2022-08-08
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Future publishing Golden Joystick Awards It has been a staple of the British gaming industry for some time (the award first started in 1983) and this year vote For “Ultimate Game Of All Time” to commemorate the 50-year game.

To reach this stage, the Golden Joystick Awards will be held by Katsuhiro Harada (Iron fist Series), Debbie Bestwick MBE (Team17), Gary Penn (DMA Design, Grand Theft Auto), Keith Stuart, Keza MacDonald (both The Guardian), Shahid Ahmad (former Sony strategic content leader), and a wide range of journalists for Future game brands such as Edge Magazine, Retro Gamer, and GamesRadar.

The team needed to narrow the list of candidates for the first 150 games from the 1.1 million video games released since their arrival. Computer space Dating back to 1971 – the first commercial game. The list was then narrowed down by the jury to 20 games, taking into account factors such as critical reception, legacy, commercial impact, social impact, and their own personal views.

For your reference, the final list of candidates is as follows.

  • Mine Craft
  • Last of us
  • Destiny (1993)
  • Tetris
  • Super Mario 64
  • Street fighter II
  • Space Invaders
  • Portal
  • Pokemon GO
  • Super Mario Kart
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Dark soul
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Half life 2
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Pac-Man
  • SimCity (1989)

As you can see, there are quite a few additions from the Nintendo world, and there are some notable omissions, but as Future immediately notices, there was a way to go crazy.

The judges repeatedly faced this challenge. How many specific franchise titles do I need to include? How do you rate which game in a particular series deserves to be rated higher than all other games? These decisions, which have long been debated to an incredible depth, were made by devoting themselves to the criteria above. Quite often, games that weren’t * technically * the best in their own series were chosen.

The award also allows you to vote for the best gaming hardware ever.

Head to Golden Joystick Awards page Please vote and leave a comment to let us know what you made from the list of candidates for the 20 games.