The Last of Us Is Kotaku's 2013 Game of the Year

We have a winner, as voted on by Kotaku’s staff: The Last of Us — Kotaku’s Game of the Year.

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Our Review.

The game’s GOTY argument by our own Kirk Hamilton.

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Vote tally below. Reader’s choice to follow later today.

Top GIF inspired by NeoGAF, made by Naughty Dog, modified by Luke Plunkett. It’s a meme.

Editor-in-Chief. Playing: AC Odyssey (need to get back to Ashen, Spider-Man, RDR2, Iconoclasts, Arkham Origins, Sushi Striker, Samus Returns, and Ghost Recon Breakpoint)

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Kotaku Vote Tally

Based on ranked votes from all Kotaku staffers and frequent contributors. Each voter picked three games. Their top pick got four points, their second got two and their third got one. The winning game, The Last of Us, got four first place votes, more than any other game.

1) The Last of Us - 22
2) Grand Theft Auto V - 19
3) Assassin's Creed IV - 13
4) Gone Home - 11
5) Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons - 9
6) BioShock Infinite - 8
6) Ni No Kuni - 8
7) Fire Emblem: Awakening - 5
7) Papers, Please - 5
8) Animal Crossing: New Leaf - 4
8) Injustice: Gods Among Us - 4
8) Kentucky Route Zero - 4
8) The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds - 4
9) Saints Row IV - 3
9) The Stanley Parable - 3
10) Pikmin 3 - 2
11) Pokémon X & Y - 1
11) Tomb Raider - 1