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Gears the victor at Golden Joysticks

Epic's shooter scoops the most gongs at four, wins Ultimate Game of the Year

The champagne corks have popped, glasses chinked and drinks quaffed, and at a packed and glitzy ceremony at London's Park Lane, Hilton hotel this afternoon, the winners in the 25th Golden Joystick Awards have been announced.

Epic's kerb-stomping videogame extravaganza Gears of War ran riot, winning no less than four gongs including ultimate accolade, Ultimate Game of the Year.

Gears additionally walked away with the Editor's Choice, Xbox Game of the Year and the Nuts All-Nighter awards.

Rocking rhythm action game Guitar Hero II fared well too, winning the awards for Best Sound Track and Girls' Choice.

This year there were 18 awards in total. The winners as follows:

02 Ultimate Game of the Year 2007 - Gears of War
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Sonopress Xbox Game of the Year 2007 - Gears of War
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PC Game of the Year 2007 - sponsored by PC Gamer - The Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar
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PlayStation Game of the Year 2007 - sponsored by Official PlayStation Magazine UK - God of War II
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Nintendo Game of the Year 2007 - sponsored by Official Nintendo Magazine - The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
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Editor's Choice - Gears of War
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The Publisher of the Year 2007 - sponsored by Future - Nintendo
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The Vivendi Retailer of the Year 2007 - Game
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The One to Watch - Sponsored by Total Film - Assassin's Creed
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Next-Gen.biz UK Developer of the Year - Codemasters
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The GameTribe Online Game of the Year 2007 - World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
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Nuts All-Nighter - Gears of War
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The 1Xtra Soundtrack of the Year - Guitar Hero II
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The Innovation of the Year 2007 - sponsored by T3 - Nintendo Wii
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4Talent Mobile Game of the Year 2007 - Final Fantasy
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Games Radar Handheld Game of the Year - GTA Vice City Stories
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The Sun Family Game of the Year 2007 - Wii Sports
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The Bliss Girls' Choice Game of the Year 2007 - Guitar Hero II
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The Golden Joystick Awards are voted on by you the gamers and is your opportunity to heap accolade on your best of the best that have entertained you. The 25th anniversary of the awards also coincided with the most exciting time in videogaming history ever.

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