Winners Announced at the 40th Golden Joystick Awards

Tears of the Kingdom is already winning awards!

22 November 2022
by rawmeatcowboy 1

The 40th annual Golden Joystick Awards have just wrapped, and we have a whole host of winners to celebrate. As you might expect, a number of Switch titles have taken home top honors this year. You can find the complete list of categories and winners below.

  • Best Storytelling: Horizon Forbidden West (public vote)
  • Still Playing Award: Genshin Impact (public vote)
  • Best Visual Design: Elden Ring (public vote)
  • Studio of the Year: FromSoftware Inc. (public vote)
  • Best Game Expansion: Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (public vote)
  • Best Early Access Launch: Slime Rancher 2 (public vote)
  • Best Indie Game: Cult of the Lamb (public vote)
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Elden Ring (public vote)
  • Best Audio: Metal: Hellsinger (public vote)
  • Best Game Trailer: Goat Simulator 3 Announcement Trailer (public vote)
  • Best Game Community: Final Fantasy XIV (public vote)
  • Best Gaming Hardware: Steam Deck (public vote)
  • Breakthrough Award: Vampire Survivors (critically chosen)
  • Critics’ Choice Award: Elden Ring (critically chosen)
  • Best Performer: Mahon Gage (Marissa Marcel, IMMORTALITY) (critically chosen)
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: Pokemon Legends: Arceus (public vote)
  • PC Game of the Year: Return to Monkey Island (public vote)
  • PlayStation Game of the Year: Stray (public vote)
  • Xbox Game of the Year: Grounded (public vote)
  • Most Wanted Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (public vote)
  • Ultimate Game of the Year: Elden Ring (public vote)
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1+ y ago

I can attest to the “still playing” award. Genshin Impact has me hooked.