Naughty Dog's The Last of Us Is the Most Awarded Game in Recorded History by Critics

By Giuseppe Nelva

January 24, 2014

According to the rankings held by the dedicated blog Gotypicks, The Last of Us has finally overtaken The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim as the game that received the most Game of the Year awards from critics in recorded history, as discovered by NeoGaf user Canis lupus.

The Last of Us – 231
The Critics’ Picks – 181
The Readers’ Picks – 50

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 226
The Critics’ Picks – 163
The Readers’ Picks – 63

While The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim still holds the leadership for readers’ picks awards, The Last of Us now holds both leading positions for overall awards and Game of the Year awards from critics.

Gotypicks started tracking Game of the Year and readers’ picks awards from basically every publication that assigns them a decade ago. Considering that before that date there weren’t nearly as many video game websites as there are now, it’s very safe to assume that no other game ever managed to gather as many top honors.

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If you’re curious about which awards are eligible for the count on Gotypicks, you can check out their rules page.

Our congratulations go to Naughty Dog for a well deserved achievement.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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