Golden Joystick Winners – Call of Duty 4 does rather well


call-of-duty-4.jpgGames about war. Love them or hate them, they tend to be phenomenally successful, despite the fact there’s so darn many of them. The biggest and best of this past year, however, has definitely been Call of Duty 4 – a version of the WW2 first-person-shooter based in the present day. That was recognised at the Golden Joystick awards on Friday, where the game grabbed awards for “Ultimate Game of the Year”, “Online Game of the Year” and “PC Game of the Year”.

Aside from the fact that it definitely wasn’t the “PC Game of the Year” (that honour goes to Audiosurf, in my humble opinion), the game does deserve a decent amount of recognition – it was fantastic and looked incredible. Other winners at the Golden Joysticks included GTA IV, Activision Blizzard, Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, and Guitar Hero III. A full list of winners is over the jump.

Nuts All-Nighter Award: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
The Sun Family Game of the Year: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Bliss Handheld Game of the Year: Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
4Talent Mobile Game of the Year: Bejeweled 2
Mobile Game Pitch 2008: Tobias Rowe with Finders Keeper
Official Nintendo Magazine Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros
ESA PC Game of the Year: CoD 4: Modern Warfare
Activision/Blizzard Retailer of the Year:
Official Playstation Magazine High Definition PlayStation Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
BBC 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV
Arvato Digital Services Xbox Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV
Edge Most Wanted Award: Fallout 3 Online Game of the Year: CoD 4: Modern Warfare UK Developer of the Year : Rockstar North Grand Master Flash Award: Stickman Madness One To Watch: CoD: World at War
Future UK Publisher of the Year: Activision Blizzard
Virgin Media Ultimate Game of the Year: CoD 4: Modern Warfare

Golden Joysticks (via BBC)

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