The Golden Joysticks are, without doubt, the most important gaming awards around. It's the award every developer wants to win. Why? Because its winners are decided entirely on your votes. Developers, journalists, publishers... none of them get a say in it. You do. Last year, there were 540,000 votes cast, and now, for the 25th year, it's time to vote again - and you can do so righthere at the official Golden Joysticks website.
But first, let's take a look at the candidates. After the initial swarm of potentials,a finalshortlist has been drawn up for each of the 17 categories, each of whichyou'll find below. So, have a look, have a think, then get over to the voting page to make sure your favorite games get the recognition they deserve.