Video game Oscar nominations

The Game Awards 2022, hosted by Geoff Keighley, has been a tradition for many years. The first awards ceremony aired in 2014 and not only chose Game of the Year (Dragon Age: Inquisition) and Developer of the Year (Nintendo) but also unveiled many new trailers and games. The Game Awards exist in this form to this day – with an ever-growing audience among the last 85 million views of the live stream.

It’s that time again this year. The show will take place in Los Angeles on December 8. In a live broadcast today, Keighley revealed the nominees for each category, which you can now vote for on the Game Awards homepage. We summarize and reveal our tip for the game of the year.

The Game Awards 2022: these games are nominated

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Elden Ring has an excellent chance of winning the coveted Game of the Year at the 2022 Game Awards. (Source: Bandai Namco)

Game of the Year 2022

  • Elden Ring (from Software, Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Studio ASOBO/Focus Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica, SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
  • Stray (Bluetwelve Studio / Annapurna)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

Best action game

  • Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna)
  • SIFU (Sloclap)
  • TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games / Dotemu)

Best Action-Adventure

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Studio ASOBO/Focus Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica, SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
  • Stray (Bluetwelve Studio / Annapurna)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team / Finji)

Best RPG

  • Elden Ring (from Software, Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Live A Live (Square Enix / Nintendo)
  • Pokemon Legends Arceus (Game Freak/Nintendo/TPCI)
  • Triangle Strategy (Artdink / Square Enix)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo)

best fighting game

  • DNF Duel (ARC System Works / Eighting / Neople / Nexon)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R (Cyberconnect 2 co. LTD / Bandai Namco)
  • The King of Fighters (SNK/Plaion)
  • Multiversus (Player First Games / WB Games)
  • SIFU (Sloclap)

Best family game

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Lab / Nintendo)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Traveller’s Tales / WB Games)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan / Paris / Ubisoft)
  • Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo EDP / Nintendo)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EDP / Nintendo)

Better simulation/strategy

  • Dune: Spice Wars (Shiro Games/Funcom)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan / Paris / Ubisoft)
  • Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly / SEGA)
  • Two Point Campus (Two Point Studios/SEGA)
  • Victoria 3 (Paradox Development Studio / Paradox Interactive)

Best sports/racing game

  • F1 2022 (Codemasters/EA Sports)
  • FIFA 23 (EA Vancouver / Romania / EA Sports)
  • NBA 2K23 (Visual Concepts / Sports 2K)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony / HER)
  • OlliOlli World (Roll 7 / Private Division)

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision)
  • Multiversus (Player First Games / WB Games)
  • Overwatch 2 (Blizzard)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EDP / Nintendo)
  • TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games / Dotemu)

Best Game Achievement

Best Story

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Studio ASOBO/Focus Entertainment)
  • Elden Ring (from Software, Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica, SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
  • Immortality (half-mermaid)

Best Art Direction

  • Elden Ring (from Software, Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica, SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
  • Contempt (EBB Software / Kepler Interactive)
  • Stray (Bluetwelve Studio / Annapurna)

Best Music (Composer)

  • Oliver Deriviere (A Plague Tale: Requiem)
  • Tsukasa Saitoh (Elden Ring)
  • Bear McCreary (God of War Ragnarok)
  • Two Feathers (Metal: Hellsinger)
  • Yasunori Mitsuda (Xenoblade Chronicles 3)

Best Audio Design

Better performance (voiceover, motion capture)

  • Ashly Burch (Horizon Forbidden West)
  • Charlotte McBurney (A Plague Tale: Requiem)
  • Christopher Judge (God of War Ragnarok)
  • Sunny Suljic (God of War Ragnarok)
  • Manon Gage (Immortality)

Games with impact

  • A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive / Annapurna)
  • As Dusk Falls (Interior Night / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Citizen Sleeper (Leap Over Age / Travel Companion)
  • Endling – Extinction is Eternal (Herobeat Studios/Handygames)
  • Retrospective (Retrospective / Annapurna Team)
  • I was a teenage exocolonist (Northway Games)

Best racing game

  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (epic games)
  • Genshin Impact (Hoyoverse)

Best Indie Game

  • Cult of the Lamb (Massive Monsters / Devolver Digital)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna)
  • SIFU (Sloclap)
  • Stray (Bluetwelve Studio / Annapurna)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team / Finji)

Best First Indie Game

  • Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna)
  • Norco (Robot Geography/Raw Fury)
  • Stray (Bluetwelve Studio / Annapurna)
  • Tunic (Tunic Team / Finji)
  • Vampire survivors (Poncle)

Best mobile game

  • Apex Legends Mobile (Lightspeed & Quantum / Respawn / EA)
  • Diablo Immortal (Blizzard/Netease)
  • Genshin Impact (Hoyoverse)
  • Marvel Snap (Second Dinner Studios / Nuverse)
  • Tower of Fantasy (Hotta Studio / Perfect World / Level Infinite)

Better community support

  • Apex Legends (Respawn/EA)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (epic games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Innovation in accessibility

  • As Dusk Falls (Interior Night / Xbox Game Studios)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica, SIE)
  • Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox / Devolver Digital)
  • The Last of Us Part I (Naughty Dog/SIE)
  • The Quarry (Supermassive Games / 2K)

Best VR/AR Game

  • After the Fall (Vertigo Games)
  • Among Us VR (Schell Games/Innersloth)
  • Bonelab (zero stress level)
  • Moss: Book II (Polyarc)
  • Red Matter 2 (Vertical Robot)

Most anticipated game

  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software / WB Games)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Adaptation (NEW)

  • Arcane (Fortice / Riot Games / Netflix)
  • Cyberpunk Edgerunners (Studio Trigger/CD PR/Netflix)
  • The Cuphead Show (Studio MDHR/King Features Syndicate/Netflix)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (SEGA Group Sammy/Paramount Pictures)
  • Uncharted (PlayStation Productions/Sony Pictures)

The Game Awards 2022: The esports nominations

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E-sport is and will remain a phenomenon. Unsurprisingly, some categories of the Game Awards 2022 are dedicated to him. (Source: Tomas Sisk/Getty Images)

Best esports game

  • Counter Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • DOTA 2 (Valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • Valorant (Riot Games)

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 (Nature Vincere, CS:GO)
  • Jacob “Yay” Whiteeaker (Cloud9, Valorant)

Best esports team

  • Darkzero Esports
  • disconcert the clan
  • Gen.G
  • LA Thieves
  • Strong

best esports trainer

  • Andrii “B1AD3” Horodenskyi
  • Matheus “BZKA” Tarasconi
  • Erik “D00MBR0S” Sandgren
  • Robert “Robban” Dahlstrom
  • Go “Score” Dong Bin

Best esports event

  • EVO 2022
  • 2022 League of Legends World Championships
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 mid-season invitation
  • Valiant Champions 2022

Content Creator of the Year

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Louis
  • nibellion
  • nobru
  • Qtcinderella

What are the odds for “Games of the Year”?

Thinking back to 2022, a game pops right in front of our minds: Elden Ring. More than any other Soulsbourne from From Software before, the intensive action role-playing game managed to reach a large audience and spark some real hype. Even players who have hardly ever put their antennas next to Fifa and Co. were drawn into the world of George RR Martin (Game of Thrones). For example, was Elden Ring as the first game for weeks in the podcast Baywatch Berlin discussed with Klaas Heufer-Umlauf – thanks to Thomas “Schmitti” Schmitt. It remains to be seen whether From Software will also be able to secure the title of “Game of the Year”. After all, the competition is fierce.

God of War Ragnarok is one of the most promising candidates for the “Game of the Year” list. Its great predecessor already sat in 2018 as the “best game” against top players like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Marvel’s Spiderman through. Players have received Kratos’ new adventure in similarly positive fashion, so will the delayed title defense succeed? There is one point against it: God of War Ragnarok was once named “most anticipated game” of 2021, but lost to everyone Elden Ring.

Forbidden Horizon West, which also kicks off as a ‘Game of the Year’ contender, has also failed to establish itself as the most anticipated game. Also at his appearance only a week before Elden Ring soon relegated to the background. A solid RPG, even very good, but much less spectacular and surprising than the action of From Software.

The same goes for the other two nominations. A Plague Tale: Requiem and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 are great games in their own right and have garnered great reviews and a loyal player base, but let them be against Elden Ring see terrain remains uncertain. The same applies to Wanderwhich is likely to go through a particularly rough time as an indie game.

The Game Awards 2022: vote now

You see: Our money is in the pot of Elden Ring. But in the end, you have it in your hands. Until the event, you have the opportunity to vote for your favorites on the Game Awards 2022 homepage. At the reveal December 8 we will announce the winners on CHIP Level Up.

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