Metroid Dread

Yesterday played host to the 39th Golden Joystick Awards, which was presented as an all-digital event on YouTube and Twitch, and below, you'll find a complete list of all the winners.

Hosted by Uncharted's Emily Rose and Nolan North, the event contained 20 public-voted categories and two that were handled by critics. "Millions" of votes were cast in total, offering up the list below.

The 2021 Golden Joystick Awards winners are:

  • 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
  • Mobile Game of the Year: League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Best Gaming Hardware: PlayStation 5
  • Best Indie Game: Death's Door
  • Studio of the Year: Capcom
  • Best Performer: Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu in Resident Evil: Village)
  • Breakthrough Award: Housemarque (critically chosen)
  • Best Game Community: Final Fantasy XIV
  • Still Playing Award: Final Fantasy XIV
  • 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 (critically chosen)
  • Ultimate Game of the Year: Resident Evil: Village
  • Best Gaming Hardware of All Time: Personal Computer (PC)
  • Ultimate Game of All Time: Dark Souls

As you can see, Nintendo titles didn't exactly fair all that well – Metroid Dread won the Nintendo-specific category, but others didn't manage to beat their rival-platform opponents. A full list of the original nominees can be found here (Ultimate Game of All Time nominees here).

Do you agree with that list of winners? Anything you'd change given the chance?

Let us know in the comments below, and congratulations to all the winners!