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Mass Effect 2, Plants Vs Zombies take Golden Joysticks

Jagex wins best UK developer award at annual event

BioWare's Mass Effect 2 and PopCap's Plants Vs Zombies both took home two gongs at the Golden Joystick Awards this afternoon.

Mass Effect 2 was crowned best RPG and Ultimate Game of the Year, while Plants Vs Zombies was honoured as the best strategy and download game.

Cambridge studio Jagex won UK Developer of the Year, with Rockstar North and Codemasters as runners-up.

The full list of winners follows:

  • Ultimate Game of the Year: Mass Effect 2
  • RPG of the Year: Mass Effect 2
  • Strategy Game of the Year: Plants Vs. Zombies
  • Download Game of the Year: Plants Vs. Zombies
  • Action/Adventure Game of the Year: Assassin's Creed II
  • Soundtrack of the Year: Final Fantasy XIII
  • Portable Game of the Year: Pokémon Heart Gold/Soul Silver
  • Fighting Game of the Year: Street Fighter IV
  • Music Game of the Year: Guitar Hero 5
  • Online Game of the Year: League of Legends
  • Puzzle Game of the Year: World of Goo
  • Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 3
  • Shooter of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Sports Game of the Year: FIFA 10
  • UK Developer of the Year: Jagex
  • The One to Watch: Call of Duty: Black Ops
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Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.