Lara Croft to be Entered in the Golden Joystick Hall of Fame

Jorge Jimenez
Posted Oct 26, 2016
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It’s been a good year for our favorite raider of tombs. We just got word that Lara Croft, the protagonist of the beloved Tomb Raider franchise, will enter the Golden Joystick Awards Hall of Fame.

Lara Croft, one of the most iconic and recognisable characters in gaming and film, is to be bestowed the honour of being entered into the Golden Joystick Awards Hall Of Fame.

An honour reserved only for the true behemoths in the world of gaming, the Golden Joystick Hall of Fame is only open to those games and characters that have changed the face of gaming and become an absolute global phenomena. It is hard to argue that there is any one character who has done this more than Lara Croft.

Tomb Raider in retrospect has done some huge numbers with the franchise selling over 46 million copies every since Tomb Raider 1996. That’s including the number of comics, cartoons and even films starring Angelina Jolie. The adventurer has made a comeback in the last couple of years in the form of the reboot Tomb Raider and its recent sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider. You can check out our review of the 20 Year Celebration content pack here.

The Golden Joystick Awards is community-voted award show that celebrates games in a number of different categories.

Speaking of categories here’s everything you can vote for. Just be aware that voting closes on October 31st so be sure to cast your ballot. The 21 public voted categories are:

Best Original Game in association with The Sun
Abzu
Firewatch
Furi
Hyper Light Drifter
Inside
No Man’s Sky
Overwatch
Quantum Break
Soma
Tom Clancy’s The Division
The Witness

Best Story Telling
Firewatch
Oxenfree
Quantum Break
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Soma
Tales from the Borderlands
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Zero Time Dilemma

Best Visual Design
Abzu
Battleborn
Brutal
Dark Souls 3
Doom
Firewatch
Furi
Hyper Light Drifter
Inside
Mirrors Edge Catalyst
No Man’s Sky
Overwatch
Rise of the Tomb Raider
Soma
Superhot
The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine
The Witness
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

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Best Audio
Amplitude
Doom
Fallout 4
Hyper Light Drifter
I Am Setsuna
Inside
No Man’s Sky
Overwatch
Star Wars Battlefront
Thumper
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Best Multiplayer Game
Broforce
Call of Duty Black Ops 3
Dark Souls 3
FIFA 17
Guild Wars 2: Heart of Thorns
Halo 5: Guardians
Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
Overwatch
PES 2017
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Star Wars Battlefront
Street Fighter 5
Tom Clancy’s The Division
World of Warships
Worms W.M.D

Best Indie Game
Banner Saga 2
Firewatch
Furi
Hyper Light Drifter
Inside
No Man’s Sky
Oxenfree
Pony Island
Starbound
Stardew Valley
Superhot
The Witness
Undertale

Innovation of the Year
Guitar Hero Live
HTC Vive
No Man’s Sky
Oculus Rift
Playstation VR
Pokemon Go
Quantum Break

Best Gaming Moment in association with Absolute Radio
Climbing the tallest building in Mirror’s Edge Catalyst
Flying the Falcon in Star Wars Battlefront
Play of the game in Overwatch
Returning to Anor Londo in Dark Souls 3
The Brotherhood Of Steel arriving in Fallout 4
The Car Chase in Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
The ending of Inside
Unleashing the BFG 9000 in Doom
Unlocking the secret of Psalm 46 in The Witness

Most Wanted Game in association with green man gaming
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3
Days Gone
God of War
Horizon Zero Dawn
Mass Effect Andromeda
Resident Evil 7
Scalebound
Sea of Thieves
Shenmue 3
Spider-Man
Star Citizen
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

YouTube Personality of the Year in association with Guinness World Records
CapgunTom
Jesse Cox
Amy Lee
TWOSYNC
Samgladiator
Ashley Mariee
Blitzwinger
JMX
Spencer FC
Mr Woofless
Matt HD Gamer

Studio of the Year
343 Industries
Bethesda Game Studios
Blizzard
CD Projekt RED
Creative Assembly
Firaxis
FromSoftware
Hello Games
id software
Naughty Dog
Niantic

Gaming Platform of the Year
3DS
Apple IOS
Google Play
PS4
Steam
Xbox One

Game of the Year
Dark Souls 3
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Doom
Fallout 4
Halo 5
Hitman
Inside
No Man’s Sky
Overwatch
PES 2017
Pokemon Go
Rise of the Tomb Raider
The Witness
Total War: Warhammer
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
XCOM 2

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Performance of the Year
Doug Cockle
Camilla Luddington
Cissy Jones
Elias Toufexis
Nolan North
Rich Sommer
Shawn Ashmore
Victoria Atkin

Playstation Game of the Year
Abzu
Amplitude
Firewatch
Gravity Rush Remastered
I Am Setsuna
No Man’s Sky
Ratchet & Clank
Salt And Sanctuary
Severed
Street Fighter 5
The Last Guardian
The Witness
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection
Yakuza 5

Nintendo Game of the Year
Fire Emblem Fates
Kirby: Planet Robobot
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
Monster Hunter Generations
Pokken Tournament
Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE
Xenoblade Chronicles X
Yo-kai Watch
The Legend Of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD

PC Game of the Year
Sid Meier’s Civilization 6
Doom
Master of Orion: Conquer The Stars
Overwatch
Stardew Valley
Stellaris
Total War: Warhammer
Undertale
World of Warships
XCOM 2

Xbox Game of the Year
Ark: Survival Evolved
Elite: Dangerous
Forza Horizon 3
Forza Motorsport 6
Halo 5: Guardians
Inside
Killer Instinct Season 3
Quantum Break
ReCore
Rise of the Tomb Raider

Competitive Game of the Year
Call of Duty Black Ops 3
Counter Strike: Global Offensive
Dota 2
FIFA 17
Hearthstone: Heroes Of Warcraft
Heroes of the Storm
Killer Instinct Season 3
League of Legends
Overwatch
Smite
Starcraft 2: Legacy of the Void
Street Fighter 5

Competitive Play of the Year
Coldzera’s jumping AWP quad kill at MLG Columbus
s1mple’s double AWP noscope at ESL One Cologne
Huni quad kill at the 2015 World Championships
w33’s Sunstrike, Echo Stomp cancel and Tornado snipe
Suma1l’s clutch Sacred Arrow at The International 2016
Justin Wong’s comeback against Flocker at EVO 2016
LI Joe’s V Trigger dodge at EVO 2016
Daigo’s ‘magic pixel’ comeback at the Capcom Cup Final

Best Handheld Mobile Game in association with DigitalSpy
Alphabear
Clash Royale
Downwell
Fire Emblem Fates
Monster Hunter Generations
Peter Panic
Pokemon Go
Severed
The Room 3
Zero Time Dilemma

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