Metroid Dread, Zelda, Pokémon and Mario all nominated at the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards


Metroid Dread

The full list of nominees for The Golden Joystick Awards 2021 has been revealed, and voting is now open.

A decent number of Nintendo games are nominated for a variety of awards, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2 and Pokémon Legends: Arceus in the ‘Most Wanted’ category and, perhaps most notably, Metroid Dread in the ‘Ultimate. Game. category of the year.

Bowser’s Fury expansion to Super Mario 3D World has also received recognition, and there is even an award for ‘Best Nintendo Game’ to compete with.

You can find all the nominees below; once you’ve taken a look, nominations can be made here.

Nominations for the Golden Joystick Awards 2021

Better storytelling
Life is strange: true colors
Psychonauts 2
Wildermyth
12 minutes
Chicory: a colorful tale
Tales of Arise

Best Multiplayer Game
Deathloop
It takes two
Cavalry 2
Back 4 Blood
Valheim
NARAKA: BLADEPOINT

Better visual design
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Psychonauts 2
The ingenious escape
Little Nightmares 2
Hitman 3
Genesis noir

Best Indie Game
Death gate
Chicory: a colorful tale
The old world
Wildermyth
Bonfire peaks
Saber

Study of the year
I interactive
Arkane
Housemarque
Double fine
Capcom
Draknek and friends

Best Game Expansion
Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island
Final Fantasy 7 Remake: Intermediate Episode
The Outer Worlds: Murder on Eridanos
Sims 4: Cabin Life
Super Mario: Bowser’s Fury
DOOM Eternal: The Ancient Gods Part 2

Mobile Game of the Year
Clap Hanz Golf
Fantasy
The water!
Alba: a wildlife adventure
Cozy Grove
League of Legends: Wild Rift

Better audio
Return
Jett: the far shore
Saber
Little Nightmares 2
Resident Evil Village
The ingenious escape

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Best performer
Jason Kelley – Colt Vahn, Deathloop
Erika Mori – Alex Chen, LiS: True Colors
Maggie Robertson, Lady Dimitrescu, Resident Evil Village
Gospel of Good News – Julianna Blake, Deathloop
Jennifer Hale – Rivet, Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
Elijah Wood – Gristol / Nick the Post Guy, Pschonauts 2

Best gaming community
Final fantasy 14
Nobody’s heaven
Dreams
Monster hunter rise
Destiny 2
Magic: The Gathering Arena

PC Game of the Year
Wildermyth
Cavalry 2
The old world
Hitman 3
Pioneer
The forgotten city

PlayStation Game of the Year
Return
Deathloop
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
Resident Evil: Town
Death Stranding Director Cut
Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Nintendo Game of the Year
New Pokémon add-on
Neo: The world ends with you
Monster hunter rise
Bravely Default 2
WarioWare: get it together
Metroid Dread

Xbox Game of the Year
Judgment lost
The ascent
Psychonauts 2
Microsoft Flight Simulator
The ingenious escape
12 minutes

Best gaming hardware
PS5
Xbox Series X
Xbox Series S
NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080
Nintendo switch OLED
SSD NVMe WD_BLACK SN850

Still playing prize
Apex legends
Call of Duty: War Zone
Final fantasy 14
Destiny 2
GTA Online
Genshin impact
Fortnite
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Rocket league
Counter Strike Global Offensive

Most wanted game
God of War: Ragnarok
West horizon forbidden
Infinite halo
Marvel Midnight Sun
GTA V: Enhanced Edition
Skating 4
Elden Ring
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Starfield
Knights of gotham

Best game of the year
Deathloop
Psychonauts 2
Resident Evil Village
Ratchet and Clank
Wildermyth
Hitman 3
The forgotten city
It takes two
Metroid Dread
Mass Effect Legendary Edition

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What games will you vote for? Do you think Metroid Dread has what it takes to take home that GotY trophy? Let us know in the comments below.




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