What new game are you most looking forward to - Uncharted 3, Skyrim, Super Mario 3D Land...?

If you're a gamer, the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards need no introduction. Which is great for us because it means we can skip the bit about them being the only gaming awards that matter because they're the only gaming awards that are voted for by gamers.

Voting for this year's awards has already begun. If you haven't voted, you can do that right now by visiting the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards voting page.

To get everyone feeling sexy and in the mood for the awards, over the last couple of weeks we've been highlighting each of the categories in turn. And now we've reached the final two. These are the giants. The colossus categories that tower over all the rest. Today we're looking with almost uncontainable excitement at the Ultimate Game of the Year and One To Watch categories.

Category: One To Watch

Who are we voting for?

Cundy: "Agent. I am not over encumbered with knowledge about this game. But it's being developed by Rockstar North, which reassures me that whatever Agent turns out to be, it'll be of a high standard. All the other games in this category? Let's face it, we know what we'll be getting. That's why I'll be keeping my ocular balls on Agent the closest."

Dave: "BioShock Infinite. I've made no secret of the fact that I'm not the biggest fan of BioShock 2, but this looks like exactly what I've always felt a true follow-up to Irrational's masterpiece should be. Big, clever, beautiful sweeping, affecting. It looks like it has all a game needs to make me a very happy man."

Nathan: "Agent. Rockstar are famed for being mysterious but they’re being particularly cagey with Agent, which means either a) it’s rubbish or b) it’s AMAZING. I’m leaning towards the latter."

Justin: "Has to be Skyrim. I know there are folks that say it’s Bethesda, so it’ll be full of bugs and crap AI, but I don’t believe a word of it. This is going to be the best RPG ever made. And I’ll set my pet dragon on anyone who says otherwise."

Category: Ultimate Game of the Year

Who are we voting for?

Cundy: "Portal 2. Towards the end the relentless waffle from GLaDOS and Wheatley started to get right on my tit-nipples. But it's full of joyous eureka moments and is by far one of the most convincing and complete game worlds ever devised. Still don't think it's as strong as the original though."

Dave: "Portal 2 just edges out Bulletstorm for me. A large part of me wants to give this to People Can Fly and Epic's deceptively intelligent stormer, but Valve's narrative nuance, beautiful script, inspired world-creation and downright stunning game design mean that I can't give this to any other game than Portal 2."

Nathan: "Portal 2. As a complete package, Portal 2 ticks every box. It’s packed with laughs and gameplay that makes you feel clever even if, like me, you’re a bit dim. Well done, Valve."

Justin: "In all seriousness, I voted for Super Street Fighter IV: 3D edition on 3DS. I’ve sunk 35 hours into it so far, mostly online as Sakura. After finding the ‘3D off’ menu option that makes it run at 60 gorgeous frames every second, I was absolutely hooked on this. It’s incredible. I also liked the StreetPass features too."

So that's whose getting our One to Watch and Ultimate Game of the Year votes. How about you lovely people? Feel free to share your choices in the comments. And if you haven't done so already, be sure to take your beautiful, game-loving ass over to the Golden Joystick page and VOTE for the games that you give a shit about.

Sept 16, 2011


  • Zepaw - September 18, 2011 5:04 p.m.

    Has to be Skyrim. Oblivion was everything I want in a video game and it has been plenty long enough that I am dieing for the next installment. My dark horse is Hitman. Hitman: Blood Money was awful but if executed well it could be such a fantastic game. GOTY is not as easy as last year (Mass Effect 2). I have not had a chance to play Witcher 2 so I have to say New Vegas. It fulfilled the kind of hope I have for Skyrim. I loved Fallout 3 and F:NV was everything I loved about its predecessor and then some.
  • pin316 - September 16, 2011 8:37 p.m.

    One to watch had to be Bioshock: Infinite...every single thing i've heard about this game just builds my anticipation more - it looks like the world/concept/entire game will be as innovative, original and compelling as the first one. GotY: Had to be Shogun 2. I'll confess, I've not manqaged to play Portal 2 yet (I know, shoot me now) so I may be wrong on that account, but only being able to vote on games i've played it has to be shogun - I loved the original the most out of the series, and the sequel just blew me away.
  • Yeager1122 - September 16, 2011 7:55 p.m.

    Skyrim of course.
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  • i3atRice - September 16, 2011 3:49 p.m.

    Ninja Gaiden 3 is coming out next year =DDD but skyrim probably is number one
  • jackthemenace - September 16, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    I'll agree with Justin on the First one, but I'd have to give the edge to New Vegas for Ultimate of the Year. Sure, it's Buggy, and sure, some of the AI's a little off, but it's bloody gun fun, full of humour and action. And, having just picked up Old World Blues, it's got some friggin' creepy stuff in it as well. Even though I've sunken more time into Pokemon White, I'd much rather play New Vegas any day.
  • GrandTheftAuto - September 16, 2011 2:47 p.m.

    Im mostly looking forward to Bf3! But what im wondering is why are we voting now when almost all games come out now in autumn? And it isn't the end of 2011 now ffs there is a whole Q left!
  • austincharlesbond - September 16, 2011 2:44 p.m.

    I have never been more excited for a game than I am for Skyward Sword
  • EBAX1 - September 16, 2011 1:19 p.m.

    From the games that are already out, Deus Ex, followed by Infamous 2 or Portal
  • PrincessOrange - September 16, 2011 1:05 p.m.

    Mario :D
  • mikeleddy83 - September 16, 2011 2:04 p.m.

    same here!! :D
  • LuketheJuke24 - September 16, 2011 1:04 p.m.

    Dark Souls by far. Demon's souls was the most fun I have ever had playing a video game, no exaggeration. And it looks like DkS will improve on it in every way. Effing pumped.
  • soranamineforever - September 16, 2011 12:47 p.m.

    Best game? Portal 2, of course. One to Watch? Almost everything on that list, but either Super Mario Land 3D or Uncharted 3. And yeah. I want my prize now.
  • Turboash - September 16, 2011 11:36 a.m.

    F Uncharted 2 and anyone who liked it... over rated Indiana Jones wannabe garbage. Phew...
  • taokaka - September 16, 2011 4:36 p.m.

    I thought you said funcharted at first and thought it was a little cheesey but then I realized you didn't so I don't like you
  • Yorimoto - September 16, 2011 10:55 a.m.

    Saints Row the Third all the way. I've been waiting nearly four years and it feels like damn near ten.
  • TriforcePlayer - September 16, 2011 10:43 a.m.

    Ultimate Game of the Year is Assassin's Creed Revelations and the one to watch is Mass Effect 3. Personally the best game this year will be Skyward Sword.
  • TriforcePlayer - September 16, 2011 11:59 a.m.

    Scratch that. I meant Brotherhood.
  • Spacegrass - September 16, 2011 9:30 a.m.

    I'm excited about Skyrim, but I'm looking forward to Star Wars: The Old Republic more than anything else. Epic RPGs are great, but epic RPGs you can play with friends are even better. Uncharted 3, Saints Row: The Third and Rage look promising, but I really like games that can keep me occupied for months at a time.
  • ultimatepunchrod - September 16, 2011 9:12 a.m.

    uncharted 3. call me a fanboy all you want. those games are awesome.

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