The Game Awards 2022 are taking place this evening in Los Angeles. In addition to news, trailers, interviews, and performances, the awards show includes, well, awards. The awards are being revealed throughout the evening, culminating with the overall Game of the Year winner.
We will update this post as the winners are announced. For now, check out the full list of categories and nominees below.
God of War Ragnarok leads the way this year with 10 nominations, while Elden Ring and Horizon Forbidden West have 7 nominations each.
Stray has the third-largest number of nominations for a single game, with this indie title having earned 6 nominations in total.
Overall, Sony has games with a combined total of 20 nominations, Annapurna Interactive and Nintendo share second place with 11 nominations each, and Bandai Namco’s games have an impressive 8 nominations across the 30 award categories.
Winners Of The Games Awards 2022:
- BEST SCORE & MUSIC: God of War Ragnarok
- MOST ANTICIPATED GAME: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR: Ludwig
- BEST ACTION GAME: Bayonetta 3
- BEST MULTIPLAYER: Splatoon 3
- BEST SPORTS/RACING: Gran Turismo 7
- GAMES FOR IMPACT: As Dusk Falls
- BEST ART DIRECTION: Elden Ring
- BEST VR/AR: Moss: Book 2
- BEST SIM/STRATEGY: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
- BEST NARRATIVE: God of War Ragnarok
- BEST ADAPTATION: Arcane: League of Legends
- BEST DEBUT INDIE: Stray
- BEST PERFORMANCE: Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War Ragnarok)
- BEST FAMILY: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
- BEST MOBILE GAME: Marvel Snap
- BEST FIGHTING: Multiversus
- BEST ESPORTS GAME: Valorant
- BEST ESPORTS ATHLETE: Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)
- BEST ESPORTS TEAM: LOUD (Valorant)
- BEST ESPORTS COACH: Matheus “Bzka” Tarasconi (Loud, Valorant)
- BEST ESPORTS EVENT: 2022 League of Legends World Championship
- BEST GAME DIRECTION: TBA
- BEST AUDIO DESIGN: TBA
- BEST ONGOING: TBA
- BEST INDIE: TBA
- BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT: TBA
- INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY: TBA
- BEST ACTION-ADVENTURE: TBA
- BEST ROLE-PLAYING GAME: TBA
- PLAYER’S VOICE: TBA
- GAME OF THE YEAR: TBA