On top of the world

Uncharted: Golden Abyss was the best handheld game of 2012, according to the Golden Joystick Awards. The swish event – which took place in London this afternoon – honoured Sony Bend’s excellent PlayStation Vita adventure ahead of Super Mario 3D Land and Kid Icarus: Uprising. We reckon the Nintendo Life guys might have a thing or two to say about that result.

It wasn’t all good news for PlayStation exclusives, however. Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception missed out on an award in the Best Action Adventure category. That accolade went to Batman: Arkham City, instead. Meanwhile, Journey lost to MineCraft in the Best Downloadable Game group.

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Battlefield 3 took home the Best Shooter gong, while The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim was the biggest winner of the afternoon – netting awards for Best RPG, Most Memorable Moment, and the coveted Ultimate Game of the Year award.

We’ve included the full list of winners in the space below. Let us know whether you agree or disagree in the comments section.

Best Action Adventure
Batman: Arkham City

Best use of DLC
Portal 2 (Perpetual Testing Initiative)

Best Download Game
Minecraft (360)

Best Fighter
Mortal Kombat Komplete

Best Handheld Game
Uncharted: Golden Abyss

Best Racing Game
Forza 4

Best RPG
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Shooter
Battlefield 3

Best Sports Game

The One to Watch Award
Grand Theft Auto V

Top Gaming Moment
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Throat of the World

The Golden Joystick Ultimate Game Award
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim