Outer Wilds, the top favourite. Image source: Alex Beachum, creator of Outer Wilds [CC BY-SA 3.0] / Wikimedia Commons
The 2019 Golden Joystick Awards is on the horizon. It will include honoring the best video games of 2019 in 17 different categories on November 15 in London. According to our 2019 Golden Joystick Awards betting predictions, an open-world mystery game Outer Wilds might win in five categories.
The world’s longest-running games awards hold a special place in the gaming calendar. Unlike other award ceremonies, the Golden Joystick relies on the public vote. That certainly adds some flavor to the 2019 Golden Joystick Awards betting predictions. What makes the Awards more intriguing, is that the host of the event will be the comedian and Assasin’s Creed star Danny Wallace.
The Golden Joystick Awards will mark the 37th edition. It will have a host of categories that gaming enthusiasts can look forward to. As online sportsbook news sites in the UK reported, the categories include Most Wanted Game, PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, PC, Indie, and Multiplayer Games of the Year. The awards also include some new categories such as Best Gaming Hardware and Best Game Expansion.
Among the long list of nominees, Outer Wilds leads the race in five different categories. The action-adventure hits Control and Days Gone are fiercely challenging in three categories. Whereas, the augmented reality game Harry Potter might get two honors. To see the odds in all different categories just check our review about 22BET sportsbook.
Outer Wilds praised as the best 2019 indie game
Outer Wilds developed by Mobius Digital is an open-world mystery about a solar system trapped in an endless time loop. The gist of the gameplay is that you play as an astronaut out minding his own business on a camping trip. Thus, there is no real violence or aggression in the game. You have complete freedom to explore and work out the enjoyably complex puzzles.
Online sportsbook sites in the UK consider Outer Wilds as one of the best if not the best indie games of the year. Outer Wilds already won the Seumas McNally Grand Prize and Excellence in Design at the 2015 Independent Games Festival Awards. At 22BET Sportsbook, Outer Wilds is among the favorites for the Best Audio with 5.00 odds. It also runs for Best Storyline (5.00), Indie Game (5.00), Xbox Game (7.50), and Best Visual Design (5.00).
Control favorite for the best visual design and storyline
Control has been developed by Remedy Entertainment, and it came out on August 2019. With this game, you can feel as if you have been dropped straight in the middle of a thrilling TV show. Accordingly, the game is full of adventure and excitement. It revolves around the Federal Bureau of Control (FBC), a secret US government agency tasked with containing and studying phenomena that violate the laws of reality. At 22BET Sportsbook, Control is on top of the list for the Best Visual Design with 3.50 odds and Best Storyline with 2.50. It also competes for the Best Audio at 5.00.
Days Gone the best-selling software in the UK and Japan
The zombie survival game Days Gone has been developed by SIE Bend Studio and published by Sony. It is about an outlaw drifter Deacon St. John who tries to find his wife Sarah. The game that came out in April 2019 has received mixed reviews. Some critics praised the open-world gameplay, while others are not convinced by the story and its character development. Yet, despite the mixed reviews, the game went to be the best-selling software in the UK and Japan. It was also the second best selling video game for April in North America. Accordingly, our 2019 Golden Joystick Awards betting predictions support Days Gone to compete for the PlayStation Game of the Year with 3.50 odds. Besides, it has a chance for Best Audio at 7.50 and Best Storyline at 4.42.
Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Replicates Pokemon Go
For anyone who has played Pokemon Go, Wizards Unite’s format proves instantly familiar. Three years after Pokemon Go took the world by storm, Niantic decided to launch a new version but with wizard tchotchkes instead of collectible pocket monsters. In this respect, the game makes you explore the real world with an augmented overlay. You walk around the city and take occasional breaks to interact with AR elements. The game has a chance to win Mobile Game of the Year (3.50) and Best VR/AR game (7.50).