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Golden Joystick Awards 2021: All Winners Recapped



The annual Golden Joystick Awards aired last night (November 23rd) to an online audience of millions, bringing together developers, gamers and critics alike for a jam-packed celebratory stream. 

To celebrate fifty years of gaming, the awards show included two additional awards to help boost the presentation: Best Gaming Hardware of All Time, and Ultimate Game of All Time. With millions of votes cast around the world and a handful of competing titles, the show definitely had hearts racing as it assembled the winner’s circle.

Perhaps you missed it. Maybe you were meaning to catch up later today. Whatever the case, if you missed the winners from last night, then allow us to recap them for you below.

Golden Joystick Awards 2021 Winners:

  • Best Storytelling: Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Mobile Game of the Year: League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • PC Game of the Year: Hitman 3
  • Best Multiplayer Game: It Takes Two
  • Best Audio: Resident Evil: Village
  • Still Playing Award: Final Fantasy XIV
  • Best Visual Design: Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: Metroid Dread
  • Xbox Game of the Year: Psychonauts 2
  • PlayStation Game of the Year: Resident Evil: Village
  • Best Game Expansion: Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island
  • Best Gaming Hardware: PlayStation 5
  • Most Wanted Game: Elden Ring
  • Best Indie Game: Death’s Door
  • Studio of the Year: Capcom
  • Best Performer: Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil: Village)
  • Breakthrough Award: Housemarque (critically chosen)
  • Best Game Community: Final Fantasy XIV
  • Critics’ Choice Award: Deathloop
  • Ultimate Game of the Year: Resident Evil: Village
  • Best Gaming Hardware of All Time: Personal Computer (PC)
  • Ultimate Game of All Time: Dark Souls

So, what’s your take on the awards? Do you agree with the winners? What games would you have put forward if given the choice? Let us know over on our socials here. If you’re still wanting to watch the full show, you can catch it below.

Golden Joystick Awards will likely return again next year, pending confirmation from the appropriate body, of course. You can follow updates for the event over on the official social handle here.

Golden Joystick Awards 2021

Jord is an aspiring journalist and self-published author, as well as a lover of all things gaming and media.