win, especially with the NEW skills that you would HAVE to pay for to unlock.

Gone are the days of skill/patience/learning and having FUN to unlock gear and items. Now most devs put it behind pay-to-win strategies and people fall for it every damn time, with lame excuses as to why it is "ok".

The same thing is said every damn time, "if you don't like it dont buy it" ... is not the point.

People WILL buy it so devs will continue to make it for fools who think adding new skills and weapons behind $1 or $3 paywalls is a good idea.

Simply put Last of Us is now pay-to-win ... its not even about the money for the DLC because I would gladly give Naught Dog money for Single Player weapons, but not multiplayer for pay-to-win.

It is not about a couple bucks to pay for this, its the principle that matters. Naughty Dog decided to go pay-to-win and as a longtime fan, I'm disappointed.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> I don't see how it's "pay-to-win" some of the skills and guns aren't that powerful. Maybe it's that the community asked for certain guns and skills. I'm still playing the last of us to this day. A lot of people paid 60 bucks for the single player and let sit on the shelf collecting dust. Meanwhile i'm still enjoying the multiplayer with all these different add ons except cosmetics. Considering they only had a few guns to begin with people would get bored playing with the same weapons over and over again.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> have you even played the mp?

pay to win is SO TOTALY NOT TRUE

all this has done is take the special exicution thats was already in the game and replaced those animations with some new THATS IT dosnt change the game in any way just replacing an animation with a new one and you can only pull them off by geting close to the target after a take down with a gun .... i guess youll see these more in the interigation mp .....

every you stated is basicly random rant with no real substance and you say long time fan but yet cant grasp the basics

iv played many times and not felt the need to buy any weapon packs and i still win im not paying to win.... the balance of this game is right the upgrade system thats in place works and none of the upgraded added during the match DOSNT carry over they convert to supplies

actully take the time to play before ranting over none issues that are not even in the game

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You're part of the problem.

It has nothing to f.ucking do with "not being ale to afford it."

It's about developers and companies milking gamers out of their money with this idiotic nickle and diming model.

We're not counting grazing morons like yourself, who have too much money to spend, and too big of a mouth to shoot off.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Like I said Naughty Dog makes the best games, so if they release new maps and weapons you can bet ill pay for it. If anything ill get my moneys worth playing the game much longer. Why should all this be included in the game or free. They take time out of their day to provide these sort of things. It's their job I would like to see you work for free dumbass. They did give 2 maps for free, and the people who bought the remastered version got all the other maps for free. If you don't like it too bad you Irrelevant little shit.

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You know what's the really sad part in this ? Some dumb mofo will buy it.

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Looks like therealmatthew is the dumb mofo you are looking for, above.

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I don't see it as that bad. The game is amazing without them and they are more or less cosmetic. I'll never buy one, but I don't see why it garners so much hate when not having it won't affect your game at all.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> New skills and weapons only available if you pay, are not cosmetic. It is pay-to-win.

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Agreed. I thought it was just kill animations

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I love Naughty Dog and their work, but this is just ridiculous...

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It is, but as you can see, there are just far too many cabbage heads who are apathetic to it, or buy into it.

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I wonder what goes trough the mind of someone who buys this... abomination.

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last of us is the poor mans gears of war g<< LINK REMOVED >>

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yeah gears of war did it better back in 2006 << LINK REMOVED >>

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Yeah this isn't a load of bs or anything

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Sony sucks.

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Sony is really milking micro-transactions in their exclusives. I am starting to hate that company.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> This isn't Sony.

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You've got to be kidding me. Really, ND?

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That kind of DLC is a joke .. an insulting joke to gamers at that.

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Don't go that low, ND...

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Nobody could possibly be so stupid as to buy any of these. Shame on you ND. Shame on you.

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I don't get it. All of a sudden, everyone up in arms over cosmetic DLC? All the play-to-win DLC is what you should be outraged by.