The Golden Joysticks Awards: my top five


Ultimate Game Of The Year: Journey

I love Batman: Arkham City like Bane enjoys praising the singing voices of young children. And Uncharted 3′s final four hours are perhaps the finest ever committed to Blu-ray disc. Yet it’s this utterly enchanting PSN gem that gets my nod for the Joysticks’ big ‘un. Fashioning a sense of genuine cooperation the likes of which I’ve never seen in another game, Journey is a near flawless, unforgettable two hour trek through PS3′s most artistically striking world. With nary an once of flab or filler, thatgamecompany’s masterpiece is perhaps the purest, least diluted game I’ve ever played. Gives great scarf, too.

HMV Golden Joysticks Ultimate game of the year nominees