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GTA V scoops Game of the Year at Golden Joysticks

Rockstar’s Grand Theft Auto V has been crowned Game of the Year at the British gaming’s showpiece awards event.

The open-world adventure game beat off a host of tough competition to take the top prize at CVG’s Golden Joysticks ceremony in London on Friday afternoon.

Despite only going on sale last month, GTA 5 was able to oust the likes of Tomb Raider, The Last Of Us, Far Cry 3, Borderlands 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 in the public vote.

Other notable winners at the event, which attracted a whopping 10 million votes this year, included an Innovation of the Year award for the Oculus Rift virtual reality gaming headset, and a nod for Steam as the Best Gaming Platform.

Interestingly Witched 3: Wild Hunt beat off a host of next-fen PS4 and Xbox One game to scoop the Most Wanted gong, while Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation was voted the Best Handheld Game of 2013.

Activision entered the Golden Joysticks Hall of Fame for Call of Duty, while British developer Ken Levine was decorated with the Lifetime Achievement award.

Do you agree with GTA’s coronation as the Game of the Year? With voting closing not long after the game went on sale, had most voters made up their mind before even playing the game? Which was your top title of 2013.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below… if you can tear yourself away from GTA for a minute.

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