Vote in the Golden Joysticks awards and give your favourite games the lovin' they deserve

Do you have a huge man crush on Nathan Drake? Think Bayonetta's the best thing since sliced appendages? Do you want to show The Ballad of Gay Tony some fabulous love? Well good news, because the Golden Joysticks awards are back to give you a platform to vote for your favourite games. Inside, you can find out how to vote and also see more of the awesome character art specifically created for this year's awards.

Right, here's the deal. Go on over to our Golden Joysticks voting page and you can immediatley have your say on such awards as Ultimate Game of The Year, DLC Game of The Year and UK Developer of The Year (if you don't vote for Rocksteady we'll cry).

So if you want to vote for Uncharted 2 as the best action game or The Legend of Zelda: Spirit tracks as your favourite portable title, head on over now.

Also, how badass would the fight below be?

We're backing the little chick with the massive needle.

Aug 6, 2010


  • AGENTJORRRG - August 9, 2010 4:51 a.m.

    how does this work? some stuff isn't there. Not even a mention of crackdown 2. Will that count for next years? I'm confused.
  • bradmillow0 - August 9, 2010 2:15 a.m.

    Red Dead GOTY!!!!
  • Bonesqaw - August 7, 2010 9:37 p.m.

    Ok seriously, since when has a year been from one July to the next? New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Heavy Rain are action games? A Game of the Year Edition (Fallout 3) being up for Game of the Year? And 20 GOTY nominations? I normally don't bitch, but I can't possibly take them seriously.
  • DeadGirls - August 7, 2010 9:47 a.m.

    This is the fucking worst list I've ever seen. Did they just pick games out of a hat for each category? Also, the frame that the entry form is in is too narrow. Also, the frame that his comment box is in is too narrow. What the fuck? Wide-screen support!!
  • Ovenman - August 7, 2010 9:17 a.m.

    Yay opinions! 1: Why the fuck isn't Starcraft 2 not in the Strategy game section? I've not even played it and I still know how huge that game is. 2: Batman: AA deserves a slot in the 'Game of the Year' section. 3: Gran Turismo 5 deserves a slot in the 'Ones to watch' section. 4: Assassin's Creed 2's soundtrack is really good. Like really really good. Even better than or on par with Brutal Legend.
  • HawtKakez - August 7, 2010 2:04 a.m.

    Well, casted my vote. Too bad my votes weren't really backed with experience with the majority of those games. I mostly voted for the ones I played and heartily enjoyed. The other categories that I've never touched were given a mediocre choice.
  • oufour - August 6, 2010 9:48 p.m.

    WHAT!? i can't choose singularity for GOTY!? oh well i already voted anyway.
  • Vitoruss1 - August 6, 2010 9:05 p.m.

    Please, please, please, if there is some sort of a God in some sort of a Heaven, please let Brutal Legend win for the best soundtrack. The whole (amazing) game was built around it! Personally? Batman: Arkham Asylum for GOTY. Overall, I had a much better feeling about it than Red Dead.
  • batman5273 - August 6, 2010 9:01 p.m.

    I voted!
  • ClassicCreation - August 6, 2010 8:59 p.m.

    Batman: Arkham Asylum for best Action game and GOTY. Fallout 3: GoTY edition for best RPG. Those were my DEFINITE choices, although I feel really bad for not including God of War 3, Red Dead Redemption, Assassin's Creed 2, and Uncharted 2 somewhere in there. There weren't enough awards in my opinion. I need more places to add the rest of my favourite games. D:
  • Evil_AppleJuice - August 6, 2010 8:07 p.m.

    already voted
  • waitingforCharlietosnap - August 6, 2010 8:03 p.m.

    Red Dead for GOTY! But why isn't it on the Best Soundtrack?!
  • JD_Method - August 6, 2010 8:02 p.m.

    @Engage183 I voted Brutal Legend for soundtrack too! And I didn't vote in categories I hadn't played as well. :)
  • nuno004 - August 6, 2010 6:42 p.m.

    i chose modern warfare 2 for GOTY FTW
  • Engage183 - August 6, 2010 6:28 p.m.

    side note ME2's soundtrack was also outstanding
  • Engage183 - August 6, 2010 6:26 p.m.

    ME2 for GOTY(or years since games on this list are also from '09) sadly though, these "Let the public decide" polls always.....ALWAYS....turn into popularity contests poor brutal legend won't win best soundtrack like it deserves and bet you any category MW2 is in it will win i try to be as fair as possible, like i don't vote in categories if i haven't played ANY of the games in that category thats why i don't really care about these "Public decide" awards as much as game editor pick awards, becuase its their job to play all the games and put some serious though into which one was the best.
  • Felixthecat - August 6, 2010 5:17 p.m.

    Retarded as always, I see. Why not Mario Galaxy 2 for GOTY? Oh well, I just voted Red Dead for Action/GOTY, Rockstar North as favourite developer, Brink as one to watch, Prof. Layton for portable game and then I didn't give a shit about anything else.
  • Jacob816 - August 6, 2010 5:13 p.m.

    Ur, wouldn't voting on a GotY make more sense at the end of the year? Generally speaking, these things go by calendar year, not 12 months ago from a random date.
  • liekmudkiepz8 - August 6, 2010 4:59 p.m.

    WHY ISNT BAYONETTA IN THE GOTY CATAGORY!!! So much better than all the games there.
  • JohnnyMaverik - August 6, 2010 3:09 p.m.

    How come Super Mario Galaxy 2 is up for "one to watch" and Starcraft 2 isn't?

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