Golden Joystick Winners Announced

Golden Joystick Winners Announced

Mass Effect 2 and Jagex walk away with two of the top awards at the 28th annual ceremony.

The Golden Joystick Awards, held in London today, saw BioWare’s RPG pick up the Ultimate Game award and Cambridge-based studio Jagex take the UK Developer Of The Year award, presented by Edge.

PopCap’s Plants Vs. Zombies picked up awards in the Download Game Of The Year and Strategy Game Of The Year categories. Spiritual successor to Defense Of The Ancients, League Of Legends managed to stave off competition from FarmVille to win the Online category.

The winners were determined by 1.54 million votes from the public. The winners, runners up and nominees were:

Action/Adventure Game Of The Year
Assassins Creed II (winner)
Batman: Arkham Asylum (runner up)
Red Dead Redemption (runner up)
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
God of War III
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Just Cause 2
Heavy Rain
Bayonetta
Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Conviction

Fighting Game Of The Year
Super Street Fighter IV (winner)
Tekken 6 (runner up)
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (runner up)
UFC 2009 Undisputed
Dragon Ball: Raging Blast
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010
Fight Night Round 4
BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger
Punch Out!!
Tatsunoko vs Capcom Ultimate All Stars

Download Game Of The Year
Plants vs. Zombies (winner)
Battlefield 1943 (runner up)
Call of Duty: World at War: ZOMBIES (runner up)
LittleBigPlanet
Assassin’s Creed 2: Bonfire of the Vanities
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Trials HD
Shadow Complex
FIFA 10
‘splosion Man

Music Game Of The Year
Guitar Hero 5 (winner)
DJ Hero (runner up)
The Beatles: Rock Band (runner up)
Guitar Hero: Metallica
Lego Rock Band
Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits
Just Dance
Band Hero
Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits
Guitar Hero: Van Halen

Portable Game Of The Year
Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver (winner)
Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines (runner up)
Plants vs. Zombies (runner up)
The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
LittleBigPlanet
Call of Duty: World at War: ZOMBIES
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Professor Layton and Pandora
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare – Mobilised
Assassin’s Creed 2: discovery

Racing Game Of The Year
Forza Motorsport 3 (winner)
Need for Speed: Shift (runner up)
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (runner up)
Split/Second
ModNation Racers
Zombie Driver
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing
Wipeout HD Fury
Gran Turismo PSP
Need for Speed: Nitro

Soundtrack Of The Year
Final Fantasy XIII (winner)
Brutal Legend (runner up)
Assassin’s Creed 2 (runner up)
Mass Effect 2
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
GTA IV: Episodes From Liberty City
Halo 3: ODST
Heavy Rain
Metro 2033

RPG Of The Year
Mass Effect 2 (winner)
Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition (runner up)
Final Fantasy XIII (runner up)
Dragon Age: Origins
Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
The Legend Of Zelda: Spirit Tracks
Torchlight
Dragon Age: Origins Awakening
3D Dot Game Heroes
Risen

Puzzle Game Of The Year
World of Goo (winner)
Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box (runner up)
Scribblenauts (runner up)
Super Monkey Ball: Step & Roll
Ace Attorney Investigations: Miles Edgeworth
Katamari Forever
Brain Exercise with Dr Kawashima
LUXOR: Mah Jong
3D Picross
Arkanoid Plus!

Sports Game Of The Year
FIFA 10 (winner)
Wii Sports Resort  (runner up)
Skate 3 (runner up)
Blood Bowl
2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games
Madden NFL 10
Pro Evolution Soccer 2010
Wii Fit Plus
Football Manager 2010

Online Game Of The Year
League Of Legends (winner)
Aion: The Tower Of Eternity (runner up)
Farmville (runner up)
The Lord of the Rings Online: Siege of Mirkwood
Need For Speed: World
Bejeweled Blitz
Star Trek Online
Fallen Earth
Champions Online
Allods Online
Tiger Woods PGA Tour Online
Dragonica
Global Agenda
2029 Online
Gangster City

Strategy Game Of The Year
Plants vs Zombies (winner)
The Sims 3 (runner up)
Age of Empires III: Complete Collection (runner up)
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising
Napoleon: Total War
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising
Worms iPhone
Anno 1404
Supreme Commander 2

Shooter Of The Year
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (winner)
Bad Company 2 (runner up)
Left 4 Dead 2 (runner up)
Borderlands
Bioshock 2
Halo 3: ODST
Metroid Prime Trilogy
Metro 2033
Aliens vs. Predator
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat

UK Developer Of The Year
Jagex (winner)
Rockstar North (runner up)
Codemasters (runner up)
Lionhead
Rocksteady Studios
Media Molecule
Team 17
Rare
Sony Computer Entertainment London Studio
EA Bright Light

One To Watch
Call Of Duty: Black Ops (winner)
Fallout: New Vegas (runner up)
Star Wars: The Old Republic (runner up)
Fable III
Halo: Reach
The Legend Of Zelda Wii
Crysis 2
Final Fantasy XIV
Gears Of War 3
Dead Space 2
Brink
Medal Of Honor
Super Mario Galaxy 2
F1 2010
Mafia 2

Ultimate Game Of The Year
Mass Effect 2 (winner)
Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (runner up)
Assassin’s Creed 2 (runner up)
Battlefield: Bad Company 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Red Dead Redemption
Dragon Age: Origins
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Final Fantasy XIII
Aion: The Tower Of Eternity
Fallout 3: Game Of The Year Edition
God of War III
Pokemon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
New Super Mario Bros Wii
Left 4 Dead 2
Plants vs Zombies
Heavy Rain
Metro 2033
S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat
Football Manager 2010

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