If you want to call it the golden shower awards or whatever it’s fine by me. However, the Golden Joystick Awards is now over and done with and sees some atrocious abominations snagging awards that they have no business possessing, but I digress. Anyway, Tim Sweeney’s Epic Games is said to be the best studio of the year as per the Golden Joystick Awards — beating out both Nintendo and Capcom.
Sweeney and crew have made it twice on this list with Epic Games being the best studio of the year and Fortnite Battle Royale claiming the esports game of the year award.
Furthermore, Days Gone took home the best storytelling award, while Apex Legends, despite the devs calling fans freeloaders, seems to be the best multiplayer game as per the Golden Joystick.
The best visual design ended up in the hands of Devil May Cry 5, and for some strange reason, the Epic Games Store timed exclusive The Outer Wilds (not to get confused with The Outer Worlds) is said to be the best indie game on the block.
For best audio or sound Resident Evil 2 has that covered per the Golden Joystick, while Minecraft snags the “still playing award.”
Yu Suzuki, after pulling the Epic Games Store PC nonsense, walked away with the lifetime achievement award. But, the very thing that got my blood boiling is Control (an Epic Games Store timed exclusive) taking hold of the critics’ choice award.
Anywho, you can look over the full list right here:
- Best Storytelling – Days Gone
- Best Multiplayer Game – Apex Legends
- Best Visual Design – Devil May Cry 5
- Best Indie Game – Outer Wilds
- Best Audio – Resident Evil 2
- Still Playing Award – Minecraft
- Best Performer – Logan Marshall-Green as David Smith (Telling Lies)
- Esports Game of the Year – Fortnite Battle Royale
- Best VR/AR Game – Beat Saber
- Studio of the Year – Epic Games
- Best Streamer/Broadcaster – Soleil Wheeler
- Mobile Game of the Year – BTS World
- PC Game of the Year – World of Warcraft Classic
- PlayStation Game of the Year – Days Gone
- Xbox Game of the Year – Gears 5
- Nintendo Game of the Year – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Breakthrough Award – House House
- Most Wanted Award – Cyberpunk 2077
- Critics’ Choice Award – Control
- Lifetime Achievement – Yu Suzuki
- Outstanding Contribution – Life is Strange
- Ultimate Game of the Year – Resident Evil 2
In case you may have skimmed through the list, Beat Saber is the best VR/AR game, while somehow BTS World is the mobile game of the year, and Cyberpunk 2077 is the most wanted game.
Moreover, World of Warcraft Classic is the PC game of the year, Days Gone is the PlayStation game of the year, Gears 5 is the Xbox game of the year, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is the Nintendo game of the year, and Resident Evil 2 Remake is the ultimate game of the year.
Last but not least, the above games supposedly got their awards through fans around the world voting. Whether you believe that or not, the full show can be seen here with the awards starting at 1:00:50: