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The Game Awards 2022 nominees and details are here!

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The Game Awards 2022 (TGA) starts this Thursday, Dec. 8 on ‘all streaming platforms’ including Twitch and YouTube.

The situation

Nominations for The Game Awards were announced Monday at 12 pm ET with the coveted Game of the Year 2022 Nominees rounding up: A Plague Tale: Requiem, Elden Ring, God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon: Forbidden West, Stray and Xenoblade Chronicles 3. All but two titles are a sequel to an award-winning series.

Speaking of sequels, this week we discussed the very credible rumor that we may see a Diablo 4 release date announcement at TGA 2022 in December!

The nominees!

Here are a few of the topline awards and nominees for select 2022 categories:

Game of the Year:

  1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
  2. Elden Ring
  3. God of War: Ragnarok
  4. Horizon: Forbidden West
  5. Stray
  6. Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Narrative:

  1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
  2. Elden Ring
  3. God of War: Ragnarok
  4. Horizon: Forbidden West
  5. Immortality

Best Art Direction:

  1. Elden Ring
  2. God of War: Ragnarok
  3. Horizon: Forbidden West
  4. Scorn
  5. Stray

Best Score and Music:

  1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
  2. Elden Ring
  3. God of War: Ragnarok
  4. Metal: Hellsinger
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Audio Design:

  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  2. Elden Ring
  3. God of War: Ragnarok
  4. Gran Turismo 7
  5. Horizon: Forbidden West

Best Performance:

  1. Ashly Burch (Aloy – Horizon: Forbidden West)
  2. Charlotte McBurney (Amicia – A Plague Tale: Requiem)
  3. Christopher Judge (Kratos – God of War: Ragnarok)
  4. Manon Gage (Marissa – Immortality)
  5. Sunny Suljic (Atreus – God of War)

Best Indie:

  1. Cult of the Lamb
  2. Neon White
  3. SIFU
  4. Stray
  5. Tunic

Best Mobile Game:

  1. Apex Legends Mobile
  2. Diablo Immortal
  3. Genshin Impact
  4. Marvel Snap
  5. Tower of Fantasy

Best VR/AR:

  1. After the Fall
  2. Among Us VR
  3. Bonelab
  4. Moss: Book II
  5. Red Matter 2

Best Action Game:

  1. Bayonetta 3
  2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  3. Neon White
  4. SIFU
  5. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Action/Adventure:

  1. A Plague Tale: Requiem
  2. God of War: Ragnarok
  3. Horizon: Forbidden West
  4. Stray
  5. Tunic

Best Role Playing:

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Live A Live
  3. Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  4. Triangle Strategy
  5. Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Fighting:

  1. DNF Duel
  2. Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
  3. The King of Fighters XV
  4. Multiversus
  5. SIFU

Best Sports/Racing:

  1. F1 22
  2. FIFA 23
  3. NBA 2K23
  4. Gran Turismo 7
  5. Olliolli World

Best Esports Athlete:

  1. Jeong “Chovy” Ji-hoon (Gen.G, League of Legends)
  2. Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok (T1, League of Legends)
  3. Finn “Karrigan” Andersen (FaZe, CS:GO)
  4. Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev (Natus Vincere, CS:GO)
  5. Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)

Best Esports Team:

  1. DarkZero (Apex Legends)
  2. FaZe Clan (CS:GO)
  3. G (League of Legends)
  4. LA Thieves (Call of Duty)
  5. Loud (Valorant)

See The Game Awards 2022 online for the complete list of nominees and categories here.

What it means for gamers

Whether you line up with the nominees or the winners in the awards categories, TGA always has a pretty good showing of announcements, reveals, new trailers, and other details. As mentioned, there’s been a lot of buzz about Diablo 4 information, including speculation of a release date to precede an early 2023 open beta. With a healthy number of leaks, rumors, and anticipation to fuel the 2023 gaming lineup.

Personally, I’m more interested in seeing the details behind new games coming and listed for 2023 since the writing seems to be on the wall for the awards and GOTY winners this year.

I don’t think there will be any surprises in the awards – hopefully, there will be plenty in the reveals and announcements!

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