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Portal 2 Wins Golden Joystick “Ultimate Game of the Year” Award

October 21, 2011 Written by Anthony Severino

It seems a little early to be handing out Game of the Year awards, but that’s how the GamesMaster Golden Joystick Awards roll. And who I am to tell them otherwise? They’ve picked their big winner, and it’s Valve’s Portal 2. But who else took home awards?

Portal 2 wasn’t the only winner today, we’ve got the full run-down of awards and their winners below:

  • Action/Adventure Game of the Year in association with Metro UK — Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Mobile Game of the Year in association with MSN — Angry Birds Rio (Chillingo)
  • Roleplay Game of the Year in association with Edge — Fallout New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
  • Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer — World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Fighting Game of the Year in association with Official Nintendo Magazine — Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Racing Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar.com – Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Sports Game of the Year in association with Zavvi.com — FIFA 12 (EA Sports)
  • Strategy Game of the Year in association with Official Xbox Magazine — Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Music Game of the Year in association with Habbo.com — Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)
  • Free-To-Play Game of the Year in association with CVG.co.uk — League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Downloadable Game of the Year in association with Virgin Media — Minecraft (Mojang)
  • Shooter Game of the Year in association with Turtle Beach — Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
  • One To Watch Award in association with Shortlist — Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
  • Innovation of the Year — Nintendo 3DS Outstanding Contribution — Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega)
  • Ultimate Game of the Year in association with Alienware — Portal 2 (Valve Corporation)

How do you feel about these winners? Are they worthy? Is Portal 2 your GOTY? Is it too early to really tell what the Game of the Year even is? Sound off in the comments below, or spill your guts in our forums.