Niantic’s smash-hit Pokemon GO has been named as the Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year 2016 at The Golden Joystick Awards.
The hit game, which has shattered records for generating hundreds of millions of dollars in the fastest time, beat Monster Hunter Generations and Clash Royale to take the top prize.
AR over VR
Pokemon GO also won Innovation of the Year thanks to its use of augmented reality and location-based technology, beating out the year’s big virtual reality headset launches of the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
The Ultimate Game of the Year went to Dark Souls 3.
You can view all the winners of The Golden Joystick Awards below.
- Best Original Game in association with The Sun - Overwatch
- Best Storytelling - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
- Best Visual Design - The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
- Best Audio in association with DTS - Fallout 4
- Best Indie Game in association with Kotaku UK - Firewatch
- Gaming Personality of the Year in association with Guinness World Records - Sean Plott (Day (9))
- Best Multiplayer Game in association with PC Gamer Weekender - Overwatch
- Competitive Play of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro - coldzera's jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus
- Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio - Play of the Game in Overwatch
- YouTube - Upcoming Personality of the Year - Jesse Cox
- Studio of the Year in association with Edge - CD Projekt Red
- Innovation of the Year - Pokemon GO
- Lifetime Achievement Award - Eiji Aonuma
- Best Gaming Platform - Steam
- Best Gaming Performance - Doug Cockle as The Witcher 3's Geralt
- Competitive Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer Pro - Overwatch
- Nintendo Game of the Year in association with Gamesmaster - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD
- PlayStation Game of the Year in association with OPM - Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
- Xbox Game of the Year in association with OXM - Rise of the Tomb Raider
- PC Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer - Overwatch
- Handheld/Mobile Game of the Year in association with Digital Spy - Pokemon GO
- Breakthrough Award - Eric Barone (Stardew Valley)
- Hall of Fame - Lara Croft
- Critics Choice Award - Titanfall 2
- Most Wanted Game in association with Green Man Gaming - Mass Effect Andromeda
- Ultimate Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar+ - Dark Souls 3