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The Game Awards 2022: nominees for best game of the year revealed

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As Geoff Keighley had anticipated, the organization of The Game Awards unveiled this Monday (14) the nominees for GOTY 2022 – as well as other categories, i.e. the best of the year.

Biggest award favorites ‘God of War Ragnarok’ and ‘Elden Ring’ lead the list, along with other heavyweight titles heading into 2022.

Below you can see the names listed:

Game of the Year:

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

Enjoy watching:

best direction

Ring of Elden
God of War Ragnarok
Forbidden Horizon West
Immortality
Wander

best story

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

Best Art Direction

Ring of Elden
God of War Ragnarok
Forbidden Horizon West
contempt
Wander

Best Soundtrack

Olivier Derivière — A Plague Tale: Requiem
Tsukasa Saitoh — Ring of the Ancients
Bear McCreary – God of War Ragnarok
Two Feathers — Metal: Hellsinger
Yasunori Mitsuda — Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best sound design

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

Better performance

Ashly Burch – Horizon Forbidden West
Charlotte McBurney—A Plague Tale: Requiem
Christopher Judge – God of War Ragnarok
Manon Gage — Immortality
Sunny Suljic — God of War Ragnarok
Impact Games
The blue of memories
Dusk Falls
sleeper citizen
Endling – Extinction is Eternal
hindsight
I was an exocolonist teenager

Best “continuous” game

Apex Legends
destiny 2
FINAL FANTASY XIV
Fortnite
Genshin Impact

Best Indie Game

Worship of the Lamb
neon white
Sifu
Wander
TUNIC

Best Indie Game Debut

neon white
NORCO
Wander
TUNIC
vampire survivors

Better community support

Apex Legends
destiny 2
FINAL FANTASY XIV
Fortnite
No Man’s Sky

Best mobile game

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

Best VR/AR Game

After the fall
Among us VR
BONELAB
Moss: Book II
Red matter 2

Best action game

Bayonet 3
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
neon white
Sifu
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Action/Adventure Game

A Plague Tale: Requiem
God of War Ragnarok
Forbidden Horizon West
Wander
TUNIC

best role play

Ring of Elden
Live for living
Pokemon Legends: Arceus
Triangle strategy
Xenoblade Chronicles 3

best fighting game

DNF Dueling
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
King of Fighters XV
MultiVersus
Sifu

Best family game

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

Best Simulation/Strategy Game

Dune: The Spice Wars
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
Total War: WARHAMMER III
Two-point campus
Victoria 3

Best sports/racing game

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

Best multiplayer game

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
MultiVersus
monitor 2
Splaton 3
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Most anticipated game

FINAL FANTASY XVI
Hogwarts Legacy
Resident Evil 4
star field
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Content Creator

Karl Jacobs
Louis
nibellion
nobru
QTCinderella

best fit

Arcane: League of Legends
Cyberpunk: Edge Runners
The Cuphead Show!
sonic the hedgehog 2
unexplored
Innovation in accessibility
Dusk Falls
God of War Ragnarok
Back to Monkey Island
The Last of Us Part I
The career

best esports game

Counter Strike: Global Offensive
DOTA 2
League of Legends
rocket league
VALORANTS

best esports athlete

Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon (General 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 team

DarkZero Esports (Apex Legends)
FaZeClan (CS:GO)
Gen.G (League of Legends)
LA Thieves (Call of Duty)
STRONG (Valorant)
best esports trainer
Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)

Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (STRONG, VALORANT)

Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FPX, VALORANT)
Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (FaZe Clan, CS:GO)
Go “Score” Dong-bin (Gen.G, LOL)

Best esports event

EVO 2022
2022 League of Legends World Championship
PGL Major Antwerp 2022
The 2022 mid-season invitation
2022 VALORANT Champions

Voting ends on December 7 at 11 p.m. Brasilia time.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony on December 8 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, USA.

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