Game Awards 2022: All Nominees – Elden Ring & GoW Ragnarök Are The Frontrunners

The annual Game Awards nominees for 2022 have been announced and people can start casting their votes now.

Game Awards 2022
Game Awards 2022: These are the nominees | © 2022 The Game Awards

The Game Awards 2022 are taking place yet again to crown the best video games of the year. This special event, often referred to as the Oscars for gaming, will honor the best video games, developers and players in the industry. Here, gamers around the globe celebrate another year of great video games and the people who make them.

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The Game Awards will take place on December 8, in the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles. But anyone has the chance to attend this amazing event by watching it live on stream, together with millions of other people.

Last year, the Game Awards had a viewership of 85 million, which is insane. The show always features stunning performances and amazing world premieres for upcoming video games.

Game Awards 2022 – Nominees

The nominees of the Game Awards 2022 have finally been revealed, with some of this year's hits appearing in many categories at the same time. Here are some of the most important categories of the show.

The Game of the Year

The Game of the Year is the most important category of the whole event. It features games that provide the best experience possible in all creative and technical areas. The games that made it into this category are truly the best of the best video games in 2022. Here are the nominees:

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

Sure, these games are all wonderfully made. However, two of these titles have performed particularly well at this year's game awards. Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarök were the games that got the most nominations in all 31 categories. God of War is the absolute bombshell with 10 nominations, closely followed by Elden Ring with 7.

God of War Ragnarök, Elden Ring, and Horizon Forbidden West have dominated the Game Awards of this year and even managed to always appear as a group of three in the top categories Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative and Best Art Direction.

Best Multiplayer

One category that also particularly shapes gaming culture these days is "Best Multiplayer", and obviously the recently released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is one of the nominees and favorites.

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  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Multiversus
  • Overwatch 2
  • Splatoon 3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge
The Best Multiplayer
These games are nominated for best multiplayer in 2022 | © 2022 Game Awards

Best Esports Athlete

Esports has been epic once again this year. Some players have broken several records and delivered incredible performances. Accordingly, they should be duly honored. These are this year's top esports players, who were nominated for the game awards in the Best Esports Athlete category.

  • Jeong "Chovy" Ji-Hoon
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok
  • Finn “Karrigan” Andersen
  • Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliw
  • Jacob "yay" Whiteaker

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Games for Impact

A very interesting category of the awards, is "Games for Impact", where unique games are being presented, wgucg are thought-provoking and have a strong message. These are the most impactful games of 2022:

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

This was just a short summary of important categories of this year's Game Awards, you can look them all up on the official Game Awards website and submit your vote by Wednesday, December 7 at 6 pm PT. We wish all the nominees the best of luck and are already looking forward to the big live event on December 8!

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