Game of the Year 2013 Part 3: GOTY Winner

NoobFeed announces its 2013 game of the year.

By Admin, Posted 31 Dec 2013

Last week the team here at NoobFeed  did some discussing, voting and made some tough decisions regarding our 2013 game of the year. After tallying up all the votes it came down to three games: BioShock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V and The Last of Us. We each had our own opinions regarding our own personal game of the year, and three of our editors came together to discuss the top contenders for this year's award.

Well, here it is folks. It seems we agree with the majority of our readers and Facebook and Google+ followers in saying The Last of Us is NoobFeed's 2013 game of the year!

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The Last of Us

It was a tough decision, but it came down to storyline, voice acting, art direction and the game's characters. All categories that The Last of Us won, or nearly won, in our special awards segment.

The Last of Us stood out because it brought us unique characters placed upon an entirely new backdrop. The Last of Us is a fresh new game that we can only hope does not become a washed up series, but will remain a much loved game with or without a sequel. Not only were PlayStation 3 fans introduced to Joel and Ellie in 2013, they were reminded what makes Naughty Dog such a great company.

With The Last of Us, Naughty Dog gave the industry another reason why video games are more than just games. From its early development The Last of Us had gorgeous concept art that matured into beautiful cinematics. From Ellie's scar to deserted buildings and weeded over environments, the details of the game's atmosphere went above and beyond other noteworthy games this year.

On top of the lush scenery, Joel and Ellie brought players along an emotional rollercoaster, making us feel as if we were a part of the story and knew the characters on a personal level . With a solid ending to boot, The Last of Us is a game deserving of awards beyond those given within the game industry.

Along with the artistic, story driven plot, The Last of Us offered fantastic gameplay with the single player mode and a multiplayer experience that continued to be updated throughout the year. Upgrading weapons and crafting shivs and 2x4s with protruding nails made taking down the infected that more entertaining than other apocalyptic themed games we've seen in the past. 

For now it seems The Last of Us has a future. A few months back Naughty Dog announced the upcoming single player DLC titled Left Behind and it's set to release in early 2014. Therefore, if you haven't played The Last of Us, please do. You don't want to miss out on it or its further installments. If you disagree with our game of the year we want to hear why. Feel free to comment below and let us know what game was more deserving than The Last of Us.

Check out the links below for the complete list of our favorite games of the year, and here's to another great year of gaming in 2014!

Game of the Year 2013 Part 1: Genre Awards
Game of the Year 2013 Part 2: Special Awards

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  • Well deserved. Likable story, mind blowing atmosphere, good gameplay, and two great characters. The Last of Us wins in every department.
    Posted Jan 01, 2014
  • Agree about The Last of Us, but I can’t accept that Remember Me didn’t win in any category.
    Posted Jan 01, 2014
  • @Nilin Haven't played Remember Me, I heard it was a bit disappointing though.

    I knew TLOU would be my GOTY the second I finished it :o)
    Posted Jan 02, 2014
  • @XboxBetty I know you fixed the votes. BioShock: Infinite should've won, best game of this generation.
    Posted Jan 02, 2014
  • avatar RON
    @XboxBetty What bothers me about The Last of Us is that it came only on PS3. Whereas Bioshock Infinite and GTAV came on every other platforms. There’s no doubt about its popularity with so many votes went on its favor. But look at it this way - either you are a PS3 owner to play it, or buy one if you want to.
    Posted Jan 02, 2014
  • @XboxBetty I loved it. So I'm not sure why it was disappointing.
    Posted Jan 11, 2014

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General Information

Platform(s): PS3
Publisher(s): SCEA
Developer(s): Naughty Dog
Genres: Action, Adventure
Themes: Survival Horror, Post-Apocalyptic
Release Date: 2013-06-14

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