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Resident Evil Village Wins Big At The Golden Joystick Awards 2021

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The 39th Golden Joystick Awards just happened and was hosted by Nolan North and Emily Rose. Dubbed as “Celebrating 50 Years of Games”, the awards night highlights how far the gaming medium has come featuring popular game themes for the last 50 years.

A big part of the show is the culmination of all of the votes over the past few weeks that would celebrate the best games of 2021 according to the fans. Resident Evil Village wins HUGE in this event bagging the Ultimate Game of the Year, Playstation Game of the Year, Best Audio, and Maggie Robertson winning Best Performance as Lady Dimitrescu. Also, Capcom bags the best studio of the year award as well.

The Golden Joystick Awards is also full of brand new world premieres and announcements, which we will include on the list below alongside our list of winners and their nominees per award. So on with the show!

Golden Joystick Awards 2021 Recap

World Premiere Trailer: Wronged Us (2022)

Best Storytelling: Life is Strange True Colors

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  • Tales of Arise
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Wildermyth
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • 12 Minutes

Best Multiplayer Game: It Takes Two

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  • Chivalry 2
  • It Takes Two
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Valheim
  • Deathloop
  • Naraka: Bladepoint

Best Audio: Resident Evil Village

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  • The Artful Escape
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Sable
  • Little Nightmares 2
  • Jett: The Far Shore
  • Returnal

Best Visual Design: Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart

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  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Psychonauts 2
  • The Artful Escape
  • Little Nightmares 2
  • Hitman 3
  • Genesis Noir

Release Date Reveal Trailer: Martha is Dead (February 24, 2021)

Best Game Expansion: Ghost of Tsushima Director’s Cut

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  • Outer Worlds
  • Doom Eternal
  • Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • Sims 4
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade

Mobile Game of the Year: League of Legends Wild Rift

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Best Gaming Hardware: Playstation 5

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  • Playstation 5
  • Xbox Series X
  • WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD
  • Xbox Series S
  • NVidia 3070
  • Nintendo Switch OLED

World Premiere Trailer: Men at War (2022)

Best Indie Game: Death’s Door

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  • Bonfire Peaks
  • Death’s Door
  • Old World
  • Wildermyth
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Sable

Studio of The Year: Capcom

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  • Arkane
  • Io Interactive
  • Housemarque
  • Draknek & Friends
  • Capcom
  • Double Fine

Best Video Game Performance: Maggie Robertson

  • Jason Kelley as Colt (Deathloop)
  • Erika Mori as Alex Chen (Life is Strange: True Colors)
  • Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu (Resident Evil Village)
  • Ozioma Akagha as Julianna (Deathloop)
  • Jennifer Hale as Rivet (Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart)
  • Elijah Wood as Gristol/Nick the Post Guy (Psychonauts 2)

Team 17 Sizzle Reel 2021-2022

Breakthrough Award: Housemarque

Best Gaming Community: Final Fantasy XIV

  • Dreams
  • Magic: The Gathering Arena
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • No Man’s Sky

Still Playing Award: Final Fantasy XIV

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  • GTA Online
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Genshin Impact
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Fortnite
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rocket League
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Release Trailer: Final Fantasy XIV Endwalker (December 7, 2021)

PC Game of the Year: Hitman 3

  • The Forgotten City
  • Wildermyth
  • Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous
  • Old World
  • Chivalry 2
  • Hitman 3

Nintendo Game of the Year: Metroid Dread

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  • Warioware: Get It Together
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New Pokemon Snap
  • Neo: The World Ends With You
  • Bravely Default 2
  • Metroid Dread

Xbox Game of the Year: Psychonauts 2

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  • Lost Judgment
  • The Ascent
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • The Artful Escape
  • 12 Minutes

Playstation Game of the Year: Resident Evil Village

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  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Returnal
  • Resident Evil Village

Release Trailer: War Mongrels (PC)

Most Wanted Game: Elden Ring

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  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns
  • Skate 4
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Grand Theft Auto V on PS5
  • Gotham Knights
  • Starfield
  • Elden Ring
  • Halo Infinite
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2

Critics Choice Award: Deathloop

World Premiere Trailer: The Invincible (2022)

Ultimate Game Of The Year – Resident Evil Village

  • It Takes Two
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Metroid Dread
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Resident Evil Village

Ultimate Hardware of All Time – PC

  • Playstation
  • PS4
  • NES
  • PS2
  • PC

Ultimate Game of All Time – Dark Souls

  • Minecraft
  • Half-Life 2
  • Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Doom (1993)
  • Dark Souls

Were you satisfied with the Golden Joystick Awards winners? Will the same results persist with the upcoming Game Awards next month? Let us know in the comments!

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Vincent Ternida moved Vancouver, Canada in 2006 and called it home ever since. He spends the lockdown catching up with his Japanese RPGs, writing his new manuscripts, and figuring out why he suddenly became the main character of the latest Haruki Murakami novel.

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