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The Lazygamer Awards 2014 – Best PS4 game

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Best PS4 game

There once was a time when choosing a console meant choosing an entire set of games. Mario or Sonic? Such tough decisions. Now, most games come to most platforms, so it’s the exclusives that set them apart. This year’s PS4 exclusive will make your eyeballs water with glory.

And the winner is… The Last of Us: Remastered!

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The best game on PS3 last year was remastered exquisitely. See the difference between frame rates and finally end the 30 vs 60 debate for yourself. But more than that, the story held up as the game was shifted from one generation to another, with improved graphics and all the DLC included in one shiny, fantastic package. There is a reason The Last of Us won so many awards – it tells a compelling story with believable characters and incredible visuals. If you missed this on PS3, don’t make that same mistake on the new console.

Honourable mentions:

Infamous: Second Son, Little Big Planet 3

Last Updated: December 19, 2014

114 Comments

  1. Admiral Chief on leave

    December 19, 2014 at 08:34

    Remastered game being best game? Interesting. I’d get a fawr just for this game

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    • oVg elfroot slayer

      December 19, 2014 at 09:29

      Its remastered, not ported like Black Flag. GTAV is a re-issue.
      When you consider the production costs of making it 60fps the game should have been full retail. But for R600 with DLC included you cant go wrong.

      NOW BRING UNCHARTED TRILOGY REMASTERED TO THE PS4 and I will be a happy convert. Remember, 50% of the people on PS NETWORK never owned a PS3.

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  2. Captain JJ the engaged

    December 19, 2014 at 08:34

    A remastered game…eish

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  3. The D

    December 19, 2014 at 08:34

    I voted for Infamous: Second Son. I WUZ RUBBED!

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 08:36

      Would have gotten my vote as well.

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    • ReaperOfSquirrels

      December 19, 2014 at 08:37

      Probably Geoff’s fault

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      • Hammersteyn

        December 19, 2014 at 08:37

        lol

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      December 19, 2014 at 08:53

      Rubbed the wrong way again huh?

      Reply

      • ToshZA

        December 19, 2014 at 08:55

        He probably does the rubbing. Undercover.

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        • Captain JJ the engaged

          December 19, 2014 at 08:56

          The Dark Knight Rubs

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          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            December 19, 2014 at 09:00

            yoh. Dat imagery… I need brain bleach 0_o

        • HvR

          December 19, 2014 at 08:57

          Brenda sitting in tree R-U-B-B-I-N-G

          Reply

          • ToshZA

            December 19, 2014 at 08:58

            LOL

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            December 19, 2014 at 09:01

            Hahahahaha… wait…. EW!!!

      • ReaperOfSquirrels

        December 19, 2014 at 08:56

        Probably Geoff’s fault too

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 08:57

      I don’t know about you but the cover for Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana at the end of the game was a sweet cherry on top. Was he same at the end of Twisted Metal Black when they played Paint It Black

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      • Captain JJ the engaged

        December 19, 2014 at 08:57

        O_O
        Now I have to play it.

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        • Hammersteyn

          December 19, 2014 at 09:00

          Both?

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          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 19, 2014 at 09:01

            The one with Heart Shaped Box, or is it In Utero? Cover in it. ๐Ÿ™‚

          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 09:03

            XD

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 19, 2014 at 09:24

            The game has a sick soundtrack. Very grunge with a cool positive vibe partly thanks to Troy Baker.

            Just realized that 3 of my PS4 games have him as the main actor lol

    • oVg elfroot slayer

      December 19, 2014 at 09:03

      I will never trade Second Son in, those particle effects still blow my mind.
      http://cdn.makeagif.com/media/6-02-2014/O41D0E.gif

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      • Hammersteyn

        December 19, 2014 at 09:05

        The only way I can really afford next gen is by trading games in. Either that or I need to get on the wagon. I did finish it twice though.

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        • oVg elfroot slayer

          December 19, 2014 at 09:10

          My library for the PS4 only consist of 4 games after a year. As a game Connoisseur I am very fussy. I did trade 6 other games in. Watchdogs included.

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          • Admiral Chief on leave

            December 19, 2014 at 09:18

            LOOOOOL 4 games hahahahaha NEXT GEN

          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 19, 2014 at 09:19

            Yip, and probably only 3 games next year. I play these things over and over. As an oldschool gamer my gaming habits formed around speed runs.

          • Admiral Chief on leave

            December 19, 2014 at 09:20

            At least you can forage the elfroot

    • Francois Knoetze

      December 19, 2014 at 16:06

      that game would also be on my list. Loved it as a ps4 game.Plus I clocked the Last Of Us on my PS3 so many times there was no need to revisit the game again.

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  4. Pieter Kruger

    December 19, 2014 at 08:36

    A remaster??? NO! Second Son then surely?

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 08:38

      No, Driveclub

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      • Captain JJ the engaged

        December 19, 2014 at 08:40

        *DriveIndividual

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      • Ir0nseraph

        December 19, 2014 at 08:43

        Driveclub can only qualify next year once the game is completed.

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        • Hammersteyn

          December 19, 2014 at 08:48

          It’s crazy I know. People played full prince to test the Beta

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          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 19, 2014 at 08:50

            You just went full prince. Never go full prince ;P

          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 08:52

            doh! lol

  5. CommandChief

    December 19, 2014 at 08:41

    Well this just shows the current state of PS4 exclusives, if the ‘best’ exclusives you can get for current gen on a PS4, is the best exclusives you played, last gen

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    • Captain JJ the engaged

      December 19, 2014 at 08:45

      Innovation is dead

      Reply

    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 08:45

      Yes I agree, selling my PS4 today. What was I thinking. Will buy a XBOX and play Halo 1 through 4

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      • Captain JJ the engaged

        December 19, 2014 at 08:46

        LOL

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      • CommandChief

        December 19, 2014 at 08:52

        Yea, sigh, true though, this “remaster trend” we are going through is utterly annoying, personally I think they should be in a category on its own, like they did with the VGA’s (I think it was the VGA’s)

        on the plus side, we are getting epic gems like Grim Fandango and Day of the Tenticle, which is EPIC!! (and I am waiting for a Soul Reaver Reboot or Remaster) but games need to be a certain “age” before it can be “remastered”, in my opinion.
        (apologies on my original post that made it seem i was attacking PS4 specifically, I reread my comment and fresh-faced myself for myself at myself….

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        • CommandChief

          December 19, 2014 at 08:54

          (shakes fist at ignorant use characters on HTML)
          screw this, I’m getting coffee and ignoring the interwebs for today, stupid friday

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          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 08:55

            Bwahaha!

        • Hammersteyn

          December 19, 2014 at 08:55

          LOL Soul Reaver would be awesome! I actually want to play Halo never having played it before so I’m getting a X1 in the future.

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  6. Hammersteyn

    December 19, 2014 at 08:42

    If I had to pick a game to be remastered it would be The Last of Us. Heck if anyone bought a PS4 i would have them buy this first.

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  7. HvR

    December 19, 2014 at 08:43

    Last of Us so nice it gota win twice.

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  8. Spy Master Tokashi

    December 19, 2014 at 08:45

    How can a remastered game get best game awards? Eish, it does not compute …error error … pfrtefe efs fg POOF ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  9. Mandom (Umar)

    December 19, 2014 at 08:48

    Natural Doctrine

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  10. Reid

    December 19, 2014 at 08:48

    I want to get a PS4 this month so I’ll get this game as well, but how is a remaster the best PS4 game. Maybe the best remaster, but The Last of Us already won a lot of best of PS3 awards.

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 08:51

      It’s just that good? I think it’s eligible because most people that didn’t own a PS3 now get to play it for the first time. If a game that released on the PS4 was remastered for the PS4 won the award I wouldn’t agree at all.

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      • Reid

        December 19, 2014 at 08:53

        I still need to play it and now it’s at the top of my PS4 list. Not that there are a lot on that list yet.

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      • Ir0nseraph

        December 19, 2014 at 08:53

        I skipped two of the best games when they first released , so my first go at The last of remastered was brilliant and GTA is about to get started.
        So from my point of view The Last of Us was the best game I played this year.

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        • Hammersteyn

          December 19, 2014 at 08:58

          My point exactly. Suck for me though. I gave to buy GTA a second time to play with you guys.

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          • Ir0nseraph

            December 19, 2014 at 09:02

            Xmas is almost here , if you were a good boy Santa might help you out ๐Ÿ˜‰

  11. Spy Master Tokashi

    December 19, 2014 at 08:50

    To think about it … Looking at all the awards given to games. Looking at those games and even their runners up or even the games that people mention that “should” get the awards.

    The year 2014 was not a great year for gaming. It is actually a very poor year…that fact that Indie games gave us more than any AAA game released this year … Dragon Age Inquisition was pretty much for me the best … in my personal opinion ๐Ÿ˜‰

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      December 19, 2014 at 08:52

      2014 has been a terrible year for games yeah. In fact it’s probably the worst I’ve experienced in a long time. I bought 1 AAA title this year. 1. The rest just didn’t interest me enough to warrant a purchase.

      The only other AAA title I am considering strongly is DA: Inquisition.

      This year has been bad in general

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      • Spy Master Tokashi

        December 19, 2014 at 08:58

        I only bought two. Shadow of Mordor and DA: I. It is also a good thing because my “gaming budget” is pretty big for 2015 from saving so much in 2014 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          December 19, 2014 at 08:59

          hehe nice

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      • Hammersteyn

        December 19, 2014 at 08:59

        Too many patches, too many disappointments, too many delays

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        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          December 19, 2014 at 09:00

          I don’t mind delays. Delays don’t make it bad. The patches and hype train over-reaction the publishers push… Now that hurts me and man did they overdo all of that this year.

          Also half finished products for the loss

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          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 09:00

            Yeah but if it weren’t for those delays 2014 might have been a lot better.

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            December 19, 2014 at 09:01

            Doubtful because if they weren’t delayed they would have been shoddy releases and just made us sad again ๐Ÿ™

          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 09:02

            lol this is true. They need to keep to a schedule dammit

          • Raptor Rants A Lot

            December 19, 2014 at 09:12

            This is just the problem. Schedules are too strict. I believe games should work as follows:

            1) Dev/Publisher announces game they are already working on. They can do this roughly a year before their internal “rough date of release”. (This thing of announcing a game before work has even begun must stop)
            2) They work on it and release semi regular updates every 2 or 3 months on progress. Still no date.
            3) The game goes “Semi-Gold”. Perhaps they can call it Silver. This is when the Devs and publishers planned on releasing internally. But the game mustn’t yet be put to Disc like it normally would at this point. Instead They must now set a public release date. This date must be calculated as follows: The date it would have been released had it been “true” gold status+ 2 or 3 months.

            This “Silver” period is then the final polish period. All the game breaking bugs and patches they KNEW about that they planned on releasing post launch (The dreaded day 1 patch) then gets worked in to the code (Hence the extra 2 months or so).

            Once the day 1 patch is worked in it goes officially Gold and starts being cut do disc and shipped to suppliers.

          • HvR

            December 19, 2014 at 09:02

            Do think so, if it wasn’t for those delays we would have twice the number of Beta release, 40GB day one patches .

        • Quo Vadis?

          December 19, 2014 at 10:36

          *ahem* Evil Within comes to mind

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  12. Raptor Rants A Lot

    December 19, 2014 at 08:50

    *puts hand up*

    I don’t believe Remastered games should have a shot at game of the year. But that’s just my personal opinion.

    That being said, I also kind of have to agree as it’s the only game that didn’t have massive day 1 issues or insane, game breaking glitches. Most of the release titles of the PS4 were either shoddy on release or fell far too short. So for a remastered game to be considered better than any of those… Yeah, well done devs on a crappy year of shoddy releases

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    • Captain JJ the engaged

      December 19, 2014 at 08:50

      Agreed

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    • Tarisma

      December 19, 2014 at 09:13

      Agree

      Reply

    • CAE9872

      December 19, 2014 at 11:04

      I 100% agree – make-up an award if you must (although that is sad all of its own). But to give it GOTY – no!

      Reply

  13. Reid

    December 19, 2014 at 08:51

    I bought The Last of Us earlier this year, but sent it to the wrong address. Instead of going to my place in Durban it went to my parents place in PE. At least my sister enjoyed it. Now I need to get The Remaster and double check the delivery address.

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    • geelslang

      December 19, 2014 at 10:34

      Did you buy it using your moms account and credit card?

      Reply

      • Reid

        December 19, 2014 at 14:40

        No mine, but the site had both my old and new addresses listed. I bought in haste.

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  14. ToshZA

    December 19, 2014 at 08:51

    So the best PS4 game is a remaster of the best PS3 game ever made. But Xbone has a unique IP as their best?

    Yeah, Xbone for me thanks

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 08:51

      Have you played TLOU yet?

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      • ToshZA

        December 19, 2014 at 08:52

        Yeah, but my point is that I can spend R3k for a PS3, and R400 for the game, instead of R6k for a PS4 and R800 for the same damn game.

        Why is THIS the best PS4 game of the year? Seriously?

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        • Hammersteyn

          December 19, 2014 at 08:59

          Like I said below. It really is that good. But it must have been a close race with Infamous which was also fantastic

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          • ToshZA

            December 19, 2014 at 09:01

            But here’s the thing: a remaster is just the same game with a new coat of paint. It isn’t essentially a PS4 exclusive – which is what was supposed to be the requirements for the platform winners. This isn’t exclusive, this is a remaster. It’s a cashing in of the best PS3 game ever made.

            I’m not doubting it’s amazing. I’m questioning why it wins game of the year on PS4, as a PS3 game with a new coat of paint?

          • Dutch Matrix

            December 19, 2014 at 09:03

            The problem I have is that it is not a new game. Handing it game of the year is akin to me handing Mass Effect 2 game of the year on PC because I now have a better graphics card this year than last year and I found Mass Effect 2 restocked at my local CNA.

          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 09:06

            True, but it is new if you didn’t own a PS3. So there’s a bit of a grey area

          • Dutch Matrix

            December 19, 2014 at 09:09

            Nah man. That argument states I can vote for Commando to be movie of the year because I got it on Blu-Ray today.

          • Ir0nseraph

            December 19, 2014 at 09:10

            Look at the aussies , last year when GTA V was released it was sold everywhere , now it is remastered and banned in some stores , they must think it;s a new game.

          • Hammersteyn

            December 19, 2014 at 09:17

            lol I would vote for that movie. It’s better than most action movies in the last decade

  15. Dutch Matrix

    December 19, 2014 at 08:52

    Ugh no! Come on! Remastered game as game of the year? Next year, let’s make it games released on PS4 only? This games industry is Bullshit!

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  16. oVg elfroot slayer

    December 19, 2014 at 08:59

    FANTASTIC ๐Ÿ™‚ After 30 years of gaming no other game will come close for a very very long time.
    Not even Hollywood stimulates my imagination anymore.

    https://33.media.tumblr.com/efd391e7d44aa5c730c0707f2f974852/tumblr_moti26LbXg1r2k080o1_500.gif

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 09:01

      I couldn’t put the game down. I have come so close to buying it on the PS4 I’ve developed problems

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    • Captain JJ the engaged

      December 19, 2014 at 09:02

      Maybe I’ll get this for my PS3. It’s only fair that I actually use the console for gaming at least once a year. ;P

      Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        December 19, 2014 at 09:06

        lol

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      • oVg elfroot slayer

        December 19, 2014 at 09:07

        The comparison between the remastered version and the original is massive. I dont think you will enjoy the PS3 version after being used to crisp clear HD on your PC.

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        • Captain JJ the engaged

          December 19, 2014 at 09:08

          Ag, graphics don’t bother me much to be honest. A good story goes a long way for me. – Reason why I didn’t enjoy Shadow of Mordor much.

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          • oVg elfroot slayer

            December 19, 2014 at 09:14

            good point. The Last of Us has the best Mo Cap and voice acting ever. Also, the facial animations are not the actors but tweaked by the character animators to enhance the scene even further. That is not normally done.

          • Captain JJ the engaged

            December 19, 2014 at 09:16

            I’ve been meaning to get it for a while now actually, but for around that price I usually end up buying three or four games for pc instead. It’s my weakness.

      • Quo Vadis?

        December 19, 2014 at 10:35

        you’re getting married, bro, no time for games anymore ;P

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    • Mandom (Umar)

      December 19, 2014 at 09:03

      Besides the amazing gameplay and graphics…the story, man…The story and the emotion

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      • oVg elfroot slayer

        December 19, 2014 at 09:05

        Will Smith’s I am legend GOT OWNED.
        The Road was the closest movie to compete with this 22hour experience.

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        • Captain JJ the engaged

          December 19, 2014 at 09:09

          I am legend the movie is but a shadow of what the book was.

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          • Quo Vadis?

            December 19, 2014 at 10:34

            I agree. Will Smith massacred a great story with such a sh!tty movie. After I saw it, I wept, it was that bad. And quickly reread the novel ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. SmurFyZA

    December 19, 2014 at 08:59

    It’s got to be that good if a Remastered version wins. What about Tomb Raider?

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    • Hammersteyn

      December 19, 2014 at 09:00

      Not exclusive to PS4

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      • SmurFyZA

        December 19, 2014 at 09:04

        Ahh – My bad

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        • Hammersteyn

          December 19, 2014 at 09:07

          ๐Ÿ˜€

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  18. Rock789

    December 19, 2014 at 09:21

    oVg will be pleased. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Seriously though, really good choice. It’s an amazing game – don’t get why there are some haters on it out there… But it’s seriously good and worth a playthrough for all who own a PS4. Amazing game!

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    • CAE9872

      December 19, 2014 at 11:06

      I believe it is a great game, but it is sad that a remastered version of a excellent game wins PS4 game of the year. I think that is where there is disappointment generally.

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  19. Ryanza

    December 19, 2014 at 09:23

    best xbox one game on 11 comments lol. That says a lot.
    Best PS4 game close to 90 comments so far.
    Sounds about right. The Last of US = fuck Xbox One.

    Next year PS4 is going to have lots of games fighting for game of the year. But this year Game of The Year, goes to Wii U with Bayonetta 2. But Lazygamer is going to pick shit like Dragon Age, the safe choose. Like EA deserves Game of The Year, fuck that.

    Don’t Support DRM. Dragon Age with it’s DRM shit and DRM on top of the DRM. Fuck That. The Witcher 3 is coming.

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    • Raptor Rants A Lot

      December 19, 2014 at 09:28

      Ryanza for No DRM President!

      Reply

      • Ryanza

        December 19, 2014 at 09:50

        Viva, No DRM. Viva!!!

        South African spy satellite launched last night. No more making fun of Zuma and ANC, cause will know.

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        • Ir0nseraph

          December 19, 2014 at 09:54

          Dammit I knew I shouldn’t have cancelled my order for my Tin foil hat.

          Reply

        • Raptor Rants A Lot

          December 19, 2014 at 10:01

          They already know. They can’t be so stupid as to not know they are a laughing stock

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          • Admiral Chief on leave

            December 19, 2014 at 10:02

            OR CAN THEY?

    • LazyMaster

      December 19, 2014 at 10:03

      Because people tend to bitch more than compliment.
      “controversy” tends to get more attention.

      “The Last of US = fuck Xbox One.”

      Ye, the only way for Sony to beat MS is to use the same games they had last year.

      Also, good job for judging a Game by its Publisher, DA:I deserves GotY.

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      • Ryanza

        December 19, 2014 at 12:35

        Xbox One = fuck Xbox One.

        and yes Dragon Age doesn’t deserve GOTY.

        And no1 is commenting in the Xbox One game award article because fuck Xbox One.

        Sony took a brilliant game and made it even better. Enjoy the 60fps beauty called The Last of US.

        Oh fuck it. One more time. Fuck Xbox One.

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  20. oVg elfroot slayer

    December 19, 2014 at 09:36

  21. Quo Vadis?

    December 19, 2014 at 10:20

    I JUST bought TLOU. For PS3. Cause I jumped ship last night ๐Ÿ˜€

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  22. geelslang

    December 19, 2014 at 10:25

    Lame, a remaster. Thats weak stuff.

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  23. boondocksaint87

    December 19, 2014 at 12:04

    I’m happy with this award. Only haters, are probably the ones who have not played it. Infamous was not as good, in any way. I will always take GTA as the winner though ๐Ÿ™‚

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