The nominations for the 14th annual Game Developers Choice awards were just handed out, and you might recognize a few of the usual suspects.

The Last Of Us and Gone Home lead all titles with five nominations each; Grand Theft Auto V and Tearaway each received four nominations, and Bioshock Infinite and Tomb Raider got two apiece.

Naughty Dog's masterpiece was nominated for Best Technology, Best Narrative, Best Visual Art, Best Design, and overall Game of the Year. Coincidentally, in our GotY Awards , The Last Of Us won Best Graphics, Best Acting, Best Artistry/Art Direction, Best PS3 Game, Best New IP and yes, Game of the Year. For the record, GTAV took home Best Action/Adventure Game and Best Multiplayer Game, Bioshock Infinite won Best Writing/Story and Best Shooter, and Tearaway won Best Vita Game. Tomb Raider didn't win anything, unfortunately.

For this year's GDC Awards, the Game of the Year nominees also included Gone Home , Grand Theft Auto V , Super Mario 3D World and Tomb Raider . If you're wondering what won last year's GotY at the GDC Awards, it was the revered Journey . Check out the full list of nominations if you like.

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

Yeah it was definitely the ultimate visual powerhouse.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
6 years ago

Yay. Gone Home!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

what is gone home?

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
6 years ago

It's this incredible indie game for PC that has your character arriving home from a European tour to find the house deserted and you basically just go through it and find out where everyone is and what's happened while you've been away. It's not exciting in a typical sense but it's very, very compelling and surprising and the writing in the game absolutely top notch.

I wrote a thing about it at OSP a few months ago, if you want to look it up, but it's kinda spoilerific.

PC_Max
PC_Max
6 years ago

Not sure The Last of Us was the best visually although I am unclear as to the criteria judge it other than just an opinion based on other games I have played. So many art styles, etc. There were other games at par I think.

But being bias with the games listed, Last of Us I think is the dominant game. For experience overall… LoU DEFINITELY was that. It was an emotional ride and exhaustive. And the only REAL way to experience the game to get the FULL experience is to play it on Survivor. Now that was a ride to remember.

Keep playing!

Underdog15
Underdog15
6 years ago

I think with the title, "Best Visual Art", I'm just assuming it was the overall artistry in the scenery, character design, etc. Using all 4 seasons I think added quite a bit to it's diversity.

As for the title, I think I like the term "Best Visual Art" better than "Best Graphics". It seems more fitting now. Plus, I think it better reflects this site's justifications for the "Best Graphics" award it gave.

greg238
greg238
6 years ago

No surprise naughty dog masterpiece won goty congrats to dem