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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

Minecraft

Best Visual Design

Devil May Cry 5

Best Indie Game

Outer Wilds

Esports Game of the Year

Fortnite

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

Ewok

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

Control

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

38 Comments

  1. There is very little on this list I agree with. Just… wut?

    Best expansion for GTA: Casino junk? Just no. Even Fallout 1st actually is better purely for the civil war it started.

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 18, 2019 at 09:41

      Most Wanted and best indie is all I agree with.

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  2. Original Heretic

    November 18, 2019 at 09:58

    Wow. Days Gone reviews made me um and ah, but now I’m real keen to grab it.
    Ugh… But first I should finish the 20 other games I’m “almost” done with.

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    • Admiral Chief

      November 18, 2019 at 09:58

      I’m almost done with Warframe…..for the day

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  3. Pariah

    November 18, 2019 at 09:58

    “PC Game of the Year
    World of Warcraft Classic”

    Uh… You know, that’s a 15 year old game. How is this a thing?

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  4. Admiral Chief

    November 18, 2019 at 09:17

    PC game of the year, just, wut

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    • Yozzie

      November 18, 2019 at 11:22

      Have you googled the mobile game of the year yet? xD

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      • Hammersteyn

        November 18, 2019 at 14:32

        They deserve nothing better

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      • Admiral Chief

        November 18, 2019 at 11:47

        No?

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    • Hammersteyn

      November 18, 2019 at 11:22

      My vote went to MS Excel

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      • Admiral Chief

        November 18, 2019 at 11:53

        Can I phone a gynea for you? Because jou p man!
        😛

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        • Hammersteyn

          November 18, 2019 at 12:16

          BWAHAHAHAHA!

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  5. Hammersteyn

    November 18, 2019 at 09:17

    Still playing Award should’ve gone to Fallout 76 to commemorate the brave souls still keeping the game alive.

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    • Admiral Chief

      November 18, 2019 at 09:46

      Still playing award should ALWAYS go to Warframe

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      • Hammersteyn

        November 18, 2019 at 10:11

        I guess, still playing the same missions over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over……

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      • Hammersteyn

        November 18, 2019 at 10:11

        I guess, still playing the same missions over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over……

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        • Admiral Chief

          November 18, 2019 at 10:11

          Good fun that, since new weapons/warframes/game modes means endless fun

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  6. Jonah Cash

    November 19, 2019 at 17:46

    Happy for Control and for Resident Evil. Also I honestly don’t mind Days Gone, but it is not to be played to finish. It is to be played when you feel like putting an hour or 3 into it. It is a long game, that starts to feel like it would never end. Busy taking a break from it, but will go back over the holiday to finish it up.

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