Resident Evil Village: The year is ending, so start the big awards in the gaming world. One of the first of this period is the Golden Joystick Awards, which awarded Resident Evil Village the important title of the game of the year – the famous “GOTY”.
The eighth Resident Evil won two more awards, best audio and game of the year for the PlayStation. Meanwhile, its production company Capcom also celebrated its studio of the year award. In another curious category, the best game of all time, Dark Souls was the winner.
Check out the list of categories and their winners at the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards below:
Best Narrative — 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 Expansion for a Game — Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island Expansion
Mobile Game of the Year — League of Legends: Wild Rift
Best Gaming Hardware — PS5
Best Indie Game — Death’s Door
Studio of the Year — Capcom
Best Actor or Actress — Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu)
Breakthrough Award — Housemarque
Best Community — Final Fantasy 14
Still Playing Award — Final Fantasy 14
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 Awaited Game — Elden Ring
Critics’ Choice Award — Deathloop
Game of the Year — Resident Evil Village
Best Hardware Ever — PC
Best Game Ever — Dark Souls
What is the difference between The Game Awards and the Golden Joystick Award?
Despite the TGA (The Game Awards) being the biggest awards presence of the year, there are several other events, such as the Critic Choice Awards and the Golden Joystick Award. The big difference with the Golden Joystick is that voting is done entirely by the public: a vote on the website counts all votes and the result is defined in this way.
The Game Awards, on the other hand, work differently: media outlets around the world (including Voxel) act as a jury and public participation is small.
So, what did you think of the results of the Golden Joystick Award? Will we see some of the winners repeating at the TGA?