Fallout 3 Wins The Golden Joysticks

The 27th annual Golden Joystick Winners were announced in London today, with Fallout 3 being crowned the "Ultimate Game of the Year". What other games were big winners?

More than 1.2 million votes were cast for this year's Golden Joystick Awards, representing a 47 per cent jump in votes over the previous year, and a great many of those voters were Activision Blizzard fans. While Bethesda's post-apocalyptic epic took home top honours, five of the 15 awards announced last night went to Activision Blizzard games. Call of Duty: World at War took home awards for MSN Multiplayer Game of the Year and Nintendo Game of the Year; Guitar Hero World Tour snagged the Rampage Soundtrack of the Year award, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was named the ShortList One to Watch. With those four under the company's belt, it comes as no surprise that Activision Blizzard were named Publisher of the Year as well.

Other notable awards include Fallout 3's PC Game of the Year award, Left 4 Dead's Online Game of the Year, and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars' Handheld Game of the Year win.

Check out the full list of awards and their winners below.

Family Game of the Year: LittleBigPlanet

Bliss Handheld Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Retailer of the Year: GAME

Mobile Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid Touch

Nintendo Game of the Year: Call of Duty: World at War

MSN Multiplayer Game of the Year: Call Of Duty: World At War

The Rampage Soundtrack of the Year: Guitar Hero World Tour

Xbox Game of the Year: Gears of War 2

PC Game of the Year: Fallout 3

Amiqus Games UK Developer of the Year: Jagex

PlayStation Game of the Year: Killzone 2

Publisher of the Year: Activision Blizzard

Online Game of the Year: Left4Dead

ShortList One to Watch: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Ultimate Game of the Year, together with Zavvi.co.uk: Fallout 3


Comments

    "Retailer of the Year: GAME"

    So.... they're the opposite of the "RRP-only ripoff merchants of the year" Australian branch of Game?

      GAME is a little frustrating sometimes in Aus but they have now rolled out some new policy that does beat all the other retailers, "Seen it Cheaper? We will beat it!", though GAME have the best online store in Aus and at better prices than most retailers with free delivery!

      GAME UK is a different division just like EB are a different division of GameStop.

    Yeah i don't think Gears 2 was a game of the year for Xbox. I mean Gears 1 was massive. Its release was big cause we hadn't experienced Halo yet - its a big title - online multiplayer too & well just huge.

    Gears 2 to me was a snooze. It pretty much was Gears 2 with en extra layer of dirt on everything in the game. I mean i don't even think it outsold Gears 1 or of it did, JUST!

    Usually games outsell their predecessors, especially big games like that. And i found people playing it for the first month and then i hardly saw it. It dropped in price like straight away and then everyone went nuts over Fallout 3 or back to Halo 3 or COD4.

    Nintendo Game of the Year: Call of Duty: World at War
    Nintendo Game of the Year: Call of Duty: World at War
    Nintendo Game of the Year: Call of Duty: World at War
    Nintendo Game of the Year: Call of Duty: World at War
    Nintendo Game of the Year: Call of Duty: World at War
    Nintendo Game of the Year: Call of Duty: World at War

    *Disregards anything that these people say about everything, FOR EVER*

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