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The Game Award Winners 2022

Updated: Oct 12, 2023

In case you missed it on Friday, The Game Awards hosted by Geoff Keighley kicked off. Alongside awards for this years best games across multiple categories, there were also a few surprises, performers, updates and guests including Hades II, Death Stranding 2 (DS2), Crime Boss Rockay City, Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League (rip Kevin Conroy) and a brand new trailer for Star Wars: Jedi Survivor. Also presenting an award (and my personal favourite) was Ellie and Joel and.. Ellie and Joel! Aka Ashley Johnson, Troy Baker, Bella Ramsey and Pedro Pascal. Music performers also included Halsey and Hoizer, and of course the Game Awards Orchestra.


If you're wanting to catch up or have a refresher, you can check out all the announcements and winners via the Game Awards YouTube channel.


Here are a list of all the winners from each category;


Game of the Year

Recongnizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields - say hello to 2022 game of the year, Elden Ring!

  • A Plague Tale Requiem

  • Elden Ring

  • God of War Ragnarok

  • Horizon Forbidden West

  • Stray

  • Xenoblades Chronicles 3


Best Game Direction

Awarded for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design

  • Elden Ring

  • God of War Ragnarok

  • Horizon Forbidden West

  • Immortality

  • Stray


Best Narrative

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

  • A Plague Tale Requiem

  • Elden Ring

  • God of War Ragnarok

  • Horizon Forbidden West

  • Immortality


Best Art Direction

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation

  • Elden Ring

  • God of War Ragnarok

  • Horizon Forbidden West

  • Scorn

  • Stray

Best Indie

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system

  • Cult of the Lamb

  • Neon White

  • Sifu

  • Stray

  • Tunic

Best Multiplayer Game

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre or platform

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

  • Multiversus

  • Overwatch 2

  • Splatoon 3

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Best Family Game

For the best game appropriate for family play, irrespective of genre or platform

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land

  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

  • Nintendo Switch Sports

  • Splatoon 3

Best Mobile Game

For the best game playable on a mobile device

  • Apex Legends Mobile

  • Diablo Immortal

  • Genshin Impact

  • Marvel Snap

  • Tower of Fantasy

Best Score and Music

For outstanding music, inclusive of score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack

  • Olivier Deriviere - A Plague Tale Requiem

  • Tsukasa Saitoh - Elden Ring

  • Bear McCreary - God of War Ragnarok

  • Two Feathers - Metal Hellsinger

  • Yasunori Mitsuda - Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Audio Design

Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

  • Elden Ring

  • God of War Ragnarok

  • Gran Turismo 7

  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Performance

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture

  • Ashly Burch - Horizon Forbidden West

  • Charlotte McBurney - A Plague Tale Requiem

  • Christopher Judge - God of War Ragnarok

  • Manon Gage - Immortality

  • Sunny Suljic - God of War Ragnarok


Games for Impact

For a thought-provoking game with a pro-social meaning or message

  • A Memoir Blue

  • As Dusk Falls

  • Citizen Sleeper

  • Endling - Excition is Forever

  • Hindsight

  • I was a Teenage Exocolonist


Innovation in Accessibility

Recognizing software and/or hardware that is pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience

  • As Dusk Falls

  • God of War Ragnarok

  • Return to Monkey Island

  • The Last of Us Part I

  • The Quarry

Best AR/VR

For the best game experience playable in Virtual or Augmented reality, irrespective of platform

  • After the Fall

  • Among Us VR

  • Bonelab

  • Moss: Book II

  • Red Matter 2

Best ongoing game

Awarded to a game for outstanding development of ongoing content that evolves the player experience over time

  • Apex Legends

  • Destiny 2

  • Final Fantasy 14 Online

  • Fornite

  • Genshin Impact

Best Community Support

Recognizing a game for outstanding community support, transparency and responsiveness, inclusive of social media activity and game updates/patches

  • Apex Legends

  • Destiny 2

  • Final Fantasy XIV

  • Fortnite

  • No Man's Sky

Best debut Indie game

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system

  • Neon White

  • Norco

  • Stray

  • Tunic

  • Vampire Survivors

Best Action game

For the best game in the action genre focused primarily on combat

  • Bayonetta 3

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

  • Neon White

  • Sifu

  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Best Action/Adventure

For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem

  • God of War Ragnarok

  • Horizon Forbidden West

  • Stray

  • Tunic

Best Role Playing

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences

  • Elden Ring

  • Live a Live

  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus

  • Triangle Strategy

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Fighting

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat

  • DNF Duel

  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All Start Battle R

  • The King of Fighters XV

  • Multiversus

  • Sifu

Best Sim/Strategy

Best game focused on real time or turn-based simulation or strategy gameplay, irrespective of platform

  • Dune: Spice Wars

  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

  • Total War: Warhammer III

  • Two Point Campus

  • Victoria 3

Best Sports/Racing

For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game

  • F1 22

  • Fifa 23

  • NBA 2K23

  • Gran Turismo 7

  • OlliOlli World

Content Creator of the Year

For a streamer or content creator who has made an important and positive impact on the community in 2022

  • Karl Jacobs

  • Ludwig

  • Nibellion

  • Nobru

  • Qtcinderella

Best Adaptation

Recognizing outstanding creative work that faithfully and authentically adapts a video game to another entertainment medium

  • Arcane: League of Legends

  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

  • The Cuphead Show!

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2

  • Uncharted

Most Anticipated Game

Recognizing an announced game that has demonstrably illustrated potential to push the gaming medium forward

  • Final Fantasy XVI

  • Hogwarts Legacy

  • Resident Evil 4

  • Starfield

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Esports Game

For the game that has delivered the best overall esports experience to players (inclusive of tournaments, community support and content updates), irrespective of genre or platform

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

  • Dota 2

  • League of Legends

  • Rocket League

  • Valorant

Best Esports Athlete

The esports athlete judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2022, irrespective of game

  • Jeong "Chovy" Ji-Hoon

  • Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok

  • Finn "Karrigan" Andersen

  • Oleksandr "S1mple" Kostyliev

  • Jacob "Yay" Whiteaker

Best Esports Team

Recognizing a specific esports team (not the full organisation) judged the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2022

  • Darkzero Esports

  • Faze Clan

  • Gen.G

  • LA Thieves

  • Loud

Best Esports Coach

The esports coach judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2022

  • Andrii "B1ad3" Horodenskyi

  • Matheus "Bzka" Tarasconi

  • Erik "Doombros" Sandgren

  • Robert "Robban" Dahlstrom

  • Go "Score" Dong-Bin

Best Esports Event

Recognizing an event (across single or multiple days) that delivered a best-of-class experience for participants and the broadcast audience

  • Evo 2022

  • 2022 League of Legends World Championship

  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022

  • The 2022 Mid-Season International

  • Valorant Champions 2022



And there you have it folks, your nominees and winners for the 2022 Game Awards. A huge congratulations to all the nominees and winners!

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