During the VGX 2013 live broadcast, the most relevant trophy of the show has finally been awarded, carried on stage by the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker.
I have to admit, I am very, very, VERY disappointed. I was rooting for The Last of Us all the way, since it's the only game with an ending that made me cry. It's my favorite game of all time and one that I would play over and over again. What a great game. Still, congratulations to Rockstar and GTA V. You really deserve it for such a great game.
Huge GTA fan here (GTA1 is what sparked my love for videogames) and i love GTA5 but i completely disagree with GTA5 winning game of the year, The Last Of Us should have won this easily. Not only is TLOU game of the year for me, but one of the best games ive ever played.
Solidifies that this gaming award show is rubbish
im sorry but the last of us deserved it, GTA V may have sold the most but quality and storyline and grphics goes to TLOU
You guys are wrong. VGX made the right choice with Grand Theft Auto 5.
This show is so embarrassing it is raping my hobby......and Im not talking about their decision for goty even if the last of us won its just........awful. I feel embarrassed being associated with games :( ...despite the social media pointing to the last of us on their own site (VGX.COM people voted TLOU) by a long shot...and people on their panel a few days ago practically saying the last of us was the best (Bonus round VGX show) @below What in the hell are you talking about... My argument was that one SPIKE.com people who voted and twitters numbers point to the last of us.... and critics on the panel in a bonus round on gametrailers all unanimously voted for the last of us.... learn to read before posting gibberish that you pulled out of nowhere...that doesnt even put together a cohesive argument....I seriously have no idea what the pointy of what you were saying was......
^Angels It's not by a long shot.. If you look at all the things that GTA5 you will see that it edges LOU out. LOU had to beat Uncharted 2(life to date) and it doesn't do it. However GTA5 beats GTA4(life to date). This is why GTA5 wins. It beats the competition. Stop looking at just the game at itself. Or else your argument supports COD winning every year, Assasins Creed winning every year, or Battlefield winning every year.
@lucas totally agree I truly loved gta5. possibly the best one yet. However last of us left a more of an impression on me for being quite unique as an experience. I feel that the competitive multiplayer is one of best games I've played online that was not only unique in gameplay but played hand in hand with the single players meta story. Both were superb games @mike above Are you arguing with yourself? Are you for, or against sales as an indicator whether a game should win an award? If sales impress you shouldn't they also give awards to the advertising agency that marketed the game.
All in going to say is that 3 people from Polygon were part of the jury on this bs show
I knew N4G would go into meltdown x'D
yeah it was an deserving game of the year but people like are very hyping it saying that it was the best game ever they played ,not in the hell it is not the best game ever made ,but one of the best thats all dont hype it that much ,yeah we know it was created by naughty dog.
agreed TLOU is the best game of 2013
Total bullcrap Funny how they were already their in the studio since they were doing the live music thing Seriously we moan about how theres never enough new IPs then when there is a new fantastic video game which blows everyone away the GOTY goes to another sequel which had a broken online, least the Last of Us had a fantastic single player and multiplayer Brand name gets you the votes, not the actual game.
This. This in spades! Dammit vgx
To bad I can't agree with you twice. I knew GTA V was gonna win. It's not a bad game, but I enjoyed The Last of Us WAY more
Naughty Dog beat Rockstar for Studio of the year. Stop moaning, Your acting as if someone punched you're mother. While you and alot of other people preferred The Last Of Us. I Can guarantee alot more people preferred GTA V.
@omi25p Oh for god sake stop telling people what they can't do and what they can't say on here Seriously some users on here think they can control people into saying something they WANT to hear because it doesn't match their opinion
I agree, The Last Of Us is amazing and should have won it. GTAV won mostly because it has a bigger fan base than TLOU. The only great thing about GTAV is the story mode, the online got boring after a week.
And even the story is kinda boring... haven't touched the game ever since i finished it while im STILL playing B:I and TLOU to get their amazing plats
Wait so know we have to give the game of the year award to The Last Of Us because some cry babies on n4g want to. GTA V was a bigger game probably one of the biggest of all times in context of lifespan and quality.
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this is bs. Last of Us was amazing.
BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!! Most overrated pos of the year thats what it deserves.
in an alternative universe, what would your comment be if GTA V was a sony exclusive and TLOU was a multiplat? LoL ,anyways both games in my eyes are well deserved a GOTY award as well as SM3D World, it feels bad when u have one slot for GOTY :(
GTA V was incomplete. Its' multiplayer didn't come out until 2 weeks later, and 2 weeks later it still didn't work. They just released it later to get good press scores.
GTA V incomplete? Lol please. GTA V is more complete than 99.9% of games out there. It's not like they lied about the MP anyway, they announced it would go live 2 weeks after the game months before it released. On top of that, it's the fastest selling entertainment product of all time. When your gap for online is 2 weeks, everyone is trying to connect at once rather than being split up like most games when they launch. For having what? 20+ million people trying to play GTA Online throughout the day, did you really expect the servers to be stable? NO company can test that kind of traffic. It's impossible. It took them 2 days to get it up and running. Yet you're whining it's incomplete when there's AAA games like Battlefield 4 still broken a month after launch. As much as I love The Last of Us, GTA V is equally deserving of the GOTY title.
At least when Battlefield 4 came out I could play campaign and multiplayer on my PC. And even if there wasn't multiplayer issues it's still two weeks late. Sales don't equal how good a game is. Take COD for instance. Anyways I'm pretty sure every game ships with multiplayer and single player complete, even if there is technical issues. GTA V did not ship complete end of story.
Of course it had to be one of those two. I was disappointed as well. This was definitely one of those years where I wished there was 2 Goty winners. One for the first half and one for the latter half of the year.
Even though I own a ps system only, i didn't enjoy The Last of Us like i did GTA V.. And since this is a PS fanboy site, of course you guys want TLOU to win, i mean, even HAZE and LAIR would win if it was up to you guys.
Lmao, you're wrong bud. TLOU is just a pretty amazing game and so is BioShock Infinite. I wouldn't had minded if BioShock won because I really enjoyed it but both bioshock and TLOU losing to GTA V? Pfft don't make me laugh. That game got boring after the first hour.. Hell, even while i was high the game got boring. YOU KNOW A GAME IS TOO BORING WHEN YOU CAN'T EVEN PLAY IT WHILE HIGH.
Wreaks of political pick and im sure since its 3rd party aswell that was a factor, i thought it should have been last of us the game had everything. Of course polygon being on the voting panel had something to do with it and more casual players are going to vote for gta5 but most gamers i talked to voted for last of us.
Like watching GoodFellas vs Dancing with Wolves. You know one is good than the other in different ways, but one had to win the award. TLOU should have won though.
Well, I'm happy with the "Banderas-Joel" hhahaha
TLOU is the one of the Best Games ever made, most polished as well. They are just D*** riding the GTA5 train... I love GTA5 but TLOU was GOTY and is GOTY... smh
IKR!! I feel so (irrationally?) angry about this that I'm starting to wonder if I should seek help.
ROCK * KICK A$$ when it comes to making a game better than the COD crap. WELL DONE ROCK* well done. and i can't believe i miss it. did anyone from ROCK* show up at the wards?
YES YES YES!!! Well deserved, 10/10 game, in your face naughty dog fanboys!
Not complaining. Each of the nominee games could have won it. All great games.
Fairest comment.....yeah I did say that.+1 I'd go for the last of us but its not everybody's cup of tea... shawshank redemption was a great film but not everybody loves it as much as I did.. sometimes its just like judging what the fruit of the year is. .....Just read there's some polygon dudes on the council.....ar well.
Thank you for not being so closed minded!
Overhyped POS game. @Super i played it trust me i only passed the first mission before being bored of it. @Gaming no just my opinion.
i think the last of us deserved it but gta 5 is not a POS game...
Did someone piss in your cereal this morning? It's just an award lmao.
What a sad little man you are.
You may think GTAV was overrated, I thought TLOU was hugely overrated, and yes I have played and even completed it so I'm not biased, it was a good game but the fanboys just kill it for me, they treat it likes it's gods gift to gaming, on a side note I thought the MP for both games was rubbish!
Lol The Lasts of Us never had a chance with the 3 Polygon editors and a Xbox Magazine editor(really?). Pretty biased advisory counsel.
Is that true? That's pretty messed up..
97% metacritic vs 95% metacritic, is the entire gaming press biased too?
You can't argue with facts.
^^^ The fact that gta 5 is a better game as seen in the metacritic score and this goty?
GTA 4 was complete shit and it got a 98, whats your point?
So does the fact that GTA IV got a 98% and GTA V is at 97% make GTA IV the better game? GTA always wins GOTY awards whenever they come out, doesn't mean TLOU isn't deserving as well. They are both great games, why belittle one over the other? My personal GOTY goes to TLOU though, just an amazing experience throughout. @ below I'd argue Red Dead Redemption is a better open world game than GTA IV, with better characters and a more interesting story. But to each theur own man.
^^^^ GTA 4 has nextgen shock value, gta 4 held the open world championship for 5 years, no game touched its quality, its atmosphere and brilliance in the open world genre until gta v came out, that's why it got 98% on metacritic, u can argue it's a little bit overrated(deserve 96% imo) but it's a masterpiece u simply can't beat R* games
GTA 4 has a metascore of 98, and is still one of the worst games I've played in the last Generation
It's a popularity contest. What were people expecting?
Awful show, awful awards, awfully awful.
Great choice, it's a superb game.. SM3DW for me though.
said no one ever.
Played both, The Last of Us and GTAV I can tell you The Last of Us is the best game I have played in a few years.
To each their own, I thought it was a very good game, but I didn't see the magic that a lot of people obviously saw. Which is odd because I thought all 3 Uncharted's were absolutely brilliant.
these awards are stupid. AC4 beats GTA 5 for best action.adventure game but GTA 5 wins game of the year ????
Where are her teeth?!
Because AC4 captured the "adventure" feeling more than GTAV did.
GOTY is based on the review score and GTA-97%, TLOU-95%. it was close but what can you do.
The panel of reviewers had the final say of GOTY. It's a little sketchy since 3 of the panel members were from Polygon, the site that game TLoU a 7.5, 2 points below it's metacritic rating.