Role Playing and Action Adventure ruled the day at the 2022 Video Game Awards held on December 8th at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
The Hidetaka Miyazaki George R.R. Martin epic fantasy RPG Elden Ring received the coveted Game of the Year Award as well as Best Role Playing Game, Best Art Direction, and Best Studio Game Direction for developers From Software Inc and Bandai Namco.
Although Elden Ring received the top honor, it was Sony Interactive’s God of War Ragnarök that laid waste to its competitors. The game won a total of six awards out of its eleven nominations, making it the most nominated and award winning game of the competition.
Here’s a complete list of the recent winners in all categories.
Game of the Year/Best Role Playing/Best Role Playing/Best Art Direction/Best Studio Game Direction: Elden Ring (From Software Inc. Bandai Namco)
Best Action Adventure/Narrative/Score, Soundtrack/ Audio Design/Innovation in Accessibility: God of War Ragnarök ( Sony Interactive)
Best Performance: Christopher Judge God of War Ragnarök (Sony Interactive)
Best Debut/Independent Game: Stray (Blue Twelve Studio)
Best Ongoing Game:/Best Community Support: Final Fantasy XIV (Square Enix)
Best Strategy Game: Mario +Rabbids: Spark of Hope (Ubisoft)
Best Fighting Game: Multiversus (Player First Games)
Best Action Game: Bayonetta 3 (Nintendo Platinum Games)
Best Sports/Racing Game: Gran Turismo 7 (Sony Interactive)
Best Family Game: Kirby and the Forgotten Land ( Nintendo Hal Interactive)
Best Multiplayer Game: Splatoon 3 (Nintendo Entertainment)
Best VR Game: Moss Book 2 (Polyarc)
Best Mobile Game: Marvel Snap (Nuverse Second Dinner Studios)
Best Adaptation: Arcane: League of Legends (Netflix)
Players Voice Award: Geshin Impact (miYoho)
Most Anticipated Game: Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (Nintendo)
Best Game for Impact: As Dusk Falls (Xbox Game Studio)
Best Esports Game: Valorant (Riot Games)
Best Esports Event: 2022 League of Legends World Championship
Best Esports Player: Jacob Whiteaker
Best Esports Team: LOUD
Best Esports Coach: Matheus Tarasconi
Content Creator of the Year: Ludwig Ahgren