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News video games 28 March 2023, 23:35

author: Agnes Adamus

Poor Debut of The Last of Us on PC; Game Strangles Computers

The release of The Last of Us on PC has proved to be very troublesome. Players complain of considerable technical problems, causing the game to have only 40% positive reviews on Steam at this point.

Today the PC saw the launch of The Last of Us: Part I. The game was met with considerable interest and at the time of writing this news, more than 35,000 people were playing (via SteamDB). However, as it turns out, not everyone can freely enjoy the game. All this is due to technical problems.

Continuous crashes

On the Steam forum and in reviews of The Last of Us: Part I there are voices about the game crashing. Players are struggling with the fact that the title shuts down spontaneously without any error messages.

"The game shuts down without warning, after a few minutes after launch. Regardless of the settings. PC:

  1. i9-10900K
  2. 32 GB of RAM
  3. RTX 4090

Great...," wrote user biohazard

The above post has sparked a flood of comments, with gamers sharing PC configurations on which The Last of Us: Part I doesn't want to work. They show that the title has problems running even on very powerful PCs. The situation is all the more controversial because The Last of Us: Part I has very high system requirements.

PC overheating and problematic shaders

In addition, players complain mainly about the following problems:

  1. the PC on which the game is running heats up to very high temperatures;
  2. shaders take a very long time to load.

In addition, it is difficult to find reports of other bugs - so the list is not exceptionally long. However, this does not change the fact that these problems are extremely troublesome. Their scale is clearly evidenced by the fact that the game at the moment has only 40% of positive reviews (and almost 2 thousand have already been written). Let's hope, Iron Galaxy and Naughty Dog will patch up these shortcomings as soon as possible.

Agnes Adamus

Agnes Adamus

Associated with since 2017. She started with guides and now mainly creates for the newsroom, encyclopedia, and marketing. Self-proclaimed free-to-play games expert. Loves strategy games, simulators, RPGs, and horrors. She also has a weakness for online games. Spent an indecent number of hours in Dead by Daylight and Rainbow Six: Siege. Besides that, she likes horror movies (the worse, the better) and listen to music. Her greatest passion, however, is for trains. On paper, a medical physicist. In fact, a humanist who has loved games since childhood.