The 29th Golden Joystick Awards have been announced today with Portal 2 taking home the game of the year honours.
Held at the Park Plaza in London today, this year’s awards didn’t turn up any huge surprises, what with the awards being based on votes from the gaming community.
Publishers and developers have been encouraging their fans to go and cast their votes for that past couple of months leading up to today’s award ceremony.
Blizzard managed to scoop two awards, one in the MMO category for World of Warcraft:Cataclysm, which was an obvious and probably incorrect choice, and they also picked up Strategy Game of the Year for StarCraft 2: Wings of Liberty. FIFA 11 deservedly scooped the Sports Game of the Year and Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood was voted best Action/Adventure Game of the Year.
The One to Watch category was picked up by Bethesda for Skyrim which was a good choice in a category overflowing with promising looking titles. Congratulations to all the winners.
Action/Adventure Game of the Year
Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
Mobile Game of the Year
Angry Birds Rio (Chillingo)
Roleplay Game of the Year 
Fallout New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year
World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
Fighting Game of the Year
Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros. Interactive)
Racing Game of the Year
Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Sports Game of the Year
FIFA 11 (EA Sports)
Strategy Game of the Year
Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty
Music Game of the Year
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)
Free-To-Play Game of the Year 
League of Legends (Riot Games)
Downloadable Game of the Year 
Minecraft (Mojang)
Shooter Game of the Year 
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
One To Watch Award 
Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
Innovation of the Year 
Nintendo 3DS
Outstanding Contribution
Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega)
Ultimate Game of the Year 
Portal 2 (Valve Corporation)

Paul Younger
Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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