The Last of Us Part II currently holds 261 “Game of the year” awards. It puts Naughty Dog’s hit ahead of such recognized titles like The Witcher 3, The Elder Scrolls V, and Red Dead Redemption 2.
261 GOTY awards were just enough to top The Witcher 3, the previous record holder. It makes The Last of Us Part II the most awarded video game ever, according to tracking site Game Awards.
Now the top 10 most awarded titles — from media outlets and readers combined — looks like this:
- The Last of Us Part II — 261
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — 260
- The Last of Us — 254
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim — 227
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild — 223
- God of War — 208
- Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End — 173
- Grand Theft Auto V — 160
- Red Dead Redemption 2 — 147
- Dragon Age: Inquisition — 134
The Last of Us Part II, released in June 2020, received wide critical acclaim. According to the Game Awards site, its closest competitor in the number of GOTY awards for the last year is Hades (53).
Besides The Last of Us Part II, three more Naughty Dog’s games received the most awards in the last 17 years: Uncharted 4 (in 2016), The Last of Us (2013), and Uncharted 2 (2009).