Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki thanks players/development team for Ultimate Game of All Time win at Golden Joystick Awards

Hidetaka Miyazaki  via Twitter

Influential and revered Dark Souls director Hidetaka Miyazaki was apparently ecstatic over his popular RPG winning the Ultimate Game of All Time award at the Golden Joystick Awards last night.

The game won the first-time award after player votes caused it to shoot to the top of the category.

Responding on Twitter, Miyazaki seemed to be blown away that his game had been chosen out of so many other wonderful games:

“It’s unbelievable that players have selected us from among the nominated works, but I think it is a great honor.

Thank you to everyone who was involved in the development, cooperation, and support of the game, including From Software and Bandai Namco Entertainment, and above all, thank you to the users who played and supported it. I am very thankful to you.” 


Dark Souls was released in 2011.

The game was published by Bandai Namco, and developed by FromSoftware.

Since then, the three-game action RPG series has sold more than 30 million units worldwide.

The third game in the series, Dark Souls III, became Bandai Namco’s fastest-selling game when it was published, selling 3 million copies in the first couple of months of its release.

Prior to last night’s Ultimate Game of All Time award, Hidetaka Miyazaki was also given a Lifetime Achievement award at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards.


Watch the announcement of Dark Souls as the Ultimate Game of All Time via the GamesRadar YouTube channel down below.

The game beat out four other big hitters — Minecraft, Half-Life 2, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and Doom (1993).


Michelle Topham