List of accolades received by Grand Theft Auto V

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List of accolades received by Grand Theft Auto V
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Publisher of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar Games

Total number of awards and nominations
Totals 33 108
Footnotes

Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. Players freely roam the fictional state of San Andreas (based on Southern California), composed of open countryside and the fictional city of Los Santos (based on Los Angeles). The game was first announced on 25 October 2011,[1] and was widely anticipated.[2][3] At the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards (now the VGX), it was awarded Most Anticipated Game.[4] It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and is scheduled to be released in late 2014 for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Review aggregator, Metacritic, assigned the game a normalised score of 97 out of 100, indicating "universal acclaim", based on 50 reviews for the PlayStation 3 version and 58 reviews for the Xbox 360 version.[5][6] GameRankings, another review aggregrator, assigned it an average review score of 97% based on 34 reviews for the PlayStation 3 version,[7] and 96% based on 40 reviews for the Xbox 360 version.[8] Within twenty-four hours of its release, Grand Theft Auto V generated more than $815.7 million in worldwide revenue, equating to approximately 11.21 million copies sold for Take Two.[9] Three days after release, the game had surpassed one billion dollars in sales, making it the fastest selling entertainment product in history.[10]

The game appeared on several year-end lists of the best games of 2013, receiving Game of the Year wins from CNET,[11] Edge,[12] the Golden Joystick Awards,[13] Machinima's Inside Gaming,[14] the Spike VGX,[15] Slant Magazine[16] and Time.[17] It was also named the Best Xbox Game by Canada.com,[18] GameSpot,[19] and IGN,[20] and the Best Multiplatform Game by Destructoid.[21] It was awarded the title of Most Immersive Game at the Inside Gaming Awards,[14] and the Best British Game from BAFTA.[22] Rockstar Games and Rockstar North won Best Studio and Best Developer from Edge,[23] and the BAFTA Academy Fellowship Award at the 10th British Academy Video Games Awards.[22]

Various in-game elements were recognised with awards. Two characters, Trevor Philips and Lamar Davis, received multiple nominations for Best Character, with Giant Bomb deeming Lamar the game's best character.[24] The music also received awards from the Spike VGX,[15] Hardcore Gamer[25] and The Daily Telegraph.[26] The online multiplayer mode Grand Theft Auto Online won Best Multiplayer from GameTrailers[27] and BAFTA,[22] and Best Xbox 360 Multiplayer from IGN.[28] Online was also nominated for Biggest Disappointment by Game Revolution[29] and Hardcore Gamer.[30] Grand Theft Auto V won Best Technical Achievement in the Telegraph Video Game Awards,[26] and Best Technology at the 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards.[31] The graphical and artistic design also received awards from IGN,[32] The Daily Telegraph[26] and BAFTA,[22] and a nomination at the Game Developers Choice Awards.[31] At IGN's Best of 2013 Awards, the game received multiple wins, including Best Xbox 360 Graphics,[32] Best Xbox 360 Sound,[33] and Best Action Game on Xbox 360,[20] PlayStation 3[34] and overall.[35]


Accolades[edit]

Date Award Category Recipient(s) and Nominee(s) Result Ref.
13 December 2011 2012 Spike Video Game Awards Most Anticipated Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [4]
25 October 2013 31st Golden Joystick Awards Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Won [13]
2 December 2013 18th Satellite Awards Outstanding Action / Adventure Video Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [36]
3 December 2013 Good Game Awards 2013 Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [37]
3 December 2013 Good Game Awards 2013 Most Memorable Moment Looking out over Los Santos as Trevor Nominated [38]
3 December 2013 Time's 25 Best Video Games of 2013 Best Video Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [17]
4 December 2013 5th Annual Inside Gaming Awards Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Won [14]
4 December 2013 5th Annual Inside Gaming Awards Most Immersive Grand Theft Auto V Won [14]
4 December 2013 5th Annual Inside Gaming Awards Best Voice Acting Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [14]
4 December 2013 5th Annual Inside Gaming Awards Best Trailer Franklin Trailer Nominated [14]
4 December 2013 5th Annual Inside Gaming Awards Gamers' Choice Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [14]
7 December 2013 Cheat Code Central's 7th Annual Cody Awards Studio of the Year Rockstar North Runner-Up [39]
7 December 2013 Cheat Code Central's 7th Annual Cody Awards Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [40]
7 December 2013 Cheat Code Central's 7th Annual Cody Awards Best Sound Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [41]
7 December 2013 Cheat Code Central's 7th Annual Cody Awards Best Male Character Philips, TrevorTrevor Philips Nominated [42]
7 December 2013 Cheat Code Central's 7th Annual Cody Awards Best Xbox Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [43]
7 December 2013 Cheat Code Central's 7th Annual Cody Awards Best Action/Adventure Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [44]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Won [15]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Best Soundtrack Grand Theft Auto V Won [15]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Studio of the Year Rockstar North Nominated [45]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Best Action Adventure Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [45]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Best Xbox Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [45]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Best PlayStation Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [45]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Best Voice Actor Ogg, StevenSteven Ogg as Trevor Philips Nominated [45]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Best Song in a Game "ADHD" by Kendrick Lamar Nominated [45]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Best Song in a Game "Sleepwalking" by The Chain Gang of 1974 Nominated [45]
7 December 2013 Spike VGX 2013 Character of the Year Philips, TrevorTrevor Philips Nominated [45]
9 December 2013 Slant Magazine's 25 Best Video Games of 2013 Best Video Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [16]
15 December 2013 GameSpot's Game of the Year 2013 Awards Xbox 360 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Won [19]
13 December 2013 GameSpot's Game of the Year 2013 Awards PS3 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [46]
19 December 2013 GameSpot's Game of the Year 2013 Awards Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [47]
17 December 2013 Canada.com's Top video games of 2013 Best Xbox Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [18]
17 December 2013 Game Revolution's Best of 2013 Awards Best Developer Rockstar North Nominated [48]
17 December 2013 Game Revolution's Best of 2013 Awards Biggest Disappointment Grand Theft Auto Online Nominated [29]
20 December 2013 Game Revolution's Best of 2013 Awards Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [49]
18 December 2013 c|net's 15 best video games of 2013 Best Video Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [11]
19 December 2013 The New Zealand Herald's 2013 in review Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Second [50]
20 December 2013 Digital Spy's best games of 2013 Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Fifth [51]
20 December 2013 Entertainment Weekly Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Third [52]
20 December 2013 The Guardian's Top 25 video games of 2013 Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Fourth [53]
20 December 2013 Wired's Top 10 Best Videogames of 2013 Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Eighth [54]
21 December 2013 Hardcore Gamer's Game of the Year Awards 2013 Best Original Soundtrack Grand Theft Auto V Won [25]
21 December 2013 Hardcore Gamer's Game of the Year Awards 2013 Best New Character Philips, TrevorTrevor Philips Nominated [55]
21 December 2013 Hardcore Gamer's Game of the Year Awards 2013 Best Writing Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [56]
21 December 2013 Hardcore Gamer's Game of the Year Awards 2013 The Sequel of Sequels Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [57]
21 December 2013 Hardcore Gamer's Game of the Year Awards 2013 Most Disappointing Grand Theft Auto Online Nominated [30]
23 December 2013 Hardcore Gamer's Game of the Year Awards 2013 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Runner-Up [58]
23 December 2013 Hardcore Gamer's Game of the Year Awards 2013 Best Developer Rockstar North Nominated [59]
21 December 2013 IGN Australia's Top 12 Games of 2013 Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Second [60]
24 December 2013 Destructoid's Best of 2013 Best Multiplatform Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [21]
24 December 2013 Destructoid's Best of 2013 Community Choice Grand Theft Auto V Runner-Up [61]
24 December 2013 Destructoid's Best of 2013 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [62]
24 December 2013 Destructoid's Best of 2013 Best Story Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [63]
24 December 2013 Destructoid's Best of 2013 Best Action Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [64]
24 December 2013 Destructoid's Best of 2013 Best Character Philips, TrevorTrevor Philips Nominated [65]
24 December 2013 Destructoid's Best of 2013 Best Soundtrack Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [66]
24 December 2013 Giant Bomb's 2013 Game of the Year Awards Best New Character Davis, LamarLamar Davis Won [24]
24 December 2013 Giant Bomb's 2013 Game of the Year Awards Best Music Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [24]
26 December 2013 Ars Technica Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Fourth [67]
26 December 2013 Edge Awards 2013 Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [12]
28 December 2013 Edge Awards 2013 Best Audio Design Grand Theft Auto V Runner-Up [68]
30 December 2013 Edge Awards 2013 Studio of the Year Rockstar North Won [23]
29 December 2013 EGM's Best of 2013 Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Second [69]
31 December 2013 Telegraph Video Game Awards 2013 Best Art Direction Garbut, AaronAaron Garbut Won [26]
31 December 2013 Telegraph Video Game Awards 2013 Best Technical Achievement Grand Theft Auto V Won [26]
31 December 2013 Telegraph Video Game Awards 2013 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [26]
31 December 2013 Telegraph Video Game Awards 2013 Best Director Benzies, LeslieLeslie Benzies Nominated [26]
31 December 2013 Telegraph Video Game Awards 2013 Best Script Houser, DanDan Houser Nominated [26]
31 December 2013 Telegraph Video Game Awards 2013 Best Performer Ogg, StevenSteven Ogg as Trevor Philips Nominated [26]
31 December 2013 Telegraph Video Game Awards 2013 Best Original Score Jackson, WoodyWoody Jackson, Tangerine Dream, Oh No, The Alchemist Nominated [26]
31 December 2013 Telegraph Video Game Awards 2013 Best Developer Rockstar North Nominated [26]
1 January 2014 The Escapist Awards 2013 Best Action-Adventure Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [70]
7 January 2014 GameTrailers Game of the Year Awards 2013 Best Multiplayer Grand Theft Auto Online Won [27]
7 January 2014 GameTrailers Game of the Year Awards 2013 Best Multiplatform Grand Theft Auto V Won [27]
3 January 2014 GameTrailers' Game of the Year Awards Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated[a] [71]
7 January 2014 GameTrailers Game of the Year Awards 2013 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [27]
7 January 2014 GameTrailers Game of the Year Awards 2013 Best Soundtrack Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [27]
7 January 2014 GameTrailers Game of the Year Awards 2013 Best Third Person Shooter Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [27]
9 January 2014 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Best Technology Grand Theft Auto V Won [31]
9 January 2014 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [31]
9 January 2014 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Best Audio Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [31]
9 January 2014 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards Best Design Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [31]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Xbox 360 Action Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [72]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Xbox 360 Multiplayer Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [28]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Xbox 360 Graphics Grand Theft Auto V Won [32]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Xbox 360 Sound Grand Theft Auto V Won [33]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Xbox 360 Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [20]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best PS3 Action Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [34]
10 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Overall Action Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [35]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Xbox 360 Story Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [73]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best PS3 Multiplayer Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [74]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best PS3 Sound Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [75]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best PS3 Story Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [76]
9 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best PS3 Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [77]
10 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [78]
10 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Overall Multiplayer Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [79]
10 January 2014 IGN's Best of 2013 Best Overall Graphics - Technology Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [80]
14 January 2014 Polygon's Games of the Year 2013 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Seventh [81]
21 January 2014 GamesRadar's Game of the year 2013 Game of the Year Grand Theft Auto V Fourth [82]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards Action & Adventure Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [22]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards Audio Achievement Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [22]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards Best Game Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [22]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards British Game Grand Theft Auto V Won [22]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards Game Design Grand Theft Auto V Won [22]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards Game Innovation Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [22]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards Multiplayer Grand Theft Auto Online Won [22]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards Performer Ogg, StevenSteven Ogg as Trevor Philips Nominated [22]
13 March 2014 10th British Academy Video Games Awards Story Grand Theft Auto V Nominated [22]

Notes and references[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Grand Theft Auto V was placed within GameTrailer's top three out of ten nominees alongside The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and The Last of Us, the latter of which won.[71]

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