Animal Crossing Wins Nintendo Game Of The Year At The Golden Joysticks, Here Are All The Winners
This year’s Golden Joystick Awards winners have now been announced, and we have the full list of winners for you below.
Animal Crossing: New Horizons earned ‘Nintendo Game of the Year’, which we must say is absolutely deserved considering the impact it had worldwide earlier in the year. Nintendo hasn’t received all that much love elsewhere, however, with PlayStation’s The Last of Us Part II taking home a huge number of awards.
Here’s the full list:
The 2020 Golden Joystick Award winners are:
- Best Storytelling: The Last of Us Part II
- Best Multiplayer Game: Fall Guys
- Best Visual Design: The Last of Us Part II
- Best Game Expansion: No Man’s Sky: Origins
- Mobile Game of the Year: Lego Builder’s Journey
- Best Audio: The Last of Us Part II
- Best Indie Game: Hades
- Still Playing: Minecraft
- Studio of the Year: Naughty Dog
- Esports Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
- Best New Streamer / Broadcaster: iamBrandon
- Best Family Game: Fall Guys
- Best Gaming Community: Minecraft
- Best Performer: Sandra Saad (Critics Choice)
- Breakthrough Award: Among Us (Critics Choice)
- Hall of Fame: Team17 / Worms (Critics Choice)
- PC Game of the Year: Death Stranding
- Best Gaming Hardware: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
- PlayStation Game of the Year: The Last of Us Part II
- Xbox Game of the Year: Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Nintendo Game of the Year: Animal Crossing: New Horizons
- Most Wanted Game: The next God of War game
- Critics Choice Award: Hades (Critics Choice)
- Ultimate Game of the Year: The Last of Us Part II
More than three million votes were cast to determine the winners in the 20 categories above. Daniel Dawkins, Content Director, Games and Film at GamesRadar+ has shared the following:
“Thank you to all the developers, publishers, performers and broadcasters who have made this year’s virtual award ceremony possible, joining us from your homes and offices all over the world. We are truly humbled by everyone who has worked so hard to create and release games in this difficult year, and to everyone who has rallied around the Golden Joystick Awards.
“Finally, the biggest thank you goes to the millions of gaming fans who played and then voted for their picks of the year. This year, more than ever, games have brought people together and provided much needed escapism, empowerment and community. We’ve been celebrating the people who make games for 38 years, and it’s never felt so important to come together and recognise their achievements.”
Do you agree with the winners listed above? Any other games you would have picked instead? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.