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28th Annual Golden Joystick Awards done and dusted, here are your winners

Friday, 29th October 2010 14:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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The 2010 Golden Joystick Awards show was held today, and it was hosted by Rich Hall.

Winners included Mass Effect 2, Assassin’s Creed II, Plans vs Zombies, and quite a few others.

Did you vote? Did your favorite game win for it’s respective category? Total votes received were 1,543,309. Hopefully you threw one in there.

The Golden Joystick Awards include games released from August 2009 – August 2010, which is why you may be scratching your head at a few of the nominations.

Mass Effect 2 got the Ultimate Game of the Year award. Congrats to BioWare on that, and winning RPG of the year with it as well.

You can view the ceremony’s Twitter feed here.

Full list of winners and nominees are below.

Winners:

  • Action/Adventure Game Of The Year – Assassin’s Creed II
  • Download Game Of The Year – Plants Vs Zombies
  • Fighting Game Of The Year – Super Street Fighter IV
  • Music Game Of The Year – Guitar Hero 5
  • One To Watch – COD: Black Ops
  • Online Game Of The Year – League Of Legends
  • Portable Game Of The Year – Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
  • Puzzle Game Of The Year – World Of Goo
  • RPG Of The Year – Mass Effect 2
  • Racing Game Of The Year – Forza 3
  • Shooter Of The Year – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Soundtrack Of The Year – Final Fantasy XIII
  • Sports Game Of The Year – FIFA10
  • Strategy Game Of The Year – Plants Vs Zombies
  • UK Developer Of The Year – Jagex
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Mass Effect 2

Nominees this year were:

  • Action -  Assassin’s Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Bayonetta, God of War III, Heavy Rain, Just Cause 2, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Red Dead Redemption, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.
  • Downloadable -  ‘splosion Man, Assassin’s Creed 2: Bonfire of the Vanities, Battlefield 1943, Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies, FIFA 10, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Little Big Planet, Plants vs. Zombies, Shadow Complex and Trials HD.
  • Fighting - BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast, Fight Night Round 4, Punch Out!!, Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny, Super Street Fighter IV, Tatsunoko vs Capcom Ultimate All Stars, Tekken 6, UFC 2009 Undisputed and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010.
  • Music -  Band Hero, DJ Hero, Guitar Hero 5, Guitar Hero on Tour: Modern Hits, Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits, Guitar Hero: Metallica, Guitar Hero: Van Halen, Just Dance, Lego Rock Band and The Beatles Rock Band.
  • One to Watch – Brink, Call of Duty: Black Ops, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2, F1 2010, Fable III, Fallout: New Vegas, Final Fantasy XIV, Gears of War 3, Halo: Reach, Mafia 2, Medal of Honour, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and The Legend of Zelda Wii.
  • Online -  2029 Online, Aion: The Tower Of Eternity, Allods Online, Bejeweled Blitz, Champions Online, Dragonica, Fallen Earth, Farmville, Gangster City, Global Agenda, League of Legends, Need for Speed: World, Star Trek Online, Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood and Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online.
  • Portable -  Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines, Assassin’s Creed: Discovery, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare – Mobilised, Call of Duty: World at War: ZOMBIES, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, Little Big Planet, Plants vs Zombies, Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Professor Layton and Pandora and The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks.
  • Puzzle – 3D Pictocross, Ace Attorney Inverstigations: Miles Edgeworth , Arkanoid Plus!, Brain Exercises with Dr Kawashima, Katamari Forever, LUXOR: Mah Jong, Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box, Scribblenauts, Super Monkey Ball: Step and Roll and World of Goo.
  • RPG – 3D Dot Game Heroes, Dragon Age: Origins, Dragon Age: Origins Awakening, Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition, Final Fantasy XIII, Mass Effect 2, Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Risen, The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks, and Torchlight
  • Racing – Colin McRae: Dirt 2, ModNation Racers, Need for Speed: Shift, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing, Split/Second, and Wipeout HD Fury
  • Shooter -Aliens vs. Predator, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Bioshock 2, Borderlands, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Halo 3: ODST, Left 4 Dead 2, Metro 2033, Metriod Prime Trilogy, and S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
  • Soundtrack – Assassin’s Creed 2, Brutal Legend, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Final Fantasy XIII, GTA IV: Episodes From Liberty City, Halo 3: ODST, Heavy Rain, Mass Effect 2, Metro 2033 and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
  • Sports – 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Blood Bowl, FIFA 10, Football Manager 2010, Madden NFL 10, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games, Pro Evolution Soccer 2010, Skate 3, Wii Fit Plus, and Wii Sports Resort
  • Strategy – Age of Empires III: Complete Collection, Anno 1404, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising, Napoleon: Total War, Plants vs Zombies, Supreme Commander 2, The Sims 3, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising, and Worms iPhone
  • UK Developer -Codemasters, EA Bright Light, Jagex, Lionhead, Media Molecule, Rare, Rockstar North, Rocksteady Studios, Sony Computer Entertainment London Studios, and Team 17
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Aion: The Tower Of Eternity, Assassin’s Creed 2, Batman: Arkham Asylum, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Dragon Age: Origins, Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition, Final Fantasy XIII, Football Manager 2010, God of War III, Heavy Rain, Left 4 Dead 2, Mass Effect 2, Metro 2033, New Super Mario Bros Wii, Plants vs Zombies, Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver, Red Dead Redemption, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat, and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

A video of the nominees for the 28th annual event is below.

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  1. Callum

    Hehe, no suprises so far! They all deserve their spots imo.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. KAP

    Shooter Of The Year: *Announced on the 9th of November*

    #2 4 years ago
  3. ruckus

    Shouldn’t that be _____ Game of the last 10 Months?_!

    #3 4 years ago
  4. LePlatypus

    http://twitter.com/#/TheGadgetShow/status/29088663423

    #4 4 years ago
  5. naffgeek

    Hmmm would have said Beatles : Rock Band over Guitar Hero 5 but maybe it was too niche.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. DaMan

    soundtrack of the year *facepalm*

    lame popularity contest is lame.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Blerk

    Uh… weren’t several of these released long before 2010?

    #7 4 years ago
  8. KAP

    @7 EXAAAAAACTLY!!!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. LePlatypus

    @7 it’s for games released before May 22nd

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Blerk

    Of which year? :-D

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Blerk

    World of Goo was released in 2008!

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Freek

    The music game catagory is hilariouse. Pretty much only filled with “-hero” games.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Ghost_Dog

    Assassin’s Creed II was good, but Uncharted 2 was better.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Hunam

    It’s not really a year as in 2009 or 2008, but more so the last 12 months from some abitary date that they picked. So it’s like being a year behind.

    It’s mostly stupid and irrelevant by the time it rolls around.

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Freek

    Gaming still hasn’t really got an award that actually means something to both consumers and proffesional.
    Something respected as a seal of quality.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. KAP

    These are mine:

    Action/Adventure Game Of The Year: Red Dead Redemption
    Download Game Of The Year – Shank/Angry Bird
    Fighting Game Of The Year – Super Street Fighter IV
    Music Game Of The Year – Rock Band 3
    One To Watch: The Journey
    Online Game Of The Year: Red Dead Redemption
    Portable Game Of The Year – Angry Bird
    Puzzle Game Of The Year – Super Scribblenauts
    RPG Of The Year – Mass Effect 2
    Racing Game Of The Year – GT5 – Hehe
    Shooter Of The Year – Vanquish
    Soundtrack Of The Year – Castlevania
    Sports Game Of The Year – FIFA 11
    Strategy Game Of The Year – Star Craft 2
    UK Developer Of The Year – Criteion (If NFS HP is anything to go by)

    #16 4 years ago
  17. DGOJG

    You can tell which group of people were voting for these games; the 360/casual mass market.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. adame_bikar

    Just cause 2 in the action nominees?I havent played it.Was it really a good game?

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Blerk

    Jagex? Really?

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Freek

    Who else is left??
    **zing**

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Blerk

    :-D

    #21 4 years ago
  22. Patrick Garratt

    That’s a great list, in my view. All worthy. Awesome win for PvZ.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. DaMan

    Rogue Warrior should’ve won in pretty much all categories. a marmite tltle in my opinion. excellent soundtrack btw, very emotive.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. Erthazus

    @19, Jagex does a lot of work for it’s Runescape. Every month something new (locations, quests, graphic updates). Absolutely deserved.

    Even Blizzard don’t make so much updates for it’s game like Jages.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Dralen

    I don’t think I voted for any of the above. I thought both Uncharted 2 and Red Dead Redemption were both better than ACII; Assassin’s Creed 2 was a good game, but it didn’t hold a candle to the other two.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DaMan

    Bayonetta is easily the action game of this gen. besides they put a point and click adventure together with sandbox games and tps, how does that make sense? think I’ll wait for Edge’s awards.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. freedoms_stain

    I think Plants Vs Zombies is the only one I would agree with.

    Some of the winners I haven’t played so I suppose they might be deserving.

    Really really disagree with ACII and MW2 getting those awards though.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. loki

    AC2 facepalm

    #28 4 years ago
  29. EscoBlades

    brink (and Crysis 2) > the bullcrap that is Black Ops. Can’t believe kids were allowed to vote

    *facepalm*

    #29 4 years ago
  30. mathare92

    UC2 didn’t win anything? Well, that just destroys any faith I had in these awards.

    Guess Black Ops will be scooping everything this time next year.

    #30 4 years ago
  31. Kuwabara

    and the ultimate game of the year is coming to ps3!!

    #31 4 years ago
  32. osric90

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA, Joystick awards are ALWAYS laughable.

    #32 4 years ago
  33. itsucks

    Unshittyurd 2 got OWN3D, no one likes or buys that pieceofshit(3) than the $onyretards.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. OrbitMonkey

    @33 Well duh! It’s a Sony exclusive, who else is gonna buy it brainiac? Oh and by the way you sound like child who can’t have his lollipop. BUT YOU WANT IT SO BAD!!!!!! Lololololol :D

    #34 4 years ago