Vote now in the 39th Golden Joystick Awards Presented by GamesRadar+

Voting is now open in the world's largest public-voted games awards show

Golden Joystick Awards
(Image credit: Future)

Voting is now open for the  39th Golden Joystick Awards presented by GamesRadar+, the world's largest public-voted games awards show.

Gamers can now vote in 20 categories including 'Best Studio', ' Best Storytelling' and the hyper-coveted 'Ultimate Game of the Year' award.

Vote in the Golden Joystick Awards now.

Voting closes at 4pm PDT / 7pm EDT / 11pm GMT on Friday, November 5, so be sure to lodge your votes before then. If you vote you can claim a free gaming ebook worth $8.99 / £8.99. You can see the selection through the link – all you need to do is vote and share your email address, then GamesRadar+ will get in touch to offer the ebook.

In addition, this year the show is celebrating  ‘50 Years of Games’ with two more special awards being voted on and handed out. These are the prestigious ‘Ultimate Game of All Time' and 'Best Gaming Hardware of All Time'. These two special awards will open for voting once the main voting categories close in early November.

That means the total list of public voted categories this year are as follows:

Best Storytelling
Best Multiplayer Game
Best Visual Design
Best Game Expansion
Best Audio
Best Performer
Best Indie Game
Still Playing
Studio of the Year
Best Gaming Community
PC Game of the Year
Best Gaming Hardware
Mobile Game of the Year
PlayStation Game of the Year
Xbox Game of the Year
Nintendo Game of the Year
Ultimate Game of the Year
Most Wanted Game
Ultimate Game of All Time (voting opens in November)
Best Gaming Hardware of All Time (voting opens in November)

Speaking on the announcement of the 39th Golden Joystick Awards, Content Director for Future's gaming titles Daniel Dawkins said that:

"This year’s Golden Joystick Awards is really special, since we’ll be celebrating 50 Years of Games, and the launch of the world’s first commercially available coin-op, Computer Space in November 1971. You can look forward to a sweeping retrospective of the industry we love so much - including some of its most-loved games and faces - plus an evolution of our virtual-stage from last year’s show. To cap it all, we’ll be inviting people to vote for their Ultimate Game of All Time and Best Gaming Hardware of All Time - which I’m sure won’t be contentious at all."

Vote in the Golden Joystick Awards now.

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