According to the rankings held by the dedicated blog Gotypicks The Last of Us has now overtaken The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the game that received most Game of the Year awards from critics.
Well deserved, TLOU is a great game
It is. Skyrim was my game of the year too when it launched, but it wasn't as much as a clear cut choice as TLOU.
My 500 hours in Skyrim argue differently.
if longevity was the only factor behind greatness, Mount and Blade: Warband would be my game of the century :D
@Carheadbutt Good for you -_-
What the hell do you do for 500 hours in Skyrim?
I think back in 2011 with GOTY it was Uncharted 3 for me....no offense to Skrim but buggy games shouldn't win GOTY especially where one of the versions, the PS3 is a broken mess.
I don't think any game is going to come close any time soon either. Especially on story.
Loved Skyrim then and still do, but that year Dark Souls took the award in my book. Congrats to ND for all those well deserved awards.
@Carheadbutt I'll see your 500 and raise you 100+. 600+ hours gameplay on Skyrim here and i would STILL choose TLOU over it in a heartbeat. @kayos "What the hell do you do for 500 hours in Skyrim?" No fast travelling, every main/side quest and faction completed and every single location on the map explored and beaten and every power/skill maxed out.....oh, and the DLC ;) Congrats to ND, they deserve the praise, TLOU is a masterpiece.
Wow 0_0 230+ GOTY awards (most awarded game in history) for a game coming very late in this gen life ?! well done, ND you are in your own level now
@Carheadbutt if how much time we spent on a game shows how gr8 it is then FFVII is the best game of all time because I finish it 24 times & spent in total more than 3000 hours playing it, oh yeah I forgot sorry it is the greatest game of all time how silly of me :P
Cloud Ff7 was my first jrpg.... I remember playing it in someone elses dorm room. Some people thought I was weird or different as they'd never seen a game like that. I found myself explaining the gameplay..... that game took me away, opened my mind to other things. Well pleased when I beat sephiroth. Tlou deserves its acclaim. I'm not as impressionable as I was back when ff7 was released as my mind was younger with less worries so to speak. I can only imagine the imprint tlou has had on those that played it through, especially those playing a title like that for the first time.
I loved Skyrim but the loading screens killed it for me, I did platinum the game but gave up on the dlc If this PS4 version is true I may go back to it As for the TLOU, no competition, that's not a fanboy statement that's the truth, these awards prove that, TLOU was a BIG step for digital entertainment
If Skyrim had no loading screens, that would be amazing. Hopefully Fallout 4 has less loading.
Agreed. I was very hesitant at first to drop $45 on it, but once I popped it in my PS3, I was just blown away. it is absolutely fantastic, I just started my second playthrough today! I found the multiplayer to be very confusing and "eh" however.
Congratulations to Naughty Dog, it's always good seeing games critically acclaimed. It makes me have faith in the industry.
Just got done playing a few matches online lol. I recommend this to anyone who loves a great story and some awesome multiplayer. And believe me, i mean AWESOME
I'm not surprised. As more time goes by, more outlets start to emerge and newer outlets start to get creditability. I mean, 10 years ago there were maybe 200 total outlets giving awards and now a days we have 200+ outlets giving it to a single game. Nothing against TLOU or any game, but it certainly gets easier over time.
Actually the more "outlets" you have the more chances you have for some of those "outlets" to have a different conception of that game. Think it this way. If you were to go for president and there are only 5 people you need to convinced to vote for you. Its a lot easier to convince five then it is to convince 200.
I think the point is that since the comparisons is absolute numbers, the number of outlets skews the numbers. The first president could convince 100% of the people... and get 5 votes. Whereas the other guy can convince 10% of the people... and get 20 votes. If you looked at the votes, you'd think the second guy was much better.
True, especially pre and early internet. As for recent history it should be valid when comparing it to a game 2 years there shouldn't be a huge difference in outlets. Either way TLoU was one of the best this gen for me.
What can you say? They did everything right with it :P
Well that's just because there are more gaming publications today. There are many more deserving games.
"There are many more deserving games." In your opinion. But for over 200 other publications, TLOU is their game of the year. Your vendetta against TLOU makes me laugh.
HE IS A MONKEY!!! EVEN MONKEYS KNOWS TLOU!!!
How is it a vendetta? all he said was that in his opinion other games were better how is that saying anything bad against TLOU?
@carlingtat Check his comment history.
I guess these guys can't accept any comment that goes anything against TLOU because I got a lot of disagrees for the same comment. Its not that either of us are saying anything bad against TLOU nor are we taking anything away from this great achievement all we're saying is that 10 years ago there weren't half as many online sites/magazines/blogs/critics etc. as there are now and if there were that many critics say 15 years ago would this be the top dog?
What exactly does that have to do with anything? And people disagreed with your opinion. Get over it.
Theres actually no game more deserving. Quit lieing, you probably have not even played it.
Wow thats quite impressive! Fantastic game but I thought other better games would top this. I suppose this many critics havent been around since the times of say Final Fantasy VI or Chrono Trigger or even Gta: San Andreas
Do you understand the concept of 'game of the YEAR'? The game that wins the award is the best game released THAT YEAR according to the panel responsible for the award. You mentioned three games and none of them were released the same year as TLOU. And yet you wonder why people disagree with you? lol :/ It's one thing to say something bad about a game, say, 99% of gamers/critics love, but quite another to talk irrelevant nonsense and expect a flurry of 'agrees'. Do you see?
He is CLEARLY saying that he thinks other games would take the most critically aclaimed title in history over TLOU. Its got nothing to do with GOTY dumbass. Hes on about how other past games that are classics would deserve the title of "Most critically acclaimed game ever". What the hell are you on about that none of those games were released this year of course they weren't and he knows that as well! You obviously misread that entire comment.
^Calm down John - I hereby admit I misread the context of his comment. If I could hit disagree on my comment, I would! That doesn't permit you to lash out at me, like some hot-headed tramp that's overdone the Special Brew. :O
Let's see how much time will take for the haters to fill the comment section with: Overrated, it sucks, "X" game was way better. There's 1 already.
The problem with this is that every man and his dog has a goty award the last statistics I heard was that thou was up to 222 goty awards now my problem with this is that allot of those goty awards are from non reputable amatuer sites with 1 person running the show. I mean is there seriously 222 + reputable sources for gaming news and reviews well no there isn't so allot of these awards would be from a site like Tonys game review site.com I'm not arguing for or against Tlou I'm arguing against the amount of reputable goty awards out there.
It's why I thought the VGX GOTY award was a tad shady...funny how Rockstar were the only people to collect the award BECAUSE they had set up a Live music performance for the show. You scratch our back, we'll scratch yours...
um, not really
Extra impressive considering Skyrim is multiplat, thus allowing it to be reviewed by xbox or PC only sites whereas TLOU couldn't get reviews from say, OXM etc. Nice of Sony to end the gen with the pinnacle of gaming.No coasting on multiplats for 3 years like a certain other company.
Might get some shit for this but I honestly had Bioshock Infinite as my GOTY, still loved TLOU though
Uncharted 2 still beats both of them.
Debatable ;) TLoU is amazing
Do you really have to troll on every topic on n4g i mean come on you need to grow up
For me, Uncharted 2 is the better game, purely on game mechanics alone. But TLOU is the better, deeper, more affecting, sum-of-its-parts experience with a more unique multiplayer mode. So TLOU wins.
Wow. Well done. Truly
Sure, TLOU doesn't have much replayability other than multiplayer (which is awesome) but it is the only game to actually make me feel bad about some events of the game and good about others. No other game has done it and only few movies or tv series. Well deserved awards.
If TLOU didnt have to go up against GTA 5 then im sure it would have even more wins
I know I'm probably a minority here, but I really loved Borderlands 2. Probably my favourite game of last generation, just based on the sheer amount of hours I poured into it, plus it was one of the only games ever to make me laugh in places.
I'll stand with you there, BL2 was probably my favorite game last gen too, though i still can't decide whether i like it or bioshock more. But yeah, it's one of the very few truly hilarious games out there, with a crap ton of replayability. I'm not one for doing multiple playthroughs on games generally (pretty much only do them on games with multiple endings and maybe two or three others), but i played through borderlands 2 8 times, more than any other game. Heck, I'm waiting to see how the vita port turns out and if it ends up being a good port, I'll buy a vita for it. Might not be a popular opinion, especially here at n4g where exclusives rule in terms of popularity, but it's my personal favorite.
WoW now that´s amazing for them congrats!
if the last of us was multi-platform it would have sold as much millions as GTA V, thank you Naughty Dog for TLOU!
lol yeah right. TLOU on PS3 sold 5 million copies. If it was on 360, it wouldn't sell as much. maybe 3-4 million. On PC, 1-2 million because of pirating. Add those all together, that's nowhere near the 31 million copies GTA V has sold as of today.
Do you have a ps3? Did you play TLOU? If you haven't then i understand your ignorance
well deserved :D fantastic game
It's a good game, but for me it's a play once never again kind of game. And Ellie's stupid AI, that made the developers make zombies ignore her or else she would die all the time, was a major letdown.
I think the strong storyline and the way ND execute the gameplay and story together is what makes this game win over other games. When I played the prologue of this game and my mind is already like is this real? How did ND able to do this? these questions always pop to my head when I am in the experience. Everyone that play this game get attached to the characters. Strong character influence on the players is also a major factors.
YEAH AWESOME! The Last of Us and Naughty Dog really deserved all those awards and accolades!! :D However BioShock Infinite should have got at least some GOTY Awards like 2 or 3 because that game was also amazing just like The Last of Us and Grand Theft Auto V.
And when I think how many more awards it could get if not for GTA V released the same year with TLOU, GTA V got over 100 awards most of them could go to TLOU also because no other game could compete with it & GTA V it's the highest budget game of all time & sold over 30 million copies in the first days of it's release, so popularity wise wins hands down but that shows how good TLOU was to amass this crazy amount of awards when it have to face such a strong opponent that makes this win even more impressive, ND is a beast of a company even a game that cost over 250 million $ & sold more than 30 million copies couldn't win against them :D In the end Passion/Creativity/Talent > all the millions of the world :)
Dang it, I'm still waiting for the complete edition to play it.
TLOU is one of my favorite games ever and I think its the best game of last gen.
Take a hint, ND: people want more! :)
You see this is the difference between Sony and MS, Sony builds studios capable of creating AAA generation defining games while MS buys out the competition in order to stay competitive. THIS IS AN ACHIEVEMENT MS WILL NEVER SEE UNTIL THEY START INVESTING IN FIRST PARTY STUDIOS. Congrats to ND for history defining games.
well done naughty dog for making a masterpiece
Another AAA game added to the list. Damn i feel bad for xbox only owners. You guys are really missing out on great games and these goty awards keep on proving it. sony owned last gen and will own this gen as well.
Congratulations NaughtyDog, cannot wait for a sequel (or possibly a prequel).
Haters can now hate all they want...it will only fall on deaf ears.