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The best games of the year: list of all nominees for The Game Awards 2022

We already have all the games nominated for The Game Awards 2022, the Oscars of the video game industry that recognize the best of the last months.

The Oscars of the video game world, Geoff Keighley's Game Awards, will crown the best of the industry in 2022 next Thursday, December 8. Every year, they will do so during a new awards gala full of announcements, surprises, and recognitions for those who have made us enjoy so much during the last months. Today Keighley himself, once again the master of ceremonies, has announced the list with all the nominees in the different categories.

Led by the three beasts of the year (Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring, and God of War Ragnarok), the nominations also repeat many other names that will allow people to discover some of the indie gems of recent months (Sifu, Tunic, Immortality or Neon White) and vindicate works such as Xenoblade 3, Modern Warfare 2 and A Plague Tale Requiem. Not to mention the surprise of the year, Stray, who rises with 6 nominations and even makes room for meows among the contenders for the GOTY (Game of the Year) award.

Nominees for Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch (Aloy on Horizon Forbidden West)
  • Charlotte McBurney (Amicia on A Plague Tale Requiem)
  • Christopher Judge (Kratos on God of War Ragnarok)
  • Manon Gage (Marissa Marcel on Immortality)
  • Sunny Suljic (Atreus on God of War Ragnarok)

Nominees for Best Art Direction

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Scorn
  • Stray

Nominees for Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2 (The Witch Queen)
  • Final Fantasy XIV (Endwalkers)
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Nominees for Games for Impact

  • A Memoir Blue
  • As Dusk Falls
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Endling - Extinction is Forever
  • Hindsight
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

Nominees for Best Mobile Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Diablo Immortal
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel Snap
  • Tower of Fantasy

Nominees for Best Score and Music

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Nominees for Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Metal Hellsinger
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Nominees for Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • MultiVersus
  • Overwatch 2
  • Splatoon 3
  • TMNT: Shredder's Revenge

Nominees for Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • No Man's Sky

Nominees for Innovation in Accessibility

  • As Dusk Falls
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • The Last of Us Part I
  • The Quarry

Nominees for Best Indie

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Neon White
  • Sifu
  • Stray
  • TUNIC

Nominees for Content Creator of the Year

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Ludwig
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

Nominees for Best VR / AR

  • After The Fall
  • Among Us VR
  • Bonelab
  • Moss: Book 2
  • Red Matter 2

Nominees for Best Fighting

  • DNF Duel
  • Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
  • King of Fighter XV
  • MultiVersus
  • Sifu

Nominees for Best Family

  • Kirby and The Forgotten Land
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope
  • Nintendo Switch Sports
  • Splatoon 3

Nominees for Best Sim / Strategy

  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Mario + Rabbids Spark of Hope
  • Total War Warhammer III
  • Two Point Campus
  • Victoria 3

Nominees for Best Sports / Racing

  • F1 2022
  • FIFA 23
  • NBA 2K23
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • OlliOlli World

Nominees for Best Action / Adventure

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • TUNIC

Nominees for Best Role Playing

  • Elden Ring
  • Live a Live
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus
  • Triangle Strategy
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Nominees for Best Action Game

  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Neon White
  • Sifu
  • TMNT: Shredder’s Revenge

Nominees for Best Adaptation

  • Arcane: League of Legends
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners
  • The Cuphead Show!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Uncharted

Nominees for Most Aniticipated Game

  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Starfield
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom

Nominees for Best Esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League
  • Valorant

Nominees for Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale Requiem
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality

Nominees for Best Game Direction

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Stray

Nominees for Game of the Year

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3