God of War Ragnarok, Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West Lead The Game Awards 2022 Nominations

Stray, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 have also been nominated for the Game of the Year category.

Posted By | On 14th, Nov. 2022

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The full list of nominees in all 31 categories of The Game Awards 2022scheduled for December 8 – has been revealed, and it’s an impressive mix of games going up for the biggest awards of the year. AAA megatons are featured heavily, while some of the smaller widely acclaimed titles have also grabbed spots in a number of categories.

The biggest category is, of course, Game of the Year, and there’s some strong competition here, with the nominees including A Plague Tale: Requiem, Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Strayand Xenoblade Chronicles 3

All six of those games have received nominations in multiple other categories as well. Of them, the most highly represented game is God of War Ragnarok, which has ten nominations across 9 categories (two in Best Performance), followed by Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, and Stray with seven nominatons each, A Plague Tale: Requiem with five nominations, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 with three.

The “Most Anticipated” category also features some of the biggest upcoming heavy-hitters of 2023, with Final Fantasy 16, Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4, Starfield, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. 

You can check out a selection of the categories and their nominees below. For all 31 categories, head here.

GAME OF THE YEAR

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

BEST GAME DIRECTION

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

BEST NARRATIVE

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

BEST ART DIRECTION

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

BEST SCORE AND MUSIC

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

BEST AUDIO DESIGN

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

BEST PERFORMANCE

  • Ashley Burch as Aloy (Horizon Forbidden West)
  • Charlotte McBurney as Amicia (A Plague Tale: Requiem)
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War Ragnarok)
  • Manon Gage as Marissa (Immortality)
  • Sunny Suljic as Atreus (God of War Ragnarok)

GAMES FOR IMPACT

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

BEST ONGOING

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

BEST INDIE

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

BEST MOBILE GAME

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

BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY

  • As Dusk Falls
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • The Last of Us Part 1
  • The Quarry

BEST VR/AR

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

BEST ACTION GAME

  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Neon White
  • Sifu
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

BEST ACTION-ADVENTURE

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

BEST ROLE PLAYING

  • Elden Ring
  • LIVE A LIVE
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • Triangle Strategy
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

BEST FIGHTING

  • DNF Duel
  • JoJo’s Bizzare Adventure: All Star Battle R
  • The King of Fighters 15
  • MultiVersus
  • Sifu

BEST FAMILY

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

BEST SIM/STRATEGY

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

BEST SPORTS/RACING

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

BEST MULTIPLAYER

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • MultiVersus
  • Overwatch 2
  • Splatoon 3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

BEST DEBUT INDIE

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

BEST ADAPTATION

  • Arcane: League of Legends
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
  • The Cuphead Show!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Uncharted

MOST ANTICIPATED

  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Starfield
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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