by on Nov 17, 2017

Zelda: Breath of the Wild & Horizon: Zero Dawn among big Golden Joysticks winners

The 35th(!) Golden Joystick Awards have just taken place, being the UK’s only gaming award ceremony voted for by the public, and plenty of the big names of the year took home well deserved prizes, along with a few surprises.

The biggest winner of the night was Zelda: Breath of the Wild which won the overall Ultimate Game of the Year trophy, but it wasn’t the only award it bagged, taking home Best Audio and Best Nintendo Game and the Critic’s Choice awards to boot.

Horizon Zero Dawn was also a big winner, taking home Best Storytelling and Best PlayStation Game, while the voice behind lead character Aloy Ashly Burch took home two trophies herself for Best Gaming Performance and the Breakthrough Award.

Cuphead naturally won Best Visual Design but also got the Best Xbox Game to its name. Meanwhile PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds walked away with the Best Multiplayer and Best PC Game trophies.

Possibly the most surprising winners on this year’s list was Friday 13th Game taking home the Best Indie prize. Meanwhile Resident Evil 7 walked off with the Best VR award and World of Tanks scooped up the Still Playing joystick. Best Handheld/Mobile went to Pokemon Sun and Moon and Best Studio was won by Nintendo EPD. 

The legendary Sid Meier was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award, while Final Fantasy got to win the Hall of Fame award. Debbie Bestwick MBE, owner of Team 17, was awarded for her Outstanding Contribution to the Games Industry.

Finally, the Most Wanted Award for the game voters were looking forward to the most in 2018 went, perhaps expectedly, to The Last of Us Part II.

Pretty good choices there overall, we think, though it’s been a pretty strong year for games overall, so competition was no doubt tough. What say you?



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Horizon Zero Dawn

on PC, PlayStation 4

Horizon Zero Dawn is set in a lush, beautiful open world where…

Release Date:

01 March 2017