Overwatch scoops five awards at Golden Joysticks

Ben Parfitt
Overwatch scoops five awards at Golden Joysticks

Blizzard's Overwatch was the big winner at the 2016 Golden Joystick Awards, claiming more prizes than any other title.

The multiplayer shooter won Best Original Game, Best Multiplayer Game, Competitive Game of the Year, Best Gaming Moment, and PC Game of the Year.

The Witcher 3, meanwhile claimed three gongs – Best Storytelling, Best Visual Design, and Best Gaming Performance, while developer CD Projekt Red also won Studio of the Year.

Firewatch claimed the Best Indie Game prize and Stardew Valley the Breakthrough Award. Titanfall 2 won the Critics Choice Award and Dark Souls 3 the coveted Ultimate Game of the Year title.

Here's the full list of winners:

  • Best Original Game in association with The Sun - Overwatch
  • Best Storytelling - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Best Visual Design - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Best Audio in association with DTS - Fallout 4
  • Best Indie Game in association with Kotaku UK - Firewatch
  • 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 Gamesmaster - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • PlayStation Game of the Year in association with OPM - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Xbox Game of the Year in association with OXM - Rise 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 Award - Titanfall 2
  • Most Wanted Game in association with Green Man Gaming - Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar+ - Dark Souls 3

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