Best of 2022: Game of the Year Awards

  • Publish Date: November 14, 2022
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2022 Video Game Awards Tracker

Here are the games released during 2022 that have won major industry awards or received nominations for those awards. This page will be updated whenever new awards and nominations are announced.

Recent updates:
Added March 31: BAFTA Winners
Added March 22: Game Developers Choice Winners
Added March 6: BAFTA nominees
Added February 24: DICE winners
Added January 26: GDC nominees
Added January 18: NY Game Awards winners
Added January 12, 2023: DICE nominations, Metacritic Game of the Year, NY Game Awards nominations
Added December 9: The Game Awards winners
Added November 14, 2022: The 2022 version of the awards tracker launched with The Game Awards nominees. (Note: Last year's game awards can now be found here.)

Key to awards:
[BAFTA] BAFTA Games Awards
[DICE] D.I.C.E. Awards (Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences)
[GDC] Game Developers Choice Awards
[MC] Metacritic Game of the Year (overall highest Metascore)
[NY] New York Game Awards
[TGA] The Game Awards

WinWins in bold and starred / nominations in regular text

Game of the Year

Cult of the Lamb - BAFTA, NY

Elden Ring - BAFTA, WinDICE, Win GDC, WinMC, WinNY, WinTGA

God of War: Ragnarok - BAFTA, DICE, GDC, NY, TGA

Horizon Forbidden West - DICE, TGA

Immortality - GDC, NY

Marvel Snap - BAFTA

Pentiment - GDC, NY

A Plague Tale: Requiem - NY, TGA


Tunic - GDC

Vampire Survivors - Win BAFTA, DICE, NY

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - NY, TGA

Indie Game of the Year

Cult of the Lamb - TGA

Immortality - DICE, NY

Neon White - DICE, NY, TGA

Return to Monkey Island - NY

Sifu - TGA

Stray - WinTGA

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge - DICE

Trombone Champ - NY

Tunic - WinDICE, TGA

Vampire Survivors - DICE, WinNY

Wordle - NY

Wylde Flowers - NY

Debut Game of the Year

As Dusk Falls - BAFTA

The Case of the Golden idol - BAFTA

Neon White - GDC, TGA


Stray - BAFTA, Win GDC, WinTGA

Trombone Champ - BAFTA

Tunic - Win BAFTA, GDC, TGA

Vampire Survivors - BAFTA, GDC, TGA

Multiplayer/Online Game of the Year

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - BAFTA, DICE, TGA

Elden Ring - Win BAFTA


Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker - WinDICE

Marvel Snap - DICE

MultiVersus - TGA

Overwatch 2 - BAFTA, TGA

Rumbleverse - DICE

Splatoon 3 - BAFTA, WinTGA

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge - BAFTA, TGA

Ongoing/Evolving Game of the Year
[Games first released prior to 2022 with new content added in 2022]

Apex Legends - BAFTA, TGA

Destiny 2 - TGA

Dreams - BAFTA

The Elder Scrolls Online - BAFTA

Final Fantasy XIV Online - Win BAFTA, WinTGA

Fortnite - TGA

Forza Horizon 5 - BAFTA

Genshin Impact - TGA

No Man's Sky - BAFTA

Best Story/Writing

As Dusk Falls - NY

Citizen Sleeper - BAFTA

Elden Ring - DICE, NY, TGA

God of War: Ragnarok - BAFTA, WinDICE, GDC, WinNY, WinTGA

Horizon Forbidden West - TGA

I Was a Teenage Exocolonist - DICE, GDC

Immortality - Win BAFTA, DICE, GDC, NY, TGA

Norco - DICE, NY

Pentiment - BAFTA, Win GDC

A Plague Tale: Requiem - BAFTA, TGA

Return to Monkey Island - GDC, NY

Roadwarden - NY

Stray - BAFTA

Mobile Game of the Year

Apex Legends Mobile - TGA

Desta: The Memories Between - NY

Diablo Immortal - DICE, TGA

Genshin Impact - TGA

Gibbon: Beyond the Trees - DICE

Immortality - DICE

Marvel Snap - WinDICE, WinNY, WinTGA

Poinpy - DICE, NY

Railbound - NY

Tower of Fantasy - TGA

Wylde Flowers - NY

AR/VR/IR Game of the Year

After the Fall - TGA

Among Us VR - TGA

Bonelab - NY, TGA

Cosmonious High - DICE

The Last Clockwinder - DICE, NY

Lost Recipes - NY

Moss: Book II - DICE, WinNY, WinTGA

Red Matter 2 - WinDICE, TGA


Tentacular - DICE

Genre-specific awards

Action Game of the Year

Bayonetta 3 - DICE, WinTGA

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II - TGA

Grounded - DICE

Neon White - DICE, TGA

Sifu - DICE, TGA

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge - TGA

Vampire Survivors - WinDICE

Adventure (or Action-Adventure) Game of the Year

God of War: Ragnarok - WinDICE, WinTGA

Horizon Forbidden West - DICE, TGA

Norco - DICE

A Plague Tale: Requiem - TGA

Stray - DICE, TGA

Tunic - DICE, TGA

Fighting Game of the Year

DNF Duel - TGA

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R - DICE, TGA

The King of Fighters XV - DICE, TGA

MultiVersus - WinDICE, WinTGA

Rumbleverse - DICE

Sifu - TGA

SpiderHeck - DICE

Role-Playing Game of the Year

Citizen Sleeper - DICE

Elden Ring - WinDICE, WinTGA

Live a Live - TGA

Pokémon Legends: Arceus - TGA

Triangle Strategy - TGA

Weird West - DICE

World of Warcraft: Dragonflight - DICE

Xenoblade Chronicles 3 - DICE, TGA

Simulation/Strategy Game of the Year

Dune: Spice Wars - TGA

Dwarf Fortress - WinDICE

Ixion - DICE

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope - WinTGA

Marvel's MIdnight Suns - DICE

Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator - DICE

Total War: Warhammer III - TGA

Two Point Campus - TGA

Victoria 3 - TGA

Warhammer 40,000 Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters - DICE

Sports/Racing Game of the Year

F1 22 - DICE, TGA


Gran Turismo 7 - WinDICE, WinTGA

Mario Strikers: Battle League - DICE

MLB The Show 22 - DICE


Need for Speed Unbound - DICE

OlliOlli World - WinDICE, TGA


Note that most awards organizations also honor games and creators in additional categories not listed above. We opted to concentrate on those categories that tend to recur most frequently among the different awards groups. In addition, we have omitted awards and organizations (such as the Golden Joystick Awards) that are determined solely by public voting, as well as any awards (like those theoretically handed out in the summer at E3) that don't primarliy correspond to the calendar year.


View previous years: 2021



Comments (4)

  • ThanatosIntern  

    Different versions of Vampire Survivors are shown, should use the one with most reviews

  • YokiHuramea  

    New York Game Awards winner is Elden Ring !!!

  • ThanatosIntern  

    Shouldn't the Golden Joystick Awards be included? They're not insignificant.

  • VidyaGaemAwards  

    Our voters awarded Metroid Dread the "Least Worst Award" for least worst game of the year, this is the equivalent of Game of the Year.

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