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Resident Evil 2, Control and Days Gone came out on top at this year’s Golden Joysticks Awards

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The year may be drawing to a close, but it’s also a time of celebration. Of looking back at the months that were and saying “hot damn was 2019 good”. On the cusp of a new console generation, 2019 was gaming at its very finest and worst when you think about it. Old legends returned to glorious new heights as single-player games surged forward in quality as gamers got fed up with peak live service game launches, indies remained as groundbreaking as ever and pure thrills based on proven formulas filled the spaces between big budget releases.

Which means that obviously , its award season time.

This year’s Golden Joysticks event started the season of kudos, setting the tempo for which games you can probably expect to see clean up big at various outlets and upcoming events. Many a nominee made the list, but only a few truly special games could claim top honours across a wide variety of fields that celebrated video gaming’s ability to tell stories and push the medium forward in wild new directions. Here’s the full list of winners:

Best Storytelling

Days Gone

Best Multiplayer Game

Apex Legends

Still Playing Award


Best Visual Design

Devil May Cry 5

Best Indie Game

Outer Wilds

Esports Game of the Year


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 Card

Best Performer

Logan Marshall-Green

Studio of the Year

Epic Games

Best New Streamer/Broadcaster


Breakthrough Award

House House

Mobile Game of the Year

BTS World

Outstanding Contribution

Life is Strange

PC Game of the Year

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


Lifetime Achievement

Yu Suzuki

Ultimate Game of the Year

Resident Evil 2

Critical Hit’s own awards show will be held in December, provided I can get permission from my dad to use his garage in which to host the event. I’m pretty certain I can fit a hundred people inside there and I’m sure they won’t mind having to sit on the floor next to the box of oily rags and old VW Beetle spare parts. Heck, even my catering is going to be good! I’ve got budget this year for two packets of Simba chips.

Last Updated: November 18, 2019

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