Here Are This Year’s Golden Joystick Award Winners

How many of your choices won?

Every year, the Golden Joystick Awards highlight the best of the gaming industry, from individual games all the way up to entire studios. This year was the 33rd ceremony featuring 25 categories, 21 of which could be voted on by the public. Bloodborne led nominations with 9, followed by Her Story with 8 nominations and Batman: Arkham Knight and Life Is Strange with 7 nominations each.

Here’s the winners of each category.

Best Original Game

Best Storytelling

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Visual Design 

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Audio

Ori and the Blind Forest

Best Multiplayer

Grand Theft Auto Online

Best Indie Game

Kerbal Space Program

Best Family Game


Best Mobile Game

Fallout Shelter

Innovation of the Year

First Person Mode in Grand Theft Auto V

Best Gaming Moment

Bloody Baron quest in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Gaming Personality Award


eSports Icon Award

Anders Blume (Counter-Striker GO)

Studio Of The Year

CD Projekt RED

Best Gaming Platform


Best Gaming Performance

Ashly Burch as Chloe in Life Is Strange

Best PlayStation Game


Best Nintendo Game


Best PC Game

Grand Theft Auto V

Best Xbox Game

Ori and the Blind Forest

Most Wanted Game

Fallout 4

Ultimate Game of the Year

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Lifetime Achievement

Satoru Iwata

Playfire Most Played Award

Grand Theft Auto V

Critic’s Choice

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

Breakthrough Award

Her Story

What do you think of this year’s Golden Joystick winners? Did your chosen games win? Were there any categories with major upsets? Let us know in the comments.

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