Fallout 3 irradiates Golden Joysticks

Postapocalyptic role-playing game earns two awards at annual UK awards ceremony; Modern Warfare 2 named One to Watch.


This year's Golden Joystick awards took place in Central London last Friday, where gongs were handed out according to public votes. Last year saw Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare take the Game of the Year award, with Call of Duty: World at War being the One to Watch in 2009.

This year, there were more than 1.2 million public votes across 15 categories, and despite Activision's Call of Duty franchise picking up three awards, it missed out on the Game of the Year. That prize went to Bethesda's Fallout 3, which beat Valve's Left 4 Dead and Treyarch's World War Call of Duty: World at War.

Fallout 3 also picked up the PC Game of the Year, while Gears of War 2 won the same award for the Xbox and Killzone 2 for the PlayStation. Other winners included World at War, for Nintendo Game of the Year, and newcomer Little Big Planet, for Family Game of the Year. Meanwhile, the hotly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was named this year's One to Watch. With some analysts predicting it to be the best-selling game this year with sales of 11.1 million copies in under two months, both fans and analysts alike have high hopes for the title.

A full list of the winners is below.

Family Game of the Year

Handheld Game of the Year
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars

Retailer of the Year

Mobile Game of the Year
Metal Gear Solid Touch

Nintendo Game of the Year
Call of Duty: World At War

Multiplayer Game of the Year
Winner: Call of Duty: World At War

Soundtrack of the Year
Guitar Hero World Tour

Xbox Game of the Year
Gears of War 2

PC Game of the Year
Fallout 3

UK Developer of the Year

PlayStation Game of the Year
Killzone 2

Publisher of the Year
Activision Blizzard

Online Game of the Year
Left 4 Dead

One to Watch
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Ultimate Game of the Year
Fallout 3

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