The winners of the 37th annual Golden Joystick Awards were revealed today at the award ceremony in London—and Resident Evil 2 took home the ultimate prize.
Also known as the People’s Gaming Awards, the Golden Joystick Awards is the second-oldest video game award ceremony after the Arcade Awards. Originally the gaming members of the British general public voted for the winners, but as time passed, voting opened up to anyone online.
Over 3.5 million public votes were cast to determine the winners over nineteen categories, including Ultimate Game of the Year, Most Wanted Game, and PlayStation, Xbox, PC, and Nintendo Games of the Year. In addition, five critics choice awards were handed out, including Lifetime Achievement, Outstanding Contribution, Breakthrough Award, and Critics Choice.
The 2019 Golden Joystick Award winners are:
- Best Storytelling: Days Gone
- Best Multiplayer Game in partnership with Servers and Gameye: Apex Legends
- Still Playing Award: Minecraft
- Best Visual Design: Devil May Cry 5
- Best Indie Game: Outer Wilds
- Esports Game of the Year in partnership with Corsair: Fortnite
- Best Audio: Resident Evil 2
- Best Game Expansion: GTA Online – Diamond Casino Update
- Best VR / AR Game: Beat Saber
- Best Gaming Hardware: Nvidia 20-series Super graphics cards
- Best Performer: Logan Marshall-Green
- Studio of the Year: Epic Games
- Best New Streamer / Broadcaster: Ewok
- Breakthrough Award: Untitled Goose Game, House House
- Mobile Game of the Year: BTS World
- Outstanding Contribution: Life is Strange
- PC Game of the Year in partnership with Magic: The Gathering Arena: World of Warcraft Classic
- PlayStation Game of the Year: Days Gone
- Xbox Game of the Year: Gears 5
- Nintendo Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Most Wanted Game: Cyberpunk 2077
- Critics Choice Award: Control
- Lifetime Achievement: Yu Suzuki
- Ultimate Game of the Year: Resident Evil 2
Daniel Dawkins, Content Director, Games and Film at GamesRadar+ said:
“What a fantastic night and what a year it has been. The Golden Joystick Awards is now in its 37th year—the longest running video gaming awards ever – and each year it just keeps getting bigger and better. We had a whopping 3.5 million public votes this year and we are so honored to have developers from all over the world with us tonight to collect their awards. But the biggest thank you of all goes to the amazing gaming public who took the time to vote and watch the awards tonight. We are humbled by your support.”
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