Good times for Fortnite and God of War at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards


UK awards show looks at 2018's best

Last week saw the 2018 Golden Joystick awards take place at London's Bloomsbury Big Top, with various industry critics, developers and publishers on hand to see some of the year's best and brightest walk away with the gong in numerous categories.

By the time the curtain fell later that evening, Both Epic Games' Fortnite and Sony's God of War had reasons to be cheerful, having walked away with numerous awards; including Best Competitive Game and Ultimate Game of the Year for the former, and PlayStation Game of the Year, Best Storytelling and Best Audio for the latter.

Others winners included Dead Cells for Best Indie Game, Red Dead Redemption 2 for Critic's Choice Award, Bryan Dechart (Detroit's robo-cop Connor) for Best Performance and a Lifetime Achievement award for FromSoft's President Hidetaka Miyazaki.

You can check out the full list of winners below:

  •     Best Storytelling - God of War
  •     Best Competitive Game - Fortnite Battle Royale
  •     Best Cooperative Game - Monster Hunter: World
  •     Best Visual Design - God of War
  •     Best Indie Game - Dead Cells
  •     Best Audio - God of War
  •     Still Playing Award - World of Tanks
  •     Best Performer - Bryan Dechart (Connor - Detroit: Become Human)
  •     Esports Game of the Year - Overwatch
  •     Best VR Game - The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim VR
  •     Studio of the Year - Sony Santa Monica
  •     Best New Streamer / Broadcaster - Bryan Dechart and Amelia Rose Blaire
  •     Mobile Game of the Year - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  •     PC Game of the Year - Subnautica
  •     PlayStation Game of the Year - God of War
  •     Xbox Game of the Year - Forza Horizon 4
  •     Nintendo Game of the Year - Octopath Traveler
  •     Breakthrough Award - Unknown Worlds
  •     Most Wanted Game - Cyberpunk 2077
  •     Critics Choice Award - Red Dead Redemption 2
  •     Lifetime Achievement - Hidetaka Miyazaki - FromSoftware
  •     Outstanding Contribution - Xbox Adaptive Controller
  •     Ultimate Game of the Year - Fortnite Battle Royale

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