Dark Souls voted the Ultimate Game of All Time


When Hidetaka Miyazaki wrote, directed, and produced Dark Souls prior to its 2011 release there was little doubt he had created something incredible. However, it is unlikely he believed that one day this game he had created would be named the Ultimate Game of All Time.

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That title was given to Dark Souls at the Golden Joystick Awards and beat other contenders Doom, Half-Life 2, Minecraft, Halo: Combat Evolved, Grand Theft Auto 5, Portal and Space Invaders. In many ways, each game can lay a claim to this title, for example GTA it the being the best-selling game of all time, Minecraft has 140 million active players and Space invaders helped to develop the modern gaming industry.

In choosing Dark Souls, The Golden Joystick Awards are crediting the unique gameplay experience of this RPG. The exploration, the mechanics and the overall feel of the game are distinctive and helped to redesign the modern gaming format.

Hidetaka Miyazaki released a statement on Yahoo Japan saying:

“It’s still unbelievable that the users selected us from the nominated works, but I feel it’s a great honour.”

The Golden Joystick Awards also named Elden Ring as the Most Wanted Game, something Hidetaka acknowledged by crediting the Dark Souls staff who had migrated to “become the core of the latest work, Elden Ring”.

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Additionally, the PC was declared the Ultimate Hardware of All Time; owing to all its gaming contributions. The PS5 won Best Gaming Hardware of the year and Ultimate Game of the Year went to Resident Evil: Village after already winning PlayStation Game of the Year.

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