The Golden Joystick Awards 2010

Barry and I were live and present at this years 28th annual Golden Joystick Awards ceremony held at the new and very nice Park Plaza Westminster Bridge Hotel. The finest of the UK gaming industry were in attendance and this year and voting for the awards came in at 1,543,308 making the awards once again officially the most popular video gaming awards in the world voted for by gamers by Guinness World Records.

There were a couple of surprises this year with iPhone game Plant vs Zombies walking away with 2 awards and Jagex winning UK developer of the year for the second year in a row over Rocksteady my hotly tipped favourite. Assassins Creed II took the award for Adventure/Action game of the year beating out Uncharted 2, Batman Arkham Asylum and Red Dead Redemption.

Both Uncharted 2: Amongst Thieves and Batman: Arkham Asylum surprising won no awards at the event and other notable non winners included Heavy Rain, God of War 3, Battlefield: Bad Company 2 and New Mario Bros: Wii

The full list of winners were as follows:

  • Ultimate Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
  • RPG of the Year: Mass Effect 2
  • Strategy Game of the Year: Plants Vs. Zombies
  • Download Game of the Year: Plants Vs. Zombies
  • Action/Adventure Game of the Year: Assassin’s Creed II
  • Soundtrack of the Year: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Portable Game of the Year: Pok√©mon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Street Fighter IV
  • Music Game of the Year: Guitar Hero 5
  • Online Game of the Year: League of Legends
  • Puzzle Game of the Year: World of Goo
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 3
  • Shooter of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 10
  • UK Developer of the Year: Jagex
  • The One to Watch: Call of Duty: Black Ops

Mass Effect 2 – Ultimate Game of the Year

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