Overwatch scoops five awards, Firewatch wins Best Indie Game: Here are all the Golden Joystick 2016 winners

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It''s done! The 34th round of Golden Joystick Awards have been awarded to their rightful victors, largely through the voting power of the gaming public. Dark Souls 3 took home Ultimate Game of the Year but Overwatch got a nice consolation prize as the winner of five separate categories, more than any other game in the running.

Here's the complete list of award winners:

  • Best Original Game in association with The Sun - Overwatch
  • Best Storytelling - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Best Visual Design - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
  • Best Audio in association with DTS - Fallout 4
  • Best Indie Game in association with Kotaku UK - Firewatch
  • Gaming Personality of the Year in association with Guinness World Records - Sean Plott (Day (9))
  • Best Multiplayer Game in association with PC Gamer Weekender - Overwatch
  • Competitive Play of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro - coldzera's jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus
  • Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio - Play of the Game in Overwatch
  • YouTube - Upcoming Personality of the Year - Jesse Cox
  • Studio of the Year in association with Edge - CD Projekt Red
  • Innovation of the Year - Pokemon Go
  • Lifetime Achievement Award - Eiji Aonuma
  • Best Gaming Platform - Steam
  • Best Gaming Performance - Doug Cockle as The Witcher 3's Geralt
  • Competitive Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro - Overwatch
  • Nintendo Game of the Year in association with Gamesmaster - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
  • PlayStation Game of the Year in association with OPM - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
  • Xbox Game of the Year in association with OXM - Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • PC Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer - Overwatch
  • Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year in association with Digital Spy - Pokemon Go
  • Breakthrough Award - Eric Barone (Stardew Valley)
  • Hall of Fame - Lara Croft
  • Critics Choice Award - Titanfall 2
  • Most Wanted Game in association with Green Man Gaming - Mass Effect Andromeda
  • Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar+ - Dark Souls 3

Remember, several games that came out late or are yet to come out in 2016 will be eligible for 2017 instead. See you next year, Final Fantasy 15?

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