All award winners for the Game Awards 2022 by category

Gaming's night of nights is here.

Images via The Game Awards/Santa Monica/FromSoftware/BlueTwelve/Guerrilla Games

God of War Ragnarök and Elden Ring duked it out for the title of the very best video game of 2022 at the ninth annual Game Awards on Dec. 8, while Stray, Final Fantasy XIV, Bayonetta 3, and plenty more scribed their names into the video game history books in gaming’s night of nights.

The awards show, hosted this year at the Microsoft Theatre in L.A., started at 6.30 pm CT and handed out 26 game and six esports and creator gongs.

God of War Ragnarök led the way with a whopping six victories.

Heavyweight FromSoftware offering Elden Ring was in the mix for eight awards and won four, while Aloy-led Horizon Forbidden West and BlueTwelve’s rollicking cat adventure Stray battled across seven categories.

Dot Esports has you covered with all the 2022 Game Awards nominees and winners, and you can rewatch on Twitch, YouTube (below), Facebook Gaming, and more.

Video Games and Media

Game of the Year

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware) (WINNER)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerilla Games)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft)

Best Game Direction

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware) (WINNER)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerilla Games)
  • Immortality (Sam Barlow)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve)

Best Narrative

  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio) (WINNER)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerilla Games)
  • Immortality (Sam Barlow)

Best Art Direction

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware) (WINNER)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerilla Games)
  • Scorn (Ebb Software)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio)

Best Score and Music

  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio) (WINNER)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
  • Metal: Hellsinger (Two Feathers)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft)

Best Audio Design

  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio) (WINNER)
  • Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerilla Games)

Best Performance

  • Christopher Judge as Kratos (God of War Ragnarök) (WINNER)
  • Ashly Burch as Aloy (Horizon Forbidden West)
  • Manon Gage as Marissa Marcel (Immortality)
  • Charlotte McBurney as Amicia de Rune (A Plague Tale: Requiem)
  • Sunny Suljic as Atreus (God of War Ragnarök)
Image via Santa Monica Studios

Games for Impact

  • As Dusk Falls (Interior Night) (WINNER)
  • A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive)
  • Citizen Sleeper (Jump Over the Age)
  • Endling: Extinction is Forever (Herobeat Studios)
  • Hindsight (Joel McDonald)
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist (Northway Games)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix) (WINNER)
  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment)
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (Bungie)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo)

Best Independent Game

  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio) (WINNER)
  • Cult of the Lamb (Massive Monster)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix)
  • Sifu (Sloclap)
  • Tunic (Andrew Shouldice)

Best Mobile Game

  • Marvel Snap (Second Dinner) (WINNER)
  • Apex Legends Mobile (Respawn Entertainment)
  • Diablo Immortal (NetEase)
  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo)
  • Tower of Fantasy (Hotta Studio)
Image via Nuverse

Best Community Support

  • Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix) (WINNER)
  • Apex Legends (Respawn Entertainment)
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen (Bungie)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Moss: Book II (Polyarc) (WINNER)
  • After the Fall (Vertigo Games)
  • Among Us VR (Innersloth)
  • Bonelab (Stress Level Zero)
  • Red Matter 2 (Vertical Robot)

Innovation in Accessibility

  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio) (WINNER)
  • As Dusk Falls (Interior Night)
  • Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox, Lucasfilm)
  • The Last of Us Part I (Naughty Dog)
  • The Quarry (Supermassive Games)

Best Action Game

  • Bayonetta 3 (PlatinumGames) (WINNER)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix)
  • Sifu (Sloclap)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games)
Image via SEGA

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio) (WINNER)
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerilla Games)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve)
  • Tunic (Andrew Shouldice)

Best Role Playing Game

  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware) (WINNER)
  • Live a Live (Square Enix)
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus (Game Freak)
  • Triangle Strategy (Artdink)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft)

Best Fighting Game

  • MultiVersus (Player First Games) (WINNER)
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R (CyberConnect2)
  • The King of Fighters XV (SNK)
  • DNF Duel (Arc System Works, Neople)
  • Sifu (Sloclap)
Image via Warner Bros. Games

Best Family Game

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land (HAL Laboratory) (WINNER)
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (Traveller’s Tales)
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft)
  • Nintendo Switch Sports (Nintendo)
  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo)

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital) (WINNER)
  • F1 22 (Codemasters)
  • FIFA 23 (EA)
  • NBA 2K23 (2K Sports)
  • OlliOlli World (Roll7)

Best Sim/Strategy Game

  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope (Ubisoft) (WINNER)
  • Dune: Spice Wars (Shiro Games)
  • Total War: Warhammer III (Creative Assembly)
  • Two Point Campus (Two Point Studios)
  • Victoria 3 (Paradox Development Studio)

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Splatoon 3 (Nintendo) (WINNER)
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward)
  • MultiVersus (Player First Games)
  • Overwatch 2 (Blizzard)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Tribute Games)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Stray (BlueTwelve) (WINNER)
  • Neon White (Angel Matrix)
  • Norco (Geography of Robots)
  • Tunic (Andrew Shouldice)
  • Vampire Survivors (Luca Galante)

Most Anticipated Game

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo) (WINNER)
  • Final Fantasy XVI (Square Enix)
  • Hogwarts Legacy (Avalanche Software)
  • Resident Evil 4 (Capcom)
  • Starfield (Bethesda)

Best Adaptation

  • Arcane (Fortiche, Riot Games, Netflix), based on League of Legends by Riot Games (WINNER)
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Studio Trigger, CD Projekt Red, Netflix), based on Cyperpunk 2077 by CD Projekt Red
  • The Cuphead Show! (Studio MDHR, Netflix), based on Cuphead by Studio MDHR
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Sammy Group, Sony) based on Sonic the Hedgehog by Sega
  • Uncharted (PlayStation Productions, Sony) based on Uncharted by Sony
Photo via Netflix for Riot Games

Players’ Voice

  • Genshin Impact (miHoYo) (WINNER)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Santa Monica Studio)
  • Sonic Frontiers (Sonic Team)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio)

Esports and Creators Awards

Best Esports Game

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

Best Esports Athlete

  • Jaccob “yay” Whiteaker (WINNER)
  • Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok
  • Finn “karrigan” Andersen
  • Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev

Best Esports Team

  • LOUD (WINNER)
  • Los Angeles Thieves
  • DarkZero Esports
  • Gen.G
  • FaZe Clan
Photo via Riot Games

Best Esports Coach

  • Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (WINNER)
  • Andrii “B1ad3” Horodenskyi
  • Erik “d00mbr0s” Sandgren
  • Robert “RobbaN” Dahlström
  • Go “Score” Dong-bin

Best Esports Event

  • 2022 League of Legends World Championship (WINNER)
  • Evo 2022
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • 2022 League Mid-Season Invitational
  • 2022 VALORANT Champions

Content Creator of the Year

  • Ludwig Ahgren (WINNER)
  • Karl Jacobs
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

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