Oct 29, 2007
Last Friday, the cream of the games industry gathered in London town for the Golden Joysticks awards, the only videogame awards voted for by you, the gamers on the ground. And, thanks to real gamers like yourselves, Gears of War walked away with the Ultimate Game of the Year 2007 accolade, beating off competition from Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, Wii Sports and Final Fantasy XII. Well done, Epic.
GoW's heavy action shooterthon also scored the Xbox Game of the Year 2007 award, the Editor's Choice award and the Nuts All-Nighter award. Though we're guessing that last one was for what you'd play all night, not for being the game that gave poor delicate Nuts readers terrible nightmares.
Elsewhere, Nintendo won a triple-header of awards, earning the distinction of Publisher of the Year 2007, the Innovation of the Year 2007 for Wii and the Sun newspaper sponsored Family Game of the Year 2007 for Wii Sports.
There were 18 awards at this year's Golden Joysticks, and we've collated the winners for you below...
O2 Ultimate Game of the Year 2007 - Gears of War
Sonopress Xbox Game of the Year 2007 - Gears of War
PC Game of the Year 2007 | Sponsored by PC Gamer - The Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar
PlayStation Game of the Year 2007 | Sponsored by Official PlayStation Magazine UK - God of War II
Nintendo Game of the Year 2007 | Sponsored by Official Nintendo Magazine - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Editor's Choice - Gears of War
The Publisher of the Year 2007 | Sponsored by Future - Nintendo
The Vivendi Retailer of the Year 2007 - Game
The One to Watch | Sponsored by Total Film - Assassin's Creed
Next-Gen.biz UK Developer of the Year - Codemasters
The GameTribe Online Game of the Year 2007 - World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Nuts All-Nighter - Gears of War
The 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year - Guitar Hero II
The Innovation of the Year 2007 - sponsored by T3 - Nintendo Wii
4Talent Mobile Game of the Year 2007 - Final Fantasy
Games Radar Handheld Game of the Year - GTA Vice City Stories
The Sun Family Game of the Year 2007 - Wii Sports
The Bliss Girls' Choice Game of the Year 2007 - Guitar Hero II