Golden Joystick Awards has announced its 'Ultimate Game of the Year' shortlist – vote now

Golden Joystick Awards

The Golden Joystick Awards has announced its shortlist for Ultimate Game of the Year 2018. 

This year's Ultimate Game of the Year category is a little different than in previous years, with the category now having its own standalone voting week – beginning today following the closure of the main vote yesterday. This change is to allow games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 to enter the race.

"There's a great variety of games in this year's Ultimate Game of the Year shortlist," said Daniel Dawkins, Global Editor In Chief at GamesRadar+. "We're proud to present the spectacle of games like Assassin's Creed: Odyssey and Red Dead Redemption 2 alongside year-defining hits like Fortnite and indie successes like Dead Cells and Into The Breach."

Here is the Ultimate Game of the Year shortlist:

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Activision)
  • Celeste (Matt Makes Games)
  • Dead Cells (Motion Twin)
  • Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite Battle Royale (Epic Games)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Microsoft)
  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica)
  • Into The Breach (Subset Games)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom)
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 (Rockstar Games)
  • Subnautica (Unknown Worlds)

Red Dead Redemption 2

The Golden Joystick Awards will be held on November 16 in London and will once again hosted by comedian Danny Wallace. Both the event and pre-show will be live streamed on the Golden Joystick Twitch Channel

You can vote now for your Ultimate Game of the Year over at our sister-site GamesRadar. Voting for this category closes on November 2.