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Portal 2 Wins Ultimate Game of the Year

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Posted on October 21, 2011 AT 11:06am

THE BUZZ: Valve’s Portal 2 has won the Ultimate Game of the Year award at this years Golden Joysticks, beating the likes of LA Noire and Starcraft 2 for the title.

Other winners include:

  • Action/Adventure Game of the Year in association with Metro UK – Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft)
  • Mobile Game of the Year in association with MSN – Angry Birds Rio (Rovio)
  • Roleplay Game of the Year in association with Edge – Fallout New Vegas (Bethesda Softworks)
  • Massively Multiplayer Online Game of the Year in association with PC Gamer – World of Warcraft (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Fighting Game of the Year in association with Official Nintendo Magazine – Mortal Kombat (Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Racing Game of the Year in association with GamesRadar.com – Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Sports Game of the Year in association with Zavvi.com – FIFA 11 (EA Sports)
  • Strategy Game of the Year in association with Official Xbox Magazine – Starcraft II: Wings of Liberty (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • Music Game of the Year in association with Habbo.com – Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock (Activision)
  • Free-To-Play Game of the Year in association with CVG.co.uk – League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Downloadable Game of the Year in association with Virgin Media – Minecraft (Mojang)
  • Shooter Game of the Year in association with Turtle Beach – Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision)
  • One To Watch Award in association with Shortlist – Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (Bethesda Softworks)
  • Innovation of the Year – Nintendo 3DS
  • Outstanding Contribution – Sonic The Hedgehog (Sega)
  • Ultimate Game of the Year in association with Alienware – Portal 2 (Valve Corporation)

EGM’s TAKE: Portal 2 built fantastically on the originally and many thought that Valve couldn’t repeat its success. So suck it ‘many.’

Matthew Bennett, Associate Editor
Matthew Bennett finally got his big break with EGM three years ago, following years of volunteer work for various sites. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Follow him on Twitter @mattyjb89. Meet the rest of the crew.

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