Entertainment|Gaming By Drew BryantNovember 16, 2022, theloadoutblog.com On Tuesday, Geoff Keighley announced all the nominees for The Game Awards 2022. Santa Monica Studio’s God Of War: Ragnarok and From Software’s […]
By Drew Bryant November 16, 2022, theloadoutblog.com
On Tuesday, Geoff Keighley announced all the nominees for The Game Awards 2022. Santa Monica Studio’s God Of War: Ragnarok and From Software’s Elden Ring led the way with ten and seven award nominations respectively.
God of War: Ragnarok nominations include Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, two in Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure, and Innovation In Accessibility.
From Software’s Elden Ring award nominations include Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, and Best RPG.
Below, is the full list of all the categories and nominees for the 2022 Game Awards.
The 2022 Game Awards Nominees
Game of the Year
Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.
A Plague Tale: Requiem Elden Ring God of War Ragnarok Horizon Forbidden West Stray Xenoblade 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
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
For outstanding music, inclusive of the 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 Hellinger Yasunori Mitsuda
Best Audio Design
Recognizing the best in-game audio and sound design.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 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 Birch – 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 – Extinction is Forever Hindsight I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
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 Fortnite Genshin Impact
Best Indie Game
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 Debut Indie Game
For the best debut game created by a new independent studio.
Neon White NORCO Stray TUNIC Vampire Survivors
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 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 14 Online Fortnite No Man’s Sky
Best VR/AR Game
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
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 Returnal Return to Monkey Island The Last of Us Part 1 The Quarry
Best Action Game
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 Game
For the best action/adventure game, combine combat with traversal and puzzle solving.
A Plague Tale: Requiem God of War Ragnarok Horizon Forbidden West Stray TUNIC
For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.
Elden Ring Live a Live Pokémon Legends: Arceus Triangle Strategy Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Best Fighting Game
For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.
DNF Duel JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R The King of Fighters 15 MultiVersus Sifu
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 Sports/Racing Game
For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.
F1 22 FIFA 23 NBA 2K23 Gran Turismo 7 OlliOlli World
Best SIM/Strategy Game
The 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 3 Two Point Campus Victoria 3
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 2 Multiversus Overwatch 2 Splatoon 3 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
Content Creator of the Year
For a streamer or content creator who has made an important and positive impact on the community in 2021.
Karl Jacobs Ludwig Nibellion Nobru QTCinderella
Best Esports Athlete
The esports athlete judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2021, irrespective of game.
Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon (Gen.G, LOL) Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (T1, LOL) Finn “karrigan” Andersen ( (FaZe Clan – CS: GO) Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CS: GO) Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)
Best Esports Coach
The Esports coach judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2021.
Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, CS: GO) Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT) Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FPX, VALORANT) Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (FaZe Clan, CS: GO) Go “Score” Dong-bin (Gen.G, LOL)
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 Invitational VALORANT Champions 2022
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 Team
Recognizing a specific esports team (not the full organization) judged the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2021.
DarkZero Esports (Apex Legends) FaZe Clan (CS: GO) Gen.G (League of Legends) LA Thieves (Call of Duty) LOUD (Valorant)
Most Anticipated Game
Recognizing an announced game that has demonstrably illustrated potential to push the gaming medium forward.
Final Fantasy 16 Hogwarts Legacy Resident Evil 4 Starfield The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
Celebrating game-inspired projects across entertainment including TV, movies, comics, and more.
Arcane: League of Legends Cyberpunk: Edgerunners The Cuphead Show! Sonic the Hedgehog 2 Uncharted
What are your favorite games from the last year? Let us know in the comments before.
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