Friday, October 29, 2010

Golden Joysticks winners announced

It seems like an age ago that voting started for the Golden Joystick Awards but the winners have finally been revealed. More votes were cast than ever before - with the total coming in at a staggering 1.5m!

Mass Effect 2 took the biggest accolade for Ultimate Game Of The Year - the 360 and PC title beating the likes of Modern Warfare 2 and Megabits's favourite, Assassin's Creed II.

Here are the other winners in all their glory...

Action/Adventure Game Of The Year - Assassin's Creed II
Runners Up: Batman: Arkham Asylum, Red Dead Redemption

Fighting Game Of The Year - Street Fighter IV
Runners Up: Tekken 6, Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny

Racing Game Of The Year - Forza Motorsport 3
Runners Up: Need For Speed: Shift. Colin McRae: Dirt 2

Sports Game Of The Year - FIFA 10
Runners Up: Wii Sports Resort, Skate 3

Strategy Game Of The Year - Plants vs. Zombies

Runners Up: The Sims 3, Age of Empires III: Collection

RPG Of The Year - Mass Effect 2

Runners Up: Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition, Final Fantasy XIII

Shooter Of The Year - Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Runners Up: Bad Company 2, Left 4 Dead 2

Music Game Of The Year - Guitar Hero 5
Runners Up: DJ Hero, The Beatles: Rock Band

One To Watch - Call of Duty: Black Ops
Runners Up: Fallout: New Vegas, Star Wars: The Old Republic

Online Game Of The Year - League of Legends
Runners Up: Aion: The Tower Of Eternity, Farmville

Portable Game Of The Year - Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
Runners Up: Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines, Plants vs. Zombies

Download Game Of The Year - Plants vs. Zombies
Runners Up: Battlefield 1943, Call of Duty: World At War: ZOMBIES

Puzzle Game Of The Year - World of Goo
Runners Up: Professor Layton and Pandora's Box, Scribblenauts

Soundtrack Of The Year - Final Fantasy XIII
Runners Up: Brutal Legend, Assassin's Creed 2

UK Developer Of The Year - Jagex
Runners Up: Rockstar North, Codemasters


I'm always a little surprised at how far back the GJ's stretch.

Have to say, I disagree with almost every major category. I'd take Batman or Red Dead over Assassin's Creed, Fight Night should have taken the sports category over tired, tired Fifa, K4D2 should have won the shooters and Falout should have taken the RPGs.

Thats just me though.