Gaming News – Golden Joystick Winners Announced

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Horizon: Zero Dawn were the big winners of the night.

 

The winners of the 2017 Golden Joystick Awards have been announced. Heading into the ceremony, which is celebrating 35 years, Horizon: Zero Dawn led the field with eight nominations. The futuristic RPG took home four awards, including two for lead actress Ashly Burch.

The top honour of Ultimate Game of The Year was given to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which also won the Critics’Choice Award and Best Nintendo Game

For the awards 35th year, the Golden Joysticks have partnered for Omen by HP for the ceremony, which was hosted by Danny Wallace in the Bloomsbury Big Top in London

Read the full list of winners below.

Best Storytelling

  • Horizon Zero Dawn

Best Visual Design

  • Cuphead

Best Audio

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Gaming Performance

  • Ashly Burch – Aloy (Horizon Zero Dawn)

Best Indie Game

  • Friday the 13th: The Game

Best Multiplayer Game

  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Studio of the Year

  • Nintendo EPD

Best VR Game

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard

eSports Play of the Year

  • Agilities’ five-man Dragonblade at Overwatch Contenders (Overwatch)

eSports Team of the Year

  • Lunatic-Hai – Overwatch

eSports Game of the Year

  • Overwatch

Best Streamer/Broadcaster

  • Markiplier

Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year

  • Pokemon 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

  • Ashly Burch

Hall of Fame Award

  • Final Fantasy

Most Wanted Game

  • The Last of Us Part II

Still Playing

  • World of Tanks

Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry

  • Debbie Bestwick MBE

Lifetime Achievement

  • Sid Meier 

Ultimate Game of the Year

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

 

Words by Megan Roxburgh

 

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