Golden Joystick Awards Declares 'Dark Souls 3' As Ultimate Game of The Year; 'Overwatch', 'Pokemon Go' Follow; Full List Here

By Susmita Pathak Mishra , Updated Nov 19, 2016 04:11 AM EST
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The Golden Joystick Awards 2016 ceremony was held on November 18, in which several games were awarded for offering best gaming experience to players. Although ""Overwatch" took away most of the awards, it was "Dark Souls 3" that stole the show.

Golden Joystick Awards 2016 Recognizes "Dark Souls 3"

"Dark Souls 3" has been honored with the award for being the Ultimate Game of the Year. On the other hand, "Overwatch" won recognition for being the Best Original Game, Competitive Game of the Year, PC Game of the Year, Best Multiplayer Game, and Best Multiplayer Game at the Golden Joystick Awards event. Pokemon Go has been credited with the Innovation of the Year award and Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year.

"Dark Souls 3: Ashes of Ariandel" is the latest version of the game that hit the gaming industry in early 2016. It was "Wild Hunt" that won the Ultimate Game of the Year in the Golden Joystick Awards 2015, PC Gamer reminds readers.

Golden Joystick Awards 2016 Surprises

Another surprising announcement was when the Golden Joystick Awards 2016 delivered three prestigious honors to "The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine." It received awards for Best Storytelling, Best Gaming Performance and Best Visual Design. For an expansion pack game, winning awards in such prestigious categories was an unexpected scenario at the ceremony, BBC stated.

Besides recognizing the efforts of Geralt's "The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine" voice actor Doug Cockle at the event, the Golden Joystick Awards 2016 also honored Developer CD Projekt RED with the award for Studio of the Year. The Lifetime Achievement Award 2016 has been rendered to "The Legend of Zelda" producer Eiji Aonuma.

What Makes Golden Joystick Awards Prestigious?

A developer designs a game for gamers. It is a player who can best define the positive and negative points about a particular game created for them. This is what makes the Golden Joystick Awards unique. The winners here are decided on the basis of the votes gathered from gamers via a public ballot.

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