Game Awards 2022 – Game of the Year and Everything Announced

In this blog, I’m going to tell you about | Game Awards 2022

The Game Awards 2022 were held on Thursday, and God of War Ragnarök took the top spot with 10 nominations, followed by Elden Ring from FromSoftware, which was nominated for seven. However, Elden Ring won the game of the year award 2022.

God of War, developed by Santa Monica Studio, won numerous prizes on Thursday, including Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Score, Best Audio, and Best Performance for actor Christopher Judge.

God of War: Ragnarök

The PlayStation exclusives God of War: Ragnarök, Horizon: Forbidden West, and Stray were nominated for game of the year, along with Xenoblade Chronicles 3, which was exclusive to the Nintendo Switch, Elden Ring, and the cross-platform debut, A Plague Tale: Requiem. All of the candidates for GOTY were also multiple-time nominees in other categories.

Hidetaka Miyazaki, the director of the game, showed up on stage to accept the honor. Through a translator, Miyazaki expressed appreciation to FromSoftware, the creators of Elden Ring, as well as the writer George R.R. Martin. Along with thanking the audience for their support, Miyazaki hinted that there might be more Elden Ring content and other ideas from From Software in the future.

So, with that said, here are the nominees and winners of the Game Awards 2022.

Game of the Year

Elden Ring

A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio/Focus Entertainment)

Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco) (Game Awards 2022 Winner)

God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)

Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)

Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

Best Direction

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Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco) (Game Awards 2022 Winner)

God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)

Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)

Immortality (Half Mermaid)

Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)

Best Narrative

God of War: Ragnarök

A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio/Focus Entertainment)

Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE) (Game Awards 2022 Winner)

Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)

Immortality (Half Mermaid)

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Best Art Direction

10 must play titles

Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco) (Game Awards 2022 Winner)

God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)

Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)

Scorn (Ebb Software/Kepler Interactive)

Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)

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Best Score and Music

Olivier Deriviere, A Plague Tale: Requiem

Tsukasa Saitoh, Elden Ring

Bear McCreary, God of War Ragnarök ( Game Awards 2022 Winner)

Two Feathers, Metal: Hellsinger

Yasunori Mitsuda, Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Audio

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Infinity Ward/Activision)

Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)

God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE) (Game Awards 2022 Winner) 

Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony/SIE)

Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)

Best Performance (Actor)

Ashly Burch, Horizon Forbidden West

Charlotte McBurney, A Plague Tale: Requiem

Christopher Judge, God of War Ragnarök (Winner)

Manon Gage, Immortality

Games for Impact award

As Dusk Falls

A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive/Annapurna)

As Dusk Falls (Interior Night/Xbox Game Studios) (Winner)

Citizen Sleeper (Jump Over The Age/Fellow Traveller)

Endling — Extinction is Forever (Herobeat Studios/HandyGames)

Hindsight (Team Hindsight/Annapurna)

I Was a Teenage Exocolonist (Northway Games/Finji)

Best Ongoing Game


Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)

Destiny 2 (Bungie)

Final Fantasy 14 (Square Enix) (Winner)

Fortnite (Epic Games)

Genshin Impact (HoYoverse)

Best Independent Game

Cult of the Lamb (Massive Monster / Devolver Digital)

Neon White (Angel Matrix/Annapurna)

Sifu (Sloclap)

Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna) (Winner)

Tunic (TUNIC Team/Finji)

Best Debut Indie Game

Neon White (Angel Matrix/Annapurna Interactive)

Norco (Geography of Robots/Raw Fury)

Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna) (Winner)

Tunic (TUNIC Team/Finji)

Vampire Survivors (poncle)

Best Esports Game


Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)

DOTA 2 (Valve)

League of Legends (Riot Games)

Rocket League (Psyonix)

Valorant (Riot Games) (Winner)

Best Esports Athlete

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Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon (Gen.G, League of Legends)

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (T1, League of Legends)

Finn “karrigan” Andersen ( (FaZe Clan – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant) (Winner)

Best Esports Team


DarkZero Esports (Apex Legends)

FaZe Clan (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Gen.G (League of Legends)

LA Thieves (Call of Duty)

LOUD (Valorant) (Winner)

Best Esports Coach

Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi

Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (Loud, Valorant) (Winner)

Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FPX, Valorant)

Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)

Go “Score” Dong-bin (Gen.G, League of Legends)

Best Esports Event

2022 League of Legends World Championship

EVO 2022

2022 League of Legends World Championship (Winner)

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