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GJA: Best Strategy gong for Civilization V: Gods and Kings

Firaxis expansion takes top honours in tightly contested bracket

Civilization V: Gods and Kings has been voted best strategy game at the 30th hmv Golden Joystick Awards.

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Fireaxis' acclaimed expansion pack edged ahead of the competition in a tight race against runners-up Total War: Shogun 2 - Fall of the Samurai and Might and Magic: Heroes VI.

Gods and Kings garnered positive reviews upon its release in June, drawing a Metascore of 80.

Following the release of the Civ V expansion, Fireaxis went on to finish production of the brilliant strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Over four million votes were cast in this year's Golden Joysticks - almost twice the previous Guinness World Record-breaking best.

Watch and follow the Awards as they happen in our Golden Joysticks 2012 live stream and blog.

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