Baldur’s Gate 3 secures a record seven awards at this year’s 2023 Golden Joystick Awards

Golden Joystick Awards 2023: Baldur’s Gate 3 Sweeps the Board

Baldur’s Gate 3 emerged as the big winner at the 2023 Golden Joystick Awards, making history by securing wins in seven different categories. The game was honored for best storytelling, best visual design, studio of the year, best game community, PC game of the year, and ultimately, the ultimate game of the year. Additionally, Neil Newbon, known for his role as Astarion, was recognized as the best-supporting performer.

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This level of achievement is unprecedented in the 41-year history of the award show, as no other game has ever managed to dominate across all categories in this manner.

The next most successful title at the event was Final Fantasy 16, securing victories in the best audio and best lead performer categories, with Ben Starr, who portrays Clive Rosfield, receiving accolades for his performance.

Full List of 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 – Cocoon / 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