With so many gamers still looking for that stand-out X-factor game on this years latest consoles, you may just have to settle for last generations Grand Theft Auto 5 coming very soon to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC
i can see this bumping up PS4 sales yet again.
Did not yet play GTA5, it will be the biggest new gen game in 2014 for me.
haven't played it yet either but i'm not sure i wanna get it cause GTA bores me so much. best game of 2014? Could be LBP3 for me.
Master Chief Collection will be the years best game. This thing was definitely GotY when it first released, and I can't wait to play it again.
I think GTAV will probably end up being GOTY again for most. Let's face it... 2014 has been underwhelming. As for LBP3, I love the series and in the closed beta. They're not showing much outside of user generated content, but as of now, they have some bugs to work out. I want LBP3 to be amazing, but I haven't been blown away yet.
Wasn't The Last Of Us GOTY 2013 ? Why would GTA be better in 2014 when TLOU [Remastered] is still there ?
GTA V was the highest rated and best-selling game of 2013 with a 97 on Metacritic and 30 million copies sold.
GTA 5 was the GOTY for a lot of people.
I think Spike made it GoTY and everyone else went with TLoU...and they even gave ND studio of the year but of course the Dorito empire voted GTA5 for GoTY. GTA5 has significantly less awards but about 20m more copies sold. So you are right. GTA5 wasn't even the best game last year and TLoU is also on next gen.
Grand Theft Auto V received higher scores. It has a 97 on metacritic while The Last of Us has a 95. Just because TLOU received more GOTY awards last year doesn't mean that it was the better game. People might have felt that it was something a little different and that is why they made it their game of the year. This year things might not be perceived the same way. It is an incredible game, though, for sure. One of my favorite. I haven't actually played GTAV much at all yet because I didn't buy it for my last gen consoles. I wanted to wait for the PC version.
If you listen to a lot of podcasts you know many game reviewers gave GTA V a high score on release but by the end of 2013 many felt it was overrated When getting around for goty discussions came around. hence all the outlets gave TLOU goty even after a good amont of time passed. One held up in high regards while the other wasn't.
GTA 5 wasn't the best of 2013, as the vast majority of goty awards went to The Last of Us, which is the most awarded game in history. So.......
Can't wait to see what exclusives will be available on new gens.
-Increased draw distance -Higher resolution -New weapons -New vehicles, including rare versions of classic vehicles -New activities, including wildlife photography -Additional wildlife, including cats and killer whales -Denser traffic -New foliage system -Enhanced damage and weather effects -Enhanced radio selections with over 100 additional new songs and new DJ mixes -Player count raised to 30 for GTA Online http://www.rockstargames.co...
I don't think so, this year we have many wonderful games for GOTY.
Its looking like old games on PS3 and Xbox 360 are still trumping games this year, especially with Destiny being over hyped.
GTA V uses shock tactics to grab its audience. I wonder how far they will go until people are no longer excited by all the sex and violence this game promotes. Totally disagree, its not the best game this year.
Do you even GTA?
It's not shock tactics that attract me to gta, it's the scope of the well crafted world that Rockstar created. Just exploring Los Santos/San Andreas to see the sights while listening to a talk radio station is incredible. There's just so much to do in gta (even if you don't wanna do it lol)
The writing to the story is what killed it for me, didn't like the characters or the story. Game play was fun, loved the driving in it. Online was fun, but had the WORST character creator I've ever seen. And really, mash X to sprint... why? Just have me hold L2, like Saints Row. Rockstar, you have a huge map, don't make me mash X fir 5min to get down the street. I'll be skipping this, unless the PC version allows Steam Workshop, then I might get it for mods.
Dont forget tedious side missions. Kids eat that up.
How can GTA 5 a game from last year be 2014's best game with Destiny not even being out a week? I mean its a good game but if you have already played it, I don't see what else you could enjoy in the story unless you go GTA Online.
Comparing GTA V to Destiny is like comparing a hippo to an ant. They are too different games and though I am thoroughly loving Destiny, I can see GTA 5 selling bucket loads more on Xbox One, PS4 and PC if people hadn't played GTA V already on PS3 and Xbox 360.
This news is enough to upgrade to PS4 if you haven't played GTA 5 on PS3. Best Game of 2013 - 2014 without a doubt, except if you want to include the Last of Us, which ironically is also a last gen game.
2015 looks much more hopeful if you ask me. I don't even have high expectations for COD Advanced Warfare.
What i wanna know is will we still be able to cross gen online? Will PS3 players be able to play with PS4 players?
Won't be buying this agin, unless there's an upgrade discount from PS3 to PS4.
Yeah I enjoyed the game but stopped playing after the story, Id prefer to upgrade than buy a new copy.
I am curious to see what new features will be on PS4 and Xbox One. I heard somewhere that they had exclusive items coming to each console.
Last generation games are still holding on strong. Even Minecraft is far more decent than some of the crazy offering on display at the moment. Destiny was supposed to be that big game, but it just feels like Halo all over again and that was a last generation game as well.
This year is dubbed the year if the remake so games like GTA V, TLOU and The Halo Collection probably will stand as the best games of the year but next year.....NO!
Well it's a good game but it wasn't the best game last year was it. Personally I found the Last of Us to be better, how GTAV won GOTY at the VGX is beyond me
They already gave the prize to The Walking Dead, so...
That was 2012 so...
Because GTA V had more to offer then a story? "TLOU" I hadn't played a game with such an amazing story since.. ever but GAMES have to offer more to win such award imo GTA V story was good , there was what? 3 possible ending and there was lots of things to do after the main story + gta online with friends these are points that accumulate . The fact they broke entertainment(movie/cd/games) sales record . GTA V deserved it more.
The Last of Us HAD more than story. It had tense, tight gameplay and a solid multiplayer that's really addictive. Not to mention how well crafted the game itself is (voice acting, writing, sound, etc)
VGX gives awards to mainstream games everytime
VGX is like the MTV movie awards, Nobody takes it seriously.
Because GTA V was just a better game. Story and characters were not as good but in terms of actual gameplay GTA V was light years ahead. It also had far more content to justify a full retail price and for me open world games will always beat the pants off linear games.
I disagree in the gameplay department. TLOU had better shooting, better stealth mechanics, actual great AI with different outcomes during combat scenarios. Overall tighter gameplay. The only thing GTA V does better is the open world, but then again its mostly filled with tedious escort missions outside the main game. The sport minigames like Tennis or diving can be a great time waster though
Its obvious that most consoles don't really get into a groove until past its first year.
one of the greatest games of all time is now even better, this is the REAL gta v
I did not enjoy GTA v, i thought it was extremely overrated
I would say that too. While it was light years ahead of the mediocre GTA IV, its still not a better game than TLOU(or Bioshock too I would say)Rockstar games are still lacking in tightness in the actual gameplay part. The "huge" open world can fool some players I guess
i respect your opinion but gta IV was a classic, pure quality, greatly designed, amazing physics, killer atmosphere
looks like GTA V and The Last of Us are going head to head for GOTY two years in a row lmao!
That's pretty funny actually.
We've talked about this , they gonna have to come up with a new category We all liked ROTY for Remaster of the year :)
No sir that title belongs to the one and only legend halo 2, and 2015 also.
LOL ..... no.
Still? Wasn't it overshadowed by The Last of Us is its previous iteration? And doesn't it have that title to contend with again on the new generation of consoles? If it wasn't the best game of 2013- and I think most of the gaming world would agree with that- then how can it reclaim that crown for 2014, if it were never in possession of it to begin with? All that said, I'm reluctant to say ANY remaster should or will be given GOTY this year. Personally, I won't be doing so, and I think it'd be a wise decision for gaming publications to do the same.
There are many other great games this year, especially in terms of remasters with the last of us.
Diablo 3 for me, if rereleases count. If they don't, tough fight for the mehest 2014 game. Sunset Overdrive, Shadows of Mordor, Destiny, Dark Souls 2 are contenders, but I feel like neither of them would be in a proper release year. PS: According to Gamerankings, PS4's top 10 has only positions 9 and 10 occupied by new games. 1. The Last of Us Remastered 95.60% 2. flower 93.57% 3. Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition 91.27% 4. Rayman Legends 90.45% 5. Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition 89.57% 6. ZEN Pinball 2: The Walking Dead 89.20% 7. Fez 88.46% 8. FIFA 14 87.92% 9. Velocity 2X 87.83% 10. TowerFall Ascension X1's list is even worse, replacing the exclusives with multiplats and TF.
lords of the fallen, shadow of mordor, alien isolation, the evil within, dragon age inquisition, project cars.... it's still to early to say whats the game of the year...
those games are mediocre at best.I'm buying the evil within but it's no GOTY winner or any of those u listed except maybe dragon age
Games that haven't been released are mediocre already?
Shadow of Mordor won't be mediocre, it will have the same impact as The Stick Of Truth because the source material will be honoured properly Plus, you said VGX honours only "mainstream games" The Last Of Us IS mainstream....
Been waiting for the PS4/PC version.
I think that it would be wrong to award game of the year to a remastered game.
I think it would be wrong to give Best Graphics Technology to a PS3 game in a universe where PC gaming exists, but that happened. Who knows what backwards logic is used in these meaningless awards?
Funny cause even 2013 GTA was besten by TLoU. And 2014.. Well maybe it will be beaten again.
I think they both won the award by two separate events if i remember correctly
No TLOU is.
Must buy , especially because I purposely passed it by on ps3 knowing it be next gen soon... And here it is! Looks amazing.
It depends on what other games are still coming...and how good they are. Too early to say.
Yes, I care. Is there a problem?
Sorry, I had posted this comment on wrong article
It wasn't even the best game of 2013, but whatever
Does anyone else find it rather strange, that The Last of Us and GTA V are consecutively the best games of the year?