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    Golden Joystick Awards 2021, all nominees

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    As usual, at the end of the year it is time to take stock and decide the games that have stood out the most in the last 12 months. The organizing committee of the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards has shared the complete list of nominated games in the various categories.

    The #GoldenJoysticks nominations have been revealed via @GamesRadar – and voting is live!

    Have your favourite games of 2021 made the list?https://t.co/bo3UHBkXVA

    — Golden Joysticks (@GoldenJoysticks) October 19, 2021



    The winners will be decided by a jury made up of journalists from the editorial offices of GamesRadar +, PC Gamer, EDGE Magazine, Retro Gamer, Play Magazine and those responsible for the Future Games Show. The chosen ones will be in charge of choosing the best games of 2021 divided into different categories.

    The title with the most nominations is Deathloop (5 nominations). Arkane Studios' exclusive PlayStation 5 is followed by Psychonauts 2, Wildermyth, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Resident Evil Village, each with 4 nominations. Voting is open from Tuesday 19 October and will continue until 5 November. The winners of the Golden Joystick Awards will be announced during the awards ceremony which will be held strictly digitally on November 23rd. Below is the list of all the games competing for the prizes of the Golden Joystick Awards 2021:

    Best Storytelling

    • Life is Strange: True Colours
    • Psychonauts 2
    • Wildermyth
    • 12 Minutes
    • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
    • Tales of Arise

    Best Multiplayer Game

    • Deathloop
    • It Takes Two
    • Chivalry 2
    • Back 4 Blood
    • Valheim
    • Naraka bladepoint

    Best Visual Design



    • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
    • Psychonauts 2
    • The Artful Escape
    • Little Nightmares 2
    • Hitman 3
    • Genesis Black

    Best Indie Game

    • Death's Door
    • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
    • Old World
    • Wildermyth
    • Bonfire Peaks
    • Sand

    Studio of the Year

    • I Interactive
    • Arkane
    • Housemarque
    • Double Fine
    • Capcom
    • Draknek & Friends

    Best Game Expansion

    • Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island
    • Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Episode Intermission
    • The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos
    • Sims 4: Cottage Living
    • Super Mario: Bowser’s Fury
    • DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 2

    Mobile Game of the Year

    • Hanz Golf Clap
    • Fantasian
    • Overboard!
    • Alba: A Wildlife Adventure
    • Cozy grove
    • League of Legends: Wild Rift

    Best Audio

    • return
    • Jett: The Far Shore
    • Sand
    • Little Nightmares 2
    • Resident evil village
    • The Artful Escape

    Best Performer

    • Jason Kelley – Colt Vahn, Deathloop
    • Erika Mori – Alex Chen, LiS: True Colors
    • Maggie Robertson, Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village
    • Good News Gospel - Julianna Blake, Deathloop
    • Jennifer Hale – Rivet, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
    • Elijah Wood – Gristol/Nick the Post Guy, Pschonauts 2

    Best Game Community



    • Final Fantasy 14
    • No Man's Sky
    • Dreams
    • Monster hunter rise
    • Destiny 2
    • Magic: The Gathering Arena

    PC Game of the Year

    • Wildermyth
    • Chivalry 2
    • Old World
    • Hitman 3
    • Pathfinder
    • The Forgotten City

    PlayStation Game of the Year

    • return
    • Deathloop
    • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
    • Resident Evil: Village
    • Death Stranding Director's Cut
    • Kena: Bridge Of Spirits

    Nintendo game of the year


    • New Pokemon Snap
    • Neo: The World Ends with You
    • Monster hunter rise
    • Bravely Default 2
    • WarioWare: Get It Together
    • Metroid dread

    Xbox Game of the Year

    • Lost Judgment
    • The Ascent
    • Psychonauts 2
    • Microsoft Flight Simulator
    • The Artful Escape
    • 12 Minutes

    Best Gaming Hardware

    • PS5
    • Xbox Series X
    • Xbox series s
    • NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
    • Nintendo OLED Switch
    • WD_BLACK SN850 NVMe SSD

    Still playing award

    • Apex Legends
    • Call of Duty: Warzone
    • Final Fantasy 14
    • Destiny 2
    • GTA Online
    • Genshin impact
    • Fortnite
    • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
    • Rocket League
    • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

    Most Wanted Game

    • God of War: Ragnarok
    • Horizon forbidden west
    • Halo Infinite
    • Marvel's Midnight Suns
    • GTA V: Enhanced Edition
    • Skate 4
    • Elden Ring
    • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
    • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
    • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
    • Starfield
    • Gotham Knights

    Ultimate Game of the Year

    • Deathloop
    • Psychonauts 2
    • Resident evil village
    • Ratchet and Clank
    • Wildermyth
    • Hitman 3
    • The Forgotten City
    • It Takes Two
    • Metroid dread
    • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
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