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