Today, The Game Awards, the video game industry’s annual year-end celebration, announced its 2022 nominees. God of War Ragnarok leads the industry with 10 nominations. This year’s impressive list of nominees includes the most innovative games, studios and creatives who have driven the gaming industry forward in 2022, 108 different games, individuals, teams and events spanning multiple gaming genres and platforms.
This year’s Game of the Year nominees are 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 Interactive) and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo).
This year, the show features an all-new Best Adaptation category dedicated to games-inspired entertainment projects. 3 Netflix series nominees include Arcane: League of Legends (Forticche/Riot Games/Netflix), Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Studio Trigger/CD Projekt, Netflix), The Cuphead Show! (Studio MDHR/King Features Syndicate/Netflix) and two theatrical films: Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Sammy Group/Paramount Pictures) and Uncharted (PlayStation Productions/Sony Pictures).
Sony Interactive Entertainment is the most nominated publisher with 20 nominations in its combined games portfolio, followed by Annapurna Interactive and Nintendo with 11 nominations each, Bandai Namco Entertainment with 8 and Riot Games with 6 nominations. Nominees for The Game Awards are selected by a global jury of over 100 media outlets and influencers.
From today until December 7th, fans will be able to help select winners in all categories via authorized online voting at www.thegameawards.com and the official Discord server for The Game Awards using the official TGA voting bot.
The Game Awards will be streamed live on Microsoft Theater on Thursday, December 8, 2022, with awards presentations, world premiere announcements of new games, and spectacular musical performances by Lorne Balfe’s The Game Awards Orchestra.