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Golden Joystick 2016 Winners: Dark Souls 3 Bags Ultimate Game of the Year Title

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The Golden Joystick 2016 winners have been named! Just a little over a month before the year ends, gamers have named this year’s Ultimate Game of the Year, which is Dark Souls 3. You may have been expecting Overwatch to take home the UGOTY crown, but fret not because it took home four awards in different categories – which is very impressive as it bagged the most awards out of all the games that were named as winners.

Other games that were given major awards were Titanfall 2 (Critics Choice Award), The Witcher 3 Blood and Wine (Best Storytelling and Best Virtual Design), and Pokemon Go (Innovation of the Year).

Here’s the complete list of Golden Joystick 2016 winners. Take note, though, that those games that are yet to be released will be eligible for next year’s awards.

  • Best Original Game in association with The SunOverwatch
  • Best StorytellingThe Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Best Visual Design – The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Best Audio in association with DTSFallout 4
  • Best Indie Game in association with Kotaku UKFirewatch
  • Gaming Personality of the Year in association with Guinness World Records – Sean Plott – Day (9)
  • Best Multiplayer Game in association with PC Gamer Weekender – Overwatch
  • Competitive Play of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro – coldzera’s jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus
  • Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio – Play of the Game in Overwatch
  • YouTube – Upcoming Personality of the Year – Jesse Cox
  • Studio of the Year in association with Edge – CD Projekt Red
  • Innovation of the Year – Pokemon Go
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Eiji Aonuma
  • Best Gaming Platform – Steam
  • Best Gaming Performance – Doug Cockle as The Witcher 3’s Geralt
  • Competitive Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro – Overwatch
  • Nintendo Game of the Year in association with GamesmasterThe Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • PlayStation Game of the Year in association with OPMUncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • Xbox Game of the Year in association with OXMRise of the Tomb Raider
  • PC Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer – Overwatch
  • Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year in association with Digital Spy – Pokemon Go
  • Breakthrough Award – Eric Barone (Stardew Valley)
  • Hall of Fame – Lara Croft
  • Critics Choice AwardTitanfall 2
  • Most Wanted Game in association with Green Man GamingMass Effect Andromeda
  • Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar+Dark Souls 3

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