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GTA 5 beats next-gen titles to become our Game of the Year

Despite the recent onslaught of next-gen titles, the PS3 and Xbox 360 locked GTA 5 has been crowned Game of the Year at the 2013 TrustedReviews Awards.

Seeing off competition from the likes of the next-gen Battlefield 4, GTA 5 has proven a popular choice with both the Awards judges and readers in the public vote.

Securing a 34.14 per cent majority share of the reader vote, GTA 5 was unanimously picked as the 2013 TrustedReviews Game of the Year by the judges thanks to the title’s combination of an expansive gameplay environment and brilliant writing.

“There is little that’s more subjective in tech than gaming but it’s hard to think of another game that is as epic, technically impressive and has an engaging storyline as GTA 5,” TrustedReviews Editor Evan Kypreos said of the decision.

He added: “Add to that online play and there’s no real argument against it. Also we really didn’t want Trevor coming after us…”

Showing that the PS3 and Xbox 360 aren’t dead just yet, GTA 5’s success has been backed up by another current-gen exclusive as the PS3’s The Last of Us secured one of the year’s runners-up spots.

Despite having become the biggest entertainment launch of all time, generating a staggering $1 billion in its opening three days on sale, GTA 5 has not had everything its own way since launch, with a consumer petition trying to force Rockstar to release a PC version of the game.

Earlier this week we revealed that the PS4 has beaten the Xbox One to claim the TrustedReviews Console of the Year Award for 2013 while the iPad Air has been crowned Tablet of the Year.

Stay tuned to TrustedReviews throughout the coming days for all the latest on the other 2013 TrustedReviews Awards winners including who has taken the coveted Gadget of the Year, Smartphone of the Year and Game of the Year accolades.
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