Baldur's Gate 3 Picks Up its First Big GOTY of 2023 with a Win at the Golden Joystick Awards

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2023 might not rather be done yet, however the game-of-the-year discussion is currently starting to warm up. Case in point, the Golden Joystick Awards, among the longest-running computer game awards reveals with winners being voted on by the UK public, has actually revealed their winners. The huge winner was Baldur's Gate 3, which left with "Ultimate Game of the Year" and 6 other awards. The remainder of the winner's field was rather divided, with just 2 other video games, Final Fantasy XVI and Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty, getting more than one award. Some video games that appeared to be frontrunners previously in the year, like The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and the Resident Evil 4 remake, just got a single prize.

You can take a look at the complete list of Golden Joystick winners listed below ...

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  • Best Storytelling - Baldur's Gate 3
  • Still Playing Award - No Man's Sky
  • Finest Visual Design - Baldur's Gate 3
  • Studio of the Year - Larian Studios
  • Finest Game Expansion - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Finest Indie Game - Sea of Stars
  • Finest VR Game - Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Finest Multiplayer Game - Mortal Kombat 1
  • Finest Audio - Final Fantasy XVI
  • Finest Game Trailer - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Finest Streaming Game - Valorant
  • Finest Game Community - Baldur's Gate 3
  • Finest Gaming Hardware - PSVR 2
  • Development Award - Coccoon/ Geometric Interactive
  • Critics' Choice Award - Alan Wake II
  • Finest Lead Performer - Ben Starr, Final Fantasy XVI
  • Finest Supporting Performer - Neil Newborn, Astarion, Baldur's Gate 3
  • Nintendo Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • PC Game of the Year - Baldur's Gate 3
  • Xbox Game of the Year - Starfield
  • PlayStation Game of the Year - Resident Evil 4
  • A Lot Of Wanted Game - Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
  • UGOTY - Baldur's Gate 3

Does this bode well for how BG3 will do throughout the GOTY/awards season? We will see, however it certainly seems like the wind is at Larian's back. Regardless, someone requires to discover Larian manager Swen Vincke a wheelbarrow to bring all that hardware.

What do you believe? What video games would win if you were comprising your tally?

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