‘God of War Ragnarok’ and ‘Elden Ring’ Lead the 2022 Game Awards Nominees

2022 is coming to a close, which means it’s almost time to reward the people behind some of the best games of the year. While many people mainly tune in to world premieres, trailers and an unavoidable sighting, there are in fact some trophies to hand out as well. The show’s host and producer, Geoff Keighley, has announced the nominees for the ninth edition of the ceremony.

(which came out on PS4 and PS5 last week) leads the pack with 10 nominations, followed by and with seven each. the great also did well with six nods. All four are among the Game of the Year nominees. They are accompanied by and .

Not surprising, given the strong showings of God of War Ragarnok and Horizon Forbidden WestSony Interactive Entertainment had the most nominations of all publishers with 20, followed by Annapurna Interactive and Nintendo with 11 each, Bandai Namco with eight and Riot Games with six. A composed of representatives from over 100 publications and influencer outlets determines the nominees (so don’t blame Keighley if your favorite didn’t make it). You can now vote for The Game Awards’ and . Fans in China can vote through Bilibili.

There’s a one called Best Adaptation this year, for shows and movies based on games. The nominees are , , , and . Sorry, Halo. It’s not hard to imagine HBOs but take the plunge next year.

A ton of other games, big and small, earned nominations in 31 categories (including esports and creator awards). Marvel Snap, Immortality, Scorn, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Splatoon 3, Tunic, Cult of the Lamb, Sifu, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, MultiVersus, Vampire Survivor, Diablo Immortal and Overwatch 2 were among the titles that received nods. Note that there was no love for or in the Best Mobile category.

The ceremony will take place on December 8. If you’re not attending in person or watching an IMAX theater, you can see The Game Awards on Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Steam, Instagram Live, and dozens of other platforms.

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