God of War: Ragnarok leads The Game Awards 2022 nominations

The Game Awards has revealed their nominated games for 2022 and God of War: Ragnarok leads the pack with 10 nominations.

God of War Ragnarok

The Game Awards has revealed their nominated games for 2022, and God of War: Ragnarok leads the pack with ten nominations.


2022 has been an excellent year for games. We’ve immersed ourselves into the worlds of Stray, Elden Ring, Immortality, and the recently released God of War: Ragnarok.

So it’s no wonder this year’s The Game Awards nominations are stacked beyond belief. 

Announced on 14th November, the God of War sequel came out on top with ten nominations, closely followed by Elden Ring with seven nominations. 

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God of War: Ragnarok. Credit: Santa Monica Studios

Both games are up for the coveted Game of the Year award, as well as Best Game Direction and Best Narrative. 

God of War’s Christopher Judge and Sunny Suljic also nabbed nominations in the Best Performance category for their roles as Kratos and Atreus, respectively. 

You can see the complete list of nominations below. Voting is now open on The Game Awards website, with the full ceremony taking place on December 8. 

Game of the Year

Recognising a game that delivers the absolute best experience across all creative and technical fields.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Elden Ring

God of War Ragnarok

Horizon Forbidden West

Stray

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Game Direction

Awarded for outstanding creative vision and innovation in game direction and design.

Elden Ring

God of War Ragnarok

Horizon Forbidden West

Immortality

Stray

Best Narrative

For outstanding storytelling and narrative development in a game.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Elden Ring

God of War Ragnarok

Horizon Forbidden West

Immortality

Best Art Direction

For outstanding creative and/or technical achievement in artistic design and animation.

Elden Ring

God of War: Ragnarok

Horizon: Forbidden West

Scorn

Stray

Best Score/Music

For outstanding music, including score, original song and/or licensed soundtrack.

Olivier Deriviere – A Plague Tale: Requiem

Tsukasa Saitoh – Elden Ring

Bear McCreary – God of War: Ragnarok

Two Feathers – Metal Hellsinger

Yasunori Mitsuda

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Immortality. Credit: Half Mermaid Studios

Best Audio Design

Recognising the best in-game audio and sound design.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Elden Ring

God of War Ragnarok

Gran Turismo 7

Horizon Forbidden West

Best Performance

Awarded to an individual for voice-over acting, motion and/or performance capture.

Ashly Birch – Horizon: Forbidden West

Charlotte McBurney – A Plague Tale: Requiem

Christopher Judge – God of War: Ragnarok

Manon Gage – Immortality

Sunny Suljic – God of War: Ragnarok

Games for Impact

For a thought-provoking game with a pro-social meaning or message.

A Memoir Blue

As Dusk Falls

Citizen Sleeper

Endling – Extinction is Forever

Hindsight

I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

Best Ongoing Game

Awarded to a game for outstanding ongoing content development that evolves the player experience over time.

Apex Legends

Destiny 2

Final Fantasy 14 Online

Fortnite

Genshin Impact

Best Indie Game

For outstanding creative and technical achievement in a game made outside the traditional publisher system.

Cult of the Lamb

Neon White

Sifu

Stray

TUNIC

Best Debut Indie Game

For the best debut game created by a new independent studio.

Neon White

NORCO

Stray

TUNIC

Vampire Survivors

Best Mobile Game

For the best game playable on a mobile device.

Apex Legends Mobile

Diablo Immortal

Genshin Impact

Marvel Snap

Tower of Fantasy

Best Community Support

Recognising a game for outstanding community support, transparency and responsiveness, inclusive of social media activity and game updates/patches.

Apex Legends

Destiny 2

Final Fantasy 14 Online

Fortnite

No Man’s Sky

Best VR/AR Game

For the best game experience, playable in virtual or augmented reality, irrespective of platform.

After the Fall

Among Us VR

BONELAB

Moss: Book II

Red Matter 2

Innovation in Accessibility

Recognizing software and/or hardware that is pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.

As Dusk Falls

God of War: Ragnarok

Returnal

Return to Monkey Island

The Last of Us Part 1

The Quarry

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God of War: Ragnarok’s accessibility features have been nominated. Credit: Santa Monica Studios

Best Action Game

For the best game in the action genre focused primarily on combat.

Bayonetta 3

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Neon White

Sifu

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Action/Adventure Game

For the best action/adventure game, combining combat with traversal and puzzle solving.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

God of War Ragnarok

Horizon Forbidden West

Stray

TUNIC

Best RPG

For the best game designed with rich player character customization and progression, including massively multiplayer experiences.

Elden Ring

Live a Live

Pokémon Legends: Arceus

Triangle Strategy

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Fighting Game

For the best game designed primarily around head-to-head combat.

DNF Duel

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R

The King of Fighters 15

MultiVersus

Sifu

Best Family Game

For the best game appropriate for family play, irrespective of genre or platform.

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Nintendo Switch Sports

Splatoon 3

Best Sports/Racing Game

For the best traditional and non-traditional sports and racing game.

F1 22

FIFA 23

NBA 2K23

Gran Turismo 7

OlliOlli World

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Fifa 23. Credit: EA Sports

Best SIM/Strategy Game

Best game focused on real-time or turn-based simulation or strategy gameplay, irrespective of platform.

Dune: Spice Wars

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Total War: WARHAMMER 3

Two Point Campus

Victoria 3

Best Multiplayer Game

For outstanding online multiplayer gameplay and design, including co-op and massively multiplayer experiences, irrespective of game genre or platform.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Multiversus

Overwatch 2

Splatoon 3

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Content Creator of the Year

For a streamer or content creator who has made an important and positive impact on the community in 2022.

Karl Jacobs

Ludwig

Nibellion

Nobru

QTCinderella

Best Esports Athlete

The esports athlete judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2022, irrespective of game.

Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon (Gen.G, LOL)

Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (T1, LOL)

Finn “karrigan” Andersen ( (FaZe Clan – CS:GO)

Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)

Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)

Best Esports Coach

The Esports coach judged to be the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2022.

Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)

Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT)

Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FPX, VALORANT)

Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (FaZe Clan, CS:GO)

Go “Score” Dong-bin (Gen.G, LOL)

Best Esports Event

Recognizing an event (across single or multiple days) that delivered a best-of-class experience for participants and the broadcast audience.

EVO 2022

2022 League of Legends World Championship

PGL Major Antwerp 2022

The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational

VALORANT Champions 2022

Best Esports Game

For the game that has delivered the best overall esports experience to players (inclusive of tournaments, community support and content updates), irrespective of genre or platform.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

DOTA 2

League of Legends

Rocket League

VALORANT

Best Esports Team

Recognising a specific esports team (not the full organization) judged the most outstanding for performance and conduct in 2022.

DarkZero Esports (Apex Legends)

FaZe Clan (CS:GO)

Gen.G (League of Legends)

LA Thieves (Call of Duty)

LOUD (Valorant)

Most Anticipated Game

Recognising an announced game that has demonstrably illustrated potential to push the gaming medium forward.

Final Fantasy 16

Hogwarts Legacy

Resident Evil 4

Starfield

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Adaptation

Celebrating game-inspired projects across entertainment including TV, movies, comics, and more.

Arcane: League of Legends

Cyberpunk: Edgerunners

The Cuphead Show!

Sonic the Hedgehog 2

Uncharted


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