Oblivion wins ''Ultimate GotY'' at Golden Joysticks

Written by Tim Smalley

October 27, 2006 | 16:24

Tags: #advanced #elder #evil #evolution #ghost #golden #live #mario #nintendogs #oblivion #of #pro #recon #resident #scrolls #soccer #super #the #warfighter #year

Companies: #bethesda #game

The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion scooped the top award - the ultimate game of the year - at this year's Golden Joystick awards ceremony in central London today.

Bethesda's latest addition to the Elder Scrolls franchise also went home with the game of the year award for both PC and Xbox platforms, too.

Golden Joysticks awards are among the most prestigious awards that games sold in the UK can win. The sixteen categories are voted for by UK gamers and over half a million gamers voted in the run up to this year's awards.

Here's a full run down on this year's winners:
  • Ultimate Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Game of the Year: Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter
  • Family Game Award: Nintendogs
  • Girls Choice Award: Nintendogs
  • All-Nighter Award: Pro Evolution Soccer 5
  • PlayStation 2 Game of the Year: Resident Evil 4
  • Nintendo Game of the Year: New Super Mario Brothers
  • Xbox Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • PC Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Handheld Game of the Year: GTA: Liberty City Stores
  • Online Game of the Year: Age of Empires III
  • Soundtrack of the Year: Need For Speed: Most Wanted
  • Innovation Award: Xbox Live Marketplace
  • One to Watch for 2007: Sony PlayStation 3
  • Favourite Character Award: Lara Croft
  • Publisher of the Year: Electronic Arts
  • Retailer of the Year: Game
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