Voting for the Golden Joystick Awards 2018 is now open. All awards and nominees revealed.

The 36th Golden Joystick Awards presented with AMD, has officially opened for public voting. You can cast your votes for the Golden Joystick Awards 2018 here.

Everyone who submits votes will receive a free eBook, worth up to £15.99. Voters can choose between Retro Gamer Annual Vol. 4, Minecraft Vol. 17, PC Gamer Annual 2018, and the T3 Buyer’s Guide.

Voting closes on 25th October.

Interestingly, the Ultimate Game of the Year award will have a dedicated 1-week voting period, which is new for this year. Voting for this category will open on 26th October, and close on 2nd November.

The Golden Joystick Awards 2018 will take place on 16th November, making a return to London’s Bloomsbury Big Top. Viewers will be able to tune in to the livestream, and the ceremony will be hosted by comedian Danny Wallace.

Winners of four additional awards will be revealed on the night, as voted by a panel of critics. The Critic’s Choice award, Breakthrough award, Lifetime Achievement award, and new for this year, the Outstanding Contribution award.

PS4 exclusive, God of War, and indie puzzler, Gorogoa, lead the charge with 4 nominations each. Close behind, are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Firewall Zero Hour, Forza Horizion 4, Monster Hunter: World, Sea of Thieves, Subnautica, and Warhammer: Vermintide 2 with 3 nominations each.

Here are the 16 categories that are now open for voting:

Best Storytelling

  • Forgotten Anne
  • God of War
  • Gorogoa
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Octopath Traveller
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
  • Reigns: Her Majesty
  • The Banner Saga 3
  • Unavowed
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

Best Visual Design

  • Chuchel
  • Dead Cells
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • FAR: Lone Sails
  • Frostpunk
  • God of War
  • Gorogoa
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Subnautica
  • We Happy Few

Best Audio

  • Far Cry 5
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • God of War
  • Jurassic World: Evolution
  • Just Shapes & Beats
  • Life is Strange 2
  • Monster: Hunter World
  • Sea of Thieves
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider
  • Subnautica

Best Indie Game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Gorogoa
  • Into the Breach
  • Just Shapes & Beats
  • Laser League
  • Minit
  • Opus Magnum
  • Owl Boy
  • SteamWorld Dig 2

Best Competitive Game

  • Arena of Valor
  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • FIFA 19
  • Fortnite Battle Royale
  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Laser League
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • PES 2019
  • Paladins

Best Cooperative Game

  • A Way Out
  • Far Cry 5
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • No Man’s Sky NEXT
  • Overcooked 2
  • Sea of Thieves
  • State of Decay 2
  • Unravel Two
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Still Playing

  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Hearthstone
  • Overwatch
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Pokémon Go
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Warframe
  • World of Tanks
  • World of Warcraft

eSports Game of the Year

  • Call of Duty: WW2
  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • Dragon Ball FighterZ
  • FIFA 18
  • League of Legends
  • Overwatch
  • Rainbow Six Siege
  • Rocket League
  • Street Fighter 5

Best VR Game

  • Doom VFR
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • Flotilla 2
  • GNOG
  • Moss
  • Sprint Vector
  • The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim VR
  • The Persistence
  • Transference
  • WipEout Omega Collection VR

Studio of the Year

  • Bluepoint Games
  • Capcom
  • Epic Games
  • Insomniac
  • Motion Twin
  • Rare
  • Sony Santa Monica
  • Stoic Studio
  • Subset Games
  • Unknown Worlds

Mobile Game of the Year

  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp
  • Donut County
  • Florence
  • Fortnite
  • GNOG
  • Gorogoa
  • Million Onion Hotel
  • PUBG Mobile
  • Pokémon Quest
  • Reigns: Her Magesty

Nintendo Game of the Year

  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
  • De Blob 2
  • Detective Pikachu
  • Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze
  • Hollow Knight
  • Mario Tennis Aces
  • Nintendo Labo
  • Octopath Traveller
  • WarioWare Gold

PlayStation Game of the Year

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • Dragon Quest 11: Echoes of an Elusive Age
  • Firewall Zero Hour
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Moss
  • Ni No Kuni 2: Revenant Kingdom
  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • The Persistence
  • Yakuza 6: The Song of Life

PC Game of the Year

  • BattleTech
  • Frostpunk
  • Into the Breach
  • Kingdom Come: Deliverance
  • Opus Magnum
  • Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
  • Subnautica
  • Surviving Mars
  • Two Point Hospital
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Xbox Game of the Year

  • Forza Horizon 4
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Nier: Automata
  • No Man’s Sky NEXT
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Sea of Thieves
  • State of Decay 2
  • Warhammer: Vermintide 2

Most Wanted Game

  • Anthem
  • Battlefield 5
  • Control
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Death Stranding
  • Doom Eternal
  • Dreams
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Kingdom Hearts 3
  • Metro Exodus
  • Ooblets
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • The Last of Us Part 2

What games will you be voting for?