Voting for the 40th Golden Joystick Awards is Now Open

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Voting for the Golden Joystick Awards has started, so players from around the world can now decide which ones should take home the awards this year. Voting ends on November 4 with winners to be revealed in a virtual celebration on November 22. The all-digital awards show will be broadcast on all major streaming platforms.

Here are some of the highlights:

  • More than 70 games are represented in 18 categories.
  • Elden Ring is leading the nominations this year with four that include:
    • Best Multiplayer Game
    • Best Visual Design
    • PlayStation Game of the Year
    • Studio of the Year (for developer FromSoftware Inc.)
  • Horizon Forbidden West, Splatoon 3, Final Fantasy XIV, and Teardown all have multiple nominations.
  • There are indie games featured like:
    • IMMORTALITY
    • Cult of the Lamb
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
    • Neon White
    • Teardown
  • This year’s awards feature two new categories:
    • Best Early Access Launch
    • Best Game Trailer

Here are some of the categories and nominees:

  • Best Game Expansion
    • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
    • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
    • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
    • GTA Online: The Contract
    • Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
    • Total War: Warhammer III - Immortal Empires
  • Best Indie Game
    • Cult of the Lamb
    • Tunic
    • Rollerdrome
    • Dorfromantik
    • Neon White
    • Teardown
  • Best Multiplayer Game
    • Elden Ring
    • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenue
    • MultiVersus
    • Splatoon 3
    • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
    • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Best Early Access Launch
    • Disney Dreamlight Valley
    • Slime Rancher 2
    • Dune: Spice Wars
    • Core Keeper
    • Vampire Survivors
    • Gloomwood
  • Best Game Trailer
    • The Callisto Protocol: The Truth of Black Iron Trailer
    • Goat Simulator 3 Announcement Trailer
    • Skate: Still Working On It
    • Bloody Hell Hotel Reveal Trailer
    • Time Flies
    • Alan Wake 2 Reveal Trailer
  • Nintendo Game of the Year
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
    • Pokémon Legends: Arceus
    • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
    • Live A Live
    • Splatoon 3
    • Nintendo Switch Sports
  • PC Game of the Year
    • Neon White
    • Return to Monkey Island
    • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
    • Teardown
    • Total War: Warhammer 3
    • Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters
  • PlayStation Game of the Year
    • Gran Turismo 7
    • Horizon Forbidden West
    • Stray
    • Elden Ring
    • The Last Of Us Part I
    • Sifu
  • Xbox Game of the Year
    • Halo Infinite
    • Scorn
    • Grounded
    • As Dusk Falls
    • Sniper Elite 5
    • Dying Light 2: Stay Human

There’s also the Ultimate Game of the Year but it has a separate voting window opening on November 7.

Start voting for your favorite games here.

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