Here are your Golden Joystick Award winners 2013

The 31st annual Golden Joystick Awards have been announced! If you watched our livestream, you might even have seen our Head of UK Content, Andy Hartup, presenting the award for Best Storytelling. You've been voting for your favourite games for the past few months and at last you can see the results!

The winners of the Golden Joystick Awards presented by Green Man Gaming are:

Best Newcomer:
The Last of Us

Most Wanted in association with Playfire:
Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Best Indie Game:
Mark of the Ninja

Best Visual Design:
BioShock Infinite

Best Multiplayer:
Payday 2

Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio:
Far Cry 3 - The Definition of Insanity

Studio of the Year in association with MPG Universal:
Naughty Dog

Innovation of the Year in association with T3:
Oculus Rift

Best Storytelling:
The Last of Us

Best Online Game:
World of Tanks

Best Handheld Game:
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation

YouTube Gamer Award in association with YouTube:

Best Gaming Platform in association with Digital Spy
: Steam

Best Mobile/Tablet Game of the Year:
XCOM: Enemy Unknown

Game of the Year:
Grand Theft Auto V

Hall of Fame:
Activision: Call of Duty

Lifetime Achievement:
Ken Levine

Congratulations to all the winners. And, in case you missed the Livestream at 3pm, you should be able to watch it back here again shortly:


  • occasionalgoldfish - October 27, 2013 3:44 p.m.

    I can't figure out how Liberation won best handheld. I thought, and was hoping, that Fire Emblem would blow all the other nominees away.
  • kyle-reece - October 26, 2013 3:45 a.m.

    How did call of duty win its a messed up game very angry !!! EA should of won !
  • GOD - October 25, 2013 2:57 p.m.

    As others have said... Liberation for best handheld??
  • Clovin64 - October 25, 2013 2:26 p.m.

    AC Liberation beat Fire Emblem for best handheld game? Crazy, crazy world...
  • phoenixwright13 - October 25, 2013 12:50 p.m.

    No Dual Destinies?
  • RayPaw - October 25, 2013 12:38 p.m.

    GTAV as GOTY? It's an impressive technical feat to be sure and a massive commercial success ... but it doesn't compare to The Last of Us, which a phenomenal leap forward for the medium itself. Now get off my lawn!
  • brandon-macleod - October 25, 2013 2:21 p.m.

    Let's think about it. What is this award called? Is it called movie of the year or game of the year? It's called game of the year. The last of us is just too much like a movie than a game. GTA V is a better game when you look at the gameplay and features. Last of us would win movie of the year if it was a movie but this is game of the year.
  • RayPaw - October 25, 2013 6:07 p.m.

    I respectfully disagree. The Last of Us does what only games can do — it literally put you in the shoes of someone else and their emotions become your emotions. With movies, you are always outside looking in. But The Last of Us, *you* feel protective over Ellie & when shit goes does *you* feel like you just had to kill to survive. And when *you* do what you have to do at the end of the game ... it reverberates for days. Meanwhile with GTA5 you never really inhabit any of the characters; you always remain a person on a couch playing a game. The world of GTAV is a stunning achievement and is fun to explore around and the characters are kinda charming ... but ultimately it's a vapid experience. Plus the combat in The Last of Us is better. ;-)
  • Leemundo - October 26, 2013 2:19 a.m.

    There's two problems with TLoU. Firstly, I imagine there is little replay value, when GTA has hundreds of hours of content to play the game. Secondly, more people have an Xbox than Playstation, more than half of the gaming world failed to even play it. 20million savoured the delights of GTA, by simple numbers, Game of The Year no doubt.
  • brandon-macleod - October 27, 2013 1:35 p.m.

    Again all you're doing is commenting on the story. A game is more than just the story.
  • shawksta - October 25, 2013 9:39 a.m.

    Assassins Creed 3 Liberation? Wat? Eh, why not.
  • winner2 - October 25, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    Hmm, I can behind most if not all of these. I wish I could remember my moment pick, I THINK it was the insanity

Showing 1-12 of 12 comments

Join the Discussion
Add a comment (HTML tags are not allowed.)
Characters remaining: 5000