2022 Game Awards Nominations: “God of War Ragnarök” dominates

Nominations have been announced for the 2022 Game Awards, celebrating the most avant-garde voices of the year in gaming.

“God of War Ragnarök” leads the group with ten nominations, including Game of the Year and Best Director. Variety praised the highly anticipated game in a recent review, calling it “a 10 out of 10, which ticks each box with a combination of action, humor and heart-pounding character development that will stay with players long after completing the campaign.”

“Ragnarök” is followed by “Elden Ring” and “Horizon Forbidden West”, which have racked up seven nominations each, including Game of the Year. Sony Interactive Entertainment is the most nominated publisher with 20 nominations among its games, followed by Annapurna Interactive and Nintendo with 11 nominations each.

Fans can submit their votes until December 7th via authenticated online voting on The Game Awards website and the official Discord server for The Game Awards using the official TGA Voting Bot.

The Game Awards will be streamed for free on December 8 on over 40 digital video networks including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram Live and TikTok Live.

See the full list of candidates below:

GAME OF THE YEAR
A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna)
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft / Nintendo)

BETTER GAME DIRECTION
Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
Immortality (half mermaid)
Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna)

BEST NARRATION
A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
Immortality (half mermaid)

BEST ARTISTIC DIRECTION
Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
Contempt (Ebb Software / Kepler Interactive)
Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna)

BEST SCORE AND MUSIC
Olivier Deriviere, A Plague Tale: Requiem
Tsukasa Saitoh, Elden Ring
Bear McCreary, God of War Ragnarök
Two feathers, metal: Hellsinger
Yasunori Mitsuda, Xenoblade Chronicles 3

BEST AUDIO DESIGN
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision)
Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony / SIE)
Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)

THE BEST PERFORMANCE
Ashly Burch, Forbidden Horizon to the West
Charlotte McBurney, A Plague Tale: Requiem
Christopher Judge, God of War Ragnarök
Manon Gage, Immortality
Sunny Suljic, the god of war Ragnarök

IMPACT GAMES
A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive / Annapurna)
As Dusk Falls (Interior Night / Xbox Game Studios)
Citizen Sleeper (Skip Over Age / Travel Companion)
Endling – Extinction is forever (Herobeat Studios / HandyGames)
In hindsight (Team Hindsight / Annapurna)
I was a teenage exocolonist (Northway Games / Finji)

BEST GAME IN PROGRESS
Apex Legends (Respawn / EA)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
FINAL FANTASY XIV (Square Enix)
Fortnite (epic games)
Genshin Impact (HoYoverse)

BEST INDIE
Cult of the Lamb (Massive Monster / Devolver Digital)
Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna)
Sifu (Sloclap)
Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna)
TUNIC (TUNIC Team / Finji)

BEST INDIE DEBUT
Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna Interactive)
NORCO (Robot Geography / Raw Fury)
Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna)
TUNIC (TUNIC Team / Finji)
Vampire survivors (poncle)

BEST COMMUNITY SUPPORT, PRESENTED BY DISCORD
Apex Legends (Respawn / EA)
Destiny 2 (Bungie)
FINAL FANTASY XIV (Square Enix)
Fortnite (epic games)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

BETTER MOBILE
Apex Legends Mobile (Lightspeed and Quantum / Respawn / EA)
Diablo Immortal (Blizzard / NetEase)
Genshin Impact (HoYovese)
MARVEL SNAP (Second Supper Studios / Nuverse)
Tower of Fantasy (Hotta Studio / Perfect World / Level Infinite)

BEST VR / AR
After the fall (Vertigo Games)
Among Us VR (Schell / InnerSloth Games)
BONELAB (Zero Stress Level)
Moss: Book II (Polyarc)
Red Matter 2 (Vertical Robot)

BEST ACTION

Bayonetta 3 (Platinum Games / Nintendo)
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision)
Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna)
Sifu (Sloclap)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games / Dotemu)

BEST ACTION / ADVENTURE
A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna)
TUNIC (TUNIC Team / Finji)

BEST ROLE PLAY
Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
Experience a Live (Square Enix / Nintendo)
Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Game Freak / Nintendo / TPCI)
Triangle strategy (Artdink / Square Enix)
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft / Nintendo)

BEST COMBAT
DNF Duel (Arc System Works / EIGHTING / NEOPLE / NEXON)
JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R (CyberConnect 2 Co. Ltd / Bandai Namco)
The King of Fighters XV (SNK / Plaion)
MultiVersus (First Player Games / WB Games)
Sifu (Sloclap)

BEST FAMILY
Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Laboratory / Nintendo)
LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Traveler’s Tales / WB Games)
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan / Paris / Ubisoft)
Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

BEST SIM / STRATEGY
Dune: Spice Wars (Shiro Games / Funcom)
Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan / Paris / Ubisoft)
Total War: WARHAMMER III (Creative Assembly / Sega)
Two Point Campus (Two Point Studios / Sega)
Victoria 3 (Paradox Development Studio / Paradox Interactive)

BEST SPORTS / RACING
F1 22 (Codemasters / EA Sports)
FIFA 23 (EA Vancouver / Romania / EA Sports)
NBA 2K23 (Visual Concepts / Sports 2K)
Gran Turismo 7 (digital polyphony / SIE)
OlliOlli World (Roll 7 / Private Division)

BEST MULTIPLAYER
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision)
MultiVersus (First Player Games / WB Games)
Overwatch 2 (Blizzard)
Splatoon 3 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games / Dotemu)

MORE WAITED
FINAL FANTASY XVI (Square Enix)
Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software / WB Games)
Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
Starfield (Bethesda Game Studios / Bethesda)
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

CONTENT CREATOR OF THE YEAR
Carlo Giacobbe
Ludovico
Nibellion
Nobru
QTCinderella

BETTER FIT
Arcane: League of Legends (Fortiche / Riot Games / Netflix)
Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Studio Trigger / CD Projekt, Netflix)
The Cuphead Show! (Studio MDHR / King Features Syndicate / Netflix)
Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Sammy Group / Paramount Pictures)
Uncharted (PlayStation Productions / Sony Pictures)

INNOVATION IN ACCESSIBILITY
As Dusk Falls (Interior Night / Xbox Game Studios)
God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox / Devolver Digital)
The Last Of Us Part I (Naughty Dog / SIE)
La Cava (Supermassive Games / 2K)

BEST EXPORT GAME
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
DOTA 2 (valve)
League of Legends (riot games)
Rocket League (Psyonix)
VALORANTE (Riot games)

BEST EXPORT ATHLETE
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 EXPORT TEAM
DarkZero Esports (Apex Legends)
Clan FaZe (CS: GO)
Gen. G (League of Legends)
Los Angeles Thieves (Call of Duty)
STRONG (Value)

BEST ESPORTS COACH
Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, CS: GO)
Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (STRONG, VALORANT)
Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FPX, VALORANT)
Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström (FaZe Clan, CS: GO)
Go to “Score” Dong-bin (Gen.G, LOL)

BEST EXPORT EVENT
EVO 2022
2022 League of Legends World Championship
PGL Major Antwerp 2022
The 2022 mid-season invitation
VALORANT Champions 2022

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