The Game Awards 2022 nominees include Ragnarok, Elden Ring, and Nibel

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It’s that time of year again. The snow is starting to fall, as fall turns to winter, and The Game Awards are just around the corner. Today, The Game Awards revealed its 2022 nominees.

The awards ceremony itself will take place on December 8 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA. There will be industry members and a ticket-purchasing audience in attendance, for a night of trophies and world premieres.

This year’s nominees are led by God of War Ragnarok with 10 total nominations, followed by Elden Ring at 7. It’s not all titans though, as some indie projects got some nods too. Immortality and Neon White both picked up three nominations apiece.

Debut Indie Game and Games For Impact have some solid entries too, like Vampire Survivors and Citizen Sleeper. A certain gaming content creator was also recognized, as recently-retired news aggregator Nibellion (a.k.a. Nibel) got a nomination for Content Creator of the Year.

Without further ado, here’s the full lineup for this year’s nominees for The Game Awards 2022.

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 Performance

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

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • MultiVersus
  • Overwatch 2
  • Splatoon 3
  • TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Art Direciton

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

Best Score

  • 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

Innovation in Accessibility

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

Best Narrative

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

Games For Impact

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

Best Independent Game

  • 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 XIV
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Neon White
  • NORCO
  • Stray
  • Tunic
  • Vampire Survivors

Best VR/AR Game

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

Content Creator of the Year

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Ludwig
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

Best Action Game

  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Neon White
  • Sifu
  • TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Action/Adventure Game

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

Best RPG

  • Elden Ring
  • Live a Live
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • Triangle Strategy
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Fighting Game

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

Most Anticipated Game

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

Best Adaptation

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

Best Family Game

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

Best Sim/Strategy Game

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

Best Sports/Racing Game

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

Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League
  • Valorant

Best Esports Athlete

  • Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
  • Finn “karrigan” Andersen
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
  • Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker

Best Esports Team

  • DarkZero Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Gen.G
  • LA Thieves
  • LOUD

Best Esports Coach

  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • Matheus “nzkA” Tarasconi
  • Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren
  • Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström
  • Go “Score” Dong-bin

Best Esports Event

  • Evo 2022
  • 2022 League of Legends Worlds
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational
  • Valorant Champions 2022
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