All 2022 Game Awards Winners, Elden Ring Wins GOTY!


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The Game Awards 2022 is a very prestigious awards ceremony for the gaming industry. This year, there were 108 participants in the form of games, individuals, esports events, to esports teams as nominees from 31 award categories.

This time, VCGamers will provide a complete list of winners for each of the 31 categories in the 2022 Game Awards. Curious who won the award this year? Come on, see the explanation below!

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Complete List of 2022 Game Awards Winners

The Game Awards 2022
The Game Awards 2022 date. Source: Pro Game Guides

For those of you who missed it, here are all the categories, winners, and nominations included in the 2022 Game Awards. Uniquely, games God of War Ragnarok has the most nominations namely 10 nominations.

This year's Game Awards have a total of 108 games, individual, team and events that have participated in 31 nominations. Of course, the award ceremony for this game is very prestigious and every nominee expects to be the champion of a certain category.

The categories at the 2022 Game Awards will start with Game of the Year, a category that is probably the most influential because this category is given to the best game this year. Let's see all the Game Awards 2022 nominations below!

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Games of the Year

Game of the Year is a category that gamers around the world have been waiting for. This is because this award is very special for games released in 2022.

Game of the year is Elden Ring. Elden Ring is able to beat various other well-known games released in 2022 such as God of War Ragnarok and Stray. Here are the complete nominations:

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Elden Rings
  • Stray
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Game Directions

para game developer and designer is the figure behind the success of a game. This award is dedicated to the best game directors and designs in 2022 and Elden Ring is again the winner. Here are the complete nominations:

  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Stray
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Elden Rings
  • Immortality

Best Narrative

Best narrative is the award for the game with the best story of the year. There are lots of games that have stunning storylines, but only one game with the best story is God of War Ragnarok. Here are the complete nominations:

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Immortality
  • Elden Rings
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • God of War Ragnarok

Best Art Direction

Artistic design and animation greatly influences the game from a technical and creative perspective. Elden Ring is back to winning and here are the full nominations:

  • Stray
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Elden Rings
  • Scorns
  • Horizon: Forbidden West

Best Score/Music

Each game has music and some have original songs or soundtracks specific to that game. The song by Bear McCreary for God of War Ragnarok was the winner. Below are the full nominations:

  • Olivier Deriviere – A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Bear McCreary – God of War: Ragnarok
  • Yasunori Mitsuda
  • Tsukasa Saitoh – Elden Ring
  • Two Feathers – Metal Hellsinger

Best Audio Design

Unlike the original music or songs, each game also has a very distinctive audio design. God of War: Ragnarok is again the winner for the audio factor. Following are the complete nominations:

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Elden Rings
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West

BestPerformance

The best performance award is given to individuals who demonstrate voice-acting, motion, and performance capture performance. God of War Ragnarok became the winner for the award. Uniquely, God of War: Ragnarok received two nominations.

Following are the complete nominations:

  • Christopher Judge – God of War: Ragnarok
  • Ashly Birch – Horizon: Forbidden West
  • Manon Gage – Immortality
  • Sunny Suljic – God of War: Ragnarok
  • Charlotte McBurney – A Plague Tale: Requiem

Games for Impact

Games for Impact is a tribute to games that have a pro-social moral message in the game and As Dusk Falls is the winner. Below are the full nominations:

  • As Dusk Falls
  • Citizen Sleepers
  • Endling – Extinction is Forever
  • A Memoir Blue
  • Hindsight
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

Best Ongoing Game

Best Ongoing Game is a tribute to games that are still ongoing today. The nominations included in this award may be very famous, but Final Fantasy 14 Online is the winner.

Below are the full nominees and maybe the Vicigers know the games:

  • Final Fantasy 14 Online
  • Apex Legends
  • Genshin Impact
  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite

Best Indie Games

The best indie game award specifically for games made outside of the traditional publisher system and the winner is Stray. The following are the complete indie game nominations:

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Stray
  • TUNIC
  • Fluorescent White
  • Master

Best Debut Indie Game

Unlike the previous indie game awards, this award is specifically for games from indie developers who have just released their first game and Stray has again won awards for indie games:

  • Fluorescent White
  • TUNIC
  • Stray
  • NORCO
  • Vampire Survivors

Best Mobile Games

Mobile games have their own awards at this event and this year's Marvel Snap is the winner. Unfortunately, other nominees such as Genshin Impact and Tower of Fantasy lost out in this category:

  • Apex Legends Mobile
  • Genshin Impact
  • Tower of Fantasy
  • Diablo Immortal
  • MarvelSnap

Best Community Support

Best Community Support is an award for games with the best community help, social media activity, updates/patches. In essence, a game that really cares about its community deserves to be a champion and FF 14 Online get the award:

  • Apex Legends
  • Fortnite
  • Destiny 2
  • No Man's Sky
  • Final Fantasy 14 Online

Best VR/AR Game

Virtual Reality is the result of technological developments applied in games. The game with the best VR/AR this year went to Moss: Book II and here are the full nominees:

  • After the Fall
  • BONELAB
  • Red Matter 2
  • Moss: Book II
  • Among Us VR

Innovation in Accessibility

Accessibility features for a wider audience are one of the most important aspects of gaming. Therefore, the Innovation in Accessibility award was present at the 2022 Game Awards and God of War: Ragnarok was the winner.

Following are the complete nominees for the award:

  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • The Last of Us Part 1
  • The Quarry
  • As Dusk Falls
  • return
  • Return to Monkey Island

Best Action Games

Action is a fairly well-known game category. In this event, Bayonetta 3 won the Best Action Game award, beating other action games such as CoD: Modern Warfare II:

  • Bayonetta 3
  • Master
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
  • Fluorescent White
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Best Action/Adventure Games

For games with the action/adventure genre, this award is specifically for that category which is full of puzzle solving and exciting adventures. The Best Action/Adventure Game award went to God of War: Ragnarok:

  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • TUNIC
  • Stray
  • God of War Ragnarok

Best RPGs

RPGs or Role-Playing Game is a category that is also very famous in games. This category is rich in character customization, progression and extensive multiplayer experience.

Therefore, Elden Ring won this award and defeated several well-known games such as Pokemon Legends: Arceus. Following are the complete nominations:

  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Live a Live
  • Elden Rings
  • Triangle Strategy
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Fighting Games

Best Fighting Game is a tribute to games with a one-on-one combat design. MultiVersus is the winner of this award and here are the full nominations:

  • DNF Duel
  • Master
  • The King of Fighters 15
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
  • MultiVersus

BestFamily Game

Best Family Game is a tribute to games that are suitable when played with family or family-friendly. Kirby and the Forgotten Land won Best Family Game and here are the nominees in full:

  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Nintendo Switch Sports
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Splatoon 3

Best Sports/Racing Game

Another well-known category for games is games about traditional and modern sports such as football to car racing.

The winner of this award is Gran Turismo 7 and below are the full nominations for the Best Sports/Racing Game 2022 award:

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • NBA 2K23
  • F1 22
  • FIFA 23
  • OlliOlli World

Best SIM/Strategy Game

The best strategy/simulation game of the year goes to Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope. The game is a collaborative game between Mario and Rabbids. Following are the complete nominations:

  • Dunes: Spice Wars
  • Two Point Campus
  • Total War: WARHAMMER 3
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Victoria 3

Best Multiplayer Games

Gameplay and design of online multiplayer is one of the most crucial aspects of multiplayer games. Following is the full list of nominees and winners of this award, Splatoon 3:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Multiversus
  • Overwatch 2
  • Splatoon 3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Content Creator of the Year

The best streamer or content creator is included in the Game Awards 2022 category. This award goes to Ludwig and below is the complete nomination:

  • Karl Jacobs
  • QTCinderella
  • Nobru
  • Ludwig
  • Nibellions

Best Esports Athlete

The best esports athletes are judged by their performance from 2021 and this award goes to Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker from the Cloud 9 team for the game Valorant.

  • Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)
  • Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon (Gen. G, LOL)
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (T1, LOL)
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)
  • Finn “karrigan” Andersen ( (FaZe Clan – CS:GO)

Best Esports Coach

Apart from the players, of course the Coach is a very influential figure in the success of an Esports team and the best coach performance goes to Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi from the LOUD team for the Valorant game.

  • Go “Score” Dong-bin (Gen.G, LOL)
  • Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FPX, VALORANT)
  • Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT)
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)
  • Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (FaZe Clan, CS:GO)

Best Esports Event

The Best Esports Event Award is judged based on experience for the audience and participants. The award goes to the 2022 League of Legends World Championship and here are the full nominees:

  • EVO 2022
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational
  • VALORANT Champions 2022
  • 2022 League of Legends World Championship
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022

Best Esports Games

The Best Esports Game award goes to Valorant for providing the best esports experience for players. The following are the nominees participating in the award:

Best Esports Team

The Best Esports Team Award is specifically for an esports team with outstanding performance from 2021 and the LOUD Esports team won the award with the game Valorant. Below are the full nominations:

  • FaZe Clan (CS:GO)
  • LOUD (Valorant)
  • L.A. Thieves (Call of Duty)
  • DarkZero Esports (Apex Legends)
  • Gen.G (League of Legends)

Most Anticipated Game

Most Anticipated Game is an award for a game that hasn't been released yet but has tremendous potential when it's released. This award goes to the newest Zelda game, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

  • Final Fantasy 16
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Starfield

Best Adaptation

Stories in a game are often the inspiration which is then adapted into other mediums such as TV series, comics, and films.

This year's Best Adaptation winner is Arcane which adapts the story and characters from the game League of Legends. Following are the complete nominations:

  • Arcane: League of Legends
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Uncharted
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
  • The Cuphead Show!
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Player's Voice Game Awards 2022

The Game Awards 2022 Players Voice
The Game Awards 2022 Players Voice. Source: YouTube/IGN Games

All of the awards above are awards given and assessed by the 2022 Game Awards. However, there is an award category called Player's Voice which is assessed by the players or the wider community.

This year's Player's Voice won by Genshin Impact after many controversies that arose such as accusations of using bots by Sonic Frontiers players against Genshin Impact players.

The following are the complete nominees for the 2022 Player's Voice Game Awards:

  • Genshin Impact
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Elden Rings
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Stray

Thus the discussion regarding all the awards at the 2022 Game Awards, I hope this is useful!

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