The winners of the 26th annual Golden Joystick Awards have been announced in the UK, with Call of Duty 4
, Grand Theft Auto IV
and Metal Gear Solid 4
amongst the victors.
The awards ceremony took place in London on Friday afternoon and as usual each category was voted on purely by members of the public (the exception being the Edge Most Wanted Award).
More than 850,000 votes were received this year, with consumers voting for games released over the last twelve months.
Activision’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
won in four of the 17 categories, including Ultimate Game of the Year, Nuts All-Nighter Award, PC Game of the Year and Online Game of the Year. Call of Duty: World at War
also won the One to Watch award and Activision Blizzard picked up the Publisher of the Year award.
Rockstar Game’s Grand Theft Auto IV
was the only other game to win multiple awards, picking up Soundtrack of the Year and Xbox Game of the Year. Developer Rockstar North also won the UK developer of the year award.
The full list of winners is as follows:
Arvato Digital Services Xbox Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV
Official PlayStation Magazine High Definition PlayStation Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Official Nintendo Magazine’s Nintendo Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros. Brawl
UK ESA PC Game of the Year: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Nuts All-Nighter Award: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The Sun Family Game of the Year: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Bliss Handheld Game of the Year: Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
4Talent Mobile Game of the Year: Bejeweled 2
Mobile Game Pitch 2008: Finders Keeper
E4.com Grand Master Flash Award: Stickman Madness
Activision Blizzard Retailer of the Year:
BBC 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV
Future UK Publisher of the Year:
CVG.co.uk UK Developer of the Year:
Play.com One To Watch: Call of Duty: World at War
GamesRadar.com Online Game of the Year: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Edge Most Wanted Award: Fallout 3
Virgin Media Ultimate Game of the Year: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare