Golden Joystick Awards Winners Announced

Posted Nov 19, 2017 by DarthHazard


The winners for the 35th Golden Joystick Awards were finally revealed at an awards ceremony at the Bloomsbury Big Top which was also streamed on Twitch.

Noticable wins include Best Multiplayer Game and PC Game of the Year for PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Xbox Game of the Year for Indie shooter Cuphead. It was little surprise that by the end, The Legend of Zelda: BReath of the Wild had taken home four awards, winning Ultimate Game of the Year, Nintendo Game of the Year, Critics' Choice Award and Best Audio.

This year featured brand new eSports categories with Overwatch winning the title of eSports Game of the Year. The full list of winners can be found below:

  • Best Storytelling - Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Best Visual Design - Cuphead
  • Best Audio - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Gaming Performance sponsored by The Sun - Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn)
  • Best Indie Game in collaboration with Square Enix Collective - Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game sponsored by GT Omega - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Studio of the Year - Nintendo EPD
  • Best VR Game - Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • eSports Play of the Year sponsored by Intel - Agilities
  • eSports Team of the Year - Seoul Dynasty (formerly Lunatic-Hai)
  • eSports Game of the Year sponsored by OMEN by HP - Overwatch
  • Best Streamer / Broadcaster - Markiplier
  • Handheld / Mobile Game of the Year sponsored by Bespoke Arcades - Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Nintendo Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • PlayStation Game of the Year - Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Xbox Game of the Year - Cuphead
  • PC Game of the Year - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Critics’ Choice Award - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Breakthrough Award sponsored by Badfly - Ashly Burch
  • Hall of Fame - Final Fantasy
  • Most Wanted Award - The Last of Us Part II
  • Still Playing Award - World of Tanks
  • Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry sponsored by The Telegraph - Debbie Bestwick MBE
  • Lifetime Achievement - Sid Meier
  • Ultimate Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

The awards were presented with OMEN by HP and honoured the people and games that have transformed the gaming industry this year. If you missed the awards ceremony, then you can watch it on Twitch.


DarthHazard
Founder & developer of this dope gaming platform. 20 year old gamer who loves to waste time chasing noobs on Fortnite, riding with my posse on Red Dead Redemption 2 and travelling across the coast on Crew 2
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