The moment of truth has just arrived as the winners on various categories of this year’s Golden Joystick Awards 2014 were finally unraveled. Dark Souls is the big winner of them all as it bagged the most sought after award by capturing the “Game of the Year” award nosing out other tough contenders in a dramatic fashion.
“Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft,” “Assassin’s Creed 4, DayZ,” and “The Last of Us” were not to be outdone as they collared two awards each. “The Witcher III: Wild Hunt” captured the most-wanted game of 2014.
The Software’s Dark Souls II boasts of sweeping enhancements on its user interface as the controls were so polished and can be played in different platforms with relative ease. The game’s terrifying play peppered with realistic setting and spine-chilling sound effects catapulted both the Demon Souls and Dark Souls into the zenith of gaming this year.
Meanwhile, Japanese Hideo Kojima who is considered a legend in the gaming industry received the Lifetime Achievement award. A game director, writer, producer and designe,r Kojima also once worked for Konami, a company that flourished in the 80’s and early 90’s with its arcade, adventure and video games.
During the event brand new trailers for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Bloodborne and Project Cars also hugged the limelight.
The 32nd Golden Joystick Awards was held at London last October 24, 2014 and it is organized by the tandem of the ComputerAndVideoGames and GreenmanGaming.
Andy Robinson, editor of industry magazine CVG quipped that, “The Joysticks are the people’s awards and 2014’s winners entirely reflect the creativity and diversity of modern gaming.” Robinson added, “I’d like to thank everyone who voted for again joining us in celebration of a passionate and innovative medium that we all love.”
According to the organizers the event piled up a whopping 9 million votes from the gaming fans and aficionados worldwide.
Here is a list of the winners of the 2014 Golden Joystick Awards:
Best Original Game: DayZ
Best Online Game: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Best Storytelling: The Last of Us: Left Behind
Best Visual Design: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Best Audio: Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
Playfire Most Played Game of the Year: Rust
Best Multiplayer: Battlefield 4
Best Indie Game: DayZ
Innovation of the Year: Oculus Rift DK2
Best Gaming Moment: The Last of Us: Left Behind – “The kiss”
Best Handheld Game: Pokemon X & Y
Best Mobile Game: Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
Gaming Personality of the Year: PewDiePie
Studio of the Year: Ubisoft Montreal
Gaming Platform of the Year: Steam
Lifetime Achievement: Hideo Kojima
Game of the Year: Dark Souls II