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2017 Golden Joystick Awards winners have been revealed

The 2017 Golden Joystick Award winners were revealed yesterday in a ceremony celebrating the best video games, developers, moments, and key members of the industry from the last 12 months. Voted for by the public (apart from four special awards, decided by critics and professionals), this year was the 35th Golden Joystick Awards, and the winners are as follows.

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 – Seoul Dynasty (formerly 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 II

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

The Critic’s Choice Award, Hall of Fame, Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry, and Lifetime Achievement winners were decided by critics and professionals, while all others were decided by the public. The full list of nominees were announced some weeks ago, and three million votes were cast in total.

The full show, including a pre-show hosted by Keza MacDonald and Cara Ellison, with Danny Wallace hosting can be seen online on the Golden Joysticks Awards’ Twitch channel.

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