The 39th Annual Golden Joystick Awards named Resident Evil village the best game of 2021, and Dark Souls as the ‘Ultimate Game of All Time’.

It’s almost the end of the year, which means it’s time for awards season. This is a great opportunity for the internet, especially if it sees the Golden Joystick Awards winners.

This year’s awards celebrated 50 years of videogames. The judges voted on the best 2021 games and the best of all time. , the shortlist, has already caused controversy for its bizarre choices.

It is not easy to create such a list. However, it was criticised for choosing games that were important franchises instead of modern ones. Halo: Combat Evolved was also included instead of any of the later entries.

This was more of a list of the most influential video games than a list of the best. The original Dark Souls was the only FromGames game to make it on the list, even though many would agree that it is no longer their favorite. It was voted for by gamers and it won.

The PC won the award for Best Gaming Hardware of All Time. There were no console wars.

The 2021 Golden Joystick Awards Winners

  • Best Storytelling: Life is Strange: True Colors
  • It takes two to be the best multiplayer game
  • Best Audio: Resident Evil Village
  • Best Visual Design: Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Ghost Of Tsushima: Iki Islands is the best expansion game
  • Mobile Game of the year: League Of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Best Gaming Hardware: PlayStation 5
  • Best Indie Game: Death’s Door
  • Capcom is the Studio of The Year
  • Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village) is the Best Performer
  • Housemarque wins Breakthrough Award
  • Final Fantasy 14: Best Game Community
  • Final Fantasy 14: Still Playing Award
  • Hitman 3 is the PC Game of the year
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: Metroid Dre
  • Xbox Game of the year: Psychonauts 2.
  • Resident Evil Village is the Game of the Year
  • Elden Ring is the Most Desired Game
  • Critics’ Choice Award: Deathloop
  • Ultimate Game of the year: Resident Evil Village
  • The Best Gaming Hardware: Personal Computer (PC).
  • Ultimate Game of All Time: Dark Souls