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Golden Joystick Awards 2018 winners announced

Check out all of the winners from this years Golden Joysticks Awards


This year’s Golden Joystick awards are finished once again. This year God of War was the big winner scooping up four awards: PS4 Game of the Year, Best Visual Design, Best Audio and Best Storytelling. Its creators Sony Santa Monica also walked away with the Studio of the Year award.

Fortnite, Overwatch and Forza Horizon 4 also took home awards and not surprisingly Red Dead Redemption 2 also got in on the action, winning the Critics Choice award. What makes the Golden Joystick Awards refreshing is the fact that most of the categories are voted for by the general public with millions of votes being cast each year. Read on for the full list of categories and winners.

  • Best Storytelling – God of War
  • Best Competitive Game – Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Best Cooperative Game – Monster Hunter: World
  • Best Visual Design – God of War
  • Best Indie Game – Dead Cells



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  • Best Audio – God of War
  • Still Playing Award – World of Tanks
  • Best Performer – Bryan Dechart (as Connor from Detroit: Become Human)
  • Esports Game of the Year – Overwatch
  • Best VR Game – The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim VR



  • Studio of the Year – SIE Santa Monica Studio
  • Best New Streamer / Broadcaster – Bryan Dechart and Amelia Rose Blaire
  • Mobile Game of the Year – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile
  • PC Game of the Year – Subnautica
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – God of War



  • Xbox Game of the Year – Forza Horizon 4
  • Nintendo Game of the Year – Octopath Traveler
  • Breakthrough Award – Unknown Worlds
  • Most Wanted Game – Cyberpunk 2077
  • Critics Choice Award – Red Dead Redemption 2


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  • Lifetime Achievement – Hidetaka Miyazaki (FromSoftware)
  • Outstanding Contribution – Xbox Adaptive Controller
  • Ultimate Game of the Year – Fortnite Battle Royale


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