Golden Joystick Awards 2021: GTA Online and GTA V amongst winners

It’s not just the movie industry getting ready for the award season. Other entertainment industry sectors, including video and computer games, are also taking stock of the year’s achievements and celebrating exceptional accomplishments by awarding prizes. Apart from the awards that will be presented during Los Angeles in early December, The traditional awards are among the most significant events of this type.

Yesterday, for the 39th time, the most prestigious awards were handed out that are mainly based on audience votes and thus reflected the decision-making power of gamers. In contrast, only about 10% of winners are decided by the public during the Game Awards. The biggest award winner at this years’ Golden Joystick Awards was Capcom with Resident Evil Village. The horror game is likely to be awarded a total of four categories. Capcom was awarded the Studio of the Year.

But, the category “Critics Choice” and “Breakthrough award” are given by a “group comprised of specialists.” Alongside the standard prizes like Game of the Year or Most Wanted, there were two distinct categories this year to celebrate”50 years of gaming, “50 years of gaming,” the best gaming hardware ever made, and the best game ever played.

In addition, it is interesting to note that the “50 years” of Gaming is based on the launch of the first video game, the arcade machine Computer Space in November 1971. The game was designed in the hands of Nolan Bushnell and Ted Dabney. Bushnell was later credited for the legendary Pong and left his mark on the history of video games as the founder of Atari.

The reason certain games that gamers who are ardent fans might be looking forward to, like Forza Horizon 5 or Guardians of the Galaxy and Guardians of the Galaxy, are not being considered is due to the late voting deadline. Votes can only be cast up to November 1st, and the list of candidates was drawn up prior to that time.

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We’ve listed all winners below, along with other nominees for the categories they fall in. The nominations were made by a committee comprised of editors from a variety of gaming magazines that are published through Future Publishing.

We still await the golden joysticks for mobile games, so GTA 5 Mobile can have a chance at being #1 on both operating systems.

The best storytelling Best Storytelling

  • Life is Strange True Colors
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Wildermyth
  • 12 Minutes
  • “Chicory”: A Fanciful Story
  • Stories of Arise


The best multiplayer game – It takes two players

  • Deathloop
  • Chivalry 2
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Valheim
  • Naraka Bladepoint

Best Audio – Resident Evil: Village

  • Returnal
  • Jett The Far Shore
  • Sable
  • Little Nightmares 2
  • The Artful Escape

Best Visual Design – Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart

  • Psychonauts 2
  • The Artful Escape
  • Little Nightmares 2
  • Hitman 3
  • Genesis Noir

Best Game Expansions to date Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island Expansion

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Episode Intermission
  • The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos
  • Sims 4: Cottage Living
  • Super Mario: Bowser’s Fury
  • DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 2.

Mobile Game of the Year – League of Legends: Wild Rift

  • Clap Hanz Golf
  • Fantasian
  • Overboard!
  • Alba: A Wild Adventure
  • Cozy Grove

The Best Gaming Hardware – PlayStation 5

  • Xbox Series X
  • Xbox Series S
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 3080
  • Nintendo Switch OLED

Best Indie Game Best Indie Game “Death’s Door”

  • The Chicory Story: A Colourful Story
  • Old World
  • Wildermyth
  • Bonfire Peaks
  • Sable

Studio of the Year – Capcom

  • Io Interactive
  • Arkane
  • Housemarque
  • Double Fine
  • Draknek & Friends

Best Performer Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village)

  • Jason Kelley – Colt Vahn, Deathloop
  • Erika Mori – Alex Chen LiS Alex Chen, LiS Colors
  • Ozioma Akagha – Julianna Blake, Deathloop
  • Jennifer Hale – Rivet, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Elijah Wood – Gristol/Nick the Post Guy, Pschonauts 2
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The Best Community for Games – Final Fantasy 14

  • No Man’s Sky
  • Dreams
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Destiny 2
  • Magic: The Gathering Arena

I’m still Playing Award – Final Fantasy 14

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Destiny 2
  • GTA Online
  • Genshin Impact
  • Fortnite
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rocket League
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

PC Game of the Year Game of the Year for PC Hitman 3.

  • Wildermyth
  • Chivalry 2
  • Old World
  • Pathfinder
  • The Forgotten City

Nintendo Game of the Year The Metroid Dread Game Metroid Dread

  • New Pokemon Snap
  • Neo: The world Comes to an End with You
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Bravely Default 2
  • WarioWare: Get It Together

Xbox Game of the Year The Psychonauts 2 Game Psychonauts 2.

  • Loss of Judgment
  • The Ascent
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • The Artful Escape
  • 12 Minutes

PlayStation Game of the Year PlayStation Game of the Year Resident Evil Village

  • Returnal
  • Deathloop
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Dead Stranding director’s cut
  • Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

Most Wanted Game – Elden Ring

  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Halo Infinite
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns
  • GTA V: The Enhanced Edition
  • Skate 4
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • Starfield
  • Gotham Knights

Critics Choice Award – Deathloop

Ultimate Game of the Year The Ultimate Game of the Year Resident Evil Village

  • Deathloop
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet and Clank
  • Wildermyth
  • Hitman 3
  • The Forgotten City
  • It takes two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition

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