Golden Joystick Awards 2020 Winners Announced

The winners of Golden Joystick Awards 2020 have been announced.

The 38th Golden Joystick Awards has just concluded recently. It honors the videogames of the year. It was held first in 1983 and since then it has grown to become the world’s largest public voted gaming awards brand.

More than 3 million votes were cast to determine the winners in 20 categories. Four Critics’ Choice awards were revealed on the night. The show was hosted by Travis Willingham, the voice of Thor in Marvel’s Avengers and Laura Bailey, voice of Abby in The Last of Us Part II and Black Widow in Marvel’s Avengers.

There were some musical performances from Harry Mack and Lara6683. There were also some appearances from the biggest names of the gaming industry.

Here are the winners:

• Best Storytelling: The Last of Us Part II
• Best Multiplayer Game: Fall Guys
• Best Visual Design: The Last of Us Part II
• Best Game Expansion: No Man’s Sky: Origins
• Mobile Game of the Year: Lego Builder’s Journey
• Best Audio: The Last of Us Part II
• Best Indie Game: Hades
• Still Playing: Minecraft
• Studio of the Year: Naughty Dog
• Esports Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
• Best New Streamer / Broadcaster: iamBrandon
• Best Family Game: Fall Guys
• Best Gaming Community: Minecraft
• Best Performer: Sandra Saad (Critics Choice)
• Breakthrough Award: Among Us (Critics Choice)
• Hall of Fame: Team17 / Worms (Critics Choice)
• PC Game of the Year: Death Stranding
• Best Gaming Hardware: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
• PlayStation Game of the Year: The Last of Us Part II
• Xbox Game of the Year: Ori and the Will of the Wisps
• Nintendo Game of the Year: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
• Most Wanted Game: The next God of War game
• Critics Choice Award: Hades (Critics Choice)
• Ultimate Game of the Year: The Last of Us Part II

Daniel Dawkins, Content Director, Games and Film at GamesRadar+ said:

Thank you to all the developers, publishers, performers and broadcasters who have made this year’s virtual award ceremony possible, joining us from your homes and offices all over the world. We are truly humbled by everyone who has worked so hard to create and release games in this difficult year, and to everyone who has rallied around the Golden Joystick Awards.

Finally, the biggest thank you goes to the millions of gaming fans who played and then voted for their picks of the year. This year, more than ever, games have brought people together and provided much needed escapism, empowerment and community. We’ve been celebrating the people who make games for 38 years, and it’s never felt so important to come together and recognize their achievements.

Source: Press Release