The Game Awards

The Game Awards 2022 Winners Revealed

The Game Awards 2022 have left us and now we look to bask in the glow of the new trailers, reveals, and award winners presented to us tonight. There were a lot of highs including a look at HBO’s The Last of Us adaptation, Final Fantasy XVI’s release date, Hozier singing his latest hit ‘ Blood Upon the Snow’ from God of War Ragnarok, and Bill Clinton.

We now have all the categories presented tonight by Geoff Keighley alongside the winners of each category.

Best Performance

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

Best Art Direction

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

  • Elden Ring – Winner
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Scorn
  • Stray

Best Ongoing Game

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

Games for Impact

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

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

Best Score/Music

Description: For outstanding music, inclusive of a score, original song, and/or licensed soundtrack.

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Multiplayer Game

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

Best Community Support

Description: 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  – Winner
  • Fortnite  
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Indie Game

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

Best Indie Game Debut

Description: For the best debut game created by a new independent studio.

  • Neon White
  • Norco
  • Stray – Winner
  • Tunic
  • Vampire Survivors

Content Creator of the Year

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

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Ludwig – Winner
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

Best Esports Game

Description: 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 – Winner

Best Esports Athlete

Description: 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 – Winner

Best Esports Team

Description: Recognizing a specific esports team (not the full organization) judged the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2022.

  • DarkZero Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Gen.G
  • LA Thieves
  • LOUD – Winner

Best Esports Coach

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

  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi – Winner
  • Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren
  • Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström
  • Go “Score” Dong-bin

Best Esports Event

Description: 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 Worlds – Winner
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational
  • Valorant Champions 2022

Best Action/Adventure Game

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

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • Tunic

Best RPG

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

Best Sports/Racing Game

Description: For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.

Best Sim/Strategy

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

Best Mobile Game

Description: For the best game playable on a mobile device.

  • Apex Legends Mobile
  • Diablo Immortal
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel Snap – Winner
  • Tower of Fantasy

Best Family Game

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

Best Action Game

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

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

Best VR/AR Game

Description: For the best game experience playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.

  • After the Fall
  • Among Us VR
  • Bonelab
  • Moss: Book II – Winner
  • Red Matter 2

Best Fighting Game

Description: 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 XV
  • MultiVersus – Winner
  • Sifu

Best Adaption

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

Innovation in Accessibility

Description: 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 – Winner
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • The Last Of Us Part I
  • The Quarry

Best Game Direction

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

  • Elden Ring – Winner
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Stray

Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok – Winner
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality

Game of the Year

Description: Recognizing a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elden Ring – Winner
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Most Anticipated Game

Description: 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 – Winner