Dark Souls has beaten Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Minecraft to be crowned as the Ultimate Game of All Time at the 2021 Golden Joystick Awards.
From Softwares Dark souls has been named the All-Times Ultimate Game at the Golden Joystick Awards 2021 and beat people like e.g. Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Minecraft, and more. The awards ceremony took place on November 23 and recognized not only the All Time Ultimate Game, but also some of the best video games released in 2021.
With 2021 nearing an end, the season for gaming awards has officially begun, honoring some of the titles launched over the past year. While many have considered 2021 to be missing when it comes to game launches with more games delayed until 2022, titles such as Resident Evil Village, Metroid Dread, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and several have seen award nominations from various shows and websites. While the Golden Joystick Awards are closing for the year, even more award events are on the way. Millions of players around the world are expected to line up for one of the year’s biggest awards, The Game Awards 2021, coming on December 9th.
One of the most exciting categories of the Golden Joystick Awards was the Ultimate Game of All Time award, which saw Dark souls beat 19 of the best video games ever released (via Game radar). The prizes, organized by GamesRadar, let players vote for their favorite games, with the list including 1993’s Doom, Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Half-Life 2, The last of us, Metal Gear Solid, and Minecraft. Maybe surprising Golden Joystick Awards revealed it Dark souls passed Doom with less than 30 votes, proving how neck-and-neck the much-coveted prize was. Over on Twitter, From Software celebrated the victory by thanking fans for playing Dark souls, shares a picture of the newly won award. The full list of games turned off Dark souls for the victory can be seen below.
Golden Joystick Awards’ Ultimate Game of All Time Nominees:
- Dark Souls (winner)
- Doom (1993)
- The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
- Half-Life 2
- Street Fighter II
- The last of us
- Super Mario 64
- Metal Gear Solid
- Halo: Combat Evolved
- Super Mario Bros. 3
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
- Pac Man
- Super Mario Kart
- Space invaders
- Sim City (1989)
- Pokémon GO
See the post on Twitter here.
Published in 2011, Dark souls is often mentioned as one of the best games ever made, but the title was up in a particularly tough competition with Minecraft and The wild spirit also nominated as the Golden Joystick’s Ultimate Game of the All Time. Minecraft is one of the most played games on the market and hits a milestone with 140 million monthly active users in May this year. In the meantime Zelda: Breath of the Wild is considered one of the best Nintendo games ever released and impresses users with its art style, extensive open world and immersive gameplay. All three games have countless fans all over the world, and while Dark souls succeeded best Minecraft and BOTW on this occasion, the table is likely to return in the future.
Fans of Dark souls, Minecraft, and The wild spirit everyone has a lot to look forward to in 2022, with sequels and game updates on the horizon. FromSoftware is preparing to release its next hardcore game, Elden Ring, coming in February, while Nintendo is aiming for Breath of the Wild 2 to land on an unspecified date in 2022. Minecraft also gets a wealth of new content with the upcoming Minecraft The Wild update, which introduces new biomes, mobs and more when it comes out next year.
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