Sci-fi shooter Doom 3 is de grote winnaar tijdens de Engelse Golden Joystick Awards geworden. De FPS van id Software werd uitgeroepen tot beste PC game en ultieme game van 2004. Een unicum, want nog nooit eerder wist een spel deze twee titels tegelijkertijd te winnen. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas ging naar huis met de "Most Wanted for Christmas" prijs. De titel wist blockbusters Halo 2 en Half-Life 2 net voor te blijven. Beide games moesten het zonder award doen, want de award voor de "Most Wanted game van 2005" ging naar The Legend of Zelda.The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay was handed the Unsung Hero Game of 2004. Its release was somewhat eclipsed by Doom 3, which was released on the same week. It was, however, very well received by gamers and was praised for its storyline which differed from the film released around the same time.

Electronic Arts was named top publisher of the year, taking the crown from Nintendo which won in 2003.

The annual awards are voted for by more than 200,000 readers of computer and video games magazines.