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N4G GOTY WINNERS! (and Amazon Gift Card Winners!)

Cat | 481d ago
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Call of Duty Ghosts

Troy Baker as Joel (The Last of Us)

Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

The Last of Us

The Last of Us

Battlefield 4

Trevor Phillips, Gand Theft Auto V

Grand Theft Auto V

The Last of Us

Red Barrels (Outlast)


The Last of Us: The Beginning

The Last of Us

Playstation 4

Playstation 4 priced at $399

The Last of Us

The Last of Us

and finally...


The Last of Us
Ballots cast: 2,681

$50 Amazon Gift Card Syaoron21
$25 Amazon Gift Card Satanas
$25 Amazon Gift Card MikePWV

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As with all awards, there need to be some thanks:

Thanks to all the staff for helping with the categories, and special thanks to cgoodno for his help with the nominations.

Thanks to DragonFly for the slick poll integration, and to Sally for the banner/header design. Thanks to Dusty for believing in me. ;)

And of course...

Thank you to all of the members that submitted their nominations and to the even more that voted! Response to the poll was incredible and I hope you had fun.

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MEsh3L  +   480d ago
Well deserved !
xHeavYx  +   480d ago | Interesting
ND made a comment about how well TLOU did
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Lukas_Japonicus  +   480d ago
That's awesome.

TLOU domination, well deserved! One of the best experiences ive ever had in gaming.
pyramidshead  +   480d ago
Last Of Us pretty much cleaned up shop.
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ZeoN  +   479d ago
@spam are you hurt?
Fluke_Skywalker  +   479d ago
Lol, it wasn't always like this SPAM, pre 2010 it used to be the exact opposite, but worse actually. And those of us who remember those days find it hilarious reading comments like yours.
Septic  +   479d ago
I voted for TLOU for most of the categories but best innovation? I'm struggling to think of what ND innovated? (seriously...I'm not being dismissive). Maybe comparatively it stood out? Who knows. What were the other games in that category?

Glad Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon won best DLC :D

But yeah, TLOU represents a watershed moment in gaming. Emotion; something which developers have struggled to invoke in players for years (apart from rage!) and ND made it look so effortless.
UltraNova  +   479d ago

Same here. Voted for all except for innovation. Gone Home takes that IMO
goldwyncq  +   479d ago
@ Septic
Yeah, same here. What TLOU actually did was refinement, not innovation.

Smart decision awarding Tearaway the best handheld game. It's the Vita's best game so far and is a one of a kind experience.
Army_of_Darkness  +   479d ago
Ni No KUNI should have won best single player! I love that game!
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Azmatik  +   478d ago
honestly IMO killzone shadow fall shoulda got best sound track
Bimkoblerutso  +   476d ago
Much as I think TLoU quite easily deserves the GotY award, a few of these seem a wee bit slanted. For instance, art direction and innovation. Tearaway, for example, I think should have snagged the innovation award easily, and Rayman Legends is ridiculous levels of beautiful.

...and news story of the year...that seems like such a boring, mundane thing to choose for that kind of award.
dedicatedtogamers  +   480d ago
Tearaway won best handheld game? Quite a surprise (but it is a really great game, so there's that)
ELpork  +   480d ago
Still think Fire Emblem should have taken that.
dedicatedtogamers  +   480d ago
@ ELPork

MMM FE Awakening was really great. It could've gone numerous ways. FE Awakening, SMT4, Mario & Luigi, Zelda LBW, KZ Merc, Pkmn X/Y, I know I'm forgetting others....there are a ton of handheld games that were awesome in 2013.
Christopher  +   480d ago
Was not surprised at Tearaway's win.

During the process of asking the community for the nominations that were utilized, the only other category that beat out the "popularity" of Tearaway in this one was TLoU for GotY.
-Foxtrot  +   480d ago
I'm glad it did, it's fantastic and it's a fresh new IP.

I honestly thought Zelda was going to win to be honest.
Kevlar009  +   479d ago
Sony fans make up the majority of N4G's user base. Not to take away from Tearaway, but the voting was biased.
GribbleGrunger  +   479d ago
Yes, but that in of itself proves something doesn't it? Doesn't it prove that the PS brand is far more popular now because of games like TLOU? One leads naturally onto the other. I see comments like this and scratch my head. This is essentially what you are saying: "The only reason Sony is winning is because they have more Sony fans." Just give it a thought.
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ZombieKiller  +   477d ago
I'm so happy to see intelligent gamers on this site. Seeing these nominations and NOT seeing COD on that list makes me think there is hope for us all!

It bothers the hell out of me that thousands (if not, more) actually consider COD to be the best game ever when games like TLOU deserve the spotlight.

I was also really itching to find out what everyone thought about 2013 games. The gamers, not casuals.

Thanks for all that participated!
Stick89  +   480d ago
So...The Last of Us did alright
WeAreLegion  +   480d ago
Awesome! Good choices, everyone.
Blastoise  +   480d ago
Call of duty didn't deserve the sequel fail. Not when it was up against games like Battlefield 4 and SimCity which both had major problems and terrible launches
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porkChop  +   480d ago
BF4 is an amazing game when it works, and with patches the games stability and performance will improve. Ghosts works just fine, the problem is that the game itself just isn't very good. No amount of patching will fix that.
Christopher  +   480d ago
Really disappointed Ni No Kuni didn't win Best Art Direction :(

Glad Tearaway did well.
majiebeast  +   480d ago
Actually agree i picked Tearaway for best artstyle with Ninokuni as close second.
Irishguy95  +   480d ago
And for the generic art direction of TloU too.

Not surprised in the slightest
-Alpha  +   480d ago
The hand-drawn facial animations are really something, though I do think Ni No Kuni should have taken that category
69hungdaddy69  +   480d ago
Art style doesn't always have to mean 2-D. Any form of media is art. Hell,gave you seen how beautiful the Last of Us is? The run-down cities and suburbs are sure as hell art to me. Yeah, it's subjective, but don't tell me it isn't art.
Hellsvacancy  +   480d ago
Ni No Kuni got my vote
MightyNoX  +   480d ago
It's still in my backlog so I couldn't blindly vote for it. Sorry :(
HappyWithOneBubble  +   480d ago
I voted for it. Great game. Congrats to the winners.
-Foxtrot  +   480d ago
Yeah same, I mean does the Last of Us have an art's more realistic then art like

Zelda Link Between Worlds
Super Mario 3D World
Ni No Kuni

They are games with art direction in my opinion

I always assume games like The Last of Us, Crysis, Halo, Metal Gear Solid use more of a realistic direction then an art one.

It's hard to explain, The Last of Us is art in my opinion but dosen't really have an art direction
MysticStrummer  +   479d ago
It's ok. You just need to look up what art direction means.
-Foxtrot  +   479d ago
Not really, it can be interoperated in many ways

Oh god look at that....all because people have seen my comment in "attacking" the Last of Us...jesus christ.
ChickeyCantor  +   479d ago
LOL @ "Yeah same, I mean does the Last of Us have an art's more realistic then art like "

Art-direction has everything to do with the visual presentation.

"Not really, it can be interoperated in many ways "

No it can't because Art-DIRECTOR is an actual job.
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WildArmed  +   480d ago

Oh well, there's always next year. I'll remember to nominate Ni No Kuni again :O
Septic  +   479d ago
Nino No Kuni got mine too :( Don't see how the art direction of TLOU is all that. Yeah it looks good in terms of raw visual fidelity but I dunno. Ah well
NeoTribe  +   478d ago
Yeah I think I agree completely. Ni no kuni reminded me of windwaker graphics. Was just pleasant to look at.
DragonKnight  +   480d ago
Ah the Last of Us. Such an experience. Very well deserved.
Infamous298  +   479d ago
why dislikes??
DragonKnight  +   479d ago
A few reasons.

First, it's N4G.

Second, they disagree that The Last of Us is either an experience, or that the awards are very well deserved.

Finally, it's me. People track me so they can disagree with me. This comment is going to get disagrees.
deSSy2724  +   476d ago
They disagree because you are bias. Sure, Last of Us s a good game but to call it the most innovative game?, best art?

Cmon, thats just bias....
DragonKnight  +   476d ago
I think you're the one that's showing actual bias here.
deSSy2724  +   466d ago
Soo... Last of US is the "BEST GAME EVA"???? Thats not bias? You know what art and most imprtantly innovation means?
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FogLight  +   480d ago
Tearaway didn't win Art Direction?! Damn it! -.-

Well, congrats to the winners and the games that won :3
GentlemenRUs  +   480d ago
That is my list in my head, All of that there is correct!

Inb4... Inb4...
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zerocrossing  +   480d ago
Pretty much how I thought it'd go.

Anyway, congrats to the winners and thanks everyone for contributing :)
porkChop  +   480d ago
I agree with everything except Best Art Direction. I think Ni No Kuni deserved that, Tearaway did too.
Starbucks_Fan  +   480d ago
Glad Tearaway won something
LostDjinn  +   480d ago
Yeah, just look at that for bias. This whole thing was rigged.

gigoran  +   479d ago
Was the spelling mistake part of the joke?
LostDjinn  +   479d ago
Haha. You almost got it. It's to illustrate that people who's platform of choice isn't represented will complain.

The fact beans took it to mean "won" in the post below was just gravy.
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gigoran  +   479d ago
actually that was pretty accurate. Let em complain. The truth has been spoken, and the truth just happens to be littered with Sony all over it hahaha
coolbeans  +   480d ago
Congrats to GOTY winners and prize winners. Best Innovation and Sequel Fail are a bit surprising, but overall a rather expected list. *Looks at GOTY winner* much for getting a free coke. :(

I'll admit I was kind of cornered into giving TLOU the prize in many categories simply b/c that's the only one I've honestly been able to play (and LostDjinn wasn't an option). Biased fanboy mod confirmed.

Edit: @Cat

What was the total numbers of users that voted?
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LostDjinn  +   480d ago
See. There wasn't even an option. Robbed I tell ya.

I should say congratulations to the users who won prizes though. Good work guy/girls.
Cat  +   480d ago
Edited to include the number above!

Total ballots cast: 2,681!
pandehz  +   480d ago
Big amount
Christopher  +   480d ago
Mucho votos!

kalkano  +   480d ago
You know times are bad, when a zombie shooter wins "GAME WITH BEST INNOVATION".
Stick89  +   480d ago
Yes...because that's what TLOU was all about.
DCfan  +   480d ago
I like how you think.
MRMagoo123  +   479d ago
You can always tell when someone hasnt played a game and they talk about it like they have lmao.
ShinnokDrako  +   480d ago
Grats again to Naughty Dog! They're winning about everywhere...
PhantomTommy  +   480d ago
Last of Us most innovative? It's a terrific game but it's just a refinement of what came before! Tearaway deserved that award, and best art direction. I am FURIOUS!
coolbeans  +   480d ago
Well...the phrasing with "Best Innovation" does throw off the original intention of what that category is about. Here's the description in the GOTY nominations call:

"Moving a genre forward in either big ways that challenge conventional thinking or through subtle, nuanced techniques to a standard visual/gameplay/storytelling formula is what this selection is all about. These games have done that to varying degrees of success. How successful it's been implemented should be of less importance in comparison to the idea that simply captivates you the most."

It's why when I brought this one up I had it titled "Most Interesting Gameplay Innovation."
Dee_91  +   480d ago
I think you confuse originality with innovation.I havent played tearaway yet so I can't relate to your anger or disagreement over the majorities opinion..
PhantomTommy  +   480d ago
I'm not actually angry! I absolutely loved The Last of Us, and after reading Coolbeans' comment, I can understand why it won.
BitbyDeath  +   480d ago
I voted for GTAV for most innovative cause of the character switch technique. That and the weapon wheel are probably the best innovations I've seen this entire gen.
Bathyj  +   479d ago
You realise GTA didnt invent either of those?
BitbyDeath  +   479d ago
Weapon wheel I was referring to Resistance FOM.
What other open world game does the aerial/google view character switching?
Yep  +   480d ago
Oh, would you look at that. The entire list is dominated by Sony games where possible.
GiantEnemyCrab  +   480d ago
Are you surprised? Last of Us is excellent but that is the reason why I never even bothered looking at this until now. Such a slanted sight like this having GOTY awards is laughable.
Christopher  +   480d ago
So, you didn't bother nominating non-Sony games during that process and that helped fix the slant how?

The problem isn't the slant, it's that only certain people got involved.
DragonKnight  +   480d ago
Oh for the love of.. would you people stop crying like a bunch of pseudo-oppressed minorities?

"Waahhh, the Xbox didn't have games to nominate even though I had plenty of chances to nominate games in the previous blog post that asked for people to nominate games."

Like cgoodno said, if more Xbox fanboys would have participated in the nomination process, maybe there would have been more Xbox games.
MRMagoo123  +   479d ago
Look anywhere giantcrab and all the others complaining about it being a Sony site, go to any gaming site besides ones dedicated to only Xbone and you will find MORE Sony fans , not because of some conspiracy or magic/voodoo but for the simple fact there are more Sony fans in the world than there are MS fans, its really that simple, it may seem biased but its not there is just more Sony fans in general..............and there is a good reason but i wont get into that, but please just stop with this sites being biased crap.

Ill make it more simple too just in case


Sony fans Xbone fans

more less

when a vote gets cast being the fact there are more fans of Sony , there will be more votes cast towards Sony. Hope that finally sinks in ffs.
Orionsangel  +   480d ago
I agree with all of them.
Great list!
DoggyBiscuit  +   480d ago
I like last of us but I don't feel like is game of the year, GTA5 & Bioshock infinite are better games
pandehz  +   480d ago
I agree. I managed to play it recently and its good but not even close to Bioshock Infinite.

I was sure atleast in story Bioshock Infinite would win. TLOU story was mediocre while Infinite competes with some of the good films and books out there. The quality of writing voice acting, audio journals and overall story was a behemoth in storytelling last year.Also in game moment and ending should be Infinite. If people have played it theres no way they wouldnt vote for it. ...BUT I guess they didnt.

This only reflects the site and its readers not the best way to judge a text. If only Oscars and Baftas were public votes too. We would see GI:Joe winning.
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SeanScythe  +   480d ago
I played BS:I and it is no where near GOTY compared to TLoU and it's story and gameplay.
Cat  +   480d ago
Oh, man, I thought the only good part of Bioshock Infinite was like the last 1/10... But yes, the ending was fantastic.
DragonKnight  +   480d ago
GTA5 better than TLOU? Wow. Just wow.

And to call TLOU's story mediocre? Geez, is there a full moon or something out?
GribbleGrunger  +   479d ago
I think the problem people have with expressing their views on 'stories' in games is that SOME people only see the bare bone plot while others are drawn deeper into the subtext and characterisations.

This is where TLOU goes beyond any other game in history. This is also why some people can never pick a potential Oscar winning film. They'd pick Rambo over Hurt Locker or Rocky 2 over Billion Dollar Baby.

The subtlety of expressing emotion or intent in TLOU had me vocalising astonishment even when there was with no one else in the room. If other developers embrace what ND has brought to gaming, this generation is going to be extraordinary.
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nathan spencer  +   480d ago
Bravo TLOU!it was simply one of the best games i have played in 20 years of gaming.Brilliant Masterpiece.Thank you Naughty Gods ;)
CerealKiller  +   480d ago
Ima let u finish, but rockstar games had the best game of all time! ALL TIME!!
SilentNegotiator  +   480d ago
Pretty predictable winners, for the most part.
WikusVanDeMerwe  +   480d ago
Saddening nothing from BS:I didn't make it. The ending to that game was so good.

I still haven't played TLOU but just not interested for some reason. :/
king_george  +   480d ago
Play it! U wont regret it :)
Goro  +   480d ago
So TLOU won in every category except best character because it split the fans with a Joel & an Ellie option.
KingKevo  +   480d ago
That's exactly what I thought^^
GribbleGrunger  +   479d ago
I'd agree with that. I personally voted for Ellie simply because it was a female character but not once did the game make concessions because of that. It dealt with every character in the same way. Bill would be the perfect example. Being gay was sub-textual and never once betrayed the story by opting to sensationalise that fact. I can see why Joel would get many votes too. He had many layers, and even though it was a story of his redemption, some of those layers openly questioned his motives and methods.
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KingKevo  +   480d ago
Software_Lover  +   480d ago
Best innovation...............The Last Of Us???????
Emilio_Estevez  +   480d ago
see cb's comment @#16.1
SeanScythe  +   480d ago
Yeah is that to hard to wrap your mind around? Play the game it Innovated in story, gameplay and characters.
SneakyDoo  +   477d ago
gameplay? Yeah, right- not a chance buddy. The gameplay is repetitive, and is just another slice of Resident Evil's cake. Characters aren't innovating, or the story's plot. Now, the voice acting is exceptionally well, but that doesn't allege any innovating towards a game, its been seen before in Uncharted.
DragonKnight  +   480d ago
I'm sure you thought GTAV was the most innovative.
Software_Lover  +   479d ago
Actually no. I didn't think the Last of Us was innovative either. Did it tell a great story, yes.
GribbleGrunger  +   479d ago
It was HOW it told the story that was 'innovative'. Bill was gay but how do we know? Joel was getting more emotionally attached to Ellie, but how do we know? Joel was afraid of getting too close to Tess, but how do we know? It's easy to know these things but not consider how. It's the 'how' or 'method' you should be considering, not the knowledge you've gained unknowingly whilst playing. THAT'S the genius of TLOU. Nearly everything was fed to us subliminally, and that takes guts to attempt. David Cage needs to take note.
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bub16  +   480d ago
Last of us really deserved it!!!!
Urbz7870  +   480d ago
Congratz to the winners well deserved.
NeloAnjelo  +   480d ago
Playstation Domination
Yep  +   480d ago
Not saying much considering this is N4G
OttoniBastos  +   479d ago
And the other 200+ sites/magazines that chose TLOU are sony sites too?
deSSy2724  +   476d ago
The fact remains.... N4G = bunch of Sony fanboys.
carlosjrix  +   479d ago
this is n4g
AceBlazer13  +   479d ago
Bf4 won best onlineexperience ?
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