Golden Joysticks 2018 Winners: God of War Cleans Up, Fortnite Somehow Wins

God of War won four awards at the 2018 Golden Joysticks but Fortnite won the ultimate prize despite coming out in 2017.

The 36th annual Golden Joystick Awards have now wrapped up, a brisk hour and a half of handing out awards with a few new trailers interspersed in-between. The categories were broad, but God of War managed to snag the most gongs with four in total.

It was a fine but unspectacular show that serves as a pretty good warm-up for The Game Awards in December. Joining God of War with big wins were Fortnite, Red Dead Redemption II, and much deserved recognition for Hidetaka Miyazaki with a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Check out a full run-down of all the night’s award winners, which were mostly decided by fans, down below. Bold denotes the winner.

 

Nintendo Game of the Year

Octopath Traveller

Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

De Blob 2

Detective Pikachu

Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze

Hollow Knight

Mario Tennis Aces

Nintendo Labo

Octopath Traveler

WarioWare Gold

 

PlayStation Game of the Year

God of War Boss fight

Detroit: Become Human

Dragon Quest 11

Firewall Zero Hour

God of War

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Moss

Ni No Kuni 2

Shadow of the Colossus

The Persistence

Yakuza 6

 

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Forza Horizon 4

Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Nier: Automata

No Man’s Sky Next

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Sea of Thieves

State of Decay 2

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

 

PC Game of the Year

Subnautica

Battletech

Frostpunk

Into the Breach

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Opus Magnum

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Subnautica

Surviving Mars

Two Point Hospital

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

 

Mobile Game of the Year

PUBG Xbox One

Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp

Donut County

Florence

Fortnite

GNOG

Gorogoa

Million Onion Hotel

PUBG Mobile

Pokémon Quest

Reigns: Her Majesty

 

Best Visual Design

Chuchel

Dead Cells

Dragon Ball FighterZ

FAR: Lone Sails

Frostpunk

God of War

Gorogoa

Monster Hunter: World

Subnautica

We Happy Few

 

Best Audio Design

Far Cry 5

Forza Horizon 4

God of War

Jurassic World: Evolution

Just Shapes & Beats

Life is Strange 2

Monster Hunter World

Sea of Thieves

Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Subnautica

 

Best Indie Game

Dead Cells

Celeste

Dead Cells

Gorogoa

Into the Breach

Just Shapes & Beats

Laser League

Minit

Opus Magnum

Owlboy

Steamworld Dig 2

 

Best Storytelling

Forgotton Anne

God of War

Gorogoa

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Octopath Traveller

Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire

Reigns: Her Majesty

The Banner Saga 3

Unavowed

Yakuza 6

 

Best Competitive Game

Arena of Valor

Call of Duty: WW2

Dragon Ball FighterZ

FIFA 19

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Forza Horizon 4

Laser League

Mario Tennis Aces

PES 2019

Paladins

 

Best Co-op Game

A Way Out

Far Cry 5

Firewall Zero Hour

Monster Hunter World

No Man’s Sky Next

Overcooked 2

Sea of Thieves

State of Decay 2

Unravel Two

Warhammer: Vermintide 2

 

eSports Game of the Year

Overwatch

Call of Duty: WW2

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Dota 2

Dragon Ball FighterZ

FIFA 18

League of Legends

Overwatch

Rainbow Six: Siege

Rocket League

Street Fighter V

 

Best VR Game

Skyrim VR

Doom VFR

Firewall Zero Hour

Flotilla 2

GNOG

Moss

Sprint Vector

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

The Persistence

Transference

Wipeout Omega Collection VR

 

Studio of the Year

God of War Review 13

Bluepoint Games

Capcom

Epic Games

Insomniac

Motion Twin

Rare

Sony Santa Monica

Stoic Studio

Subset Games

Unknown Worlds

 

Most Wanted Game

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Anthem

Battlefield 5

Control

Cyberpunk 2077

Death Stranding

Doom Eternal

Dreams

Ghost of Tsushima

Kingdom Hearts 3

Metro Exodus

Ooblets

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The Last of Us Part 2

 

The Critics Choice Award

Red Dead Redemption 2

Red Dead Redemption 2

 

Ultimate Game of the Year

Fortnite season 6 2

Fortnite (it came out in 2017 and is technically in Early Access but ok)

A couple of truly wild picks in there, Fortnite especially. It’s also odd that Red Dead Redemption 2 was up for a Critics Choice award but not eligible for the fan vote. Oh well. See you again next year, where Fortnite will probably win again because the thing just won’t die.

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