The Golden Joystick Awards are all said and done, and here you can read the full list of winners.
That is a legit list of winners, though I would have choosen P5 for audio over zelda. Congrats Nintendo for the GOTY. Well deserved
I'd have chosen P5 as GOTY, most definitely. Unfortunately, too niche for a popular vote outside of Japan.
agree, but I'm not mad at all.
several legit GOTY contenders
Nah, played both. Breath of the Wild is worlds better.
Breath of the wild is good for a Zelda game but it is overrated just like most Nintendo games. They always seem to be above criticism. Not saying their games are bad just not the best.
It's a travesty to allow a WiiU game to win GOTY. WiiU doesn't deserve praise. Heck it's a dead console for almost a year. After playing Zelda and you remove yourself from the game for a while you will realize the game isn't that great. Just a sanbox game where you're mostly running and climbing to the next area. Sure it's impressive to make basically everything accessible but there was lots of pop-in as well. And then you just have these lame mini puzzle dungeons. Then the main dungeons are small as well. Also a 97 on wiiU is really like a 89 on current gen consoles. By the way the Switch is still half a gen behind too.
Well done to all the winners but everyone may have their own personal goty that didn't feature. It's all good. Personally smashed 2 of them and will smash Zelda when my daughter's switch arrives. (My segway)😉
I'm glad Horizon Zero Dawn won the best story telling. And Aloy won the best performance. No surprise about Zelda Breath of The Wild, but congrats to the end.
No Persona 5 wins :’(. Sony and Nintendo dominated the winners list. Can’t say I am surprised tbh.
I'm glad that Horizon got some proper well deserved recognition and stood out from the crowd.
Me too. Can't believe there are people who thought it was forgettable. I'm hungry for more horizon lore
I loved the story but never loved the combat system personally. Still awesome overall
I love Horizon, but you have to admit the story itself and the storytelling was average at best.
Not even close to average in my eyes.
I can’t see how Horizon wouldn’t get best story telling; not only was the story so well done, the pacing and emotion behind it were perfect.
We all win. It was a good year in gaming.
Congrats to Ninty and Sony. Single Player games are the future.
Booyah! And lets also stipulate that they are SP games without MT's.
Agreed! Uncharted Lost Legacy needs some love too in my opinion. That game was so awesome and the pacing was fantastic. Now just give me God of War 4!!
Best Indie Game: Friday the 13th The Game...
Yeah, this is exactly where the list was discredited for me. LOL
It was a fan voted poll so not really surprising considering the crazy (imo overrated fad type) hype for the game.
Friday the 13th is a great game.
Yeah I would've went with Hellblade myself.
Persona won 3rd Place Horizon won 2nd Place Zelda won 1st Place
Good list overall!
Well i can settle for 2nd spot! Makes me happy seeing a new IP getting so much recognition
yep and at the end of the day if Horizon is your own personal GOTY, then what list can tell you otherwise.
The first three places occupied by SP games. Sounds great.
Less said the better aye😉😉
Must be rigged because I heard SP games don't make as big of an impact as they used to. /s
I'll take it, all belong there in any case.
No Persona 5 awards makes me a sad 🐼
I feel the same but Zelda was too much greatness to lose, of Zelda was not delayed, horizon would of won
so happy to see horizon getting 4 awards and second place in the GOTY for a new IP that needed to rival so many great games this year it is just fantastic!
Breath of the Wild deserves it, congrats to all winners :)
I'm surprised Breath of the Wid beat Hellblade for sound. Hellblade was miles ahead of it. Still glad to see Nintendo and Sony dominate.
Personally, I glad to see great games dominate. platform is irrelevant, to great games.
Play Zelda again, with headphones or tv blasting and you will see why it won, every tiny little detail in that game came thru the speakers, not just his walking
BOTW has great and relaxing sound. It makes you feel like you are really out there in the wild.
I have to wear headphones. I actually only wear headphones. I really didn't think Breath of the Wild was as strong or as inventive as Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. The latter had me at the edge of my seat due to the sound. I'm a Legend of Zelda fanboy (you should see my collection). Like I said though, I'm happy for everyone. Even nominations are strong as Hell.
im no zelda fan boy, but its not just soundtrack, the whole world was alive, there is a sound effect for everything, nintendo put a lot of detail for little things in the game........so overall soundtrack with every sound effect made zelda had the best audio experience........ if it was just soundtrack only, then I can see your point because I went and listen to some of the sounds for the game you like....... I hope xenoblade will have all the little things that make zelda great the different sounds, because the music department for xenoblade is always top notch, so I have no worries about their music
best audio is zelda? lol. persona 5 should have won that one. also, an indie game is best xbox game? i guess that shows the problem with MS atm.
The attention to detail with the sound in Zelda is astonishing. It winning is certainly nothing to laugh at.
Lmao still a joke award.
Well done Sony and Nintendo. I've heard some haters tryna bash Zelda on here but sorry , no. It's absolutely incredible.
Yes it is, people bashing it are just insecure fanboys. Ignore them.
@EddieNX and you have been trying your best to downplay Horizon since its launch. don't try to play victim now
I've not played Horizon and have neve claimed to so , no mate... There are people on this site who claimed to of played Zelda and say it's trash when they clearly haven't played it. Also Sony fan who have played Horizon but not Zelda are SURE it's a million times better even though it's clearly not (backed up by critics). I still wouldn't mind playing Horizon but honestly don't enjoy Sony Exclusives compared to Nintendos...
Great picks! It was really a year where there were great candidates, but I'm totally cool with this.
What is up with all these nasty ads that stop you from going back on every page. Seriously, fake Google surveys giving away iphone x's. I would expect this shit at a porn site or torrent page, but not here. I'm blocking them now, but please have a little decency in the future.
It's not the sites fault, they don't know unless you report those types of ads.
God saves Adblock.
Best narrative to Horizon Zero Dawn???? Nier Automata and What Remains of Edith Finch are WAY more accomplished narratives. Get the hell out
And I forgot HELLBLADE TOO. Horizon is nowhere near the level of a of storytelling these 3 games. Trash.
i didn’t like the story either, but i’ll just leave it at that, lest i get accosted again
It's not a trash narrative story. Horizon Zero Dawn did nailed the lore of the game, but it also did answered a lot about the machine and the origin of it. After all, HZD is written by Fallout New Vegas writer.
It’s narrative is NOTHING compared to What Remains of Edith Finch, Hellblade, and Nier: Automata
HELL, THE FIRST MONTH OF THIS YEAR EVEN GAVE US YAKUZA 0(kiwami’s writing is nowhere near as good)
@Darkwatchman Shut up! You whining little nerd!
Congratulations to The Legend Of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild. Excellent. Horizon: Zero Dawn fans have much to celebrate as it's a new IP and winning...also getting top nominations from Golden and many award shows coming up.
Top 3 were fierce competition. Must of been really hard to pick.
Both my votes :)
Seems like they completely ignore pc, what’s the point?
Congrats to HZD for wining multiple awards! I can't wait to see what HZD2 offers us.
Breath of the Wild: Best audio? Suuuuure. Here's an award for ya. Best jokers: BOTW fanbase.
Hate a bit more will ya
Mate, I like BOTW, but the audio was painfully absent.
I think the better word for it is subtle. I do get what u mean though. If u don't focus on the sounds while playing and only look back then you kinda wonder if there was any sound at all. At least compared to games like Persona 5 and Odyssey. BUT I do love the sounds in BOTW. The very subtle and almost silent ambient sounds complemented the lonenly world perfectly imo. Less is more