Baldur’s Gate 3 swept the board at this year’s Golden Joystick Awards, picking up a record-breaking seven trophies. Along with the awards for Best Storytelling and Best Visual Design, the Dungeons & Dragons RPG also won Best Game Community, PC Game of the Year, Best Studio for developers Larian Studios, and Best Supporting Performance for Neil Newbon as Astarion before capping off the night by winning Ultimate Game of the Year.
Hosted by Troy Baker, the awards celebrated the achievements and work of the gaming industry over the past year. Other winners included Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty which won Best Game Expansion and Best Game Trailer, Sea of Stars named Best Indie Game and Ben Starr being named Best Lead Performer for his role as Clive Rosfield in Final Fantasy XVI.
The awards also looked to the future and what players are looking forward to playing. Taking this year’s prize for Most Wanted Game was Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth, the long-awaited continuation of Final Fantasy 7 Remake, which is set to be released on PlayStation 5 in February 2024.
See the full list of winners below:
- Best Storytelling – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Still Playing Award – No Man’s Sky
- Best Visual Design – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Studio of the Year – Larian Studios
- Best Game Expansion – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
- Best Indie Game – Sea of Stars
- Best VR Game – Horizon: Call of the Mountain
- Best Multiplayer Game – Mortal Kombat 1
- Best Audio – Final Fantasy XVI
- Best Game Trailer – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
- Best Streaming Game – Valorant
- Best Game Community – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Best Gaming Hardware – PSVR 2
- Breakthrough Award – Cocoon / Geometric Interactive
- Critics’ Choice Award – Alan Wake II
- Best Lead Performer – Ben Starr as Clive Rosfield, Final Fantasy XVI
- Best Supporting Performer – Neil Newbon as Astarion, Baldur’s Gate 3
- Nintendo Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- PC Game of the Year – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Xbox Game of the Year – Starfield
- PlayStation Game of the Year – Resident Evil 4
- Most Wanted Game – Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
- Ultimate Game of The Year – Baldur’s Gate 3
Watch the awards ceremony in full below.
Words by Megan Roxburgh
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