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Examiner.com awards 'The Last of Us' & 'Grand Theft Auto V' Games of the Year

What another memorable year in gaming we've had, with the crescendo being the launches of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, along with a slew of impressive AAA titles.

While hardware was a strong focus for the year, we still want to shine the light on two games that to us, stood out among the rest that debuted all year long. From open-world, to sports, to action-adventure, to RPG, to survival-horror, to driving games, this industry enjoyed another diverse, incredible year and to recognize that, we wanted to crown two games as Games of the Year. (Grand Theft Auto V, PS3, The Last Of Us, Xbox 360)

xHeavYx  +   416d ago
Personally, I enjoyed TLOU a lot more than GTA V (and I didn't have any online problems with GTA)
Glad to see yet another Sony exclusive on the run for GOTY though
mikeslemonade  +   414d ago
I'm giving the edge to GTA5. I think if you compare Uncharted 2 life to date with LOU then Uncharted 2 would win. So that's the root of the solution here because had LOU came out earlier in the generation it would have won a GOTY award.

Even though GTA5 has all sorts of these problems it was just a bigger project overall. If you are gonna give Oblivion and Fallout 3 GOTY awards then it's no different with GTA5. Oblivion and Fallout 3 also had bugs.

Also another way to look at it is. GTA5 is way better than GTA4. However TLOU is just a few levels above Uncharted 2 and 3. GOTY shouldn't just be awarded to a good game.. You have to look at where the game is coming from and the competition. You can't look a GOTY as just a product in it self. Such as a COD GHOSTS example.., if COD GHOSTS came out after COD4 with no other CODs in between then that would be an amazing game.
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ado908  +   416d ago
Personally websites are only giving gta goty awards just because its gta when tlou is more deserving. The story is better, the graphics, the online, the soundtrack. Only the gameplay is debateable and I still think gameplay is better and more fluid on the last of us
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Vandamme21  +   416d ago
The last of us all the way...GTA5 is the most overrated game I ever played..I really wanted to like GTA5....but the game got to point where I stop playing...The last of us really surprised me...I enjoyed that game a lot.
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Corpser  +   416d ago
Well deserved for GTA5
Lionalliance  +   416d ago
The Last of Us for me! I enjoy it more than GTA5
GDDR6_2014  +   416d ago
As if the Sony fanboys are going to say they like a multi plat game more than a Sony exclusive
cell989  +   416d ago
Thats because The Last Of Us is actually that good, you need to play it, and dont say you did, just to prove a point. Im serious play it and youll see why we love it so much
GDDR6_2014  +   416d ago
And what makes you think I haven't? I don't see you accusing other people here that they never played gta5
DanielGearSolid  +   416d ago
MS fans wouldnt do the same?

Nintendo fans wouldn't do the same?

There's no way ppl prefer TLOU unless they are fanboys?
GDDR6_2014  +   416d ago
That's not what I said, of course there are fair minded people that can prefer one game over another

I'm talking about the fanboys, like the ones that complain every time a Sony exclusive gets a bad review, of course they are going to say a Sony exclusive is their goty, what else would they say?
DanielGearSolid  +   416d ago
I'm just tired of non Sony fans on N4G pretending their fanboys are somehow more honorable. Not to say you're a fanboy
CourierSix  +   411d ago
Come on! If you have played both, how can you honestly say gta5 is better then tlou!?
SaintAlpha101  +   416d ago
I enjoyed GTA 5 over The Last of Us, but both games deserve Game of the Year, certainly.
cell989  +   416d ago
I have to agree, very different games but I couldnt pick one over the other one. Thats how good they are
Redempteur  +   416d ago
I've spend more than 85 hours in GTA5 and i'm pretty sure i haven't seen everything yet.( not counting MP ) TLOU is a great game , but for me GTA5 is pretty much what i wanted, what i hoped for so long , it's exceptionnal.
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spaceg0st  +   416d ago
gta 5 was awesome with the amount of detail and quality gameplay... but TLOU was an 'experience.' It's a tough call, but for sheer wow factor, TLOU has it by a nose.
WeAreLegion  +   416d ago
Loved both so much, but The Last of Us sent ripples through the industry. I guarantee developers will look at it as a new standard in story telling. That's not to say GTA V didn't innovate, as well. It obviously did. I just think The Last of Us will influence more games in the future. I enjoyed it more, so it's my GOTY. Beyond:TS and Gone Home are up there, as well.
Lil_Richy21  +   416d ago
omg i know im missing out on the last of us...i still need to get this masterpiece *sad face*

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