It was a huge night for The Last of Us: Part II at The Game Awards, as the game scooped seven awards in total – including the most prestigious of all, Game of the Year. In an emotional speech, director Neil Druckmann thanked the family and friends of all Naughty Dog employees, who supported the team throughout the creation of the project.
In addition to the main award, the sequel also attracted accolades for the following:
- Best Game Direction
- Best Sound Design
- Best Performance (Laura Bailey as Abby)
- Best Narrative
- Best Action/Adventure Game
- Innovation in Accessibility
It was a big night for Sony, as Ghost of Tsushima also picked up a couple of awards, including Best Art Direction and the previously announced Player’s Choice, rounding out a grand total of nine awards for the publisher. Not a bad return at all!
Some of the other highlights included Best Community Game to Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, Best Sports/Racing Game to Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 & 2, Best Music to Final Fantasy VII Remake, while Elden Ring was deemed the Most Anticipated title.