Voting Is Live For The Golden Joystick Awards!

While the Golden Joystick awards seems like a bland gaming awards show, you’re wrong. It’s run by none other than GamesRadar, a British gaming webpage, like IGN and my website! They’ve been doing this since the 1980s at least, and voting just went live for the 38th edition, which will debut on November 24, 2020. Let’s take a look at the categories and nominees for 2020! (Once the awards pass, I will highlight the winner of each category.)

Award Categories And Nominees

Best Audio

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

Best Family Game

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

Best Game Community

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

Best Game Expansion

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

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

Best Indie Game

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

Best Multiplayer Game

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

Best Storytelling

The Last of Us Part II
Ghost of Tsushima
Kentucky Route Zero: TV Edition
Necrobarista
Paradise Killer
Hades
Signs of the Sojourner
If Found…

Best Visual Design

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

Esports Game Of The Year

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

Mobile Game Of The Year

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

Most Wanted

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

Nintendo Game Of The Year

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

PC Game Of The Year

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

PlayStation Game Of The Year

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

Xbox Game Of The Year

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

Still Playing

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

Studio Of The Year

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

As an added bonus, anyone who votes has the chance to earn a free gaming ebook! After submitting your email address, you will have the option to pick any free ebook that GamesRadar offers.

You can vote here.

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