The Golden Joystick Awards Results

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The Golden Joystick Awards got millions of votes for its 40th year of running. Unsurprisingly, Elden Ring swept the most awards. The game won 4 total awards this show, however, FromSoftware Inc. (Elden Ring developer/publisher) won the Best Studio award, making it 5 total wins for the studio. After what felt like several years of teases and suspicion of a new game by FromSoftware, to have Elden Ring become reality and absolutely dominate awards shows has many fans excited about what the studio will produce next.

Despite the Elden Ring sweep, there were some other worthy winners from the night.

Here are the major category winners:

  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Elden Ring
  • Critics’ Choice Award – Elden Ring
  • PC Game of the Year – Return to Monkey Island
  • Breakthrough Award – Vampire Survivors
  • Best Visual Design – Elden Ring
  • Best Storytelling – Horizon Forbidden West
  • Best Indie Game – Cult of the Lamb
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Elden Ring

Here is every category and their respective winner:

  • Best Storytelling – Horizon Forbidden West
  • Still Playing Award – Genshin Impact
  • Best Visual Design – Elden Ring
  • Studio of the Year – FromSoftware
  • Best Game Expansion – Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
  • Best Early Access Launch – Slime Rancher 2
  • Best Indie Game – Cult of the Lamb
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Elden Ring
  • Best Audio – Metal: Hellsinger
  • Best Game Trailer – Goat Simulator 3 Announcement Trailer
  • Best Game Community – Final Fantasy XIV
  • Best Gaming Hardware – Steam Deck
  • Breakthrough Award – Vampire Survivors
  • Critics’ Choice Award – Elden Ring
  • Best Performer – Manon Gage (Marissa Marcel, Immortality)
  • Nintendo Game of the Year – Pokemon Legends Arceus
  • PC Game of the Year – Return to Monkey Island
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – Stray
  • Xbox Game of the Year – Grounded
  • Most Wanted Game – Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Elden Ring

What are your thoughts on who/what won? Let me know below! I was excited to see that Horizon Forbidden West got an award after their game launch was overshadowed by Elden Ring. Overall, I thought that the final outcomes were fair!

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Elden Ring dominated this year's event but deep down I expected it like many,
very happy for Cuphead and Return to Monkey Island...  heart