February 3, 2023

The Game Awards 2022 have concluded and Elden Ring took home the biggest award of the night: Game of the Year. God of War Ragnarok also fared pretty well for itself, taking home a handful of awards.

To see all the new trailers and reveals, check out everything announced at The Game Awards 2022.

The full list of winners for The Game Awards 2022 is as follows:

Game of the year

Recognition of a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical areas.

  • A plague story: Requiem
  • Elden Ring – WINNER
  • War god Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Strayed
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Game Direction

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

  • Elden Ring – WINNER
  • War god Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Strayed

Best story

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

  • A plague story: Requiem
  • Elder ring
  • God of War Ragnarok – WINNER
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality

Best art direction

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievements in artistic design and animation.

  • Elden Ring – WINNER
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Horizon: Forbidden West
  • contempt
  • Strayed

Best score/music

For outstanding music, including score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.

  • Olivier Deriviere – A plague story: Requiem
  • Tsukasa Saito – Elden Ring
  • Bear McCreary – God of War: Ragnarok – WINNER
  • Two Feathers – Metal Hellsinger
  • Yasunori Mitsuda

Best Audio Design

Identify the best in-game audio and sound design.

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  • Elder ring
  • God of War Ragnarok – WINNER
  • 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 – WINNER
  • 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
  • Ash Dusk Falls – WINNER
  • Burger Sleeper
  • Endling – Extinction is forever
  • Looking back
  • I was a teenage exo-settler

Best running game

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

  • Apex Legends
  • Lot 2
  • Final Fantasy 14 Online – WINNER
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin effect

Best indie game

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game created outside of the traditional publishing system.

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Neon White
  • sifu
  • Stray – WINNER

Best Debut Indie Game

For the best debut game made by a new independent studio.

  • neon white
  • Stray – WINNER
  • Vampire survivors

Best mobile game

For the best game playable on a mobile device.

  • Apex Legends mobile
  • Diablo Immortal
  • Genshin effect
  • Marvel Snap – WINNER
  • Tower of fantasy

Best Community Support

Recognition of a game for outstanding community support, transparency and responsiveness, including social media activity and game updates/patches.

  • Apex Legends
  • Lot 2
  • Final Fantasy 14 Online – WINNER
  • Fortnite
  • Nobody’s Heaven

Best VR/AR game

For the best gaming experience that can be played in virtual or augmented reality regardless of platform.

  • After the fall
  • Among Us VR
  • Moss: Book II – WINNER
  • Red fabric 2

Innovation in accessibility

Recognize software and/or hardware that advances the medium by adding features, technology and content to ensure games are played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.

  • When dusk falls
  • God of War: Ragnarok – WINNER
  • Return
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • The last of us part 1
  • The quarry

Best action game

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

  • Bayonetta 3 – WINNER
  • 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, combining combat, traversing and puzzle solving.

  • A plague story: Requiem
  • God of War Ragnarok – WINNER
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Strayed

Best RPG

Designed for the best game with extensive player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.

  • Elden Ring – WINNER
  • Live alive
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Triangle Strategy
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best fighting game

For the best game designed mainly for head-to-head combat.

  • DNF duel
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
  • The King of Warriors 15
  • MultiVersus – WINNER
  • sifu

Best family game

For the best game suitable for family play regardless of genre or platform.

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land – WINNER
  • 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
  • FIFA23
  • NBA 2K23
  • Gran Turismo 7 – WINNER
  • OlliOlli World

Best SIM/strategy game

Best game focused on real-time or turn-based simulation or strategic gameplay regardless of platform.

  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope – WINNER
  • Total War: WARHAMMER 3
  • Two-point campus
  • Victoria3

Best multiplayer game

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

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  • Multiverse
  • Overlook 2
  • Splatoon 3 – WINNER
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Content Creator of the Year

For a streamer or content creator who has had an important and positive impact on the community in 2021.

  • Charles Jacobs
  • Ludwig – WINNER
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

Dear Esports Athlete

The esports athlete rated the most outstanding in 2021 for performance and behavior regardless of game.

  • 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) – WINNER

Dear Esports Coach

The Esports coach was rated the most outstanding for performance and behavior in 2021.

  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)
  • Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT) – WINNER
  • 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 one or more days) that delivered a best-of-class experience for participants and the broadcast audience.

  • Evo 2022
  • 2022 League of Legends World Championship – WINNER
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The invitation to the mid-season of 2022
  • 2022 VALORANT champions

Best Esports Game

For the game that has provided players with the best overall esports experience (including tournaments, community support, and content updates), regardless of genre or platform.

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • DOTA 2
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League

Dear Esports Team

Recognizing a specific esports team (not the entire organization) in 2021 was rated as most notable for performance and behavior.

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

Most anticipated game

Recognize an announced game that demonstrably has the potential to advance the gaming medium.

  • FinalFantasy 16
  • Hogwarts legacy
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Star field
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – WINNER

Best adaptation

Celebrating game-inspired projects in entertainment, including TV, movies, comics and more.

  • Arcane: League of Legends – WINNER
  • Cyberpunk: Edge Runners
  • The Cuphead Show!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog2
  • Not charted

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN covering video game and entertainment news. He has over six years of gaming industry experience with bylines at IGN, Nintendo Wire, Switch Player Magazine, and Lifewire. Find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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