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Resident Evil Village Wins 2021 Golden Joystick Award For Game Of The Year

And a dark horse pick for Ultimate Game of All Time

The 2021 Golden Joystick Award winners have been announced, with Capcom’s Resident Evil Village being voted as the Ultimate Game of the Year. In addition to the usual awards recognising outstanding games and gaming talent from the last 12 months, this year’s event also included two special categories commemorating 50 years of video games – with the PC taken out the award for Ultimate Hardware of All Time, and FromSoftware’s Dark Souls winning Ultimate Game of All Time.

This was the 39th edition of the Golden Joystick Awards, presented by GamesRadar and hosted by the iconic Uncharted voice acting duo of Nolan North and Emily Rose. The awards were voted on by millions of gamers online, with Resident Evil Village winning a total of four categories. We gave Capcom’s latest survival horror game a 9 in our review, saying that ‘Resident Evil Village is a technical masterpiece, featuring a fantastically realised and foreboding setting with a great sense of balance between action and horror elements.’

Full List of 2021 Golden Joystick Award Winners:

  • Best Storytelling – Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Best Multiplayer Game – It Takes Two
  • Best Audio – Resident Evil Village
  • Best Visual Design – Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
  • Best Game Expansion – Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island Expansion
  • Mobile Game of the Year – League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Best Gaming Hardware – PS5
  • Best Indie Game – Death’s Door
  • Studio of the Year – Capcom
  • Best Performer – Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
  • Breakthrough Award – Housemarque
  • Best Gaming Community – Final Fantasy XIV
  • Still Play Award – Final Fantasy XIV
  • PC Game of the Year – Hitman 3
  • Xbox Game of the Year – Psychonauts 2
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – Resident Evil Village
  • Most Wanted Game – Elden Ring
  • Critic’s Choice Award – Deathloop
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Resident Evil Village
  • Ultimate Hardware of All Time – PC
  • Ultimate Game of All Time – Dark Souls

Did you vote in this year’s Golden Joystick Awards? Are you happy with the winners? Let us know in the comments or on social media!

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