all nominations. Here are the games vying for Game of the Year and more




The “Oscar night” of the video game is approaching. The evening of the Game Awards 2022 set for December 8 will sanction the ideal conclusion of this videogame year. Geoff Keighley during a short video presented the games that, released in the last twelve months, have managed to earn a place in pole position in the compete for some of the most coveted awards. We have already had the opportunity to see the names that appear most often among the nominations: God of War Ragnarok (10 nominees), Elden Ring and Horzion Forbidden West (7 nominations each), Stray (6 nominations) and A Plague Tale Requiem (5 nominations). Here instead we will make a brief but exhaustive review of all the categories and all the games nominated.

For convenience, here are all the categories, you can browse them by clicking on the links

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Game Direction
  • Best Narratives
  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Score and Music
  • Best Audio Design
  • Best Performance
  • Games for Impact
  • Best Ongoing Game
  • Best Indie Game
  • Best Mobile Game
  • Best Community Support
  • Innovation in Accessibility
  • Best VR/AR Game
  • Best Action Game
  • Best Action/Adventure Game
  • Best Role Playing Game
  • Best Fighting Game
  • Best Family Game
  • Best Sim/Strategy Game
  • Best Sport/Racing Game
  • Most Anticipated Game
  • Best Multiplayer Game
  • Best Esport Game
  • Best Indie Debut
  • Best Adaptation
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Game of the Year: here’s who’s competing for the GOTY 2022

Perhaps the most important and coveted award of the evening. There are six games competing for this category.

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  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
  • God of War: Ragnarok (Santa Monica Studios)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games)
  • Stray (Bluewelve Studio)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft)

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