Golden Joystick Awards Place Fortnite and God of War at the Top

Awards Season has Begun

The Golden Joystick Awards has had its night in the limelight, and the winners are in. This year was a very fruitful year for games; that said, this particular awards show focuses on the public. Also known as the People’s Gaming Awards, millions of votes are cast to decide the fate of the year’s games. Its dedicated to its British population and their thoughts on what should take the gold for every category.


Don’t expect the kind of formality we’ve seen with The Game Awards. Like the games themselves, the ceremony is designed to be fun and—at times—whimsical. It’s full of humor, trailers, and playful bits with plenty of devs and influencers who just like to celebrate games. Here are the top spots for The Golden Joystick Awards 2018.

  • Best Storytelling: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica)
  • Best Competitive Game: Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Best Cooperative Game: Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Best Indie Game: Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Best Visual Design: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica)
  • Best Audio: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica)
  • Still Playing Award: World of Tanks (Wargaming)
  • Best Performance: Bryan Dechart for Detroit: Become Human (Sony/Quantic Dream)
  • Best VR Game: Skyrim VR (Bethesda)
  • Mobile Game of the Year: PUBG Mobile (PUBG Corp.)
  • PC Game of the Year: Subnautica (Unknown Worlds Entertainment)
  • PlayStation Game of the Year: God of War (Sony/SIE Santa Monica)
  • Xbox Game of the Year: Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft/Playground Games)
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: Octopath Traveler (Nintendo/Square Enix)
  • Breakthrough Developer Award: Unknown Worlds Entertainment
  • Most Wanted Game: Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
  • Critics’ Choice Award: Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award: Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki
  • Outstanding Contribution: Microsoft for the Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • Esports Games of the Year: Overwatch
  • Game of the Year: Fortnite

Sure, it’s relatively early in the year and some games won’t even make the ballot. But hey, there will be more awards shows this season and next. Which game were you rooting for? What are your thoughts on the results? Comment down below.

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