Golden Joystick Awards complete winners list

The gaming year has a few big days that are pretty huge to every member of the gaming community. For the developers, events like E3, Paris Games Week and Gamescom hold a sacred place, and most of the big announcements centre around these conventions. As a community, we get to see the latest news and reveals, and see what is to come. When it comes to our favourite games that we have been playing for a while though, we tend to be very loyal, so awards events can hold just as much of a special place in our hearts. This weekend we saw one of the biggest community based events, the Golden Joysticks. The British community took to the polls to vote for their favourite games in a range of categories for 2016, and here are your winners:

  • Best Original Game in association with The Sun – Overwatch
  • Best Storytelling – The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Best Visual Design – The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Best Audio in association with DTS – Fallout 4
  • Best Indie Game in association with Kotaku UK – Firewatch
  • Gaming Personality of the Year in association with Guinness World Records – Sean Plott (Day (9))
  • Best Multiplayer Game in association with PC Gamer Weekender – Overwatch
  • Competitive Play of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro – coldzera’s jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus
  • Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio – Play of the Game in Overwatch
  • YouTube – Upcoming Personality of the Year – Jesse Cox
  • Studio of the Year in association with Edge – CD Projekt Red
  • Innovation of the Year – Pokemon Go
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Eiji Aonuma
  • Best Gaming Platform – Steam
  • Best Gaming Performance – Doug Cockle as The Witcher 3’s Geralt
  • Competitive Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro – Overwatch
  • Nintendo Game of the Year in association with Gamesmaster – The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • PlayStation Game of the Year in association with OPM – Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Xbox Game of the Year in association with OXM – Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • PC Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer – Overwatch
  • Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year in association with Digital Spy – Pokemon Go
  • Breakthrough Award – Eric Barone (Stardew Valley)
  • Hall of Fame – Lara Croft
  • Critics Choice Award – Titanfall 2
  • Most Wanted Game in association with Green Man Gaming – Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar+ – Dark Souls 3

A rather emphatic performance from Overwatch (5 awards) and The Witcher 3 (3 awards) really showed what a dedicated team can do, with Overwatch cleaning up most of the multiplayer categories while The Witcher dominated the single player genre.

If you would like to watch the entire stream, check out the GamesRadar YouTube video here:

One of the other events of the show was the unveiling of the first gameplay trailer for Tekken 7, which is expected early next year. The footage comes exclusively from GamesRadar, who co-hosted the event:

With the Game Awards just around the corner, we will have to see if the profession judges agree with the general public in their assessment of the games. That will be taking place on 1 December, and you can find out all the details on that at their website.

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Post Author: Michael Oerder

Michael Oerder
Assassin, Warrior, High Mage, lord of all he surveys and pathological liar. Grew up playing arcade games on my dad’s work laptop with my older brother, and always being relegated to player 2. Spent most of my childhood sorting through my Pokémon cards and playing RPGs, although I feel cheated because I still have never played any Legend of Zelda games. Only recently got an internet line able to play online games, and the world hasn’t seen more than my avatar since. Also I try get some work done at university where I am doing my masters in medicinal chemistry.