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The Last of Us Demo Now Available in God of War: Ascension

Eric Monacelli's Avatar Posted by Community Strategist, Naughty Dog

The Last of Us on PS3

If you were wise enough to purchase a copy of God of War: Ascension, you can now pop that disc into your PS3 and download the demo for The Last of Us. Instructions for installation came with a voucher code inside the Ascension case, so find that flyer and get to downloading! If you’re having trouble finding the flyer, just insert your God of War: Ascension disc into your PS3, select “The Last of Us™ Early Access” on the main menu, and you’ll be taken to the PlayStation Store to download the demo. Once downloaded, simply find it on your XMB and install it to start playing.

The demo features the Outskirts level of The Last of Us, in which Joel and Ellie, along with Tess, will encounter multiple Infected enemies. Runners and Clickers have distinct behaviors and methods of attacking you. You’re going to need to explore the environment and scavenge your surroundings for items and objects that might give you the kind of offensive or defensive advantage that suits your play style.

The Last of Us on PS3The Last of Us on PS3

If you’re already sold, this demo should sate your hunger for the full game until it launches (just over two weeks from now!). If you haven’t read or seen much about The Last of Us, hopefully this demo will pique your curiosity to pre-order The Last of Us today. The Last of Us will be available June 14th, 2013.

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Tredogg14TK said:

May 31st, 11:15 am


Keep calm, because I’ve just installed it. It’s really a shame how impatient some people are.

And to PS+ subscribers who call those without PS+ freeloaders, we are not.

Some just don’t want to waste their money due to the lack of time available to them to take advantage of everything PS+ has to offer.

If I’m paying $60 a year for tons of content, I want to be able to enjoy all of it, not a portion.

Just saying!

Enjoy the demo!

ElektroDragon said:

May 31st, 11:15 am

@88: Your ridiculous trolling is not appreciated. I have 20Mbps FiOS. Trust me, you internet connection speed has NOTHING to do with this issue. Also, you’re lying, because if you had the money for that kind of speed, you’d be intelligent enough not to be posting trolling drivel like this.

BROCK_us said:

May 31st, 11:17 am

Finally! It’s only 132MB. What gives? My phone can DL that in a couple min. For all the hype, I expected more. I hope the demo last longer than five minutes.

DevilMayCryX666 said:

May 31st, 11:18 am

I’m A PROUD Freeloader lmao Galibis shut up already being a ps plus member is for gettin free games and discounts and free trials. Also Naughty Dog paid santa monica to have their demo on the game for early access. YOU BIG BABBY lol sit down chump

ElektroDragon said:

May 31st, 11:18 am

Heh, if anything, PS Plus members are the freeloaders since they’d rather pay very little to get tons of content free than actually buy that content at full price! LOL

Matthew60two said:

May 31st, 11:19 am

Why would Naughty Dog release a small 130mb file to for the demo and once u boot up the demo, you still got to wait another 15-20 mins for the ACTUAL demo to finally download. I am at 15% right now

LamGoHam said:

May 31st, 11:20 am

I was never a God Of War fan. PS Plus Members should have access to this demo too.

MacJunegrand said:

May 31st, 11:20 am

@happydude633 “Are you not old enough to understand how many people are trying to download at once?”

That’s funny, because the complain here is that Sony seems not to be. If there’s anyway who should understand how many people try to download at once it should be them. We’re not complaining to whine, we do it because this is not an unprecedented situation. This has happened before and Sony should know by know how to fix it, or at the very least how to avoid it.

But I guess it’s easy to assume everyone else is inferior to you than actually read why they’re complaining, right, kid?

Tredogg14TK said:

May 31st, 11:20 am



ElektroDragon said:

May 31st, 11:20 am

Its fixed, now downloading VERY FAST.

LSMJGO said:

May 31st, 11:20 am

well most plus members are the ultimate free loaders because instead of buying games many wait and hope they will be free for plus so stfu please

TiMoBaRRz said:

May 31st, 11:20 am

Im back….why? Because apparently the demo WASNT ON the disc, and after the initial 135 mb download, there is ANOTHER MUCH LARGER FILE to download. What this confirms is Sony did the absolute dirtiest thing of all, and basically drm-ed you for access to a demo. Smh. For Sony’s sake, they better hope this game is what people expect it to be.

Violetzoya said:

May 31st, 11:20 am


It’s not about people being impatient. It’s about Sony continuously screwing up the simplest things. This is about accountability and reliability. They JUST made a blog post about the demo being available, and everyone is left with an error message. In any job, if you screw up so many things in a row, you get fired.

Airwalkinman17 said:

May 31st, 11:23 am

Downloading right now as I type this.
Stopped by to say that I am SO excited for this.
This, Metal Gear Solid V, and PS4 are what i’m super stoked for this year.

Cepacas said:

May 31st, 11:26 am


Your comments are ridiculous. It’s about accountability and reliability as @Violetzoya said. Sony screw things up with the simple things. PSN is garbage.

Tredogg14TK said:

May 31st, 11:26 am


Oh yeah, I totally agree with you, they should not have posted that on the blog and yes they should have been prepared. You are right. I just think that we as gamers should be a bit more considerate. These things happen often on PlayStation. As long as I get my content in a timely manner, I don’t care if there are a few minor issues like a server overload, that’s predictable.

Carl-G said:

May 31st, 11:28 am

I hope the PS4 doesn’t have these sort of problems :-/

mrgerbik03 said:

May 31st, 11:29 am

Once you download, is the demo stand alone or do you still need the GOW disk?

Violetzoya said:

May 31st, 11:33 am


True true, but as you said, predictable and happens often. This type of stuff almost never happens on Xbox Live.

Galibis said:

May 31st, 11:34 am

Game look nices for a 720p native game now thes that power of ps3

Galibis said:

May 31st, 11:37 am

Mrgerbike no you dont need it ones it is on your ps3 it is there game look nices i did not know thyis game is 720p native it look nices of a 720p game damn it look sweet

Galibis said:

May 31st, 11:38 am

Violetzoya you right i think it is to do whit micro being a software company they know how to make a serves where sony is more about hardware

happydude633 said:

May 31st, 11:39 am

This is for the people that consider non-playstation plus members freeloaders. Before you speak realize that some like myself OWN every PS+ game. Why the hell would I pay a fee to play games I own on disk? I payed full retail price for those games. Unlike whoever is complaining about being a free loader, you are the free loader basically. You pay a monthly/annual fee to play Infamous 2, LBP2, A4O, etc…well I own all of these. I don’t need to pay to play them. That is the only thing different from being a plus member or not, besides for the discounts. I don’t need a discount on games because I own anything worth playing. You need to realize that you’re being ignorant as hell by calling non-plus members free loaders. You too are free loading. With or without you can still play online. If you don’t like owning a huge library of games then good for you, enjoy plus. I for one love looking at my shelves full of games.

happydude633 said:

May 31st, 11:40 am


Also for the two complaining that I’d rather spend 400 bucks on books for school than games…grow up. School>gaming. Sorry that I have priorities in life.

I hope the others are having fun with the Last of Us. I shall play it when I get back home from the annual city fair with my girlfriend.

Happy gaming and thank you Sony for giving the God of War/Sony fans a chance to enjoy The LAst of Us before the inevitable release.

patsceltsbosox said:

May 31st, 11:44 am

when are we getting a public demo, for those who haven’t got the GOW:Ascension game.

mrgerbik03 said:

May 31st, 11:54 am

thanks Glaibis…going to rent GOW for demo…so good to know

dsheinem said:

May 31st, 11:56 am

Is this basically the same demo that was at PAX East or is it entirely/significantly different?

Welmosca said:

May 31st, 12:08 pm

Finally…can’t wait to get in home and downloading this baby.

MacJunegrand said:

May 31st, 12:11 pm

Finally downloading. I had to exit and go back to do it because just hitting the “download” button kept giving an error.

I still think this would have been easily solved by having those 132 mb included on the GoW disc, but what are you gonna do.

TiMoBaRRz said:

May 31st, 12:17 pm

happydude633 let me get this straight, your at an annual city fair with your GIRLFRIEND yet your on your phone i assume trying to typing messages back and forth to a bunch of random ppl on a playstation blog about a demo? lmaoooooo Loser much?!

lisatsunami said:

May 31st, 12:22 pm

1. Don’t have GOW but no matter. I only play demos if I’m not sure about a game. And I am so sure about TLOU.

2. Pretty funny reading all these ADD teens who are on summer vacation and throwing tantrums over this.

3. I have a 360 but I don’t know if this ever happens there because the Box has no gamez.

4. All that being said, honestly this happens every time. Sony, add more servers and upgrade your network, please!

happydude633 said:

May 31st, 12:23 pm

130…You got it completely wrong actually. I was downloading the demo as I was reading Batman Hush, which I recommend to any Batman fan. Once I got done speaking to your likes, I took a shower. I’m not going to the fair until 1pm which it clearly isn’t 1pm yet. Stop assuming what you do not know. Loser much? Sure if you say so, at least I’m not an ignorant child like yourself.

diablo103 said:

May 31st, 12:25 pm

Well I finally got GOW:A to work. I had to delete all of its save and game data and re-download all of the patches…kinda ridiculous.

I was able to download the Demo and I think it was worth the hassle. Im still holding out for an announcement of a PS4 version though, however i may give in.

happydude633 said:

May 31st, 12:28 pm

Also too add once more, if you think I’m a loser you sir are incorrect. I at least wasn’t crying about not being able to download a demo. I’m done catering to your trolling needs by the way. Now that I’m busy I don’t need to reply to some nonsense. Well worth my first time actually logging in and replying to some troll. I enjoyed this, maybe I’ll do it again some time. Sorry for the people that did wait that had to go through this BS conversation between myself and some kid. Laters. Almost beer time at the fair and fair rides. =]

TiMoBaRRz said:

May 31st, 12:28 pm

@happydude633 You said your paying $400 for one book, and using THAT as a reason to justify not purchasing Ps Plus. Among other things you’ve said today, you are the epitome of ignorance.

PrimeroIncognito said:

May 31st, 12:29 pm

This argument going on about “freeloaders” sure is funny.

Xelvania said:

May 31st, 12:32 pm

Damn it. The demo was so good yet so short! I want more!!!

DonkeyKongKilla said:

May 31st, 12:39 pm

@happydude633 – Honestly, by arguing and prolonging the pointless conversation, you show that you care what they think by providing detailed descriptions of your life to prove you’re not that or this so-so and you show you’re just as ignorant as whoever started it. I tried to stop people from sitting there and bashing each other because it’s all really idiotic. People never learn. I had quite a few debates myself til I stopped and it’s quite simple as 1.2.3.

Busca-Cabezas said:

May 31st, 12:46 pm

Game downloaded and just by seeing the window at the start up screen of the demo… I’m SOLD! Hehe!!

leslein97 said:

May 31st, 12:46 pm

This is fantastic.

happydude633 said:

May 31st, 12:47 pm

135…So I shouldn’t buy my books for my classes which start on Monday? You know…college books that will determine my future. PS+ is not a necessity unlike my school books. Plus, PS+ offers nothing that I don’t already own…like I said posts and posts ago. Shows that you don’t understand what a priority is correct?

138…I have nothing against you, so its best just to enjoy the debate and step aside like 136 is doing.

137, I agree the demo WAS good. Naughty Dog will definitely have my money in two weeks.

TiMoBaRRz said:

May 31st, 1:03 pm

141 – I assume college classes.So one class will determine your future now? Your dilemma in life is summer school books or Ps plus?! Noone said PS+ is a necessity, you find where i said that. Im just letting you know among other things you’ve failed at in life, this is also one of them.

As far as your other terrible excuse of already “owning” every game in PS plus, that works against you, because that means you paid over $400 worth of games for something that costs me $5/month. You fail on so many levels, its like a scene from Inception.

TwinDad said:

May 31st, 1:09 pm

It’s pretty simple what happened.

A game that is very anticipated get a demo. Sony posts that it’s ready and a mad rush is on.

They anticipated how many might want it based on GOW sales. The system could not handle all the requests at once and it crashed. They needed time to reboot the servers and all is good now.

You can anticipate all you want, but it’s difficult to get it right even if you over engineer something.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

May 31st, 1:10 pm

@ happydude633 – But I thought you had something to do? if you’re anywhere in the US it’s past 1:00 PM and honestly I didn’t say that to debate, it’s not enjoyable it’s kind of rather pathetic. As a community to come together and get on each others personal life’s when it’s suppose to be for the gaming content. Just pathetic. The only people that are enjoying it is laughing at you both and mocking you two. I don’t find it funny and bringing this in a gaming site is beyond ridiculous. Obviously if you was as mature as you claim to be then you wouldn’t be here trying to prove yourself. CASE CLOSED!

DonkeyKongKilla said:

May 31st, 1:10 pm

Just read it was at 12:47 scratch that out.

Pikmologist said:

May 31st, 1:13 pm

Downloading it right now. I can’t wait, it’s probably the PAX East 2013 demo, but who cares. I loved it. :)

Doc_Tury said:

May 31st, 1:20 pm

Short but sweet demo!

happydude633 said:

May 31st, 1:22 pm

142. lmao wth? I was the one that said my books came first, yet you continued to rant on that I’d rather buy books than a membership. Yes, these classes do count. It’s college, all the classes that I’m taking count. I’m not going to let one class go down the drain for no reason. It’s not high school where getting D’s still count as passing. You’re such a contradiction guy. I pity your parents now for having to stand you.

Btw, I don’t mind spending 400+ dollars for good games. I got to play them when they launched, not years afterwards. Money comes and goes. That’s why I work for my own cash to buy what I wish. If you’re such a purist Plus member you’ll wait for The Last of Us to be free for you. I for one will continue to buy games and not rent. And yes, I did reply to you at the fair as I wait in line for the ride I’m about to get on. Continue on with your rant about me, I’m very much enjoying it. If you want feel free to add me on PSN, and you can continue to do so as much as you want. Then you can look at my trophies as well. =] Oh, I can also send you a picture of my stack of PS3 cases and I can take a picture of my 87 downloadable games if you wish (none which are demos besides for the Last of Us).

XxDG3K_ALL_DAYxX said:

May 31st, 1:24 pm

All this over a damn demo really??? The Mature fan base is seriously dead…what’s with you clowns arguing over dumb stuff seriously just stop and go play or go outside or something jeez

Coody-Baroody said:

May 31st, 1:28 pm

I cant tell you how much I WISH with every fibre of myself that ND never made this DAMN demo. I stumbled on the fact that hackers had hacked this demo and revealed all the titles of the cut scenes. I didn’t know anything about it, went on Youtube to watch the PS4 show again and there was a comment from a jealous xbox fanboy spoiling the end for everyone!

I hope the IDIOT that named all the cut scenes in blatant ENGLISH has been FIRED!

I just hope and pray what I saw wasn’t accurate cos TLOU is my most anticipated game ever. Also fellow PS gamers, I heard that the demo detracts from the actual experience of that section if the game so I wouldn’t bother playing it anyway.

Anyone know how I can give myself amnesia? ;(((((

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