Last night was host to the 2017 Golden Joystick Awards. This year it was the 35th anniversary of the awards – which might make you feel pretty old.

This year’s list had some pretty recognisable names, but the overall winner here was The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild which came home with four awards including “Ultimate Game of the Year” award. Of course, there was also one game which seems to be kicking up a stink over at The Game Awards: PUBG.

This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award went to Civilization creator, Sid Meier, and it’s a well deserved one at that. During his acceptance speech he said:

“I would not be here without the fans. Whether you played Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, or Civilization, all of our fans around the globe have allowed me to have the best job in the world and I want to thank them all.”

The award for Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry went to Debbie Bestwick MBE who you may know as the founder of Team17. Team17 have been doing an incredible amount for the industry over the years from being the creator of the Worms series, to becoming a publisher of several games from UK developers including The Escapists and of course, Overcooked.

Here’s the full list of awards for your perusal:

  • Best Storytelling – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Best Visual Design – Cuphead
  • Best Audio – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Gaming Performance sponsored by The Sun – Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn)
  • Best Indie Game in collaboration with Square Enix Collective – Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game sponsored by GT Omega – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Studio of the Year – Nintendo EPD
  • Best VR Game – Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Esports Play of the Year sponsored by Intel – Agilities
  • Esports Team of the Year – Lunatic-Hai
  • Esports Game of the Year sponsored by Omen by HP – Overwatch
  • Best Streamer / Broadcaster – Markiplier
  • Handheld / Mobile Game of the Year sponsored by Bespoke Arcades – Pokémon Sun and Moon
  • Nintendo Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Xbox Game of the Year – Cuphead
  • PC Game of the Year – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Critics’ Choice Award – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Breakthrough Award sponsored by Badfly – Ashly Burch
  • Hall of Fame – Final Fantasy
  • Most Wanted Award – The Last of Us Part 2
  • Still Playing Award – World of Tanks
  • Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry sponsored by The Telegraph – Debbie Bestwick MBE
  • Lifetime Achievement – Sid Meier
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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