Baldur’s Gate 3 Wins GOTY at Golden Joystick Awards

The Golden Joystick Awards
Baldur's Gate 3 Wins "Ultimate Game of the Year"

Baldur’s Gate 3 has swiped the coveted “Ultimate Game of the Year” award at the Golden Joystick Awards, beating out Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Final Fantasy 16, Super Mario Wonder and Alan Wake 2. The ceremony took place on Friday, November 20 in London, and was a celebration of what’s been a stellar year in gaming.

While there have been a wealth of amazing titles released over the past 12 months, us Spawnies are particularly fond of Baldur’s Gate 3 and feel it’s a well-deserved victory. As well as “Ultimate Game of the Year”, BG3 also won a further six awards, with Larian Studios winning “Studio of the Year”.

If you’d like to learn about how to play Baldur’s Gate 3 and get the most out of your first playthrough, you can read our guide: Baldur’s Gate 3 Beginner’s Guide: 8 Top Tips for Your First Playthrough.

What Are The Golden Joystick Awards?

The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People’s Gaming Awards, is a video game award ceremony that’s been running since 1983 and is designed to celebrate the best video games released that year. People vote for their favourite games via GamesRadar+ and the options include console and computer games.

Which Awards Did Baldur’s Gate 3 Win?

Baldur’s Gate 3 won a record-breaking seven awards at the Golden Joystick Awards 2023. These included “Best Storytelling”, “Best Visual Design”, “Best Game Community” and “PC Game of the Year”. Larian studios also won “Studio of the Year”, which is well deserved.

Which Other Games Won Awards?

Other notable wins at the 2023 Golden Joystick Awards 2023 included No Man’s Sky, which swiped the “Still Playing” award, Mortal Kombat 1, which won the “Best Multiplayer Game” award, and Alan Wake II, which won the “Critic’s Choice” award. You can read the full list of 23 award recipients on GamesRadar+.

Is Baldur’s Gate 3 Worth A Play?

We wholeheartedly recommend picking up a copy of Baldur’s Gate 3 and having a play. It’s a wonderful game with plenty of depth, imagination and presence. You can read our Beginner’s Guide To Baldur’s Gate 3 for some handy hints and tips that’ll make your first playthrough easier.

Nominees for The Game Awards 2023 will be announced tomorrow (Monday November 13th) and we fully expect Baldur’s Gate 3 to make an appearance. The question is, can it win out at the industry’s biggest annual awards against the likes of A titles like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2? We really think it can, and should.


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