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Players’ Choice: The Last of Us Part II voted June’s best new game

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Players’ Choice: The Last of Us Part II voted June’s best new game

Naughty Dog's long-awaited follow-up took home the vast majority of reader votes to win June's Players' Choice title

Congratulations, Naughty Dog! In a decisive victory, The Last of Us Part II was voted June’s best new game by PlayStation.Blog readers. Ellie’s journey struck a chord with players, resulting in critical acclaim, praise for its exhaustive list of accessibility options — and lots of incredible Photo Mode shots.

What are your predictions for July’s Players’ Choice winner?


Hello! It’s the beginning of July, which means it’s time to look back at the best games of June.

Polls will open as you’re reading this, and we’ll keep them up until Sunday night. Next week, we’ll tally the votes and reveal the winner as an update to this post.

So get in there, help decide the best new game of June 2020, and let us know how you voted in the comments. See you next week!


How does it work? At the end of every month, PlayStation.Blog will open a poll where you can vote for the best new game released that month. Soon thereafter, we’ll close the polls, tally your votes, and announce the winner at PlayStation.Blog. PlayStation Store will also showcase some top Players’ Choice winners throughout the year.

What is the voting criteria? That’s up to you! If you were only able to recommend one new release to a friend that month, which would it be? In keeping with our long tradition in the Game of the Year Awards, remastered or re-released games won’t qualify. Ambitious, larger-scale rebuilds and remakes like Shadow of the Colossus and Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy will.

How are nominees decided? The PlayStation.Blog and PlayStation Store editorial teams will gather a list of that month’s most noteworthy releases and use it to seed the poll. Write-in votes will be accepted.


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  • This poll is a joke.

    • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated

      The besssssst :D

    • I agree. Hopefully we start getting GAMES on autumn, because last year has been very poor. I haven’t bought a single game in a year.

      However autumn looks promising.

    • It is a little predictable.

      4 millons sales of 1 title, wonder who is gonna win?

  • lets gooo TLOU2

  • TLOU part 2 of course :D

  • Yo, Imagine voting for anything other than spongebob battle for bikini bottom

  • Didn’t Golf With Your Friends come out in May?

  • We’d rather see a proper Drop post with separate table for EU and US along with some covers.
    And discounts present for games on legacy PlayStation platforms.
    And some blog/comment upgrades like the possibility to edit our comments for a moment after adding it or liking comments.

  • Last of us part 2 is a great game, remastered was great but I just love part 2 and I still need to complete it, I can’t wait for CYBERPUNK 2077, MARK MY WORDS, game of the year of will be, thank God a game is out that is built for adults

  • Plus I hate the look of the ps5 it just looks cheap and like a router and I wish they come out with different models and then I will buy it, I will buy the ps5 in 2022, I love my ps4 sooo much, the games look great, love the ray tracing, ps5 will rock n keep taking over the world again and again, PlayStation for life

    • I think you need to get over the look of the PS5. Because after all it’s about the game’s and the user interface not the box under your TV. Just hide it behind your TV or under your entertainment center. Just make sure it has plenty of air flow to stay cool and your going to be just fine.

    • I hate the look too.. those edges will make dusting the thing a nightmare and i wish they at least gave us a black option too..i hate white electronics way to much.. but if the rumors are true and the thing costs 600 i wont buy it anyways thats way too much..no interest in the digital only version too

  • We all know this is TLOU 2 by default.

    • Should be..best game so far this whole year..maybe except ff7r for some ppl, but since thats only a fraction of a game and them changing up the original story too much for my taste i cant count that…

    • Wasn’t my vote.

  • Seriously? I really started losing faith in you just before next generation arrives. This is a joke, isn’t it? Once again, you release your exclusive AAA title in a month when no other AAA title will launch, you put some indie and other small titles in the poll list, put on the highlighted image games with low, bad reviews next to TLOU II, so you can obviously say again that your game was again the best. This is nonsense. There is no challenge, there is nothing valuable here if AAA titles are not devided from non-AAA-titles. This is really unfair towads players, but mostly towards developers of smaller titles. Why? Why do you need misleading people so much?

    • Well launching a AAA title when no other AAA titles are launching is a huge + for the company because people will play the game as there’s no other new big games to play that month it’s not unfair towards players either because they choose what to play it isn’t forced on them

    • Sony constantly give themselves awards. It’s not a new thing.

      They also announce weird sales milestones that make no sense to market conditions or to positions of games in charts.

    • @Anonymoose457 I’m complaining about this poll, not about TLOU II release timing.

    • You are just a Pathetic TLoU2 Hater, get a life.

    • Preface this by saying I’m not even a huge TLOU fan. It was originally scheduled for February and they delayed it, first of all. And February had a bunch of underwhelming releases also.

      Besides that…what is Sony supposed to do? They release 2-4 AAA type games a year probably (Just guessing but I’m sure fairly accurate). Some are going to be released next to other great games. Some are going to be released next to **** games. Is it their fault no one wanted to release a AAA game this month? And they’re also releasing one next month in Ghosts of Tsushima. How dare they!

      This poll is not claiming TLOU2 is the best. The units sold and reviews and players reaction have determined it was the best game in June. Just what it is.

      Just saying relax. I voted Desperados 3 also :)

    • @visaligp you actually did complain
      About the release timing a little bit. “ Once again, you release your exclusive AAA title in a month when no other AAA title will launch”

    • Cool your jets. It’s a poll. Vote for what you think is best. It will be okay.

    • @Class_Viceroy Nope. Please, read the full comment, not just a half sentence. It is tied to something else.

      @Nakano_Yume No, I don’t hate TLOU II, I have no problem with the game itself. I have never said it is a bad game. If someone write something to improve Sony, or trying to make them stop and avoid bad marketing decisions, why should others judge him and mark as hater immediately? :( I still like PlayStation, but don’t want to lose my faith because of small-minded tricks.

      There was a good comment here before, but I think it has been deleted. My problem is that Sony has started creating its own easy awards just to compliment themselves, and this Sony is not the one I loved for years. :/

    • Your complaint should be towards CD project red who have yet again delayed their AAA game. Sony releases AAA games when ready nothing more nothing less!

    • So you say the TLoU2 was the best game of last month?

    • Does it matter if its an Indie game or AAA-title? A good game is a good game..

    • Seriously? Desperados 3 has pretty good ratings in the 85-90’s.. dont know what your problem is..also its the best game so far this whole year…

    • How can you care so much about a poll?

  • Spongebob it is!

  • every last one of them

  • The Last of Us 2 was the best for me, with Ys: Memories of Celceta as my 2nd choice

  • LOUP 2 was the best in list no questions asked

  • TLOU part 2!!!!!

  • For me, The Last of Us Part ll by far.

    I have never been so moved in a game, can’t wait for my 2nd play through.

  • good game

  • The Last of Us II is not a simple game, is a experience of life, is a study of human’s behaviors in total time.

    Congrats to PlayStation for this epic adventure and thanks for a new play parameter.

    • Thanks for taking the time out of your busy day at the Naughty Dog reputation management office to post this comment.

    • sn0man thanks for taking the time out of your busy day at the horrible human being office to leave your comment.

  • The Last Of Us Part II 😁

  • Stupid question – how do you vote? I see “vote now” header. And info that poll will be open as I read this (I read it at the morning)… so am I blind and missing the poll or the link?

  • Easy choice TLOU2 is the best game so far this whole year..looking forward to Ghost of Tsushima and Cyberpunk 2077 to top it..also still waiting for you to reveal date and price of the ps5 hopefully those 599 Euro rumors arent true..i certainly wont pay that much for the console alone 500is my maximum since you also have to buy a second ds controller and games and i cant poop out money in a year like this were millions lost their jobs..

  • Funny how golf with your friends is below last of us part 2, *wink* joking aside can’t wait for Ghost of Tsushima, bit skeptical to cyberpunk though due to the never ending delays.

  • the last of us 2 was not that great but nothing else caught my attention so last of us 2

  • I’m going to pick up Desperados when there’s a price drop as it’s made by Mimimi who created the excellent Shadow Tactics and is apparently very similar in playstyle. I wish there were more (isometric) Stealth titles available on consoles.

  • I’m all in with the last of us part ll

  • Little Town Hero, Blaster Master Zero 1 and 2, Ys, Spongebob. Great games this month. :D

  • Desperados 3

  • TLOU2 for GOTY ;D

  • Where is poll? it’s 1:39 pm and I can’t vote

    rigged if a certain bad game wins.

  • I love The Last Of Us II, I think it’s a great game and the graphics are amazing 10/10 Naughty Dog

  • This pool is a joke…

  • While TLoU was indeed wonderful thanks to the Vita nod, it really lacked some of the fun of Bikini Bottom –especially Patrick Star.

  • You looking to see who else voted for spongebob 👁👄👁

  • Is today April Fool’s Day?

  • Their own league.

  • I’d like to download infamous first light from PS Now and the last of us remastered

  • Screw all the negative and toxic comments about TLOU2. It was a unique experience and kept me on the edge of my seat the entire game!

  • Congrats to TLOU2 as it deserved it the most. I think we all know Ghost of Tsushima will be July’s winner.

  • Of course Sony would pat themselves on the back with a Sony exclusive game (TLOU 2) which was the biggest disappointment of a game I have ever played in my life and I have played some terrible games. This game is really that bad.

    • Did you play the game on a separate account, cause this name you use havent played the game. You guys really are hilarious. Whine about a game you havent played. Wow

    • TLOU 2 is not on your PSN profile! Why would you post a false comment.

  • Transparency please. Let’s see all the results, regardless of if they’re potentially being tampered with or not We want to see how the other games fared. All this self admiration in light of all the social media damage control, independent reviews, and how overly defensive some of the main folks involved in the production of this game are being (especially a certain voice actor blaming a politician as to why people didn’t like the game), is really off-putting for someone like me that was on the fence (so much so I felt the desire to pass, and simply watched a play-through, not my cup of tea). In fact, it’s very immature and surprising this is coming from adults, let alone major companies. You’ll lose more customers than you gain going this route (Do you really want to go this route leading up to the release of your next piece of hardware?), it borderline wreaks of CCP style public suasion. At least make it less obvious. If people don’t like your game, then so what? Clearly others do AND you profited. Being able to gracefully take criticism is a virtue.

  • The Last Of Us Part 2

    Third Week at Number 1 in UK Physical charts👍😁

    Not even Iron Man could knock it off the top spot, that came in at Number 2.

    I expect Ghosts of Tsushima will knock it off top spot.

  • Tlog

    الله يأخذكم يالخنيثين

  • I’ve lost faith in humanity… “Last Of Us: Part II” yep we are all doomed (personal opinion)

  • Sony and Naughty Dog have been exposed for lying about this game, they also have been exposed for silencing reviewers for honest reviews on the game, Last Of Us: Part II is a PR mess for Sony and ND that they are trying to cover up this mess. For those who like the story in Part II and think its great then you need good look at yourself as you just voted for a disgraceful story. Naughty Dog without question has shown their true colours about this whole issue of Last Of Us: Part II, they have black listed honest reviewers because they gave a real review of the game like a 6 out 10 which is really what this game should be rated at as the story is a complete mess.

  • I voted TLOU 2 because I am on my second play through and enjoyed the game.

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