Public voting has opened for the ultimate game of the year, the big kahuna of this year’s 40th Anniversary Golden Joystick Awards. Voting is only open for five days and is to select the gaming community’s favorite title of the year.
Yes, as we all know, there is a certain game that rhymes with ‘Seldom Bling’ that will be a serious candidate. But then this is your chance to make sure that there is at least one gong that is lost.
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at an awards show broadcast on all major streaming platforms, including Twitch. (opens in a new tab) and youtube (opens in a new tab)and GamesRadar+ (opens in a new tab) at 12pm PST/3pm EST/8pm GMT. The Golden Joystick Awards presented by GamesRadar+ are the world’s longest-running publicly voted video game awards, attracting millions of votes every year. The awards are run by Future, the parent company of PC Gamer.
Voting has already ended in 17 categories, including ‘Best Storytelling’ and ‘Best Studio’, but this is the one everyone wants. The nominees for Ultimate Game of the Year are:
- elden ring
- grand tourer 7
- Forbidden Horizon West
- Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
- god of war ragnarok
- Return to Monkey Island
- xenoblade chronicles 3
- bayonet 3
- Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
- neon white
“The voting now begins on our most coveted award, Ultimate Game of the Year, and it’s remarkable how indie games haven’t lost their place at the table,” said Daniel Dawkins, director of game and film content at Future. “Over a quarter of our Ultimate Game of the Year nominees were created by smaller teams, from the slick first-person puzzle platformer Neon White, to a cheery sandbox of destructible voxels in Teardown.
“The Golden Joystick Awards are the people’s gaming awards, and they’re held in high esteem as they’re voted for by the people who really matter: the gaming public. I can’t stress enough how every vote makes a difference, with last year’s winners. be separated by less than 20 or 30 votes. Each game is an absurd creative and organizational miracle, and the GJAs are honored to reward the developers who dedicate their lives to making them.”
You can vote here now (opens in a new tab)and voting will end this Friday at 3 pm PST/6 pm EST/11 pm GMT.