This weekend was host to the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards which saw many of this year’s biggest titles unsurprisingly winning some of the event’s most prestigious awards.

Taking into account that The Golden Joystick Awards 2017 counts titles released in the tail end of 2018 as well as the first three quarters of 2018, there were a couple of surprises as well as some notable omissions. Games like Spyro Reignited Trilogy, Hitman 2, and Battlefield 5 aren’t there (they’ll be featured in 2019’s awards).

What is unsurprising is that God of War and Fortnite completely clean up, with the former pulling in four awards, with the latter scoring two, including Ultimate Game of the Year. That’s right, Fortnite is crowned Ultimate Game of the Year… and people took issue with me choosing PUBG as my personal game of the year in 2017

Anyway, here are the results:

  • Best Storytelling – God of War
  • Best Competitive Game – Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Best Cooperative Game – Monster Hunter: World
  • Best Visual Design – God of War
  • Best Indie Game – Dead Cells
  • Best Audio – God of War
  • Still Playing Award – World of Tanks
  • Best Performer – Bryan Dechart (as Connor from Detroit: Become Human)
  • Esports Game of the Year – Overwatch
  • Best VR Game – The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim VR
  • Studio of the Year – SIE Santa Monica Studio
  • Best New Streamer / Broadcaster – Bryan Dechart and Amelia Rose Blaire
  • Mobile Game of the Year – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile
  • PC Game of the Year – Subnautica
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – God of War
  • Xbox Game of the Year – Forza Horizon 4
  • Nintendo Game of the Year – Octopath Traveler
  • Breakthrough Award – Unknown Worlds
  • Most Wanted Game – Cyberpunk 2077
  • Critics Choice Award – Red Dead Redemption 2
  • Lifetime Achievement – Hidetaka Miyazaki (FromSoftware)
  • Outstanding Contribution – Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Fortnite Battle Royale

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