Gears Wins Big at Golden Joysticks

Gears Wins Big at Golden Joysticks

The winners of the 25th Golden Joystick Awards, as voted by thousands of international gamers, have been announced.

Tens of thousands of gamers voted for the true people’s awards, held Friday in London, which highlighted the elite titles from the past year across a diverse range of categories.

 

Undoubtedly the big winner at this year’s awards was Microsoft and Epic’s stellar third-person shooter Gears of War, which took four top honors. Gears triumphed in the Ultimate Game of the Year, Xbox Game of the Year, The Nuts All-Nighter and the Editor’s Choice categories. It also placed third in the 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year and The GameTribe Online Game of the Year categories.

 

Codemasters received the UK Developer of the Year award for 2007 sponsored by edge-online.com, while Game took the prize for Retailer of the Year. Nintendo took the Publisher of the Year award ahead of Microsoft Game Studios and Codemasters, while the Wii was labeled Innovation of the Year.

 

The second most prominent game winner was Guitar Hero II from Activision and Harmonix, which scooped the 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year and The Bliss Girls’ Choice Game of the Year, while taking second spot in The Sun Family Game of the Year category and receiving nods as fourth best PlayStation Game of the Year and fourth best Xbox Game of the Year.

 

Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Wii Sports each picked up one gong, the former edging out the latter to walk away with the Nintendo Game of the Year award, while Wii Sports took top prize in The Sun Family Game of the Year category. Twilight Princess was also voted to have the second best Soundtrack of the Year, and came second in the Ultimate Game of the Year category, while Wii Sports came second in The Nuts All-Nighter category and finished as fourth Ultimate Game of the Year.

 

On the PC front, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade split the honors. The former was voted PC Game of the Year 2007 while the latter came second. However, The Burning Crusade did pip Shadows of Angmar for The GameTribe Online Game of the Year award.

 

The Games Radar Handheld Game of the Year award went to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories ahead of Pokémon Diamond/Pearl, while Final Fantasy titles took first and third places in the Mobile Game of the Year category.

 

Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed was dubbed The One to Watch 2007 ahead of Grand Theft Auto IV and Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

 

The Golden Joystick Awards winners in full: Winners are written first, followed by runner-up, third, fourth and fifth placed entrants.

 

 

The 02 Ultimate Game of the Year 2007

Gears of War
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
Wii Sports
Final Fantasy XII

 

 

 

 

The edge-online.com UK Developer of the Year 2007

Codemasters
Rockstar North
Lionhead Studios
Rare
Bizarre Creations

 

 

 

 

The 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year 2007

Guitar Hero II
Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Gears of War
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories

 

 

 

 

The Vivendi Retailer of the Year 2007

Game
Amazon.co.uk
Play.com
EB Games
Gamestation

 

 

 

 

 

Publisher of the Year 2007 – sponsored by Future

Nintendo
Microsoft Game Studios
Codemasters
Ubisoft
Electronic Arts

 

 

 

 

The Sun Family Game of the Year 2007

Wii Sports
Guitar Hero II
LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy
Mario Party 8
Viva Piñata

 

 

 

 

The Bliss Girls’ Choice Game of the Year 2007

Guitar Hero II
Sims 2 Pets
Cooking Mama
Crackdown
Rayman Raving Rabbids

 

 

 

 

The Games Radar Handheld Game of the Year 2007

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Pokémon Diamond/Pearl
Final Fantasy III
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops
Pro Evolution Soccer 6

 

 

 

 

The Sonopress Xbox Game of the Year 2007

Gears of War
Call of Duty 3
The Elder Scrolls IV: Shivering Isles
Guitar Hero II
Viva Piñata

 

 

 

 

The Innovation of the Year 2007 – sponsored by T3

Nintendo Wii
PlayStation 3
Halo 3 Beta
DirectX 10
Xbox Live Arcade

 

 

 

 

The 4Talent Mobile Game of the Year 2007

Final Fantasy
Lemmings Return
Before Crisis – Final Fantasy VII
World Series of Poker Texas Hold ‘Em
3D Space Invaders

 

 

 

 

The Nuts All-Nighter award 2007

Gears of War
Wii Sports
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Pro Evolution Soccer 6

 

 

 

 

Nintendo Game of the Year 2007 – sponsored by Official Nintendo Magazine

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Wii Sports
Resident Evil 4 Wii Edition
Call of Duty 3
Pokémon Diamond/Pearl

 

 

 

 

The One to Watch 2007 – Sponsored by Total Film

Assassin’s Creed
Grand Theft Auto IV
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Mario Galaxy
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning

 

 

 

 

The GameTribe Online Game of the Year 2007

World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
Gears of War
Mario Strikers Charged Football
Battlefield 2142

 

 

 

PC Game of the Year 2007 – sponsored by PC Gamer

The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Football Manager 2007
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Shadow of Chernobyl

 

 

 

PlayStation Game of the Year 2007 – sponsored by Official PlayStation Magazine UK

God of War II
Final Fantasy XII
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Guitar Hero II
Call of Duty 3

 

 

 

 

Editor’s Choice

Gears of War

 

 

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