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The Golden Joystick Awards, the world's most significant audience-voting gaming awards, are back! The categories and shortlists are now live, and you've got the chance to vote for your favorites.

The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People's Gaming Awards, is a video game awards ceremony that recognizes the best video games of the year. Initially, only the British public could vote, but now anyone can cast their vote online.

The awards initially focused on computer games, but later expanded to console games due to the success of video game consoles such as the Sega Master System and the Sega Mega Drive (aka Sega Genesis) in the UK. This is the 38th Golden Joystick Awards and is the second oldest awards ceremony for video games after the Arcade Awards.

The voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2020 is now open and you can choose between the greatest games of the last 12 months. Your vote can make all the difference in the hotly contested categories such as Best Indie Game, Best Storytelling, Best Studio, and the prestigious Most Wanted award.

The Golden Joystick Awards 2020 Nominations

Here are some of the nominations for the Golden Joystick Awards 2020

PlayStation Game of the Year

  • The Last of Us Part II
  • Nioh 2
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Final Fantasy VII remake
  • Marvel's Iron Man VR
  • Spelunky 2
  • Dreams
  • Fall Guys

Xbox Game of the Year

  • Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 1 + 2
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • Bleeding Edge
  • Minecraft Dungeons
  • Wasteland 3
  • Yakuza 0
  • Tell Me Why

PC Game of the Year

  • Paradise Killer
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Hades
  • The Walking Dead: Saints & Sinners
  • Crusader Kings III
  • Valorant
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Death Stranding
Death Stranding

Death Stranding. (Image Source: Kojima Productions)

Indie Game of the Year

  • Kentucky Route Zero
  • Factorio
  • Spelunky 2
  • Paradise Killer
  • Creaks
  • Hades
  • Lair of the Clockwork God
  • Necrobarista

Esports Game of the Year

  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
  • League of Legends
  • Valorant
  • Fortnite
  • NTT IndyCar Series iRacing
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • FIFA 20
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare

Nintendo Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Pokemon Sword & Shield
  • Dr Kawashima’s Brain Training for Nintendo Switch
  • Super Mario 3D All-Stars
  • Paper Mario: The Origami King
  • Super Mario Bros. 35
  • Ninjala
  • Clubhouse Games: 51 Worldwide Classics

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Game of Thrones: Tale of Crows
  • Lego Builder's Journey
  • Little Orpheus
  • Next Stop Nowhere
  • Roundguard
  • Bird Alone
  • A Monster's Expedition
  • If Found...

The voting ends on November 2. There are many more categories available for voting. Vote on Golden Joystick Awards for your favorites.


We are curious which games are going to win and will make sure to let you know once the results are in. Meanwhile, you can find all other news about gaming here, on EarlyGame.

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