2017 Golden Joystick Winners

Top Winners:
Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 4 awards
Horizon Zero Dawn – 3 awards
Cuphead – 2 awards
PUBG – 2 awards

Best Storytelling

Horizon: Zero Dawn – WINNER
NieR: Automata
Night in the Woods
Persona 5
Prey
Pyre
Tacoma
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Visual Design

Cuphead – WINNER
Dishonored 2
Final Fantasy XV
GNOG
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Little Nightmares
Monument Valley 2
Night in the Woods
Persona 5
Pyre
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best Audio

Destiny 2
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Life is Strange: Before the Storm
Little Nightmares
Persona 5
Project Cars 2
Pyre
RiME
Sniper Elite 4
Tacoma
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER

Best Gaming Performance

Ashly Burch (Aloy, Horizon: Zero Dawn) – WINNER
Brian Bloom (B. J. Blazkowicz, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus)
Claudia Black (Chloe Frazer, Uncharted)
Fryda Wolff (Ryder, Mass Effect Andromeda)
Jack Brand (Jack Baker, Resident Evil 7)
Kylie Brown (Rachel Amber, Life is Strange BTS)
Melina Juergens (Senua, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice)
Nathan Fillion (Cayde-6, Destiny 2)

Best Indie Game

Dream Daddy
Everything
Friday the 13th: The Game – WINNER
Night in the Woods
Pyre
Slime Rancher
Stories Untold
Tacoma
Thimbleweed Park
What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Multiplayer Game

Absolver
Battlefield 1
Destiny 2
FIFA 18
Friday the 13th: The Game
Injustice 2
LawBreakers
Nidhogg 2
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – WINNER
Pro Evolution Soccer 2018
Splatoon 2

Studio of the Year

Arkane Studios
Bluehole Studio Inc.
Boss Key Productions
Creative Assembly
Guerrilla Games
Machine Games
NetherRealm
Ninja Theory
Nintendo EPD – WINNER
Platinum
Rebellion

Best VR Game

Dead Effect 2 VR
Farpoint
GNOG
Resident Evil 7 – WINNER
Rez Infinite
Robo Recall
SUPERHOT VR
Star Trek: Bridge Crew
Statik
Thumper
Wilson’s Heart

eSports Play of the Year

Agilities’ five-man Dragonblade at Overwatch Contenders – WINNER
Autimatic and Skadoodle win 2 vs. 4 with pistols
PraY’s Ashe skillshot at Worlds 2016
TeamLiquid win the first ever 3-0 grand final victory at the International
Tokido’s incredible parry at Evo 2017

eSports Team of the Year

Astralis
Lunatic-Hai – WINNER
Northern Gaming
Optic Gaming
SK Telecom T1
Team Liquid
Team SoloMid

eSports Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
FIFA 17
League of Legends
Overwatch – WINNER
Rainbow Six: Siege
Rocket League
Smite
StarCraft II

Best Streamer/Broadcaster

Hannah Rutherford
Jacksepticeye
Jupiter Hadley
Markiplier – WINNER
Maximilian Dood
Polygon
Waypoint
What’s Good Games

Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year

Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King
Ever Oasis
Fire Emblem Heroes
Framed 2
Hidden Folks
Milkmaid of the Milky Way
Monument Valley 2
Old Man’s Journey
Pokemon Sun and Moon – WINNER
Super Mario Run

Nintendo Game of the Year

ARMS
Bulb Boy
Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Metroid: Samus Returns
Pokemon Sun and Moon
Snipperclips
Splatoon 2
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER

Playstation Game of the Year

Everybody’s Golf
Horizon: Zero Dawn – WINNER
Nex Machina
NieR: Automata
Nioh
Persona 5
Statik
The Last Guardian
Uncharted: The Lost Legacy
Yakuza 0

Xbox Game of the Year

Cuphead – WINNER
Dead Rising 4
Forza Motorsport 7
Gears of War 4
Gigantic
Halo Wars 2
Pit People
Slime Rancher
Tacoma

PC Game of the Year

Dream Daddy
Endless Space 2
OneShot
Planet Coaster
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – WINNER
Rising Storm 2: Vietnam
Stories Untold
Total War: Warhammer II
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III
West of Loathing

Breakthrough Award

Ashly Burch – WINNER
Brendan Greene
Cavalier Game Studios
Game Grumps
Giant Sparrow
Infinite Fall
Melina Jeurgens
Nick Popovich
Nina Freeman
SMAC Games

Most Wanted Game

Beyond Good and Evil 2
Call of Duty: WWII
Death Stranding
Far Cry 5
God of War
Metro Exodus
Metroid Prime 4
Ooblets
Red Dead Redemption 2
Sea of Thieves
Spider-Man
Star Wars Battlefront II
The Last of Us Part II – WINNER

Still Playing

Diablo III
EVE Online
FIFA 17
Final Fantasy XIV
Hearthstone
Minecraft
Overwatch
Pokemon Go
Pro Evolution Soccer 2017
Rocket League
The Elder Scrolls Online
World of Tanks – WINNER

Ultimate Game of the Year

Assassin’s Creed Origins
Destiny 2
Dishonored 2
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Monument Valley 2
Persona 5
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Resident Evil 7
Super Mario Odyssey
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – WINNER
What Remains of Edith Finch

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