Golden Joystick Awards 2019 Celebrates Many Games, Including The Ultimate Game Of The Year

Golden Joystick Awards 2019 Celebrates Many Games, Including The Ultimate Game Of The Year
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The 37th annual Golden Joystick Awards has bestowed upon recipients the coveted golden joystick.

The event took place on November 15, at the Bloomsbury Big Top in London, and celebrated 2019’s gaming achievements.

The categories ranged from the Esports Game of the Year to Best Audio in a 2019 game and the Most Wanted Game this year.

The most prestigious award up for grabs was the Ultimate Game of the Year.

There were 24 awards, and here are the categories and winners of each.

Queue drum roll…. The Ultimate Game of the Year is… Resident Evil 2!

Lifetime Achievement: Yu Suzuki

Most Wanted Game: Cyberpunk 2077

Best Multiplayer Game: Apex Legends

Best Visual Design: Devil May Cry 5

Best Audio: Resident Evil 2

Best Storytelling: Days Gone

Still Playing Award: Minecraft

Critics’ Choice Award: Control

Best Indie Game: Outer Wilds

Best Game Expansion: GTA Online: Diamond Casino Update

Studio of the Year: Epic Games

Best Gaming Hardware: Nvidia 20-Series Super Graphics Card

Best VR/AR Game: Beat Saber

Best New Streamer/Broadcaster: Ewok

Breakthrough Award: House House

Outstanding Contribution: Life is Strange

Best Performer: Logan Marshall-Green

Esports Game of the Year: Fortnite

Mobile Game of the Year: BTS World

PlayStation Game of the Year: Days Gone

PC Game of the Year: World of Warcraft Classic

Xbox Game of the Year: Gears 5

Nintendo Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

There are many deserving winners on this list. Blizzard Entertinment pumped a lot of life back into the World of Warcraft franchise by releasing the original MMO, World of Warcraft: Classic.

Fortnite continues to take the world by storm and has proven to be quite the entertaining esports game.
The Still Playing award went to Minecraft, which has a following as deep as the caverns player’s find in-game.

There were a couple of two-time champs, Resident Evil 2, and Days Gone.

The most significant award went to Resident Evil 2, which is a remake of the 1998 original. It has been widely celebrated by gamers and critics alike, and by September 2019, 4.7 millions sold.

Resident Evil 2 did face some stiff competition:

Apex Legends, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, Gears 5, Outer Wilds, Disco Elysium, Control, Untitled Goose Game, The Outer Worlds, Telling Lies, and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice.

In the end, Resident Evil 2 won the popular fan vote and is the 2019 ultimate achiever.

This has been an excellent year for gamers, and 2020 is looking even more promising with the launch of next-generation consoles, hyped games, and the continued emergence of game streaming.