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The Golden Joysticks 2020 Winners

The Golden Joysticks winners round up

The year is almost at an end, thank god amiright?  and so it is time for the award season to commence, last night saw the 38th Golden Joysticks streaming on YT and Twitch. We’ve got the low down on the winners below!

Best Storytelling 

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Nominees

The Last of Us Part II
Ghost of Tsushima

Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
Necrobarista
Paradise Killer
Hades
Signs of the Sojourner
If Found…

Winner: The Last of Us 2


Best Multiplayer Game –

Nominees

Fall Guys
Call of Duty: Warzone
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Deep Rock Galactic
Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
The Dark Pictures Anthology: Little Hope
Moving Out
Valorant

Winner: Fall Guys


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Nominees:

Ghost of Tsushima
Hades
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Spiritfarer
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Half-Life: Alyx
The Last of Us Part II
Final Fantasy VII Remake

Winner: The Last of Us 2


Best Game Expansion

Nominees:

Control: AWE
No Man’s Sky: Origins
Total War: WARHAMMER 2 – The Warden and the Paunch
Pokemon Sword & Shield – Expansion Pass
Final Fantasy XIV Patch 5.3 – Reflections in Crystal
The Sims 4 Star Wars: Journey to Batuu
Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon

Winner: No Man’s Sky: Origins


Mobile Game of the Year 

Nominees

Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows
Lego Builder’s Journey
Little Orpheus
Next Stop Nowhere
Roundguard
Bird Alone
A Monster’s Expedition
If Found…

Winner: Lego Builder’s Journey


Best Audio 

Nominees:

The Last of Us: Part II
Ghost of Tsushima
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Paradise Killer
Call of Duty: Warzone
Half-Life: Alyx
Streets Of Rage 4
Resident Evil 3

Winner: The Last of Us 2


Best Indie Game Hades | Nintendo Switch download software | Games | Nintendo

Nominees:

Kentucky Route Zero
Factorio
Spelunky 2
Paradise Killer
Creaks
Hades
Lair of the Clockwork God
Necrobarista

Winner: Hades


Still Playing 

Nominees:

Final Fantasy XIV
Sea of Thieves
Fortnite
Apex Legends
Pokemon Go
Grand Theft Auto Online
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Minecraft

Winner: Minecraft


Studio of the Year

Nominees

Mediatonic
Naughty Dog
Respawn
Paradox Development Studio
Sucker Punch
Infinity Ward
Media Molecule
Supergiant Games

Winner:  Naughty Dog


Esports Game of the Year 

Nominees

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
League Of Legends
Valorant
Fortnite
NTT IndyCar Series iRacing
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
FIFA 20
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Winner: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare


Best New Streamer / Broadcaster – iamBrandon


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Nominees:

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Fall Guys
Pokemon Sword & Shield
Minecraft Dungeons
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Moving Out
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics
Super Mario 3D All-Stars

Winner: Fall Guys


Best Gaming Community 

Nominees:

Fall Guys
Minecraft
Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Dreams
Sea of Thieves
Warframe
Fortnite
Final Fantasy XIV

Winner: Minecraft


Best Performer – Sandra Saad (Kamala Khan)


Breakthrough Award – Innersloth (Among Us)


Outstanding Contribution – The Gaming Industry


PC Game of the YearDeath Stranding' should run just fine on your older PC | Engadget

Nominees

Paradise Killer
Microsoft Flight Simulator
Hades
The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
Crusader Kings III
Valorant
Half-Life: Alyx
Death Stranding

Winner: Death Stranding


Best Gaming Hardware 

PC Engine Mini
Oculus Quest 2
Razer Kishi mobile pad for xCloud
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
TCA Sidestick Airbus Edition
Vulcan 120 Aimo Keyboard
Turtle Beach Stealth 700 Gen 2

Winner: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080


PlayStation Game of the Year 

Nominees

The Last of Us Part II
Nioh 2
Ghost of Tsushima
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Marvel’s Iron Man VR
Spelunky 2
Dreams
Fall Guys

Winner: The Last of Us 2


Xbox Game of the Year Ori and the Will of the Wisps' finally arrives next year | Engadget

Nominees

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2
Deep Rock Galactic
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Bleeding Edge
Minecraft Dungeons
Wasteland 3
Yakuza 0
Tell Me Why

Winner: Ori and the Will of the Wisps


Nintendo Game of the Year 

Nominees: 

Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Pokemon Sword & Shield
Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch
Super Mario 3D All-Stars
Paper Mario: The Origami King
Super Mario Bros. 35
Ninjala
Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Winner: Animal Crossing: New Horizons


Most Wanted Game 

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Nominees

Hitman 3

Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart
Halo Infinite

Resident Evil 8: Village

Deathloop
Horizon Forbidden West
Kerbal Space Program 2
Elden Ring
Gotham Knights
God of War: Ragnarok
Starfield
The Medium

Winner: God of War: Ragnarok


Critic’s Choice – Hades


The Golden Joystick Ultimate Game of the YearThe Last of Us 2

What do you think of the winners, would you have liked to see something else claim the top spot? Let us know!


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