36th Annual Golden Joystick Award Nominees

The new awards season kicks off with the recent announcement of the 36th Annual Golden Joystick nominees! Winners will be selected from a public vote on GamesRadar in which millions of voters around the world will choose their favorites.

Out of the 100+ nominees up for awards, just two carry the pack with 4 votes each for God of War and Gorogoa.

However, many games to see multiple nominations include: Dragon Ball FighterZ, Monster Hunter: World, Subnautica, Forza Horizon 4, Sea of Thieves, Firewall Zero Hour, Warhammer: Vermintide 2, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, all with (3) three each.

On October 26, 2018, GamesRadar will open up the final category and announce the nominees for the “Ultimate Game of the Year” award.

All winners will be revealed on November 16 at their live event returning to London’s Bloomsbury Big Top. The show will also see the return of comedian, Danny Wallace, to emcee the occasion and provide some topical video game-themed humor.

Here are the names of the finalists:

Best Storytelling
Forgotton Anne
God of War
Gorogoa
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Octopath Traveller
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
Reigns: Her Majesty
The Banner Saga 3
Unavowed
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Best Visual Design
Chuchel
Dead Cells
Dragon Ball FighterZ
FAR: Lone Sails
Frostpunk
God of War
Gorogoa
Monster Hunter: World
Subnautica
We Happy Few

Best Audio
Far Cry 5
Forza Horizon 4
God of War
Jurassic World: Evolution
Just Shapes & Beats
Life is Strange 2
Monster Hunter: World
Sea of Thieves
Shadow of the Tomb Raider
Subnautica

Best Indie Game
Celeste
Dead Cells
Gorogoa
Into The Breach
Just Shapes & Beats
Laser League
Minit
Opus Magnum
Owlboy
SteamWorld Dig 2

Best Competitive Game
Arena of Valor
Call of Duty: WW2
Dragon Ball FighterZ
FIFA 19
Fortnite Battle Royale
Forza Horizon 4
Laser League
Mario Tennis Aces
PES 2019
Paladins

Best Cooperative Game
A Way Out
Far Cry 5
Firewall Zero Hour
Monster Hunter: World
No Man’s Sky NEXT
Overcooked 2
Sea of Thieves
State of Decay 2
Unravel Two
Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Still Playing
Destiny 2
Final Fantasy 14
Hearthstone
Overwatch
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Pokemon GO
Rainbow Six Siege
Warframe
World of Tanks
World of Warcraft

eSports Game of the Year
Call of Duty: WW2
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
Dragon Ball FighterZ
FIFA 18
League of Legends
Overwatch
Rainbow Six Siege
Rocket League
Street Fighter 5

Best VR Game
Doom VFR
Firewall Zero Hour
Flotilla 2
GNOG
Moss
Sprint Vector
The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim VR
The Persistence
Transference
WipEout Omega Collection VR

Studio of the Year
Bluepoint Games
Capcom
Epic Games
Insomniac
Motion Twin
Rare
Sony Santa Monica
Stoic Studio
Subset Games
Unknown Worlds

Mobile Game of the Year
Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
Donut County
Florence
Fortnite
GNOG
Gorogoa
Million Onion Hotel
PUBG Mobile
Pokemon Quest
Reigns: Her Majesty

Nintendo Game of the Year
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
De Blob 2
Detective Pikachu
Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
Hollow Knight
Mario Tennis Aces
Nintendo Labo
Octopath Traveller
WarioWare Gold

PlayStation Game of the Year
Detroit: Become Human
Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age
Firewall Zero Hour
God of War
Marvel’s Spider-Man
Moss
Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
Shadow of the Colossus
The Persistence
Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

PC Game of the Year
BattleTech
Frostpunk
Into The Breach
Kingdom Come: Deliverance
Opus Magnum
Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
Subnautica
Surviving Mars
Two Point Hospital
Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Xbox Game of the Year
Forza Horizon 4
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
Nier: Automata
No Man’s Sky NEXT
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
Sea of Thieves
State of Decay 2
Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Most Wanted Game
Anthem
Battlefield 5
Control
Cyberpunk 2077
Death Stranding
Doom Eternal
Dreams
Ghost of Tsushima
Kingdom Hearts 3
Metro Exodus
Ooblets
Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Super
Smash Bros. Ultimate
The Last of Us Part 2

To vote in our polling for who you think should win or will win at this year’s Golden Joystick Awards log into www.warofawards.org and make your picks!

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