Here’s every award Baldur’s Gate 3 just won at Golden Joysticks

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The Golden Joystick Awards 2023 handed out awards for a variety of categories, but maybe it should have had a separate show just for Baldur’s Gate 3.

The 2023 Golden Joystick Awards have wrapped and honored some of the best games this year, and some other titles from the past and future. As ever, it was held in London and livestreamed on most major streaming platforms. Being the first major award show of 2023, many gamers were wondering which games stand out in this award ceremony.

It was an incredibly crowded year when it comes to great video games, but it’s not necessarily obvious given the results. Developer Larian Studios must be having a party right now because Baldur’s Gate 3 went home with an astounding seven awards. That doesn’t mean other games didn’t get a chance to shine, but it was a show dominated by the popular RPG.

Baldur’s Gate 3 wins Game of the Year Award, six more in Golden Joystick Awards

Baldur’s Gate 3 won the first major Game of the Year Award for 2023 at the Golden Joystick Awards.

2023 has been an enormously crowded year of games to the point where major releases are being pushed back to avoid getting lost in the shuffle. The fact that Baldur’s Gate 3 dominated the awards while competing with the likes of Street Fighter 6, Diablo 4, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Alan Wake 2, Armored Core 6, and many others speaks to its quality.

Alongside the Game of the Year, it won awards for best storytelling, best visual design, best game community, and PC Game of the Year. Baldur’s Gate 3 creators Larian Studios won best studio while best supporting performer went to Neil Newbon, who voiced Astarion. The game cleaned up at the Golden Joystick Awards, but it wasn’t the only winner.

All Golden Joystick Awards 2023 winners

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Mortal Kombat 1, and Final Fantasy 16 were also among the big winners at the event. Here’s the full lineup of victors:

Best StorytellingBaldur’s Gate 3
Still Plating AwardNo Man’s Sky
Best Visual DesignBaldur’s Gate 3
Studio of the YearLarian Studios (Baldur’s Gate 3)
Best Game ExpansionCyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Best Indie GameSea of Stars
Best VR GameHorizon: Call of the Mountain
Best Multiplayer GameMortal Kombat 1
Best AudioFinal Fantasy 16
Best Game TrailerCyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Best Streaming GameValorant
Best Game CommunityBaldur’s Gate 3
Best Gaming HardwarePSVR 2
Breakthrough AwardCocoon, Geometric Interactive
Critics’ Choice AwardAlan Wake 2
Best Lead PerformerBen Starr (Clive in Final Fantasy 16)
Best Supporting PerformerNeil Newbon (Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3)
Nintendo Game of the YearThe Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
PC Game of the YearBaldur’s Gate 3
Xbox Game of the YearStarfield
Playstation Game of the YearResident Evil 4
Most Wanted GameFinal Fantasy 7 Rebirth
Ultimate Game of the YearBaldur’s Gate 3

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom has enjoyed great sales and was considered a competitor to Baldur’s Gate 3 for Game of the Year honors, but fell short. No Man’s Sky was once again honored for its regular content updates while Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth was dubbed one of the biggest games to look forward to next year.

Now that The Golden Joystick Awards 2023 has ended, players are anticipating the The Game Awards 2023 even more. With reports of the Grand Theft Auto 6 debut trailer and Elden Ring DLC reveal rumored to be coming at the event, it’s likely to be big. It will be interesting to see if Baldur’s Gate 3 once again steals the show by dominating the podium.

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Written by Hannan Mundia

Hannan Mundia has been playing video games since he was just three years old. He loves everything about gaming, from RPGs to first-person shooters. He has sunk countless hours into Bethesda's popular RPGs, but his favorite game remains Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. His writing has also been featured on Fandom Spot, and you can follow him on Twitter / X at @zombiezomz.

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