The 25th annual Golden Joysticks (not to be confused with Joystiq
) awards in London are officially over, and the MMOs were out in force. While Gears of War
snagged the "Ultimate Game of the Year 2007" award, The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar
took "PC Game of the Year", and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
was the victor in the "Gametribe Online Game of the Year" category.
The full results can be viewed on the Golden Joystick website
. While the majority of the winners were serious "no duh" picks
, it's a little surprising to see LotRO
honored as the overall PC game of the year. Not that we don't think it's not a terrific game, mind you, but an MMO (that doesn't have the word Warcraft
in the title, anyway) taking the award over the glut of historically more popular shooters and strategy games is a bit shocking, though not unwelcome!