Train2Game news: Portal 2 wins ‘Ultimate Game of the Year’ at Golden Joystick Awards

Train2Game students will know Portal 2 as a great example of game design and may be pleased to hear that the puzzle title has been named Ultimate Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards.

The event took place at Park Plaza Westminster Bridge in London.

The Train2Game blog has previously reported that Valve regard Portal 2 as their best single player game, and it seems the general gaming public agree having voted it as Ultimate Game of the Year.  Portal 2 was UK No.1 for 2 weeks earlier this year.

Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim walked away with the ‘One to Watch’ award, regarded by many as the second biggest award of the night, while Call of Duty: Black Ops took the award for Best Shooter.

FIFA 11 fought of PES 2011 to win the Best Sports Game Award, while Train2Game forum user favourite Minecraft took Downloadable Game of the Year. Sonic the Hedgehog won the Golden Joystick for Outstanding Contribution.

Train2Game students can see the full list of winners below:

Action/Adventure Game of the Year:  Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)

Mobile Game of the Year: Angry Birds Rio (Rovio)

Roleplay Game of the Year: Fallout: New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)

MMO  Game of the Year: World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)

Fighting Game of the Year: Mortal Kombat  (Warner Bros. Interactive)

Racing Game of the Year: Gran Turismo 5 (Sony)

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 11 (EA Sports)

Strategy Game of the Year: Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment)

Music Game of the Year: Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)

Free-to-play Game of the Year: League of Legends (Riot Games)

Downloadable Game of the Year: Minecraft (Mojang)

Shooter Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)

One To Watch: Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda)

Innovation of the Year: Nintendo 3DS

Outstanding Contribution: Sonic the Hedgehog (SEGA)

Ultimate Game of the Year:  Portal 2 (Valve)

So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the Golden Joystick Awards? Is Portal 2 a worthy winner? Who did you vote for?

Leave your thoughts here on the Train2Game blog, or on the Train2Game forum.

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