It looks like that Naughty Dog’s latest release, The Last Of Us Part II, became the first game ever to receive 300 GOTY awards.
The Game Award for Game of the Year, commonly known as GOTY, is an award presented annually by The Game Awards to the game judged to be the best from that calendar year. The process begins with several dozen video game publications and websites, chosen by the Game Awards’ advisory committee, to act as the jury each year. The board collectively names six games as nominees for Game of the Year, with any game released from the prior awards’ cut off date to November of the current year eligible for nomination. After the nominees are released, the winner is selected by a combined vote consisting of 90% from the votes from juries and 10% by public voting.
According to an online tracker, Naughty Dog’s survival horror title almost won more awards than The Witcher 3 and God of War combined. In order for the reader to better understand that feat, Ghost of Tsushima achieved 63 awards while Hades did not manage to surpass 64. In addition, the game also won in every category that it was nominated during the Golden Joystick Awards, including “Best Audio”, “Best Story” and “Best Visuals”. Last but not least, The Last of Us Part II also became the fastest selling PlayStation exclusive ever, with over four million copies sold during its first sale.
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