At the end of the year, polls and awards usually take place in droves. And that, of course, gives us an opportunity to check the highlights of the year and make a kind of retrospective.

In that case, I would like to draw your attention to the results of the traditional PlayStation Blog vote. The Best of the Year award on that Blog only includes games from Sony consoles and, therefore, serves as a beautiful thermometer… are we going to meet the winners?

Winners of the “Game of the Year” on PlayStation Blog

The Last of Us: Part II

According to details released on the official PlayStation brand blog, this year’s edition of the traditional “Game of the Year” received more than 2.5 million votes, breaking the record for the celebration.

These 2.5 million players chose their favorites in 17 different categories and elected The Last of Us: Part 2 as the best game of the year. Check below the list with all the winners (Platinum trophy) and the honorable mentions:

Best Story

  • Platinum: The Last of Us Part II
  • Gold: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Silver: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Bronze: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Best Use of DualSense

  • Platinum: Astro’s Playroom
  • Gold: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Silver: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Bronze: Demon’s Souls

Better Accessibility

  • Platinum: The Last of Us Part II
  • Gold: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Silver: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Bronze: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

Best Graphic Use

  • Platinum: The Last of Us Part II
  • Gold: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Silver: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Bronze: Demon’s Souls

Best Art Direction

  • Platinum: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Gold: The Last of Us Part II
  • Silver: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Bronze: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Best Soundtrack

  • Platinum: The Last of Us Part II
  • Gold: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Silver: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Bronze: Final Fantasy VII Remake

Best Sound Design

  • Platinum: The Last of Us Part II
  • Gold: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Silver: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Bronze: Demon’s Souls

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Platinum: Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Gold: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Silver: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Bronze: Ghost of Tsushima Legends

Best Sports Game

  • Platinum: Tony Hawk’s Pro-Skater 1 & 2
  • Gold: FIFA 21
  • Silver: NBA 2K21
  • Bronze: Dirt 5

Best New Character

  • Platinum: Miles Morales as Spider-Man (Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales)
  • Gold: Jin Sakai (Ghost of Tsushima)
  • Silver: Abby (The Last of Us Part II)
  • Bronze: Eivor (Assassin’s Creed Valhalla)

Best Independent Game

  • Platinum: Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
  • Gold: Bugsnax
  • Silver: Worms Rumble
  • Bronze: Skater XL

Moment of the Year

  • Platinum: The Last of Us Part II: Final Showdown
  • Gold: Ghost of Tsushima: title sequence on horseback
  • Silver: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: sequence on the bridge
  • Bronze: Astro’s Playroom: testing the tactile response and adaptive triggers for the first time

Best PS VR Experience

  • Platinum: Star Wars Squadrons
  • Gold: Marvel’s Iron Man VR
  • Silver: Dreams
  • Bronze: The Walking Dead: Saints and Sinners

PS4 Game of the Year

  • Platinum: The Last of Us Part II
  • Gold: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Silver: Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Bronze: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales

PS5 Game of the Year

  • Platinum: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Gold: Demon’s Souls
  • Silver: Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Bronze: Astro’s Playroom

Most Expected Game

  • Platinum: New God of War
  • Gold: Horizon Forbidden West
  • Silver: Resident Evil Village
  • Bronze: Final Fantasy XVI

Studio of the Year

  • Platinum: Naughty Dog
  • Gold: Insomniac Games
  • Silver: Sucker Punch
  • Bronze: Square Enix

As you can see, there was not much variety among the winners and The Last of Us: Part 2 was able to really captivate Sony’s console players. In this year of PS5 debut, we still had good news, but it is at the next awards that the new console will really show its power. To the next…

Greetings! I’m Yohan Bravo, I’m 29 years old and I’m a Ghostwriter by choice. I write about what I love: games, anime and a number of other things. Occasionally, I write about my daydreams and create lyrics of songs never sung.

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