Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto V vs The Last of Us

As Rockstar Games' Grand Theft Auto V got awarded as the Game of the Year last night at the VGX Show, it was worth noting some facts about this game, as well as its opponent, Naughty Dog's The Last of Us

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Flyingdog6701626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )

In my honest opinion, The Last of us is game of year. Amazing Story, fantastic graphics, wonderful gameplay, and the way it leaves you feeling after beating it is something that no other game has done before, well, The Walking Dead did it too I suppose. Grand Theft Auto V is an amazing game to, but in all honesty, i don't really see myself going back to play it anytime soon. I've replayed TLOU five times now, just replaying it for the hell of it and beating the hardest difficulty. It is a really remarkable game that deserves all the praise it gets. I also see it as a strong contender for Game of the Generation.

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yezz1626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )

That's weird because I have the opposite situation. TLOU was an amazing one time experience for me but GTA V has so many variations that I can't see me getting bored with it.. Nevertheless I'm so glad that there is a massive fanbase(includes me) that really enjoys the quality that is The Last of us. It keeps the industry going to the right direction ;)

Kingthrash3601626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )


gta awsomness in a bottle. the greatest games of all time.
that said tho tlou had that..."thing" about it. when you played it it reminded you why you played games. it reminded you how you felt when you played the game that you couldnt put down. it was as if it wasnt a game but an experience.
like when i played mgs for the first time and shot sniperwolf in the face to end her...that was a powerful part of that game that set it apart from all others at the time and to me made mgs a game would stick in my mind foever. tlou did that, thats why its my goty. just a magical game that had a lil bit of everything
horror,action,stealth,comdey, s tory,stratagy,platforming and adventure. gta is great and deserves to be goty but not over tlou imo.

Pogmathoin1626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )

Again, eye of the beholder. Tlou amazed me, as I played it, but once it was finished that was it for me. Tonight I turned off Battlefield on X1 to fly Trevor around in GTA5. Still hooked! Game of the year to me...

Acer, no its a game I love going back to, could grab a car, drive around and listen to the music alone, its the attention to detail in this game that makes it special. I guess your humour is not that tuned in either. Some games are amazing when you play it, Bioshock Infinite was fantastic, but not played it since I completed it. But if Tlou does it for you, wonderful. Now go and have a nice existence.

AceBlazer131626d ago

@beaver obviously it doesn't take much to get your attention if flying a plane keeps you hooked. Cause trevor is just that interesting.

Kingthrash3601626d ago

to each his own indeed. its great you love gta.. i do too its a truly great game. tlou is just more of an experiance and game you can sit and look at...well if you like sandbox games gta is the creator of them...what makes tlou so significant though is its the first tlou. alot of first timers out the gate were flops...even hyped ones.
gta didnt get big til part 3. tlou went against greats like bioshock (3) tombraider(10) and gta(5) tlou was first of its kind and had nothing to improve on. thats a really impressive stat. either way tho all these games are great and all winners

Gorilla_Killa_X1626d ago

I loved The Last of Us. The mood and storytelling was second to none, but on the game itself, in my opinion, it was similiar to Rockstar's Manhunt in many ways. There is the stealth part which includes sneaking around and hiding, there is the different ways to kill people with weapons, and there is the throw a brick or bottle to distract them. The enemies work together to try and take you out. To me it is Manhunt with a much better story, levels are linked instead of actually being levels and The Last of Us adds a little adventure and platforming in for good measure. Also they added infected types to go along with the human enemies. I'm not trolling just stating my opinion and with that said I believe that The Last of Us is GOTY.

GTA V is fun but in the end it just GTA with more things to do and for the most part they are all fun. But GTA gameplay and activities is a jack of all trades, master of none type of thing, where it can do a lot but doesn't excel in anything. Driving is ok, shooting is ok, flying is ok,etc.

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SkippyPaccino1626d ago

Same here...If you havent played Survivor havent played TLOU...i'm on my 5th run Survivor new game++

To me GTA5 became the best ever when I started playing it, and the further I got in the game the more my opinion started changing...What made San Andreas on the PS2 so amazing was the different cites...San andreas might have been a lot smaller then 5 scope wise, but to me it 5 felt a lot smaller than SA...After I started thinking about SA I realize that Los santos wasn't even the funnest city in the game..The fun was in San fiero and Los venturas and the countryside... Casinos, fast cars etc...I cant seem to get Lost in 5...They always talk scope but...its pointless scope when you cant travel to an other city? ( the funnest part about five is doing crazy driving in the mountains)Trevor IMO is my least favorite gta character ...Worst than Lance Vance...I hated him so much that i would never and i mean never switch to him or do his side missions...I couldn't handle the hillbilly act cranked up to 1000% I never found him funny and i'm low brow...I love to shock and ah people with things i say but that was just like he went full retard? I finished the game and played a good 20 hours of online and probably a good 50 hours all together...But after that 1st month, I haven't even touched it...I might go back and spend the 500 grands but that's about it. San Andreas still remains on top for me personally...5 is probably second Which is sad.

...I would totally buy a GTA5 on ps4 lol!

TLOU got robbed...basically 95% of the studios are going to mimic closely what naughty did with that game...To me it should get nominated for a Oscar...put it in that animated category and voila!

dasbeer881626d ago

"Trevor IMO is my least favorite gta character ...Worst than Lance Vance...I hated him so much that i would never and i mean never switch to him or do his side missions...I couldn't handle the hillbilly act cranked up to 1000%"

Welcome to America: the land where it's full of diverse people and crime rates skyrocket compared to most other stable countries.

Xer0_SiN1626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )

im not gonna take anything away from gtav; its a great game. a lot of people waiting a LONG time for this badboy to come out. with that being said, it doesnt hold a candle to tlou. the graphics s better. the game mechanics is better. the story is definately better. what does gtav have? sales? oh wow. it was released on multiple console. cmon man.

dasbeer881626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )

Oh wait The Last of Us is a game? I thought it was a movie /s. IMO GTA V deserved the award because it brought back what the majority of games have lost so far = fun. You know? Gameplay? Dynamic sandbox experience where I can do whatever the hell I want? The primary focus is where FUN comes in the passenger seat while the story can stay in the backseat?

Flyingdog6701626d ago

God, you make it sound like TLOU is not fun...

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Benjammin251626d ago

Best game I've ever played. It's the only game I've ever played that was a pleasure to platinum, rather than a grind. It's also given me hope that the Survival Horror genre could make a comeback into mainstream gaming.

miyamoto1626d ago

VGX needs to please everyone as much as it can so its good and its bad, but what can we do is just play the games.
Game On!

Shazz1626d ago

last of us for me :) game had me engrossed daily were as gta had me that way for 4 days then i just stopped playing it and still havent in weeks now

MatriXcian1626d ago

The Last of Us. Dont get me wrong GTA5 was Amazing by far the best one made but when put against a game like TLOU I dont think GTA holds a candle.

Corpser1626d ago

Gta 5

From the comments on this site you would think TLOU outsells GTA5 (on ps3) 5:1 , lol but no it's the other way around. gTA5 sold 14 million on ps3, TLOU sold 3 million, it's not up for debate which game is more popular among ps3 gamers The fanboys on this site live in a bubble

Shazz1626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )

Have u played last of us m8?? IM a gamer first and don't care which system its on but last of us story is something special :) btw last of us is at around 5 million sales now @corpser was just asking m8 and fair play if u have. Game just struck a cord with me in a huge way it was a masterpiece in mine and most peoples eyes. Happy gaming

Corpser1626d ago

Is someone going to accuse me of never played TLOU again? I don't see anyone get accused of never played gta 5

Bathyj1626d ago

And Thor is a better film than Schindlers List.

brometheos1626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )

Sales shouldn't factor in to whether a game deserves GOTY or not. That's like saying CoD deserves GOTY for like the past 5 years. And TLOU sold 3 million in the first week or two, by now its likely past 5mil.

Corpser1626d ago

It actually does say a lot when a game is so popular that it outsells COD games, by a large margin too

Etseix1626d ago

Oh dear, just, damn, can you understand what the title says??? Do you know what a Game of The Year means??? What it takes to be GOTY???
According to you "sales"is the answer, i don't want to sound rude, but you are either way too stupid, or maybe new to the term "GOTY" ( which i hope it's the case)

-Foxtrot1626d ago

It's not about sales though

Nes_Daze1626d ago (Edited 1626d ago )

You are judging a game's quality based on sales...? GTA has a bigger history, The Last Of Us was new, of course GTA would sell more.

CraigyScotsman1626d ago

Yeah because popularity = quality. I guess The Avengers 2 will win the 2016 Oscar for Best Picture, then...

CrimsonDragon901626d ago

The Avengers is really overrated. Saw the film it was boring. Nothing but cheesy dialogue. Anyways the last of us is GOTY for me.

HurtfulTimez1626d ago

If you can see everyones comments are simply OPINIONS of there choice between the two not how much got sold between the two on the ps3.

GTA series has 15+ years of fanbase TLOU has under 1.

of course its going to sell more are you forgetting what brand console made GTA so big?(playstation). besides, If every person who played GTA5 played TLOU aswel i would most likely guarentee they would say the last of us is the game.

TLOU was a better game in my opinion too also making it my best/favourite game ever this gen.

GTA5 was good but i wasnt immersed throughout the whole game like i was with TLOU. I never bonded or cared for the characters and the game became a chore to play near the end and after completing it just doing drive here shoot him missions.

Conzul1626d ago

in other news, burgers outsell caviar. Wait...surely you don't mean to say...

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