Games With the Most All-Time Wins and Nominations at The Game Awards

Where do this year's "Game of the Year" nominees stack up in the history of The Game Awards?

The Game Awards are just around the corner, as on December 8, the greatest games of 2022, as well as their developers, artists, and actors will be honored for their respective achievements in the videogame medium. For the last eight years, The Game Awards have commemorated many of the industry’s greatest games since the show’s first presentation in 2014 in a ceremony that has only become more extravagant and extensive since its inception. To see how this year’s nominees compare, let’s take a look back at The Game Award Nominees with the most wins and nominations.

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Honorable Mention – Dragon Age Inquisition – 2014

Nominations: 2 (Game of the Year, Best Roleplaying Game)

Wins: 2

While Dragon Age: Inquisition only picked up two nominations at The Game Awards 2014, it was the first game to ever win “Game of the Year” at the inaugural ceremony, and also earned a Best RPG victory. There were far fewer categories in the early years of The Game Awards, making the most recent Dragon Age title worthy of recognition.

Honorable Mention – Xenoblade Chronicles 3 – 2022

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Nominations: 3 (Game of the Year, Best Score and Music, Best Role Playing Game)

Wins: ?

The Nintendo Switch exclusive action RPG earned three nominations at the ninth iteration of The Game Awards. Of the six “Game of the Year” Nominees, it has the fewest nominations, but is still an undeniable contender at this year’s ceremony.

Honorable Mention – Disco Elysium – 2019

Nominations: 4 (Best Narrative, Best Independent Game, Best Roleplaying Game, Fresh Indie Game)

Wins: 4

While Disco Elysium only received four nominations, the 2019 RPG from ZA/UM swept each and every category it was nominated in. Disco Elysium is also tied for second most wins all-time at the game awards with two other games that can be found later on the list. One can only wonder why the RPG wasn’t nominated for “Game of the Year” at The Game Awards sixth annual celebration.

32. A Plague Tale: Requiem – 2022

Nominations: 5 (Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Score and Music, Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: ?

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31. Psychonauts 2 – 2021

Nominations: 5 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: 0

30. Firewatch – 2016

Nominations: 5 (Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Performance x2, Best Independent Game)

Wins: 0

29. Doom: Eternal – 2020

Nominations: 5 (Game of the Year, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, Best Action Game, Player’s Voice)

Wins: 0

28. Resident Evil: Village – 2021

Nominations: 5 (Game of the Year, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure Game, Player’s Voice)

Wins: 1 (Best Performance)

27. INSIDE – 2016

Nominations: 5 (Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Music/Sound Design, Best Independent Game)

Wins: 2 (Best Art Direction, Best Independent Game)

26. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – 2019

Nominations: 5 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: 2 (Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure Game)

25. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice – 2017

Nominations: 5 (Best Narrative, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Games for Impact, Best Independent Game)

Wins: 3 (Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Games for Impact)

24. Cuphead – 2017

Nominations: 5 (Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Independent Game, Best Action Game, Best Debut Indie Game)

Wins: 3 (Best Art Direction, Best Independent Game, Best Debut Indie Game)

23. Stray – 2022

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Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Independent Game, Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Debut Indie Game)

Wins: ?

22. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart – 2021

Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design, Innovation in Accessibility, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: 0

21. Horizon Zero Dawn – 2017

Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure)

Wins: 0

20. Destiny 2 – 2017

Nominations: 6 (Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design, Best Ongoing Game, Best Action Game, Best Multiplayer)

Wins: 0

19. Super Mario Odyssey – 2017

Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design, Best Action/Adventure, Best Family Game)

Wins: 1 (Best Family Game)

18. Final Fantasy VII Remake – 2020

Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Role Playing Game)

Wins: 2 (Best Score and Music, Best Role Playing Game)

17. The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – 2015

Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score/Soundtrack, Best Performance, Best Role Playing Game)

Wins: 2 (Game of the Year, Best Role Playing Game)

16. It Takes Two – 2021

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Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Family Game, Best Multiplayer Game, Player’s Voice)

Wins: 3 (Game of the Year, Best Family Game, Best Multiplayer Game)

15. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 2017

Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design, Best Action/Adventure)

Wins: 3 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Action/Adventure)

14. Overwatch – 2016

Nominations: 6 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Action Game, Best Multiplayer, Esports Game of the Year)

Wins: 4 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Multiplayer, Esports Game of the Year)

13. Horizon Forbidden West – 2022

Nominations: 7 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: ?

12. Elden Ring – 2022

Nominations: 7 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, Best Role Playing Game)

Wins: ?

11. Marvel’s Spider-Man – 2018

Nominations: 7 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: 0

10. Control – 2019

Nominations: 8 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design, Best Performance x2, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: 1 (Best Art Direction)

9. Ghost of Tsushima – 2020

Nominations: 8 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure Game, Player’s Voice)

Wins: 2 (Best Art Direction, Player’s Voice)

8. Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End – 2016

Nominations: 8 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Performance x3, Best Action/Adventure)

Wins: 2 (Best Narrative, Best Performance)

7. God of War – 2018

Nominations: 8 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: 3 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Action/Adventure Game)

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6. Red Dead Redemption 2 – 2018

Nominations: 8 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: 4 (Best Narrative, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance)

5. Hades – 2020

Nominations: 9 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Performance, Best Indie Game, Best Action Game, Player’s Voice)

Wins: 2 (Best Indie Game, Best Action Game)

4. Deathloop – 2021

Nominations: 9 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance x2, Best Action Game)

Wins: 2 (Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction)

3. God of War: Ragnarok – 2022

Nominations: 10 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance x2, Innovation in Accessibility, Best Action/Adventure Game)

Wins: ?

2. Death Stranding – 2019

Nominations: 10 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance x2, Best Action/Adventure Game, Player’s Voice)

Wins: 3 (Best Game Direction, Best Score/Music, Best Performance)

1. The Last of Us Part II – 2020

Nominations: 11 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, Best Performance x2, Innovation in Accessibility, Best Action/Adventure Game, Player’s Voice)

Wins: 7 (Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Audio Design, Best Performance, Innovation in Accessibility, Best Action/Adventure Game)

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