Baldur’s Gate 3 ended up as the big winner on Thursday during the 2023 edition of the Golden Joystick Awards. The D&D-themed RPG from developer Larian won the Ultimate Game of the Year award and six other categories.
This was the 41st edition of the Golden Joystick Awards, which is the longest-running gaming awards event in the world. Millions of people around the world voted for their picks in over 20 categories.
In addition to Ultimate Game of the Year, Baldur’s Gate 3 won for PC Game of the Year, Best Storytelling, Best Visual Design, and Best Game Community, while its developer Larian won the Studio of the Year award. Voice actor Neil Newborn won for Best Supporting Performance for his role as Astarion in Baldur’s Gate 3.
Bethesda Game Studios’ sci-fi RPG Starfield won for Xbox Game of the Year, while the Resident Evil 4 remake won for PlayStation Game of the Year. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom won for Nintendo Game of the Year.
Here’s the full list of the 2023 Golden Joystick Awards winners:
Best Storytelling – Baldur’s Gate 3
Still Playing Award – No Man’s Sky
Best Visual Design – Baldur’s Gate 3
Studio of the Year – Larian Studios
Best Game Expansion – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Best Indie Game – Sea of Stars
Best VR Game – Horizon Call of the Mountain
Best Multiplayer Game – Mortal Kombat 1
Best Audio – Final Fantasy XVI
Best Game Trailer – Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
Best Streaming Game – Valorant
Best Game Community – Baldur’s Gate 3
Best Gaming Hardware – PSVR 2
Breakthrough Award – Coccoon / Geometric Interactive
Critics’ Choice Award – Alan Wake II
Best Lead Performer – Ben Starr, Final Fantasy XVI
Best Supporting Performer – Neil Newborn, Astarion, Baldur’s Gate 3
Nintendo Game of the Year – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
PC Game of the Year – Baldur’s Gate 3
Xbox Game of the Year – Starfield
PlayStation Game of the Year – Resident Evil 4
Most Wanted Game – Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
UGOTY – Baldur’s Gate 3
On Monday, The Game Awards, which are voted on by a select group of game reviewers and critics, will reveal its nominees. The award ceremony, which will also feature a ton of upcoming game trailers and major reveals, will be held on December 7 in Los Angeles.