Elden Ring wins Game of the Year at The Game Awards—see all winners here
Elden Ring nabbed the highest honor at The Game Awards 2022, taking home the trophy for Game of the Year alongside three other prizes. From Software’s open-world fantasy RPG also nabbed the awards for Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Role Playing.
God of War Ragnarök took home the most trophies of any game, winning six in total: Best Narrative, Best Audio Design, Best Performance (for Christopher Judge, as Kratos), Best Action/Adventure, and Innovation in Accessibility.
The only other games to earn multiple awards were cyberpunk cat game Stray, which swept the Best Indie and Best Indie Debut categories, and Final Fantasy XIV, which earned Best Ongoing Game and Best Community Support.
You can view a full list of all the winners below.
- 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)
- 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
- Games for Impact: As Dusk Falls (Interior Night/Xbox Game Studios)
- 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)
- Content Creator of the Year: Ludwig
- 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: Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)
- Best Esports Team: LOUD (Valorant)
- Best Esports Coach: Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, Valorant)
- Best Esports Event: 2022 League of Legends World Championship
That’s it for this year, but host and organizer Geoff Keighley confirmed tonight that The Game Awards will indeed be back next year for its 10th annual broadcast.