Golden Joystick Award 2017 Winners Include Cuphead and PUBG

Here’s the full list of winners from the prestigious 2017 Golden Joystick Awards.

Another Golden Joystick Awards is in the books. The prestigious award show featured an assortment of both high-profile games and indie hits alike, with a few indies dominating their AAA competitors in several major categories. 

Cuphead walked away with golden joysticks in multiple categories, including Best Visual Design and Xbox Game of the Year. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds couldn’t edge out Zelda: Breath of the Wild for Game of the Year, but PUBG did manage to take home the award for Best Multiplayer Game. You’ll can peruse the full list of winners for the 2017 Golden Joystick Awards below. 

Golden Joystick Awards 2017 Winners 

  • Best Storytelling - Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Best Visual Design - Cuphead
  • Best Audio - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Best Gaming Performance - Ashly Burch (Horizon Zero Dawn)
  • Best Indie Game - Friday the 13th: The Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
  • Studio of the Year - Nintendo EPD
  • Best VR Game - Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Esports Play of the Year - Agilities
  • Esports Team of the Year - Lunatic-Hai
  • Esports Game of the Year - Overwatch
  • Best Streamer / Broadcaster - Markiplier
  • Handheld / Mobile Game of the Year - 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 - 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 - Debbie Bestwick MBE
  • Lifetime Achievement - Sid Meier
  • Ultimate Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

If you missed out on the live broadcast, you can watch the VOD above via the Golden Joystick Awards Twitch channel. Skip to around 18:30 for the start of the presentation. 


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