The PS4 exclusive was given 261 game of the year awards.
Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us Part 2 now has more game of the year awards than any other release ever.
That’s according to tracking site Game Awards, which reports that the post-apocalyptic title boasts a whopping 261 top nods from 2020. The Last of Us Part 2 came in ahead of Supergiant’s Hades – which claimed 53 game of the year awards – and fellow Sony title Ghost of Tsushima, which apparently received 49 awards. Other top charters included Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Cyberpunk 2077, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Doom Eternal.
That 261 figure puts Naughty Dog’s ahead of the previous record-holder, CD Projekt’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt from 2015. That title had 260 game of the year awards.
The Last of Us Part 2 launched for PlayStation 4 in June 2020 to critical acclaim. In our review, we described the title as “a generation-defining masterpiece,” a sentiment shared widely by the media.
More than 2,000 people and 14 studios worked on The Last of Us Part 2. Though the game is currently a PlayStation 4 exclusive, retail listings suggest that a PS5 version of Naughty Dog’s post-apocalyptic romp could be on the way.