The Game Awards 2022 are off and we have our winners
The Game Awards 2022 were held on December 9, and there were plenty of surprises, both in terms of prizes and new announcements about upcoming titles.
Let’s go together to see the winners and the most interesting announcements.
During the awards ceremony, as planned, new games in the pipeline and updates on titles that are nearing completion were revealed.
For example, we now have a release date for Jedi Survivor, which was revealed alongside a beautiful trailer for the sequel to Jedi Fallen Horder and will be released on March 23, 2023.
Finally shown again, Replaced, a 2.5D platform game that promises a very pleasant experience thanks to the beautiful and highly inspired graphic sector that manages to set it apart from the crowd.
Closing the announcements parenthesis with the two weights of ninety that illuminated the awards, we obviously talk about the sequel to the game of the year 2021, Hades, which presents itself with the trailer of its direct sequel (Hades 2).
But there is another much-rumored sequel that has now been confirmed and shown during the event, and that is Death Stranding 2, which promises in full Kojima style to give us a different experience than we are used to.
Many other announcements and presentations have been made, but due to the volume of information available, we will address them in a separate article.
But let’s go back to the main course of the show, the actual awards.
Many titles vied for a statuette in the various categories, but the most anticipated of all was the game of the year, which pitted titles like God of War Ragnarok, A Plague Tale: Requiem, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 and Elden Ring against each other.
Elden Ring took home the award for best game of the year, beating out tough competition and also winning awards for best role-playing game, best artistic sector, and best direction.
Hidetaka Miyazaki and members of the FromeSoftwer team withdrawn prizes, which were then seen on stage by a boy who, sneaking in, quotes Bill Clinton and disconnected phrases live worldwide, before being arrested and becoming a new phenomenon for the community of enthusiasts known as the Bill Clinton kid.
Even if they do not win the most coveted prize, the Santa Monica team and their God Of War Ragnarok collect statuettes, taking home as many as six awards, including best narrative and best audio sector, which is an excellent achievement given that it was the most awarded game, followed by Elden Ring, which received four.
We also have a partly Italian statuette for the best strategy game, which was won by Mario + Rabbit Sparks of Hope, a title developed by Ubisoft Milan and Ubisoft Paris for the Nintendo Switch.
Other titles from Nintendo take home awards as well, including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, which wins as the most anticipated game, Bayonetta 3, which wins as the best action game, Kirby And The Lost Land, which wins as the best game for families, and Splatoon 3, which wins as the best multiplayer game.
All of the competing categories and their respective winners are listed below:
-Game of the Year: Elden Ring
-Best Game Direction: Elden Ring
-Best Role Playing Game: Elden Ring
-Best Art Direction: Elden Ring
-Best Score and Music: God of War Ragnarok
-Best Narrative: God of War Ragnarok
-Best Audio Design: God of War Ragnarok
-Best Performance: Christopher Judge – God of War Ragnarok
-Innovation in Accessibility: God of War Ragnarok
-Best Action/Adventure: God of War Ragnarok
-Best Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality: Moss Book II
-Most Anticipated Game: The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom
-Best Action Game: Bayonetta 3
-Games for Impact: As Dusk Falls
-Best Fighting: Multiversus
-Best Family: Kirby And The Forgotten Land
-Best Simulation/Strategy: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
-Best Ongoing: Final Fantasy 14
-Best Indipendent Game: Stray
-Best Mobile Game: Marvel Snap
-Best Community Support: Final Fantasy XIV:
-Best Sports/Racing: Gran Turismo 7
-Best Multiplayer: Splatoon 3
-Best Debut Indie: Stray
-Best Adaptation: Arcane League of Legends
-Players Voice: Genshin Impact
-Content Creator of the Year: Nibellion
-Best Esports Game: Valorant
-Best Esports Athlete: Jacob Yay Whiteaker
-Best Esports Team: Loud
-Best Esports Coach: Matheus bzkA Tarasconi
-Best Esports Event: League of Legends World Championship 2022
Our nominations article