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The Game Awards 2022: Modern Warfare 2 Raids reveal, Elden Ring, God of War & all winners

Here are all of the winners from The Game Awards 2022, as both God of War and Elden Ring took the award ceremony by storm.

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The Game Awards 2022 saw a host of the industry’s most illustrious and popular game development studios in attendance as some of this year’s biggest games received honors for their incredible work. Here are all of The Game Awards 2022 winners and a sneak peek at Modern Warfare 2’s Raids.

The most distinguished award ceremony in the video game industry returned in December 2022. This year was an extremely memorable year for video games as Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, and Modern Warfare 2 all experienced successful launches.

The Game Awards 2022 was the ninth edition of the ceremony hosted by Geoff Keighley, who revealed numerous world premiers through exclusive game trailers, as well as the winners of huge awards such as Game of the Year.

Here’s everything you need to know about the winners of The Game Awards 2022.

The Game Awards 2022 winners

There was an abundance of awards handed out during the course of The Game Awards 2022 award ceremony, but two games, in particular, stood out both before, during, and after the event.

God of War Ragnarok and Elden Ring have been the biggest games of 2022, generating copious amounts of hype which each seemed to live up to through gameplay, design, and narrative direction. Both these games swept the floor, receiving awards from multiple nominations.

Here are all of the nominations and winners for every category at The Game Awards 2022.

Game of the Year

  • Winner – Elden Ring

Nominations

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

Best Game Direction

  • Winner – Elden Ring

Nominations

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

Best Ongoing Game

  • Winner – Final Fantasy XIV

Nominations

  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Action / Adventure Game

  • Winner – God of War Ragnarok

Nominations

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

Best Indie

  • Winner – Stray

Nominations

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

Players Voice

  • Winner – Genshin Impact

Nominations

  • Genshin Impact
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Stray

Best Role Playing Game

  • Winner – Elden Ring

Nominations

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

Innovation in Accessibility

  • Winner – God of War Ragnarok

Nominations

  • God of War Ragnarok
  • As Dusk Falls
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • The Last of Us Part 1
  • The Quarry

Best Score and Music

  • Winner – God of War Ragnarok

Nominations

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

Best Action Game

  • Winner – Bayonetta 3

Nominations

  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Neon White
  • Sifu
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Most Anticipated Game

  • Winner – The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Nominations

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

Content Creator Of The Year

  • Winner – Ludwig

Nominations

  • Ludwig
  • Karl Jacobs
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

Best Audio Design

  • Winner – God of War Ragnarok

Nominations

  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Elden Ring
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Winner – Splatoon 3

Nominations

  • Splatoon 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Multiversus
  • Overwatch 2
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Sports / Racing Game

  • Winner: Grand Turismo 7

Nominations

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • F1 2022
  • FIFA 2023
  • NBA 2k23
  • OlliOlli World

Games for Impact

  • Winner – As Dusk Falls

Nominations

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

Best Community Support

  • Winner – Final Fantasy XIV

Nominations

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

Best Sim / Strategy Game

  • Winner – Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

Nominations

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

Best VR/AR Game

  • Winner – Moss: Book II

Nominations

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

Best Art Direction

  • Winner – Elden Ring

Nominations

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

Best Narrative

  • Winner – God of War Ragnarok

Nominations

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

Best Adaptation

  • Winner – Arcane: League of Legends

Nominations

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

Best Debut Indie

  • Winner – Stray

Nominations

  • Stray
  • Neon White
  • Norco
  • Tunic
  • Vampire Survivors

Best Performance

  • Winner: Christopher Judge

Nominations

  • Christopher Judge – God of War Ragnarok
  • Ashly Burch – Horizon Forbidden West
  • Charlotte McBurney – A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Manon Gage – Immortality
  • Sunny Suljic – God of War Ragnarok

Best Family Game

  • Winner – Kirby and The Forgotten Land

Nominations

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

Best Esports Game

  • Winner – Valorant

Nominations

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

Best Esports Athlete

  • Winner – Jacob ‘Yay’ Whiteaker

Nominations

  • Jacob ‘Yay’ Whiteaker
  • Jeong ‘Chovy’ Ji-Hoon
  • Lee ‘Faker’ Sang-Hyeok
  • Finn ‘Karrigan’ Andersen
  • Oleksandr ‘S1MPLE’ Kostyliev

Best Esports Team

  • Winner – LOUD

Nominations

  • LOUD
  • DarkZero Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Gen.G
  • LA Thieves

Best Esports Coach

  • Winner – Matheus ‘BZKA’ Tarasconi

Nominations

  • Matheus ‘BZKA’ Tarasconi
  • Andrii ‘B1AD3’ Horodenskyi
  • Erik ‘D00mbr0s’ Sandgren
  • Robert ‘Robban’ Dahlstrom
  • Go ‘Score’ Dong-Bin

Best Esports Event

  • Winner – 2022 League Of Legends World Championship

Nominations

  • 2022 League Of Legends World Championship
  • Evo 2022
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational
  • Valorant Champions 2022

Best Fighting Game

  • Winner – Multiversus

Nominations

  • Multiversus
  • DNF Duel
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
  • The King of Fighters XV
  • Sifu

Best Mobile Game

  • Winner – Marvel Snap

Nominations

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

Modern Warfare 2 Raids reveal

As well as various other exclusive reveals, The Game Awards 2022 also gave Modern Warfare 2 fans their first look at the new Raids mode coming in the Season 1 Reloaded update.

The trailer gave players a taste of what the first-ever MW2 Raid will entail. The Raid is called Atomgrad, and it will see players take control of Campaign characters Price, Farah, and Gaz as they infiltrate an underground enemy base with plenty of opportunity to experience the game’s underwater mechanics.

You can find out more about Modern Warfare 2’s Raids through our Raids explained piece.


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