Voting for the Golden Joysticks Awards 2023 is now open — give your favorite games some nomination love

Golden Joystick Awards 2023
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One of the biggest and most celebrated gaming events is hurtling over the horizon, with the impending return of the Golden Joystick Awards. As ever, this prestigious ceremony is hosted by our sister site, GamesRadar+, and voting is now open. 

Over 100 games will be represented across 17 categories, all of which are open to public voting. The early frontrunners that look like they will clean up at the 41st Golden Joystick Awards 2023 appear to be Baldur's Gate 3 and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Both of these awesome games currently lead the way with four nominations to their name apiece. 

Other significant titles from the last 12 months could also have a night to remember, as Street Fighter 6, Hi-Fi Rush, Dave the Diver and Starfield are all up for three awards. 

Regardless of whether you're a hardcore or casual gamer, you'll be able to vote for some of your favorite games over 17 different categories. Voting is now open, so don't waste any time in giving your favorite titles some nomination love. You have until 4pm PT / 7pm ET / 11pm BST on October 20, 2023 to get your votes in.

Here are all the categories you can currently vote in:

  • Best Audio
  • Best Storytelling
  • Best Game Community
  • Best Game Expansion
  • Best Gaming Hardware
  • Best Indie Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game
  • Best Visual Design
  • Nintendo Game of the Year
  • PC Game of the Year
  • PlayStation Game of the Year
  • Xbox Game of the Year
  • Still Playing Award
  • Studio of the Year
  • Best Game Trailer
  • Most Wanted Game
  • Returning in 2023 Best VR Game

If you want our picks of some of the best games that have been released over the last year, check out our lists of the best PS5 games, best Xbox Series X games, best Nintendo Switch games and best PC games.

Dave Meikleham
UK Computing Editor

Dave is a computing editor at Tom’s Guide and covers everything from cutting edge laptops to ultrawide monitors. When he’s not worrying about dead pixels, Dave enjoys regularly rebuilding his PC for absolutely no reason at all. In a previous life, he worked as a video game journalist for 15 years, with bylines across GamesRadar+, PC Gamer and TechRadar. Despite owning a graphics card that costs roughly the same as your average used car, he still enjoys gaming on the go and is regularly glued to his Switch. Away from tech, most of Dave’s time is taken up by walking his husky, buying new TVs at an embarrassing rate and obsessing over his beloved Arsenal.