It’s that time of the year when publications do their yearly awards for the games that rise above the rest. The 2017 Golden Joystick Awards took place on Friday, and despite the event being dominated by Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath Of The Wild and it snagging four awards, horror gaming fans had moments to call their own.
For starters, Capcom’s Resident Evil VII snagged “Best VR Game”, despite losing out on “Best Gaming Performance” for Jack Brand’s portrayal of Jack Baker to Ashly Burch in Horizon Zero Dawn, and the coveted “Ultimate Game Of The Year” to Breath Of The Wild. It’s also impressive when you realize that the VR version was available only to PS4 users, and not PC.
Meanwhile, in what was a surprise to many, was Gun Media’s Friday The 13th: The Game snagging the “Best Indie Game” award. The game (which we’ve talked about and reviewed many times on this site) was also up for “Best Multiplayer Game”, but lost out to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. This is all in spite of the hiccups Gun Media had with the game at launch, but turned things around quickly to remedy many of the initial complaints by fans. Obviously, the care that Gun Media took to get things on track was paid back by the fans. Congrats!
To see the full list of winners (as well as the nominees), you can check out The Daily Telegraph’s coverage here.
Holy Shit! This is an amazing honor! Thank you so much! https://t.co/bTH59TDxu5
— Friday The 13th Game (@Friday13thGame) November 17, 2017