The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild scores big at the 35th Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP

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The 35th Golden Joystick Awards presented with OMEN by HP have come to an end, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild emerging victorious with five awards to its name. 

"The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild picks up an incredible five awards, including the Best Studio category, making it the first game to win both the Critics' Choice Award and public-voted Ultimate Game of the Year award," said Dan Dawkins, our illustrious leader and Global Editor-In-Chief of GamesRadar+.

Nintendo EPD recorded a touching acceptance speech on behalf of the team, that you can watch below.

The Lifetime Achievement award went to Sid Meier, the veteran game designer who created the epic Civilization series. 

“I would not be here without the fans," he says. "Whether you played Pirates!, Railroad Tycoon, or Civilization, all of our fans around the globe have allowed me to have the best job in the world, and I want to thank them all.”

The full list of award winners is:

Best Storytelling - Horizon: Zero Dawn
Best Visual Design - Cuphead
Best Audio - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Best Gaming Performance sponsored by The Sun - Ashly Burch (Horizon: Zero Dawn)
Best Indie Game in collaboration with Square Enix Collective - Friday the 13th: The Game
Best Multiplayer Game sponsored by GT Omega - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Studio of the Year - Nintendo EPD
Best VR Game - Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
eSports Play of the Year sponsored by Intel - Agilities
eSports Team of the Year - Lunatic-Hai
eSports Game of the Year sponsored by OMEN by HP - Overwatch
Best Streamer / Broadcaster - Markiplier
Handheld / Mobile Game of the Year sponsored by Bespoke Arcades - Pokémon Sun and Moon
Nintendo Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
PlayStation Game of the Year - Horizon: Zero Dawn
Xbox Game of the Year - Cuphead
PC Game of the Year - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds
Critics’ Choice Award - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Breakthrough Award sponsored by Badfly - Ashly Burch
Hall of Fame - Final Fantasy
Most Wanted Award - The Last of Us Part 2
Still Playing Award - World of Tanks
Outstanding Contribution to the UK Games Industry sponsored by The Telegraph - Debbie Bestwick MBE
Lifetime Achievement - Sid Meier
Ultimate Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Sid Meier Lifetime Achievement acceptance speech

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The show was also a chance for gamers to a sneak peek at upcoming games including brand new trailers for Code Vein and Ni No Kuni 2. You can also watch the whole show on Twitch. 

"Every video game is a minor miracle, and it's thrilling to work in an industry that is so creative, daring, and empowering, where creators face so many challenges, both technical, financial, and personal," adds Dawkins.