Golden Joystick Awards 2023 winners announced - Baldur's Gate 3 takes home 6 awards

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The results are in, and each nan winners of this year’s Golden Joystick Awards person been confirmed. The 41st yearly awards were hosted coming successful nan Royal Lancaster Hotel successful London, UK, pinch awards handed retired for a full of 23 categories. 

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Larian Studios’ Baldur’s Gate 3 has walked distant pinch nan astir accolades, pinch six successful full including nan coveted Ultimate Game of nan Year Award. For nan apical prize, nan highly acclaimed role-playing crippled managed to hit 19 competitors, including Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of nan Kingdom. 

Baldur's Gate 3 was besides fixed nan awards for Best Storytelling, Best Visual Design, Best Game Community, Best Supporting Performer (which went to Astarion character Neil Newbon), and PC Game of nan Year. On apical of that, developer Larian Studios besides earned nan grant for Studio of nan Year for its activity connected nan game.

In different categories, Hello Games’ No Man’s Sky - nan exploration and endurance crippled which was first released successful 2016 - walked distant pinch nan Still Playing award, while CD Projekt Red’s Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty bagged itself nan Best Game Expansion award. Phantom Liberty also won nan grant for nan Best Game Trailer.

Sea of Stars - a gorgeous pixel-art RPG from Sabotage Studios, earned Best Indie Game, while Guerrilla Games and Firesprite’s Horizon Call of nan Mountain took location nan grant for Best VR Game. Speaking of VR, nan grant for Best Gaming Hardware went to PlayStation’s PSVR 2. 

Square Enix’s Final Fantasy bid managed to triumph 3 different awards this year, pinch Final Fantasy 16 earning Best Audio, and Clive Rosfield character Ben Starr taking location nan Best Lead Performer award. Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was fixed nan grant for Most Wanted Game. 

The Best Multiplayer Game grant went to NetherRealm Studio’s sadistic fighting game, Mortal Kombat 1, while nan Streamers' Choice Award was fixed to Riot Games’ tactical first-person shooter, Valorant. 

Geometric Interactive’s debut game, nan unsocial puzzle-adventure Cocoon, was presented pinch nan Breakthrough Award. Meanwhile, nan Critics’ Choice Award went to Remedy Entertainment’s endurance scary crippled Alan Wake 2. 

Finally, nan grant for Nintendo Game of nan Year went to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of nan Kingdom, while PlayStation Game of nan Year was fixed to Resident Evil 4, and Xbox Game of nan Year was awarded to Starfield. 

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Catherine is simply a News Writer for TechRadar Gaming. Armed pinch a publicity grade from The University of Sheffield, she was sucked into nan games media manufacture aft spending acold excessively overmuch clip connected her assemblage newspaper penning about Pokémon and cool indie games, and realising that was a very cool job, actually. She antecedently spent 19 months moving astatine GAMINGbible arsenic a full-time journalist. She loves each things Nintendo, and will ne'er extremity talking astir Xenoblade Chronicles. 

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