What are the best games of the year, according to The Game Awards 2022


The Game Awards 2022 were presented this morning, and the big winner is It Takes Two, made by Hazelight studio with the support of Electronic Arts. In addition to the 2022 Game of the Year award, It Takes Two also won the Best Family Game and Best Multiplayer Game categories. Deathloop won Best Game Direction and Best Art Direction awards, while Forza Horizon 5 won Best Audio Design, Innovation in Accessibility and Best Sports / Racing Game.

The nominations for The Game Awards 2022 were made by journalists from over 100 profile publications around the world, and their representatives decided, in proportion of 90%, the winners of each category listed below. However, the fans also had a say, their votes having a share of 10% in the final results.

Here are the best games of 2022, according to the jury at The Game Awards 2022 (the winners of each category are marked in bold):

Game of the Year

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village

Best Game Direction

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Return
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Best Narrative

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Psychonauts 2

Best Performance

  • Erika Mori (Alex Chen / Life is Strange: True Colors)
  • Giancarlo Esposito (Antón Castillo / Far Cry 6)
  • Jason Kelly (Colt Vahn / Deathloop)
  • Maggie Robertson (Alcina Dimitrescu / Resident Evil Village)
  • Ozioma Akagha (Julianna Blake / Deathloop)

Best Multiplayer

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Knockout City
  • It Takes Two
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • New World
  • Valheim

Best Ongoing Game

  • Apex Legends
  • Call of Duty: Warzone
  • Final Fantasy XIV Online
  • Genshin Impact
  • Fortnite

Best Art Direction

  • Deathloop
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Artful Escape

Best Score & Music

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Deathloop
  • Nier Replicant ver. 1.22474487139
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The Artful Escape

Best Audio Design

  • Deathloop
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Return

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Far Cry 6
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • The Vale: Shadow of the Crown

Games for Impact

  • Before Your Eyes
  • Boyfriend Dungeon
  • Chicory: A Colorful Tale
  • Life is Strange: True Colors
  • No Longer Home

Best Independent Game

  • Death’s Door
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Inscription
  • Loop Hero
  • Twelve Minutes

Best Mobile Game

  • Fantasian
  • Genshin Impact
  • League of Legends: Wild Rift
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Pokémon Unite

Best Community Support

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

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Kena: Bridge of Spirts
  • Sable
  • The Artful Escape
  • The Forgotten City
  • Valheim

Best AR / VR Game

  • Hitman III
  • I Expect You To Die 2: The Spy and the Liar
  • Lone Echo II
  • Resident Evil 4 VR
  • Sniper Elite VR

Content Creator of the Year

  • Dream
  • Fuslie
  • Gauls
  • Ibai
  • The Grefg

Best Action Game

  • Back 4 Blood
  • Chivalry II
  • Deathloop
  • Far Cry 6
  • Return

Best Action / Adventure Game

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Metroid Dread
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Psychonauts 2

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Scarlet Nexus
  • Shin Megami Tensei V
  • Tales of Arise

Most Anticipated Game

  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • continuation of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Starfield

Best Fighting Game

  • Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Guilty Gear -Strive-
  • Melty Blood: Light Type
  • Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
  • Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown

Best Family Game

  • It Takes Two
  • Mario Party Superstars
  • New Pokémon Snap
  • Super Mario 3D World + Bowser’s Fury
  • Warioware: Get It Together!

Best Sim / Strategy Game

  • Age of Empires IV
  • Evil Genius 2: World Domination
  • Humankind
  • Inscription
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator

Best Sports / Racing Game

  • F1 2022
  • FIFA 2022
  • Hot Wheels Unleashed
  • Forza Horizon 5
  • Riders Republic

Best eSports Game

  • Call of Duty
  • CS: GO
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Valuing

Best eSports Athlete

  • Collapse
  • S1mple
  • Showmaker
  • Tenza
  • sIMPLE

Best eSports Team

  • Atlanta Faze (Call of Duty)
  • DWG KIA (League of Legends)
  • Natus Vincere (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive)
  • Sentinels (Valuing)
  • Team Spirit (Dota 2)

Best eSports Coach

  • Angry “Silent” Gaziev
  • Andrey “Engh” Sholokhov
  • Andreii “B1AD3” Horodenskyi
  • James “Crowder” Crowder
  • Kim “KKoma” Jeong-Gyun

Best eSports Event

  • 2021 League of Legends World Championships
  • The International 2022
  • PGL Major Stockholm 2022
  • PUBG Mobile Global Championship 2022
  • Valuing Champions Tour: Stage 2 Masters

Source: The Game Awards

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