Is The Last of Us Part 1 on PlayStation Plus?

The Last of Us Part 1 is on PS PlayStation Plus to promote the new show.
The Last of Us Part 1 is on PS PlayStation Plus to promote the new show. / Naughty Dog

PlayStation Plus gives subscribers access to online multiplayer or live-service games and offers a selection of free games every month, ranging from niche, independent titles to critically-acclaimed AAA games. This month's offerings might surprise and excite players, especially fans of The Last of Us.

The Last of Us is experiencing a cultural resurgence following the premiere of its HBO adaptation on Jan.15. The series stars Pedro Pascal (The Mandalorian) as Joel Miller and Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Ellie. The show has received critical acclaim, with many praising Pascal's performance as well as the series' faithfulness to the game.

In a December interview with The New Yorker, Druckmann described how the adaptation hoped to avoid pitfalls previous video game adaptations stepped into. “Joel’s skill with evading bullets is the least important thing. Which, by the way, is where video-game adaptations have gone wrong so many times—they try to replicate the action. It’s just the wrong medium. That’s that. This is this,” he said.

Is The Last of Us Part 1 on PlayStation Plus?

To promote the new TV series, PlayStation has put The Last of Us Part 1 on its PlayStation Plus Premium program. Players will not be able to access the whole game, however: PlayStation Plus only grants access to a limited two-hour trial of the game, not the full release, according to a tweet by PlayStation.

This may come as a disappointment to some players who want to experience everything The Last of Us Part I has to offer, but subscribers still have access to other free games this month, including Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order and Fallout 76.

Players will also have the chance to enjoy The Last of Us Part 1 on Steam in March, where it will make its PC debut and will also be compatible with the Steam Deck.