Golden Joystick Awards 2011

It’s that special time of year again. No, it’s not Christmas. No, it’s not your birthday either. Well, it might be, but if so it’s purely coincidental and entirely off-topic. And even if it is your birthday, it’s not all about you. The world keeps turning. Get over it.

No, today is the day of the Golden Joystick Awards. Every year, the industry’s best and brightest gather to celebrate their commitment to providing us, the entitled masses, with another 12-months of high quality digital entertainment.

For the winners, a slightly inebriated round of applause and an ornamental gaming peripheral. For the rest, the bitter knowledge that you have been judged by your peers and been found wanting.

Here are the winners:

Best Shooter: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Best Action/Adventure: Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood

Best RPG: Fallout: New Vegas

Best MMO: World of Warcraft

Best Fighting Game: Mortal Kombat

Best Racing Game: Gran Turismo 5

Best Sports Game: Fifa 12

Best Strategy Game: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty

Best Music-based Game: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

Best Free-to-play Game: League of Legends

Best Mobile Game: Angry Birds Rio

Best Downloadable Game: Minecraft

One to Watch: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Ultimate Game of the Year: Portal 2







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