Voting for the regular shortlist has closed, but Golden Joysticks added two new categories you can participate in!
It’s that time of year again where The Golden Joystick Awards are back in full swing and this time, two extra categories have been added to celebrate 50 years of gaming.
The Golden Joystick Awards, also known as the People’s Gaming Awards, is a video game award ceremony presented by GamesRadar+ that awards the best video games of the year as voted for originally by the British general public. Yet anyone online is able to cast their vote with the new categories!
Golden Joystick Awards 2021
The regular shortlist closed on November 5, yet Golden Joystick has added two new categories in order to celebrate 50 years of gaming and they are Best Gaming Hardware of All Time and Ultimate Game of All Time.
No one said it was going to be easy, and with the options to choose from, it’s going to be hard to narrow down only one to vote for.
Best Gaming Hardware of All Time
- Amiga 500
- Atari 2600
- Commodore 64
- Game Boy
- Game Boy Advance
- Nintendo 64
- Nintendo DS
- Nintendo Entertainment System
- PlayStation 2
- PlayStation 4
- Sega Mega Drive
- Sega Saturn
- Super Nintendo Entertainment System
- Xbox 360
- ZX Spectrum
A lot of brilliant hardware to choose from and to only narrow it down to one, voters have their work cut out for them! You couldn’t have a lot of these consoles thanks to the brilliant PC, but where would we be now without the Atari 2600 or even the Wii?
Ultimate Game of All Time
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Dark Souls
- Doom (1993)
- Grand Theft Auto 5
- Half-Life 2
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Metal Gear Solid
- Pokémon GO
- SimCity (1989)
- Street Fighter 2
- Space Invaders
- Super Mario 64
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Super Mario Kart
- The Last of Us
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Again, some great selections that have defined decades as well as the consoles the games were available on. We wouldn’t have the likes of Pokémon GO and SimCity without Pac-Man and Tetris.
Voting for these two categories are open, but be quick as it is set to close on November 12 at 11 PM GMT / 6 PM EST / 3 PM PST.
The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 are set to be held on November 23.
— Golden Joysticks (@GoldenJoysticks) November 8, 2021
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