Recently, the Golden Joystick Awards took place and in it the fantastic Dark Souls was elected the Best Game in History, surpassing names like Minecraft, Super Mario 64, Street Fighter II, GTA V and Doom (1993). The category was included this year in the award, along with Best Hardware in History (in which the PC won), to celebrate 50 years of video games.

“Thank you so much for this wonderful award,” Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki said in a statement released by Yahoo Japan and translated via Google Translate. “It’s still unbelievable that users chose him from the nominees, but I feel like it’s a great honor.”

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— 電ファミニコゲーマー (@denfaminicogame) November 24, 2021

Miyazaki also praised his colleagues at FromSoftware, saying that the studio’s then-rookies who worked on Dark Souls are now “the core of the latest game, Elden Ring”.

“I was deeply moved by the award,” he said. “We will continue to make interesting and valuable games. I hope you’re looking forward to it. Thanks!”

Check out the full list of nominees for Best Game of All Time at the Golden Joystick Awards below.

  • Dark Souls (Winner)
  • Doom (1993)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • half life 2
  • Minecraft
  • Street Fighter II
  • tetris
  • The Last of Us
  • Super Mario 64
  • metal gear solid
  • Halo: Combat Evolved
  • Super Mario Bros. 3
  • Grand Theft AutoV
  • Portal
  • Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
  • Pac Man
  • super mario kart
  • Space Invaders
  • Yes City (1989)
  • pokemon go

And take the opportunity to see the winners in the other categories as well:

  • Best Narrative – Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Best Multiplayer Game – It Takes Two
  • Best Audio – Resident Evil: Village
  • Best Visual Design – Ratchet and Clank: In Another Dimension
  • Best Expansion – Ghost of Tsushima: Iki Island
  • Best Mobile Game of the Year – League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Best Gaming Hardware – PS5
  • Best Indie Game – Death’s Door
  • Studio of the Year – Capcom
  • Best Performance – Maggie Robertson (Lady Dimitrescu)
  • Best Newcomer – Housemarque
  • Best Community – Final Fantasy 14
  • “I’m Still Playing” Award – Final Fantasy 14
  • PC Game of the Year – Hitman 3
  • Nintendo Game of the Year – Metroid Dread
  • Xbox Game of the Year – Psychonauts 2
  • PlayStation Game of the Year – Resident Evil Village
  • Most Anticipated Game – Elden Ring
  • Critics’ Choice – Deathloop
  • Game of the Year – Resident Evil Village
  • Best Hardware in History – PC