The Last of Us: Part II Has Now Won More Game of the Year Awards than Any Other Game in History

A new record has been broken by developer Naughty Dog’s latest game The Last of Us: Part II as it has now won more Game of the Year awards than any other game in history.

According to the latest updated numbers on, The Last of Us: Part II has now won 261 Game of the Year Awards worldwide with 169 of those being from media outlets and the other 92 awards being reader’s choice player voted awards.

2015’s The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was the game that had previously held the most Game of the Year awards with 260. While The Last of Us: Part II is only one ahead of it now, many more awards will still be handed out from January-April so the total number will continue to increase. The original The Last of Us released in 2013 and won 254 Game of the Year awards which means that The Last of Us franchise has now won over 500 Game of the Year awards making it the most awarded franchise of all-time as well.

The Last of Us: Part II certainly was talked about a lot in 2020 but going by the numbers it seems that both media and fans felt like it was the best game of the year. Below you can see the number of awards that the top games from 2020 won to-date as well as the top ten most awarded games of all-time.

2020 Most Awarded Games:

The Last of Us Part II – 261

  • Media Outlets: 169 | Readers’ Choice: 92

Hades – 53

  • Media Outlets: 50 | Readers’ Choice: 3

Ghost of Tsushima – 49

  • Media Outlets: 38 | Readers’ Choice: 11

Animal Crossing: New Horizons – 25

  • Media Outlets: 24 | Readers’ Choice: 1

Cyberpunk 2077 – 23

  • Media Outlets: 10 | Readers’ Choice: 13

Final Fantasy VII Remake – 20

  • Media Outlets: 19 | Readers’ Choice: 1

Top 10 Games by Number of Game of the Year Awards Received:

  1. The Last of Us: Part II – 261 (169 Media, 92 Reader’s Choice)
  2. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 260 (172 Media, 88 Reader’s Choice)
  3. The Last of Us – 254 (196 Media, 58 Reader’s Choice)
  4. The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – 227 (163 Media, 64 Reader’s Choice)
  5. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 223 (168 Media, 55 Reader’s Choice)
  6. God of War 2018 – 208 (133 Media, 75 Reader’s Choice)
  7. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 173 (94 Media, 79 Reader’s Choice)
  8. Grand Theft Auto V – 160 (107 Media, 53 Reader’s Choice)
  9. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 147 (107 Media, 40 Reader’s Choice)
  10. Dragon Age: Inquisition – 134 (101 Media, 33 Reader’s Choice)
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