Zelda: Breath of the Wild nabs Ultimate Game of the Year at 2017 Golden Joystick Awards

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 18 November 2017 17:52 GMT

The 2017 Golden Joystick Awards winners have been announced, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild taking home the ultimate prize.

The 35th annual Golden Joystick Awards were held in London yesterday, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild walked away with four prizes, one of which was Ultimate Game of the Year.

It also took home awards for Best Audio, Critic’s Choice and Nintendo Game of the Year.

Horizon Zero Dawn won Best Gaming Performance, Best Storytelling, and PlayStation Game of the Year awards.

The Final Fantasy franchise was inducted into the Golden Joystick Hall of Fame, the Lifetime Achievement award was handed to Sid Meier, the Best Multiplayer Game and PC Game of the Year went to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Cuphead won two awards.

You can find the full list of 2017 Golden Joystick winners below.

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2017 Golden Joystick Awards – Winners

  • Best Audio – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Gaming Performance – Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn)
  • Best Indie Game – Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Best Storytelling – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Best Streamer/Broadcaster – Markiplier
  • Best VR Game – Resident Evil 7
  • Best Visual Design – Cuphead
  • Breakthrough Award – Ashly Burch
  • Critics’ Choice Award – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Esports Game of the Year – Overwatch
  • Esports Play of the Year – Agilities
  • Esports Team of the Year – Lunatic-Hai
  • Hall of Fame – Final Fantasy
  • Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year – Pokemon Sun and Moon
  • Lifetime Achievement – Sid Meier
  • Most Wanted Award – The Last of Us Part 2
  • Nintendo Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry – Debbie Bestwick MBE (co-founder of Team17)
  • PC Game of the Year – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Still Playing Award – World of Tanks
  • Studio of the Year – Nintendo EPD
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Xbox Game of the Year – Cuphead

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