TGA 2022 – The Game Awards GOTY candidates, how to vote

Did your favorite games receive TGA 2022 nominations this year? Was your best game of the year nominated for the TGA 2022 GOTY?

It’s mid-November, right now at the start of The Game Awards season. We’re now in the time of year when the debates about which game is the hottest are at their fiercest, when fans are most passionate and most dedicated to their favorite games. And with that, we’re also looking at the GOTY nominees from this year’s TGA 2022, along with other The Game Awards nominees for the year in several different categories. Let’s take a look at all of this year’s nominees for The Game Awards 2022 for Game of the Year and thirty other categories, including the all-new ‘Best in Adaptation’ award for Best Showcase Game of the Year.

How to vote for TGA 2022

Given all 31 different categories, fans can cast their vote by logging into The Game Awards website using their Twitter, Twitch, Facebook or Youtube accounts. On the very first page of the website, there should be a button to click “Vote Now”. If somehow you can’t find it, you can start voting for your TGA 2022 GOTY via this link.

The Game Awards 2022 nominees for Game of the Year

TGA 2022 GOTY Game of the Year Nominees

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studios / Focus Entertainment)
  • Elden Ring (from Software / Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Forbidden Horizon West (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft / Nintendo)

Best game direction

  • Elden Ring (from Software / Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Forbidden Horizon West (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Immortality (half mermaid)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Fiction

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studios / Focus Entertainment)
  • Elden Ring (from Software / Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Forbidden Horizon West (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Immortality (half mermaid)

Best Art Direction

  • Elden Ring (from Software / Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Forbidden Horizon West (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Contempt (Ebb Software / Kepler Interactive)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Score and Music

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Olivier Derivière)
  • Elden Ring (Tsukasa Saitoh)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Bear McCreary)
  • Metal: Hellsinger (two feathers)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Yasunori Mitsuda)

Best audio design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision Blizzard)
  • Elden Ring (from Software / Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Forbidden Horizon West (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

The best performance

  • Ashley Burch as Aloy in Horizon Forbidden West
  • Charlotte McBurney as Amicia in A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Christopher Judge as Kratos in God of War Ragnarok
  • Manon Gage as Marcel in Immortality
  • Sunny Suljic as Atreus in God of War Ragnarok

Impact games

  • A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive / Annapurna Interactive)
  • As Dusk Falls (Interior Night / Xbox Game Studios)
  • Citizen Sleeper (Leap Beyond Age / Travel Companion)
  • Endling (Herobeat Studios / Handygames)
  • Hindsight (Team Hindsight / Annapurna Interactive)
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist (Northway Games / Finji)

Best in progress

  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin Impact (HoYoverse)

The best indie

  • Cult of the Lamb (Massive Monster / Devolver Digital)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Sifu (Sloclap)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Tunic (Team Tunic / Finji)

Best mobile game

  • Apex Legends Mobile (Lightspeed & Quantum / Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
  • Diablo Immortal (Activision Blizzard / NetEase Entertainment)
  • Genshin Impact (HoYoverse)
  • Marvel Snap (Second Dinner Studios / NuVerse)
  • Tower of Fantasy (Hotta Studio / Perfect World / Level Infinite)

Better community support

  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Innovation in accessibility

  • As Dusk Falls (Interior Night / Xbox Game Studios)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox / Devolver Digital)
  • The Last of Us Part I (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • The Quarry (Supermassive Games / 2K)

Best VR/AR

  • After the Fall (Vertigo Games)
  • Among Us VR (Schell Games / InnerSloth)
  • Bonelab (zero stress level)
  • Moss: Book II (Polyarc)
  • Red Matter 2 (upright robot)

Best action game

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

Best Action/Adventure

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studios / Focus Entertainment)
  • God of War Ragnarok (Sony Santa Monica / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Forbidden Horizon West (Guerilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Tunic (Team Tunic / Finji)

Best RPG

  • Elden Ring (from Software / Bandai Namco)
  • Live A Live (Square Enix / Nintendo)
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus (Game Freak / Nintendo / The Pokemon Company)
  • Triangular Strategy (Artdink / Square Enix)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft / Nintendo)

Best fight

  • DNF Duel (Arc System Works / Eighting / Neople / Nexon)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R (Cyberconnect 2 / Bandai Namco)
  • The King of Fighters XV (SNK / Plaion)
  • MultiVersus (Early Player Games / WB Games)
  • Sifu (Sloclap)

The best family

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Laboratory / Nintendo)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Traveller’s Tales / WB Games)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft Milan / Paris / Ubisoft)
  • Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo Entertainment / Nintendo Planning and Development)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Entertainment / Nintendo Planning and Development)

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 / 2K Sports)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • OlliOlli World (Roll 7 / Private Split)

Best multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward / Activision Blizzard)
  • MultiVersus (Early Player Games / WB Games)
  • Overwatch 2 (Activision Blizzard)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Entertainment / Nintendo Planning and Development)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games / DotEmu)

Content Creator of the Year

  • Charles Jacobs
  • Louis
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QT Cinderella
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Best Independent Debut

  • Neon White (Angel Matrix / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Norco (Robot Geography / Raw Fury)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Tunic (Team Tunic / Finji)
  • Vampire Survivors (Poncle)

Best fit

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

Most awaited game

  • 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 Entertainment / Nintendo planning and development)

Best eSports game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Dota 2 (valve)
  • League of Legends (Riot Games)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)
  • VALORANT (Riot Games)

Best eSports Athlete

  • Jeong “Chovy” Ji-Hoon (Gen.G, League of Legends)
  • Lee “Faker” Sang Hyeok (T1, League of Legends)
  • Finn “Karrigan” Andersen (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, VALORANT)

Best esports team

  • Dark Zero Esports (Apex Legends)
  • FaZe Clan (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Gen.G (League of Legends)
  • Los Angeles Thieves (Call of Duty)
  • STRONG (VALUING)

Best esports coach

  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi (Natus Vincere, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, VALORANT)
  • Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren (FunPlus Phoenix, VALORANT)
  • Robert “RobbaN” Dahlstrom (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Go “Mark” Dong-Bin (Gen.G, League of Legends)

Best esports event

  • EVO 2022
  • League of Legends World Championship 2022
  • PGL Greater Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 mid-season invitation
  • VALORANT Champions 2022

The Game Awards 2022 awards night

Voting results will be revealed during The Game Awards 2022 live event on December 8, 2022. Awards night will be held with an onsite live event at the Microsoft Center in Los Angeles, California with perennial guest Geoff Keighley. So, after you vote for your TGA 2022 GOTY, you can find out if your candidate actually won the prize tonight. Those who can’t watch live can still find out the results of the TGA 2022 GOTY vote via The Game Awards’ official live stream here. There are many reasons to watch the prestigious show other than finding out about the results, as Geoff Keighley teased that there are around 50 announcements and reveals to come during the show. Pumping, right?

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