Baldur's Gate 3 Game of the Year

This year's Golden Joystick Awards are over, and Baldur's Gate 3 has walked away the big winner. The superb RPG snagged the all-encompassing 'Ultimate Game of the Year', beating out the likes of Alan Wake 2, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy 16, and many more. Larian's universally acclaimed title also scooped the win in six other categories. One game grabbing seven awards is a new record, apparently.

From a PlayStation perspective, other notable winners include Resident Evil 4 (PlayStation Game of the Year), Horizon Call of the Mountain (Best VR Game), Final Fantasy 16 (Best Audio and Best Lead Performer), Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty (Best Expansion and Best Trailer), No Man's Sky (Still Playing Award), and Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth (Most Wanted Game). What's more, PSVR2 won 'Best Gaming Hardware'.

Here's the full list of winners — most of which were voted for by the public — fresh from the event:

  • Best Storytelling - Baldur's Gate 3
  • Still Playing Award - No Man's Sky
  • Best Visual Design - Baldur's Gate 3
  • Studio of the Year - Larian Studios
  • Best Game Expansion - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Best Indie Game - Sea of Stars
  • Best VR Game - Horizon Call of the Mountain
  • Best Multiplayer Game - Mortal Kombat 1
  • Best Audio - Final Fantasy XVI
  • Best Game Trailer - Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • Best Streaming Game - Valorant
  • Best Game Community - Baldur's Gate 3
  • Best Gaming Hardware - PSVR 2
  • Breakthrough Award - Coccoon / Geometric Interactive
  • Critics' Choice Award - Alan Wake II
  • Best Lead Performer - Ben Starr, Clive Rosfield, Final Fantasy XVI
  • Best 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
  • Most Wanted Game - Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
  • Ultimate Game of the Year - Baldur's Gate 3

What do you make of this list? How many more Game of the Year awards do you think Baldur's Gate 3 will win? Order a bigger trophy cabinet in the comments section below.