Bethesda has emerged on top at the 30th hmv Golden Joystick Awards, picking up the prize for Top Gaming Moment.
The award was given for a famous scene in the game where the player ascends the Throat of the World, the peak mountain of Skyrim with a memorable adversary waiting at the summit.
Bethesda takes the award ahead of Swedish studio DICE for its "Going Hunting" segment in Battlefield 3, as well as the Mass Effect 3 "Tuchanka Choice" dilemma.
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.