The past year has seen a plethora of new ideas - and a brand new generation of consoles - paint the colourful canvas of gaming. Vote now and help us celebrate the very best in interactive entertainment.
Start voting now and let us know what you loved from this great year of games and you'll be entered in to a prize draw to win an iPad Air.
Simply select a category, choose the game you want and hit the Vote Now button to select it. The category board (left, or dropdown on mobile devices) will be ticked to show your vote. Once you've chosen, click 'Submit Your Votes' and register your votes. Voting closes on 21st October 2014.
Please note, this year's nomination window includes games released between September 2013 and October 2014. Future games may be added to the shortlist based on critical reception. Only one set of votes per user will be counted.
As a massive thank you for voting in the Golden Joystick Awards, you can now also collect your free game XCOM: Enemy Unknown, courtesy of Green Man Gaming. Not casting your vote before Tuesday 21st October means you won't be eligible to claim the free game, so VOTE NOW! *
* Terms & Conditions: - While stocks last. - There is no alternative for under 18 voters, or when keys run out. - Free game giveaway site will be live until 23:59 UTC 24th October 2014 or while stocks last. - Voters must have a registered Playfire account that links to the email address they voted with, and they must link their Steam ID in order to be eligible to receive the free game. - XCOM: Enemy Within voucher valid until 23:59 UTC 31st October 2014.