On the evening of November 22nd Golden Joystick Award 2022, in which ordinary viewers and a professional jury selected the best games of the year to come. The results of the voting and the winners are already known.
The grand prize winner of the night was the open-world fantasy action game Elden Ring. The game was nominated for awards in five categories and won four of them, including the most important one. In addition, FromSoftware (developer) has become the best studio.
In 18 of 21 nominations, the audience determined the winners (more than 3 million votes cast). The winners of “Best Acting Game”, “Breakthrough of the Year” and “Critics’ Choice Award” were chosen by the jury.
The full list of 2022 Golden Joystick Awards winners is below:
- Best Storytelling: Horizon Forbidden West;
- Best Multiplayer Game: Elden Ring;
- Best Visual Design: Elden Ring;
- Best Sound: Metal: Hellsinger;
- Best Acting Performance: Manon Gage as Marissa Marcel in Immortality;
- Best Gaming Community: Final Fantasy XIV;
- Best Add-on: The Delicious Last Course to Cuphead;
- Best Indie Game: Cult of the Lamb;
- Best Early Access Launch (New): Slime Rancher 2;
- Best Game Trailer (new category): Announcement trailer for Goat Simulator 3;
- Breakthrough of the Year: Vampire Survivors
- Still playing: Genshin Impact;
- Best Game Gear: Steam Deck;
- Best PC Game: Return to Monkey Island;
- Best PlayStation Game: Stray
- Best Xbox Game: Grounded
- Best Nintendo Game: Pokemon Legends: Arceus
- The most awaited game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Studio of the Year: FromSoftware
- Critics’ Award: Elden Ring;
- Game of the Year: Elden Ring.
Hidetaka Miyazaki, President and CEO of FromSoftware, thanked the organizers of the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards for “Such a prestigious award”.
“We’re committed to making more and more interesting games, so I hope you continue to have high hopes for us.”Miyazaki addressed the gaming community.
In 2022, the Golden Joystick Awards will celebrate their 40th anniversary. The show was hosted by actors Laura Bailey and Troy Baker, best known for their roles as Abby and Joel in The Last of Us Part II.