Zelda Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn shine at Golden Joysticks

Ben Parfitt
Zelda Breath of the Wild and Horizon Zero Dawn shine at Golden Joysticks

Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon Zero Dawn, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Cuphead were all big winners at this year’s Golden Joystick Awards.

Nintendo’s Zelda game picked up four awards – Ultimate Game of the Year, Best Audio, Nintendo Game of the Year and Critics’ Choice. Developer Nintendo EPD also won the Studio of the Year accolade.

Also scooping four prizes was Horizon Zero Dawn, which won Best Storytelling and Best PlayStation, while lead star Ashly Burch grabbed Best Gaming Performance and the Breakthrough Award.

PC hit PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds won Best PC and Best Multiplayer, while retro shooter Cuphead grabbed Best Visual Design and Best Xbox game.

Here are the winners in full:

Best Storytelling - Horizon Zero Dawn
Best Visual Design - Cuphead
Best Audio - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Gaming Performance sponsored by The Sun - Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn)
Best Indie Game in collaboration with Square Enix Collective - Friday the 13th: The Game
Best Multiplayer Game sponsored by GT Omega - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Studio of the Year - Nintendo EPD
Best VR Game - Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
Esports Play of the Year sponsored by Intel - Agilities
Esports Team of the Year - Lunatic-Hai
Esports Game of the Year sponsored by Omen by HP - Overwatch
Best Streamer / Broadcaster - Markiplier
Handheld / Mobile Game of the Year sponsored by Bespoke Arcades - Pokémon Sun and Moon
Nintendo Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
PlayStation Game of the Year - Horizon Zero Dawn
Xbox Game of the Year - Cuphead
PC Game of the Year - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Critics' Choice Award - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Breakthrough Award sponsored by Badfly - Ashly Burch
Hall of Fame - Final Fantasy
Most Wanted Award - The Last of Us Part 2
Still Playing Award - World of Tanks
Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry sponsored by The Telegraph - Debbie Bestwick MBE
Lifetime Achievement - Sid Meier
Ultimate Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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