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All the winners from The Golden Joystick Awards 2020

The Golden Joystick Awards 2020 took place last night and today we have the full list of winners from each of the categories on offer. There were 24 categories this year and the coveted Game of the Year award went to The Last of Us II on PlayStation 4. The charming Animal Crossing: New Horizons walked away with the award of Best Nintendo Game of 2020. Here’s the full list of winners:

Every Golden Joystick Award 2020 winner

  • Best Storytelling – The Last of Us 2
  • Best Multiplayer Game – Fall Guys
  • Best Visual Design – The Last of Us 2
  • Best Game Expansion – No Man’s Sky: Origins
  • Mobile Game of the Year – Lego Builder’s Journey
  • Best Audio – The Last of Us 2
  • Best Indie Game – Hades
  • Still Playing – Minecraft
  • Studio of the Year – Naughty Dog
  • Esports Game of the Year – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
  • Best New Streamer / Broadcaster – iamBrandon
  • Best Family Game – Fall Guys
  • Best Gaming Community – Minecraft
  • Best Performer – Sandra Saad (Kamala Khan) 
  • Breakthrough Award – Innersloth (Among Us)
  • Outstanding Contribution – The Gaming Industry
  • PC Game of the Year – Death Stranding
  • Best Gaming Hardware – NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – The Last of Us 2
  • Xbox Game of the Year – Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Nintendo Game of the Year – Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Most Wanted Game – God of War: Ragnarok
  • Critic’s Choice – Hades
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – The Last of Us 2


10 thoughts on “All the winners from The Golden Joystick Awards 2020”

      1. The story is awful. It trampled on the first game’s characters and its ambiguous ending by picking a side. The game also forces you to play as one of the least likable characters in game history for half of the game. The pacing is also terrible and filled with angsty teenage drama. How many different teen pregnancy and baby daddy drama story arcs does a game need before you want to tear your hair out?

        The gameplay is practically the same as the original but with a prone and dodge button. For a supposed stealth game it severely lacks in mechanics when compared to games like MGSV and Hitman that shortly came after the original. Hiding is basically planting yourself behind cover or crawling through tall grass, that’s it. Distraction mechanics are limited to the same options as before, throwing stuff across the room. There is absolutely no information gathering or interrogations to be found. The gameplay loop becomes very repetitive after a while and this game’s length is almost double the first’s. TLOU2 also doesn’t have multiplayer which was really fun in the original.

        The “cinematic elements” like graphical fidelity, animations, and voice acting are really the only things that should be praised. The game is so dark and lacking in color for extended periods of time that I probably wouldn’t even consider it for best looking game of the year though.

  1. Ok, this award is as impressive as pre-school participation trophy.
    Well, I guess these “awards” may as well be just that, with their updated requirements.

  2. Wow, what a garbage award ceremony. TLOU2 winning is absolute nonsense and all it does is prove that the press is catering to the crazy SJW-types on twitter and resetera. When will these companies realize that these people just want to push ideologies and don’t actually buy games? Talk to almost anyone else and they certainly wouldn’t consider TLOU2 as the best game released this year.

  3. Whoever voted for these no nothing about games. They probably hired movie critics and they gave the win to the games that felt like a movie. More cinematic and cheesy step tor’s about teenage angst = higher chance of winning.

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