Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us 2 is officially the winningest game in history as it bags 300 Game of the Year awards, beating The Witcher 3. The fan favorite video game on a post apocalyptic, “zombie”-infested world is now considered to be the overall GOTY awardee of 2020.
In an online tracker, TLOU2 is shown to possess 192 Media Outlet Awards and 108 Reader’s Choice Awards, totaling to the 300 — the most any game has ever hauled. The Witcher 3 had 280, with God of War behind at 260 GOTY wins collected.
For the year 2020, following close behind as runner-ups are Hades with 64 awards and Ghost of Tsushisma at 63. TLOU2 has also joined the ranks of Death Stranding, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and of course its own predecessor The Last of Us, which had also won Overall GOTY on the year they were released.
Adding to the hype brought by Naughty Dog, it has already been rumored that the first TLOU is set to be in development for the PS5 as a remake. This however, as noted, is just a rumor at this time. On the other hand, it is confirmed that the company is working on the online multiplayer for TLOUS2, more commonly known as “factions”. This doesn’t currently have a release date, but hopefully we hear more about it later this year.
There is also a HBO series in the works that will be a live adaptation of the game, with major star Pedro Pascal taking on the role of Joel, and Ellie being played by Game of Thrones Bella Ramsey. No firm release date has been given to the TV show, but seeing that it was announced last year we are likely looking at a 2022 rerelease.