The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild named ultimate game at the Golden Joysticks

A screenshot shot from a Zelda game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has been named ultimate game of the year at the Golden Joystick Awards.

It also picked up three other prizes - best audio, Nintendo game of the year and the critics' choice award.

The game follows Link, who wakes up after a 100-year sleep and tries to defeat the boss Calamity Ganon and the kingdom of Hyrule.

Held in London, they're a big deal in the industry because the winners are voted for by gamers themselves.

Player Unknown's Battlegrounds gameplay

The awards have been going for 35 years now.

It's not just the big-budget games that are recognised, smaller indie titles also get rewarded.

As well as being named ultimate game of the year, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild picked up four other awards at this years event.

Horizon Zero Dawn
Image caption Horizon: Zero Dawn picked up the award for PlayStation game of the year

Newsbeat spoke to Bastian Seelbach, who is from Gorilla games and created the game Horizon: Zero Dawn.

He says used to play the Lemmings when he was younger, "seriously, that was bad, it was days on end, never stopping".

He says it inspired him to create better games in the future.

Brendon Green is creative director on PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds.

He says he was inspired by survivor games from the past.

"I wanted to create a game that tested a player in a unique setting every time.

"That's why I created Battle Royal and now I am here getting the award for best multi-player game, which is surreal."

A full list of the winners:

Best storytelling - Horizon: Zero Dawn

Best visual design - Cuphead

Best audio - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Best gaming performance - Ashly Burch: Horizon Zero Dawn

Ashly Burch
Image caption Ashly Burch picked up two awards - best gaming performance and breakthrough award

Indie game - Friday 13th The Game

Best multiplayer - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Studio of the year - Nintendo EPD

Best VR game - Resident Evil VII: Biohazard

eSports play of the year - Agilities' five-man Dragonblade at Overwatch Contenders

eSports team of the year - Seoul Dynasty (formerly Lunatic-Hai)

eSports game of the year - Overwatch

Best streamer/broadcaster - Markiplier

Handheld/mobile game of the year - Pokemon Sun and Moon

Nintendo game of the year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

PlayStation game of the year - Horizon: Zero Dawn

Xbox game of the year - Cuphead

PC game of the year - PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds

Critics' choice award - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breakthrough award - Ashly Burch

Hall of fame - Final Fantasy

Still playing - World of Tanks

Outstanding contributor award - Debbie Bestwick

Lifetime Achievement award - Sid Meier

Ultimate Game of the Year - The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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