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Golden Joystick Awards 2018: Fortnite takes out game of the year over RDR2

Between Red Dead Redemption II, Spider-Man, God of War, 2018 has been an incredible year for gamers.

But it made deciding the winners at the Golden Joystick Awards all the more difficult.

The Golden Joystick Awards started as a People’s Choice Awards for the British gaming public, but since 2016 has been decided by fans across the globe.

Taking place at London’s Bloomsbury Big Top, the 34th Golden Joystick ceremony was a celebration of all things gaming – from Kratos’ muscular shoulders to the indie action-platforming of Dead Cells.

There weren’t too many surprises on the night. Fortnite continued its world domination by taking out the top prize, while God of War won four different awards and Red Dead Redemption II picked up the Critics Choice Award.

Check out all the Golden Joystick Awards 2018 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 (as Conor in Detroit: Becoming Human)
  • Esports Game of the Year: Overwatch
  • Best VR Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR
  • Mobile Game of the Year: PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile
  • 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: Cyperpunk 2077
  • Critics ChoiceAward: Red Dead Redemption II
  • Lifetime Achievement: Hidetaka Miyazaki
  • Outstanding Contribution: Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • Ultimate Game of the Year: Fortnite Battle Royale

If you’re wondering why games like Fallout 76 or Pokemon Let’s Go didn’t make the cut, it’s because the rest of the year’s releases will be eligible for nomination in 2019.

For those that haven’t played this excellent list of games, now’s the perfect time to get your hands on them with plenty of Black Friday gaming deals available this year.

[Feature image courtesy of Epic Games]

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