Call of Duty 4 the combat themed first-person shooter has won the Golden Joystick Award. The game won in three categories over all which includes “PC Game of the Year“, “Online Game of the Year” and “Ultimate Game of the Year” awards.
The Golden Joystick now 26 years old is only voted for by UK gamers and has awards in 16 categories.
The Golden Joystick and Bafta Video Game Awards are the two most prestigious awards in the Gaming Industry.
However the Bafta Awards are chosen by Game industry experts and the Golden Joystick are chosen by Voters. This year around 850,000 gamers voted to decide the winners.
The other Winners major winners were Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Grand Theft Auto IV, and Super Smash Bros. And with the award this year GTA has become the only game to win a Golden Joystick for seven straight years.
The full list of Winners is as follows:
Virgin Media Ultimate Game of the Year: CoD 4: Modern Warfare
CVG.co.uk UK Developer of the Year : Rockstar North
Play.com One To Watch: CoD: World at War
E4.com Grand Master Flash Award: Stickman Madness
Mobile Game Pitch 2008: Tobias Rowe with Finders Keeper
Bliss Handheld Game of the Year: Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
The Sun Family Game of the Year: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Nuts All-Nighter Award: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
4Talent Mobile Game of the Year: Bejeweled 2
Arvato Digital Services Xbox Game of the Year: Grand Theft Auto IV
Official Nintendo Magazine Game of the Year: Super Smash Bros
Activision/Blizzard Retailer of the Year: Play.com
ESA PC Game of the Year: CoD 4: Modern Warfare
Edge Most Wanted Award: Fallout 3
GamesRadar.com Online Game of the Year: CoD 4: Modern Warfare
Official Playstation Magazine High Definition PlayStation Game of the Year: Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots