The Game Awards 2022: God of War Ragnarok Dominates

Also this year, the best games of the year will be chosen as part of The Game Awards. One of the most promising candidates is “God of War: Ragnarök”, which appeared last week and was nominated in ten categories.

At the beginning of December, the Game Awards 2022, produced and moderated by Geoff Keighley, will not only present more than 50 games and several world premieres.

In addition, the last major event of the video game year will be used to choose the best games of 2022. The most promising candidate is “God of War: Ragnarök”, which was nominated in ten categories. Below that in the Game of the Year section. The action role-playing game Horizon: Forbidden West from Guerrilla Games and the popular RPG Elden Ring from From Software both have seven nominations.

The animal adventure “Stray” follows with six nominations and the story adventure “A Plague Tale: Reqiuem” with five nominations. Here is an overview of all nominees.

The Game Awards 2022: These are the nominees

game of the year:

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio/Focus Entertainment)
  • Elden Ring (from Software/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

Best game direction:

  • Elden Ring (from Software/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)
  • Immortality (Half Mermaid)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)

best stories:

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio/Focus Entertainment)
  • Elden Ring (from Software/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)
  • Immortality (Half Mermaid)

Best Art Direction:

  • Elden Ring (from Software/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)
  • Contempt (Ebb Software/Kepler Interactive)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)

Best score and music:

  • Olivier Deriviere, A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Tsukasa Saitoh, Elden Ring
  • Bear McCreary, war god Ragnarok
  • Two springs, metal: Hellsinger
  • Yasunori Mitsuda, Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best audio design:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Elden Ring (from Software/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony/SHE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)

best performance:

  • Ashly Burch, Horizon Forbidden West
  • Charlotte McBurney, A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Christopher Judge, war god Ragnarok
  • Manon Gage, Immortality
  • Sunny Suljic, war god Ragnarok

Games for impact:

  • A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive/Annapurna)
  • As Dusk Falls (Interior Night/Xbox Game Studios)
  • Citizen Sleeper (Jump over the age/fellow traveler)
  • Endling – Extinction is forever (Herobat Studios/HandyGames)
  • Backwards (Team Backwards/Annapurna)
  • I Was A Teen Exo Settler (Northway Games/Finji)

Best running game:

  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
  • Lot 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin impact (HoYoverse)

best india:

  • Cult of the Lamb (Massive Monsters / Devolver Digital)
  • Neon white (Angel Matrix/Annapurna)
  • Sifu (sloop)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team/Finji)

Best debut indie:

  • Neon White (Angel Matrix/Annapurna Interactive)
  • NORCO (Geography of Robots/Raw Anger)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team/Finji)
  • Vampire survivors (poncle)

Best Community Support:

  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
  • Lot 2 (Bungie)
  • FINAL FANTASY XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

best mobile:

  • Apex Legends Mobile (Lightspeed & Quantum/Respawn/EA)
  • Diablo Immortal (Blizzard/NetEase)
  • Genshin impact (HoYovese)
  • MARVEL SNAP (Second Dining Studios/Nuverse)
  • Fantasy Tower (Hotta Studio/Perfect World/Level Infinite)

Best VR/AR:

  • After the Fall (Vertigo Games)
  • Among Us VR (Schell Games/InnerSloth)
  • BONELAB (Stress Level Zero)
  • Moss: Book II (Polyarc)
  • Red Matter 2 (vertical robot)

best action:

  • Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Neon white (Angel Matrix/Annapurna)
  • Sifu (sloop)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games/Dotemu)

Best Action Adventure:

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio/Focus Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)
  • TUNIC (TUNIC Team/Finji)

Best RPG:

  • Elden Ring (from Software/Bandai Namco)
  • Live a Life (Square Enix/Nintendo)
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Game Freak/Nintendo/TPCI)
  • Triangle strategy (Artdink/Square Enix)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

best fights:

  • DNF Duel (Arc System Works/EIGHTING/NEOPLE/NEXON)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R (CyberConnect 2 Co. Ltd/Bandai Namco)
  • The King of Fighters XV (SNK/Plaion)
  • MultiVersus (Player First Games/WB Games)
  • Sifu (sloop)

best family:

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Laboratory / Nintendo)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Traveller’s Tales/WB Games)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan/Paris/Ubisoft)
  • Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Best sim/strategy:

  • Dune: Spice Wars (Shiro Games/Funcom)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan/Paris/Ubisoft)
  • Total War: WARHAMMER III (Creative Assembly/Sega)
  • Two Point Campus (Two Point Studios/Sega)
  • Victoria 3 (Paradox Development Studio/Paradox Interactive)

Best sport/racing:

  • F1 22 (Codemasters/EA Sports)
  • FIFA 23 (EA Vancouver/Romania/EA Sports)
  • NBA 2K23 (Visual Drafts/2K Sports)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital/SIE)
  • OlliOlli World (Role 7/Private Division)

Best multiplayer:

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • MultiVersus (Player First Games/WB Games)
  • Overwatch 2 (Blizzard)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games/Dotemu)

Most expected:

  • FINAL FANTASY XVI (Square Enix)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software/WB Games)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)

Content creator of the year:

  • Karel Jacobs
  • Louis
  • Nibellion
  • no
  • QTCinderella

Best Adaptation:

  • Arcane: League of Legends (Fortiche/Riot Games/Netflix)
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Studio Trigger/CD Project, Netflix)
  • The Cuphead Show! (Studio MDHR/King Features Syndicate/Netflix)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Sammy Group/Paramount Pictures)
  • Uncharted (PlayStation productions/Sony Pictures)

Innovation in accessibility:

  • As Dusk Falls (Interior Night/Xbox Game Studios)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox/Devolver Digital)
  • The Last Of Us Part I (Naughty Dog/SIE)
  • The Quarry (Supermassive Games/2K)

Best eSports game:

  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive (Flap)
  • DOTA 2 (valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot games)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • VALORANT (Root Games)

Dear eSports Athlete:

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

Dear Esports Team:

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

Best eSports Coach:

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

Best eSports event:

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

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