The Game Awards 2022: Full List of Winners

After three long years restricted by COVID-19, The Game Awards has finally hosted their 2022 ceremony with a live audience. The awards ceremony included thirty-one categories, each with more than five nominated games. 

The Game Awards 2022 saw some epic highs this year. Hosted by TGA creator and producer Geoff Keighley, the four-hour ceremony included exciting announcements and exclusive previews for the coming year in gaming.

Across 31 categories, from the esteemed Game of the Year award to awards recognizing eSports players, teams, and coaches, The Game Awards boasted upwards of five nominees per category. The 2022 smash hit, Elden Ring, bagged four awards, ending the event with the Game of the Year title, while God of War Ragnarök totaled out five awards, including Best Audio Design and Best Performance.

Below you will find the winners of each category in The Game Awards 2022:

Game of the Year

A Plague Tale: Requiem
Elden Ring
God of War Ragnarök
Horizon Forbidden West
Stray
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
WINNER: Elden Ring

Best Game Direction

Elden Ring
God of War Ragnarök
Horizon Forbidden West
Immortality
Stray
WINNER: Elden Ring

Best Narrative

A Plague Tale: Requiem
Elden Ring
God of War Ragnarök
Horizon Forbidden West
Immortality
WINNER: God of War Ragnarök

Best Art Direction

Elden Ring
God of War Ragnarök
Horizon Forbidden West
Scorn
Stray
WINNER: Elden Ring

Best Score and Music

Olivier Deriviere – A Plague Tale: Requiem
Tsukasa Saitoh – Elden Ring
Bear McCreary – God of War Ragnarök
Two Feathers – Metal: Hellsinger
Yasunori Mitsuda – Xenoblade Chronicles 3
WINNER: Bear McCreary – God of War Ragnarök

Best Audio Design

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Elden Ring
God of War Ragnarök
Gran Turismo 7
Horizon Forbidden West
WINNER: God of War Ragnarök

Best Performance

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

Games for Impact

A Memoir Blue
As Dusk Falls
Citizen Sleeper
Endling – Extinction is Forever
Hindsight
I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
WINNER: As Dusk Falls

Best Ongoing

Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Final Fantasy XIV
Fortnite
Genshin Impact
WINNER: Final Fantasy XIV

Best Indie

Cult of the Lamb
Neon White
Sifu
Stray
TUNIC
WINNER: Stray

Best Debut Indie Games

Neon White
NORCO
Stray
TUNIC
Vampire Survivors
WINNER: Stray

Best Mobile Game

Apex Legends Mobile
Diablo Immortal
Genshin Impact
MARVEL SNAP
Tower of Fantasy
WINNER: MARVEL SNAP

Best Community Support

Apex Legends
Destiny 2
Final Fantasy XIV
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky
WINNER: Final Fantasy XIV

Best VR/AR Game

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

Innovation In Accessibility

As Dusk Falls
God of War Ragnarök
Returnal
Return to Monkey Island
The Last of Us Part 1
The Quarry
WINNER: God of War Ragnarök

Best Action Game

Bayonetta 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
Neon White
Sifu
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
WINNER: Bayonetta 3

Best Action/Adventure Game

A Plague Tale: Requiem
God of War Ragnarök
Horizon Forbidden West
Stray
TUNIC
WINNER: God of War Ragnarök

Best Role Playing

Elden Ring
Live a Live
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Triangle Strategy
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
WINNER: Elden Ring

Best Fighting Game

DNF Duel
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
The King of Fighters 15
MultiVersus
Sifu
WINNER: MultiVersus

Best Family Game

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

Best Sports/Racing Games

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

Best SIM/Strategy Game

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

Best Multiplayer Game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
MultiVersus
Overwatch 2
Splatoon 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
WINNER: Splatoon 3

Content Creator of the Year

Karl Jacobs
Ludwig
Nibellion
Nobru
QTCinderella
WINNER: Ludwig

Best Esports Athlete

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)
WINNER: Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)

Best Esports Coach

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)
WINNER: Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT)

Best Esports Event

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

Best Esports Game

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

Best Esports Team

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

Most Anticipated Game

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

Best Adaptation

Arcane: League of Legends
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
The Cuphead Show!
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Uncharted
WINNER: Arcane: League of Legends

The Game Awards promises to enter 2023 with a performance at the Hollywood Bowl; more details will be revealed at the start of the coming year. The event will be in celebration of TGA’s 10th anniversary and will feature a look at the past ten years for music in gaming, in collaboration with the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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