The Last Of Us Part II Is The First Game To Reach 300 GOTY Awards

The Last of Us Part 2 has become the first game ever to receive 300 “game of the year awards”, according to an online tracker.

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The Sony exclusive survival horror previously bagged more awards than the likes of The Witcher 3 and God of War. Now, the game has managed to break new ground by being dubbed game of the year over 300 times. Runners up from 2020 include the Indie roguelike sensation Hades and Suckerpunch’s Ghost of Tsushima, which both achieved 64 and 63 votes, respectively. 

What Awards has The Last of Us Part II Won?

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Regardless of your opinion on The Last of Us, the game’s second outing has made video game history. Accompanying various game publication’s GOTY verdicts is an incredible amount of awards. The game managed to win every accolade it was nominated for during The Golden Joystick Awards, which includes “Best Audio”, “Best Storytelling”, and “Best Visual Design”. Naughty Dog’s award-winning drama also became the fastest-selling PlayStation exclusive ever, with over four million copies sold during its first weekend on sale.

Despite The Last of Us Part 2’s success, the game isn’t getting a fancy PS5 glow up. Instead, Naughty Dog is remastering the original game for Sony’s new hardware, which marks the second time the game has been remastered. While Part 2 is playable on the PlayStation 5 thanks to backwards compatibility, many fans are itching to see the game reach its full next-gen potential. We also recently learned that DLC was in the pipeline for Part 2. However, according to Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, Naughty Dog has shelved its plans

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Hopefully, Sony’s high achieving exclusive will eventually be joining its predecessor on PS5. Recent reports have suggested that Naughty Dog is working on a new Uncharted game, so it could be a while before we see Ellie’s journey continue. 

The Last of Us Part 2 is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 through backwards compatibility. You can also grab a copy via the GameByte Shop!


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