Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic journey with Joel and Ellie takes home another accolade as The Last of Us wins the hearts of Metacritic users.
And well deserved
I'd give it to Horizon Zero Dawn. No game in the last decade blown me away to the level that fighting a Stormbird for the first time with hacked Longhorns and traps has
That was pretty dope.
I need to try this game. To me, so far, I think it might be a tie between last of us and god of war, both those games are as close to perfect as I think a game can get.
Fighting the Stormbird was an experience we will never forget!! Many of my friends have picked it up and stopped playing fast but I tell them you need to put your time in"Stormbird was one of the last fights"then you will experience a different level in gaming like never before.
that would be my close second. Well that and God Of War
I'd give it to Bloodborne.
I loved horizon, but I think tlou is on a whole other level in many ways. Horizon is still my favorite game of this gen though.
HZD was great but it doesn’t touch the last of us.
Horizon Zero Dawn was great, and the most beautiful HDR PS4 game I have ever seen! But I still got to give the honor to Last of Us! It manages to be a better game than Uncharted and even my long favorite Halo! Last Of Us has a storyline comparable to movie cinema! Man was that game an emotional journey every gamer should not miss! I can't wait for Last Of Us 2 and I hope it's even better story-wise than Last Of Us 1!
Horizon is most overrated game of the decade imo
I’d give it to hellblade, achieved a lot for really only involving one character yet being that engrossing.
Gameplay portion is Very weak in Hellblade and it’s one of my favorite games this gen. I wouldn’t put that anywhere near TLOU.
Lol u really put hb against the last of us gfx maybe great in hb but ai and story and mp not a chance
There loads of games better than Hellblade lol
Hellblade was bobbins. I bear the first boss and turned it off and deleted it. Thank fuck I had it off Game Pass and not bought it. I'd be crying right now.
I didn't choose hell blade based on the fine tuned gameplay, I based it on overall impact, which to me is harder to achieve than fine tuning gameplay that we've seen before in games like last of us, uncharted, halo gears etc.
Agreed, such an incredible game
I agree. It's my choice for game of the decade.
I can understand that. The game is something truly special. The Last of Us is my favorite game of the decade too. My favorite game of all time.
To be fair, GOW wouldn't have been what it was, if not for TLOU. None of the other GOW games had even half the heart the latest one did. And the whole kid companion/Fathership thing was clearly influenced by TLOU.
Wasn't that influenced by cory having a son?
jimbost79 I fail to see how having an infant would inspire a game about a man and his pre-teen son. Sounds closer to TLOU. Also, is it common for new dads to have fantasies about being on dangerous expeditions with their children?
Yeah, I see influence from TLoU in the new God of War. @jimbost79 I believe so! Cory having a son did play a role in that. And I remember reading how when he pitched the idea of Kratos and his son (story/gameplay wise) the team was not really sure about that idea, but they trusted him & the team delivered a masterpiece with the new game.
Dondon, mate you should watch gow game directors live from 2011. Cory is talking even back then about key ideas that underpin gow 2018. Or even recent interviews where he explicitly states that his son was the reason behind artreus inclusion in the game. Yes they visited naughty dog to get help and learn how to implement a ai companion, but lou isn't the reason the fatherhood angle is in the game. “So much of it reflects our relationship, and my desires,” he says. “I would love to go on an adventure with [Helo]. I hope that he would want to – that we wouldn’t have this awkward relationship that unfortunately we have right now, because I work so much. Because Kratos wasn’t around much in Atreus’s early years, Atreus interprets that as, ‘You don’t love me, you don’t want to spent time with me, it’s obvious that I don’t live up to your expectations.’ I’m trying to be better for my son. And regretting every moment that I’m not spending with him.” Reading that quote from cory, it seems that yes indeed he does have fantasies about going on an adventure with his son. @clay yes mate I think they did deliver a masterpiece. Its easily one of, if not the best games I've ever played.
I disagree with them.
For me GOW2018 was it. Nothing better IMO. Loved TLoU but it's also frustrated me a few time. I just fell in love with everything in GOW, even the lame ass platforming was a joy.
@rememberThe357 FACTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!! GOW is king baby.
I disagree with them because TLOU was aggressively mediocre. Don’t get the love for it at all
TLoU could be many things. But mediocre? Aggressively? That BS and you know it
Same. Probably the most overrated game ever.
what evidence are you using to support this claim?
Probably the most downplayed ever.
Just out of curiosity....what should be the game of the decade then?
The masses > your personal opinion.
It’s nit on xbox so it musT be overrated
We're talking about The Last of Us not Breath of The Wild here
It was voted so by metacritic users, not standard critics. I never understood how something can be overrated. If Goat Simulator was voted game of the decade by the majority of gamers, just because you hate it relative to your own opinion does not mean it is overrated. If anything, it means people like you UNDERrate it, relative to the mean.
It's a great game but not game of the decade imo. My game of the decade would be Skyrim because it really did open world like no other game for it's time and it just was overwhelming and exciting with things to do. TLOU was great but it was limited.by it's linear design and certain doors in the levels couldn't be opened which was irritating. It had great animations and gameplay though. I would also rank GTA V, the Witcher 3 and Mass Effect 2 ahead of it.
GTA V had a lot of doors that couldn't open too though. Have always hated that
BETHESDA bug fest - ewww. TLOU is quality from start to finish, gameplay, story, dialogue and a technical masterpiece.
when people say Linear is a bad thing I just laugh.
I didn’t mind it being linear I just thought the ending was cliche.
TLOU did linear gear game like no other game for it's time and it was just overwhelming. You elitist openworld game worshipper's make it sounds like that games which are not open world are inferior.
Morrowind is waaaaay better than Skyrim. I enjoyed it but it was just more Elder Scrolls with dragons .
These guys dont understand your opinion. Last of Us was the best game of the decade, technically it was without a doubt. But there were mo 2 games this decade that kept gamers on the edge of their seats for months, beyond excited to get home every single day and play due to their ground breaking freedom of gameplay, immersive worlds and overall entertainment value out of a $60 package. Those 2 games are Skyim and GTAV don't @ me on this the TRUE numbers speak for themselves (sales, player base, player retention) combining with the quality of incredible games.
Skyrim did nothing that Oblivion didn't already do, and Oblivion mostly did it better.
Your opinion doesn't matter. The masses agree it is the game of the decade.
The masses once thought the earth was flat.
You realize that the opinion of masses matter less than my opinion right?
“ Over 2,600 people participated in the survey, and the results are tabulated below.” pretty small survey group for it to be “The Masses”
The masses probably think fortnite or COD should are games of the decade
I disagree as well. I'd put God of War 2018 as gotd instead. A linear based cover shooter doesn't compare to many games this decade tbh. I'd put it in top 10 stories in games this decade though, sure.
It’s ok to be wrong, don’t worry too much about it.
It's also okay to be deluded. You'll be fine.
The honor is well earned. Such a powerhouse of a game - can't wait for TLOU2.
Long live first party exclusives
Long live playstation o7
Well deserved, to me The Last of Us is the GREATEST VIDEO GAME OF ALL TIME ON THE PLANET EARTH IN THE MILKY WAY GALAXY OF THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE......(echo) And it is NOT EVEN CLOSE. after is Sonic 2 and Metal Gear Solid.... Fight me.......
The way I see it - Joel and Ellie are sitting on a clifftop laughing and watching Kratos and Geralt fight for second place. Atreus is shooting arrows up at Ellie to no effect, and Ellie is replying "Give it a rest, kid."
“Give it a rest, boy”.
Ew. Makes sense for metacritic though.
So nothing in the top ten is worthy? Not a very argument mate.
I dunno I would have to think about it. There has been a bunch of games in the last 10 years lol. Witcher 3 and god of war would make my personal top 10 somewhere. Mass effect 2 is good but I don’t know about top 10. TLOU wouldn’t even make my top 30. Not trying to make an argument that’s just my personal tops. Which matters more to me than randoms or critics who can’t beat tutorials.
Well you're well catered for in this list as they're all there. I'm actually surprised it beat Zelda - I don't play Zelda games, but people lose their minds over it. TLOU was a new ip, did everything better than it's competition and was brutal and touching at the same time. It deserves to be there.
I picked those games from the list lol. I haven’t sat down and thought about my top 10 of the decade. I was just saying Witcher 3 and god of war are probably in there. Deserves to be on the metacritic list lol? Yeah probably. TLOU wouldn’t make my top 30 but it would beat Zelda for sure.
Sound like you hate TLOU with a passion. Don't even make your top 30 lol Even if you hate, you at least admit is good but not your type. But anyway, who are you trying to prove that you like/hate the game you or everyone on N4G?
Hate is a strong word. I just like many other games more. I named a few from the list. Who am I trying to prove that I hate/like TLOU? Nobody lol. I don’t really give a shit one way or the other. I just saw the article and responded. Then replied to you and Oldboy.
There are a few games that imo are deserving of this honor and TloU is definetely one of them.