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Elden Ring defeated God of War Ragnarok at The Game Awards 2022 to be named Game of the Year

In the early morning of December 9, The Game Awards 2022 took place in Los Angeles, where a jury of experts and ordinary users determined The best games of the year.

    Image Credit: Bandai Namco

Image Credit: Bandai Namco

The show’s greatest triumph was its fantasy roleplaying action set in the open world Elden Ring. FromSoftware’s creation won Game of the Year, Best Director, Best RPG, and Best Visual Style.

At the same time, at the end of the ceremony, God of War Ragnarok received the most awards – six. Project Santa Monica was recognized for its storytelling, sound, soundtrack, acting, and accessibility innovation and was named Best Action-Adventure Film.

    Image source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Image source: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Other grand prize nominees weren’t as successful: The cat adventure Stray won Best Independent and Debut Independent Game, while Horizon Forbidden West and A Plague Tale: Requiem didn’t receive a single statuette.

Genshin Impact was voted Game of the Year by players in a close final round of voting, and Arcane: League of Legends was unrivaled for Best Adaptation (new this year).

    Image source: Netflix

Image source: Netflix

The full list of The Game Awards 2022 nominees and winners is below:

game of the year

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem;
  • Elden Ring – Winner;
  • war god Ragnarok;
  • horizon forbidden west;
  • strays;
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Player Voice (User Game of the Year)

  • Elden Ring;
  • war god Ragnarok;
  • strays;
  • sound limits;
  • Genshin Impact – Winner.

Best action

  • Bayonetta 3 – Winner;
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2;
  • neon white;
  • Sifu;
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

Best Action-Adventure

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem;
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner;
  • horizon forbidden west;
  • strays;
  • Tunic.

Best RPG

  • Elden Ring – Winner;
  • live one life;
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus;
  • triangle strategy;
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Best Fighting Game

  • DNF duel – winner;
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R;
  • The King of Fighters XV;
  • MultiVersus;
  • Sifu.

Best Strategy / Best Simulation

  • Dune: Spice Wars;
  • Winner of Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope;
  • Overall War: Warhammer III;
  • two-point campus;
  • Victoria 3

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • F1 22;
  • FIFA 23;
  • NBA 2K23;
  • Gran Turismo 7 Winner;
  • OlliOlli world.

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2;
  • MultiVersus;
  • monitoring 2;
  • Splatoon 3 – Winner;
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

The best game for the whole family

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land Winners;
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga;
  • Mario + Rabbids Beacons of Hope;
  • Nintendo Switch Sports;
  • turn 3

Best Virtual/Augmented Reality Game

  • after the fall;
  • Among Us VR;
  • bone rennet;
  • Moss: Book II – Winner;
  • Red substance 2.

Best Mobile Game

  • Apex Legends Mobile;
  • Diablo immortal;
  • Genshin Impact;
  • Marvel Snap – Winner;
  • tower of fantasy.

Best game service

  • Apex Legends;
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online Winner;
  • destiny 2;
  • Fourteen days;
  • Genshin Impact.

Best community support

  • Apex Legends;
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online Winner;
  • destiny 2;
  • Fourteen days;
  • Nobody’s heaven.

Best Independent Debut Game

  • neon white;
  • NORCO;
  • Stray is the winner;
  • Tunic;
  • Vampire Survivor.

Best Independent Game

  • cult of the Lamb;
  • neon white;
  • Sifu;
  • Stray is the winner;
  • Tunic.

best direction

  • Immortality;
  • Elden Ring – Winner;
  • war god Ragnarok;
  • horizon forbidden west;
  • Stray.

Best Storytelling

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem;
  • Elden Ring;
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner;
  • horizon forbidden west;
  • Immortality.

Best Visual Style

  • horizon forbidden west;
  • Elden Ring – Winner;
  • war god Ragnarok;
  • Contempt;
  • Stray.

Best Soundtrack

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem;
  • Elden Ring;
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner;
  • Metal: Hellsinger;
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3.

Best Acting Game

  • Ashly Burch as Aloy in Horizon Forbidden West;
  • Charlotte McBurney as Amicia de Rune in A Plague Tale: Requiem;
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War Ragnarok – Winner;
  • Manon Gage as Marissa Marcel in Immortality;
  • Sunny Suljic as Atreus in God of War Ragnarok.

Games for Impact (games with important social undertones)

  • A blue memory;
  • As Dusk Falls – Winner;
  • citizen sleeper;
  • Endling: Extinction is forever;
  • Indulgence;
  • I was a teenage exocolonist.

Best accessibility innovation

  • As dawn falls;
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner;
  • Return to Monkey Island;
  • The Last of Us Part I;
  • The Quarry.

Best Soundtrack

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2;
  • Elden Ring;
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner;
  • horizon forbidden west;
  • Gran Turismo 7.

Best adjustment

  • Arcane: League of Legends (“Arcane”) – Winner;
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (“Cyberpunk: Edgerunners”);
  • The Cuphead Show! (“The Cup Show!”);
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (“Sonic 2 in the Movie”);
  • Uncharted (“Uncharted: Does not appear on the maps”).

The most awaited game

  • Final Fantasy XVI;
  • Hogwarts Legacy;
  • Resident Evil 4;
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Winner;
  • starfield.

Best Esports Game

  • rocket league;
  • Counter-Strike Global Offensive;
  • Dota 2;
  • League of Legends;
  • Valorant is the winner.

Best Athlete

  • Zheng Chovy Zhi Hong (League of Legends);
  • Lee Faker Sang Hyuk (League of Legends);
  • Finn Karrigan Andersen (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive);
  • Alexander Simple Kostylev (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive);
  • Jacob Yay Whitaker (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 Event

  • EVO 2022;
  • League of Legends World Championship 2022 – Winners;
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational;
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022;
  • Brave Champions 2022.

Best Esports Coach

  • Andrey B1ad3 Gorodensky (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive);
  • Matheus bzkA Tarasconi (Valorant) – WINNER;
  • Eric d00mbr0s Sandgren (Valorant);
  • Robert Robban Dahlstrom (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive);
  • Score Dong Bin (League of Legends).

Best streamer

  • Karl Jacobs;
  • Louis is the winner;
  • Nibellion;
  • nobru;
  • QTCinderella.

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Robbie Elmers

Robbie Elmers is a staff writer for Tech News Space, covering software, applications and services.

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