Starfield has had a mixed bag of review scores from critics and fans alike. From scores of 10s all the way down to 2s being awarded for Bethesda's space RPG, there really hasn't been such a divisive game of its sort in quite some time. That said, Starfield was nominated at the Golden Joystick Awards in several categories - Best Audio, Best Visual Design, and Xbox Game of the Year!
While not sweeping all the nominated categories, Starfield has won Xbox Game of the Year at the prestigious awards show!
The 41st Golden Joystick Awards was held earlier tonight at Royal Lancaster London. The award show asks fans to vote for the nominated titles at the Games Radar website, which also runs the yearly event. Last year saw Honey I Shrunk The Kids-like title Grounded, taking home the Xbox Game of the Year award that Starfield now holds.
Other award winners are listed below, with critical darling Baldurs Gate 3 nabbing the win in several categories. You can take a look at our Baldurs Gate 3 vs Starfield feature to see just how we feel the Larian RPG holds up against Bethesda's latest.
All Golden Joystick Winners 2023
- 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
Huge congratulations to all the winners from all of us here at Starfield Portal; we hope the team at Bethesda celebrate in style following their massive achievement tonight.
Since CD Projekt Red also won awards tonight, why not check out our Starfield vs Cyberpunk 2077 feature? Or if you are in the market for some guides, then there is no better place to start than our Astronaut Training Manual, which will prepare you for all adventures across the galaxy.
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