It has won the "Ultimate game of the year" award at the Golden Joysticks, while also winning the award for "Best RPG" and the "Top Gaming Moment" for 'Throat of the World'. Winners of Golden Joystick's awards are voted for by gamers.
This year is the 30th anniversary of the first Golden Joysticks awards.
"The awards have been bigger and better than ever, a fitting tribute to a games industry in rude health," said James Kick from the Golden Joysticks. "This year voting doubled on our previous world record, smashing four million votes from international gamers keen to make their voice heard."
Other notable winners were Batman: Arkham City for "Action/Adventure", FIFA for "Sports Game" and Minecraft for "Downloadable."
Golden Joystick Awards, 2012 Winners
- Ultimate game of the year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Top gaming moment: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim: Throat of the World
- RPG: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
- Outstanding contribution: EA Sports' Fifa
- Racing: Forza 4
- One to watch: Grand Theft Auto 5
- Action/adventure game: Batman Arkham City
- Sports game: Fifa 12
- Shooter: Battlefield 3
- YouTube gamer award: Yogscast
- Mobile/tablet game: Angry Birds Space
- MMO: World of Tanks
- Hand-held game: Uncharted: Golden Abyss
- Strategy: Civilization 5: Gods & Kings
- Downloadable: Minecraft (360)
- Fighting: Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
- DLC: Portal 2's Perpetual Testing Initiative
- Browser-based/flash: Slender
Written by: James Delahunty @ 26 Oct 2012 14:54