Mass Effect 2 wins Golden Joystick double

BioWare's action RPG takes the RPG and Ultimate Game of the Year awards at London ceremony; Call of Duty series picks up Shooter and One to Watch gongs.

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The 27th annual Golden Joystick awards took place in London today, with awards dished out according to the results of a public vote. Last year's ceremony saw Fallout 3 claim the Game of the Year award, with the game also winning PC Game of the Year. Gears of War 2 did the same for the Xbox as well as Killzone 2 for the PlayStation.

This year's ceremony abandoned the platform-specific awards and focussed instead on genres. It was perhaps this decision that led to only a couple of double-award winners: Mass Effect 2, which took home both RPG and Ultimate Game of the Year awards, and Plants vs. Zombies, which claimed Strategy and Download titles. There were no other repeated winners, leaving big hitters such as Assassin's Creed II to take prizes alongside more indie fare such as World of Goo.

Call of Duty did well as a franchise, though, with the upcoming Black Ops taking the One to Watch award, marking the third year in a row that a Call of Duty game has claimed that prize. Modern Warfare 2 also took the Best Shooter award and managed second place behind Mass Effect 2 in the Ultimate Game category.

Ultimate Game of the Year

Mass Effect 2

Action/Adventure Game of the Year

Assassin's Creed II

Download Game of the Year

Plants vs. Zombies

Fighting Game of the Year

Super Street Fighter IV

Music Game of the Year

Guitar Hero 5

The One to Watch

Call of Duty: Black Ops

Online Game of the Year

League of Legends

Portable Game of the Year

Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver

Puzzle Game of the Year

World of Goo

Racing Game of the Year

Forza Motorsport 3

RPG of the Year

Mass Effect 2

Shooter of the Year

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Soundtrack of the Year

Final Fantasy XIII

Sports Game of the Year

FIFA 10

Strategy Game of the Year

Plants vs. Zombies

UK Developer of the Year

Jagex

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