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 The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild  leads Golden Joystick award winners

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild leads Golden Joystick award winners

November 17, 2017 | By Alissa McAloon




Nintendo's early Switch-seller The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild walked away with an armful of awards at the close of this year's Golden Joystick Awards. The annual video game award show, now in its 35th year, solicits votes from a worldwide audience to determine the best games, developers, and personalities of the year.

This year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild earned itself the most awards of any game mentioned with a total four wins in categories such as Best Audio and Ultimate Game of the Year.

Following behind that, Cuphead, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, and Horizon Zero Dawn all tied for the second biggest winner of the event with two wins each, though Horizon Zero Dawn voice actor Ashly Burch walked away with two additional awards of her own.

A list of the games and developers honored at this year's Golden Joysticks can be found just below, while the complete award show can be viewed on the event's Twitch channel.

  • Best Storytelling: Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
  • Best Visual Design: Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Best Audio: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
  • Best Gaming Performance: Ashly Burch in Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Best Indie Game: Friday the 13th: The Game (Gun Media, IllFonic)
  • Best Multiplayer Game: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Bluehole)
  • Studio of the Year: Nintendo EPD
  • Best VR Game: Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • eSports Game of the Year: Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Handheld / Mobile Game of the Year: Pokemon Sun and Moon (Game Freak)
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
  • PlayStation Game of the Year: Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games)
  • Xbox Game of the Year: Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • PC Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (Bluehole)
  • Critics' Choice Award: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)
  • Most Wanted Award: The Last of Us Part 2 (Naughty Dog)
  • Breakthrough Award: Ashly Burch
  • Lifetime Achievement: Sid Meier
  • Still Playing Award: World of Tanks (Wargaming)
  • Ultimate Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD)


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