The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 recently wrapped up and the big winners have been revealed. Leading the charge with Ultimate Game of the Year is Capcom’s survival horror Resident Evil Village, while Dark Souls walked away with an even bigger award in Ultimate Game of All Time.
Other winners at the Golden Joystick Awards 2021 include Final Fantasy XIV (winning Best Game Community and Still Playing Award), Metroid Dread (winning Nintendo Game of the Year), Elden Ring (winning Most Wanted Game), It Takes Two (winning Best Multiplayer Game) and finally, Deathloop (winning the Critics Choice Award).
Golden Joystick Awards 2021 Winners
- Best Storytelling — Life is Strange: True Colors
- Best Multiplayer Game — It Takes Two
- Best Audio — Resident Evil: Village
- Best Visual Design — Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
- Best Game Expansion — Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island Expansion
- Mobile Game of the Year — League of Legends: Wild Rift
- Best Gaming Hardware — PS5
- Best Indie Game — Death’s Door
- Studio of the Year — Capcom
- Best Performer — Maggie Robertson (Resident Evil Village’s Lady Dimitrescu)
- Breakthrough Award — Housemarque
- Best Game Community — Final Fantasy 14
- Still Playing Award — Final Fantasy 14
- PC Game of the Year — Hitman 3
- Nintendo Game of the Year — Metroid Dread
- Xbox Game of the Year — Psychonauts 2
- PlayStation Game of the Year — Resident Evil Village
- Most Wanted Game — Elden Ring
- Critics Choice Award — Deathloop
- Ultimate Game of the Year — Resident Evil Village
- Ultimate Hardware of All Time — PC
- Ultimate Game of All Time — Dark Souls
The Ultimate Game of All Time award is particularly interesting as it awards that prestigious title to a game that made an enormous impact over the last 50 years in gaming. There’s no denying the impact of Dark Souls, though its competing nominees included heavy-hitters like the original Doom, Half-Life 2, Halo: Combat Evolved, Metal Gear Solid and The Last of Us. Needless to say, it was quite stiff competition.
Resident Evil Village is also nominated for Game of the Year at the upcoming Game Awards, which takes place next month.