The Golden Joysticks Awards, previously known as the People's Gaming Awards, is one of the most prestigious awards ceremonies in the world of gaming.


It's also one of the oldest, with the first being held in 1983. This year's event will be held at Royal Lancaster London, and it's the 41st Golden Joysticks Awards.

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Hosted by gaming royalty Troy Baker, it'll celebrate the achievements of the past year. And there have been quite a few of those, if you cast your mind back...

So when is it, who's been nominated and how do we watch? Let's have a look.

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When is the Golden Joystick Awards 2023?

We know that it's being held in the Royal Lancaster London, but when will it be?

We can conform that The Golden Joystick Awards will take place on the 10th November 2023. See you there (in person or virtually)!

What time is the Golden Joystick Awards 2023?

If you're wondering what time the Golden Joystick Awards will take place, from a UK time zone perspective, we have the answer that you seek.

The live stream will kick off at 3:30pm GMT for viewers in the UK, so you might need to sneak away from your work responsibilities if you want to pay it your full attention from home!

How to watch the Golden Joystick Awards 2023

You can watch the Golden Joystick Awards for 2023 right here. Thanks to the GamesRadar YouTube channel, you can tune in using the player below when the time is right:

Full list of nominees for Golden Joystick Awards 2023

And now for the nominations! Or, at least, the ones we know of so far. Let's take a look:

Best Audio

  • Stray Gods
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Bomb Rush Cyberfunk
  • Starfield
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Final Fantasy XVI

Best Storytelling

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • The Cosmic Wheel Sisterhood
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  • Oxenfree II: Lost Signals
  • PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Best Game Community

  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Warframe
  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Dreams
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Game Expansion

  • Power Wash Simulator DLC
  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty
  • The Elder Scrolls Online: Necrom
  • The Case of the Golden Idol Mysteries: The Lemurian Vampire and Spider of Lanka
  • Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania
  • A Little to the Left: Cupboards & Drawers

Best Gaming Hardware

  • PlayStation VR2
  • Turtle Beach Stealth Pro Headset
  • Alienware 34 AW3423DWF
  • Nitro Deck
  • ASUS ROG Strix Scope II 96
  • Samsung 990 PRO

Best Indie Game

  • Dave the Diver
  • Pizza Tower
  • Dredge
  • Cocoon
  • Viewfinder
  • Sea of Stars

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Exoprimal
  • Diablo IV
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Remnant II
  • Mortal Kombat 1
  • We Were Here Expeditions: The FriendShip

Best Visual Design

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Starfield
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Viewfinder
  • Lies of P
  • Street Fighter 6

Nintendo Game of the Year

  • Pikmin 4
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Fire Emblem Engage
  • Metroid Prime Remastered
  • Octopath Traveller II
  • Fae Farm

PC Game of the Year

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Diablo IV
  • Dave the Diver
  • Tchia
  • System Shock
  • Shadow Gambit: The Cursed Crew

PlayStation Game of the Year

  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Humanity
  • Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Xbox Game of the Year

  • Starfield
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Planet of Lana
  • Dead Space
  • Pentiment

Still Playing Award

  • No Man’s Sky
  • Genshin Impact
  • The Sims 4
  • Fortnite
  • Naraka: Bladepoint
  • GTA: Online
  • Warframe
  • Valorant
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive/Counter-Strike 2
  • Apex Legends
  • Dota 2
  • Call of Duty

Studio of the Year

  • Larian Studios
  • Digital Eclipse
  • Nintendo EPD
  • Mimimi Games
  • Remedy Entertainment
  • CD Projekt RED

Best Game Trailer

  • Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty – Official Cinematic Trailer
  • Alan Wake 2 – The Dark Place Gameplay Trailer
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – Official Trailer #3
  • Baby Steps Reveal Trailer
  • Mortal Kombat 1 – Official It’s in Our Blood Trailer
  • Dave the Diver – Official Release Month and Accolades Trailer

Most Wanted Game

  • Death Stranding 2
  • Star Wars Outlaws
  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  • Tekken 8
  • Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2
  • STALKER 2: Heart of Chornobyl
  • Hades II
  • Fable
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong
  • Frostpunk 2
  • ARK 2
  • Persona 3 Reload
  • Bulwark: Falconeer Chronicles
  • Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
  • Pacific Drive
  • Black Myth: Wukong
  • Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realms of Ruin

Best VR Game

  • C-Smash VRS
  • Horizon: Call of the Mountain
  • Synapse
  • Vertigo 2 VR
  • F1 23 VR
  • The Light Brigade

How to vote for the Golden Joystick Awards 2023

Voting has now closed! Prior to that happen, you could have had your say on the GamesRadar website.

Voting closed for the core categories on 20th October.

You had a bit longer for Ultimate Game of the Year, Best Lead Performer and Best Supporting Performer. Their nominees were revealed on 23rd October, but voting closed on 27th October.

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