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The Game Awards 2022: Here Are All the Winners Crowned ‘The Best’ at the Grand Night

Published 12/08/2022, 11:16 PM EST

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Earth’s most prestigious game event, The Game Awards 2022, was harbored on the shore to unveil the casket of surprises. While some were expected, some did justice to the astonishing quotient. All in all, it did the job of respecting the plethora of titles much loved by the community.

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The Game Awards held in Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, brought the whole community together, on the edge of their seats, to witness the extravaganza show. Grammy Award Winner Hozier flabbergasted the community with the musically esteemed performance. Above all, the game became the inevitable diamond of the jewels of the night. And here are all the names that have shone brightly in the community.


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List of awardees for The Game Awards 2022


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The Game Awards put forward over 31 different categories, which represent a designated winner. Hence, to no longer await any eyeballs, here is a list of all the awardees of the magnificent night:

  • GAME OF THE YEAR –Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • BEST GAME DIRECTION –Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • BEST NARRATIVE – God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • GAMES FOR IMPACT – As Dusk Falls (Interior Night/Xbox Game Studios)
  • BEST ART DIRECTION – Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • BEST SCORE AND MUSIC –Bear McCreary, God of War Ragnarök
  • BEST AUDIO DESIGN – God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • BEST PERFORMANCE – Christopher Judge, God of War Ragnarök
  • BEST ONGOING GAME – Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • BEST INDIE – Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)
  • BEST DEBUT INDIE – Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)
  • BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT – Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • BEST MOBILE – Marvel Snap (Second Dinner Studios/Nuverse)
  • BEST VR/AR – Moss: Book II (Polyarc)
  • BEST ACTION –Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
  • BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE – God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • BEST ROLE-PLAYING –Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • BEST FIGHTING – MultiVersus (Player First Games/WB Games)
  • BEST FAMILY – Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Laboratory / Nintendo)
  • BEST SIM/STRATEGY – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan/Paris/Ubisoft)
  • BEST SPORTS/RACING – Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital/SIE)
  • BEST MULTIPLAYER –Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • MOST ANTICIPATED –The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD/Nintendo)
  • BEST ADAPTATION –Arcane: League of Legends (Fortiche/Riot Games/Netflix)
  • INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY – God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE)
  • BEST ESPORTS GAME – Valorant (Riot Games)
  • BEST ESPORTS ATHLETE – Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)
  • BEST ESPORTS COACH – Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, Valorant)
  • BEST ESPORTS EVENT – 2022 League of Legends World Championship
  • PLAYERS VOICE – Genshin Impact
  • BEST INDEPENDENT GAME – Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna)

With this, the deal for the year 2022 is sealed and it would be a treat to be fonder of the upcoming titles in 2023.


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Astitava Kaushik


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Astitava Kaushik is an eSports writer at EssentiallySports. He holds a Master's degree in Media and Communication studies. Throughout the years, he has developed a knack for writing and deems to explore the skill in the eSports field, with games like Valorant, FIFA, and Call of Duty holding a very special place in his heart.
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