Skyrim Wins Game Of The Year Award
Massive RPG takes three gongs at Golden Joystick Awards...
Mammoth role-playing game Skyrim has been named the Ultimate Game Of The Year at the Golden Joystick Awards.
Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim also scored the best RPG award at the UK games industry's most prestigious awards ceremony on Friday.
It beat big titles such as Modern Warfare 3, Diablo 3 and Mass Effect 3 for the top gong - and took the Top Gaming Moment award as well for its "Throat Of The World" sequence.
EA Sports and FIFA won the Outstanding Contribution award in recognition of the long-running soccer simulation's continued success.
And Batman: Arkham City won the Best Action/Adventure award, while Battlefield 3 took the Best Shooter prize.
Stephen Fry made a special "appearance", when a robot version of the TV personality handed out the award for Best Handheld Game to Uncharted: Golden Abyss - with the real Fry providing the voice from home.
The winners in full...
Best Action/Adventure: Batman Arkham City
Best Strategy: Civilisation 5: Gods & Kings
Best Mobile/Tablet: Angry Birds Space
Best Downloadable: Minecraft (360)
Best Fighting: Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition
Best Shooter: Battlefield 3
Best MMO: World of Tanks
Best Handheld Game: Unchartered: Golden Abyss
Top Gaming Moment: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim: Throat of the World
One To Watch: Grand Theft Auto 5
Best DLC: Portal 2: Perpetual Testing Initiative
Best RPG: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
Best Sport: FIFA 12
Best Racing: Forza 4
Outstanding Contribution: EA Sports & FIFA
Ultimate Game Of The Year: The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim