The Game Awards 2022 Nominees Announced

    Who will take home awards at the biggest show in gaming?

    Today during The Game Awards Nomination Special, Geoff Keighley announced The Game Awards 2022 nominees. These nominees are the games, developers, and individuals who are eligible to receive prizes in their respective categories at this year’s event on Thursday, December 8th. There are over 30 categories this year, and fan voting for select awards is open here, as of the close of the Nomination Special. The Game Awards 2022 categories and nominees, selected by 100+ global media outlets, are as follows:

    Game of The Year

    Best Ongoing Game

    Most Anticipated Game

    Best Role Playing Game

    Community Support

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

    Best Multiplayer Game

    Best Art Direction

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

    Best Sports/Racing Game

    Best VR/AR Game

    • After The Fall
    • Among Us VR
    • Bonelab
    • Moss: Book 2
    • Red Matter 2

    Innovation in Accessibility

    • As Dusk Falls
    • God of War Ragnarok
    • Return to Monkey Island
    • The Last of Us Part I
    • The Quarry

    Best Action Game

    • Bayonetta 3
    • Call of Duty Modern Warfare II
    • Neon White
    • Sifu
    • TMNT Shredder’s Revenge

    Best ESports Team

    • Dark Zero ESports
    • FaZe Clan
    • Gen. G
    • LA Thieves
    • Loud

    Best ESports Coach

    • B1ad3
    • Bzka
    • D00mbr0s
    • Robban
    • Score

    Best ESports Game

    • Counter Strike
    • DOTA 2
    • League of Legends
    • Rocket League
    • Valorant

    Best ESports Player

    • Chovy
    • Faker
    • Karrigan
    • S1mple
    • Yay

    Best Studio/Game Direction

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

    Best Mobile Game

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

    Content Creator of the Year

    • Karl Jacobs
    • Ludwig
    • Nibellion
    • Nobru
    • QTCinderella

    Best Action/Adventure

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

    Best Narrative

    • A Plague Tale Reqiuem
    • Immortality
    • God of War Ragnarok
    • Horizon Forbidden West

    Best Fighting Game

    • DNF Duel
    • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle
    • King of Fighters XV
    • Multiversus
    • Sifu

    Best Audio Design

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

    Games for Impact

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

    Independent Game

    • Cult of the Lamb
    • Neon White
    • Sifu
    • Stray
    • Tunic

    Best Score/Soundtrack

    • A Plague Tale
    • Elden Ring
    • God of War Ragnarok
    • Metal Hellsinger
    • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

    Best Family Game

    Debut Indie Game

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

    Best Performance

    • Ashley Burch, Horizon Forbidden West
    • Charlotte McBurney, A Plague Tale Requiem
    • Christopher Judge, God of War Ragnarok
    • Manon Gage, Immortality
    • Sunny Suljick, God of War Ragnarok

    Best Adaptation

    • Arcane, League of Legends
    • Cyberpunk Edgerunners, Cyberpunk 2077
    • Cuphead Show
    • Sonic 2
    • Uncharted

    Best Sim/Strategy

    • Dune Spice Wars
    • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
    • Total War: Warhammer III
    • Two Point Campus
    • Victoria 3

    Best Esports Event

    • EVO
    • League of Legends Worlds 22
    • PGL Antwerp 22
    • MSI 2022
    • Valorant Champions


    The Game Awards 2022 will take place on December 8th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, and will be the first TGAs ceremony to sell tickets for in-person attendance in three years. Stay tuned to Final Weapon for more news on The Game Awards!

    BusterSwordBoy is a video game enthusiast who writes about them here, plays them live on Twitch, and talks about them endlessly to anyone who will listen. Subjectively believes that the PS2 is objectively the greatest console of all time, but also loves games from far older hardware, and new releases as well.

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