The Six Game of the Year Nominees for The Game Awards 2022

The Game Awards "Game of the Year" Nominees - Listed

And then there were six. The Game Awards has officially unveiled the six “Game of the Year” nominees for its ninth annual celebration of the videogame industry. The popular award show introduced in 2014, hosted and created by media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley, which boasted over 85 million viewers in its 2021 presentation, will air worldwide on December 8, 2022, handing out a variety of accolades and presenting trailers for upcoming games as well.

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In a year packed with acclaimed new IPs, returning classic series, and long-awaited titles that somehow managed to surpass their lofty expectations, The Game Awards has accomplished the unenviable task of narrowing down a year to remember in gaming to merely six finalists. Here, in all their glory, are the six nominees for the most prestigious honor for the 2022 iteration of The Game Awards, listed alphabetically including their respective developers, release dates, genres, and platforms that the games can be played on.

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Developer: Asobo Studio

Release Date: October 18, 2022

Genre: Action-Adventure, Stealth, Survival Horror

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox Series X|S

Related: A Plague Tale: Requiem Review | Despite All Her Rage, He is Still Just a Rat in a Cage

Elden Ring

Developer: FromSoftware

Release Date: February 25, 2022

Genre: RPG

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

Related: Elden Ring Review | Unshackled Glory

God of War: Ragnarok

Developer: Santa Monica Studio

Release Date: November 9, 2022

Genre: Action-adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5

Horizon Forbidden West

Developer: Guerrilla Games

Release Date: February 18, 2022

Genre: Action-adventure, RPG

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5


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Developer: BlueTwelve Studio

Release Date: July 19, 2022

Genre: Adventure

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows

Xenoblade Chronicles 3


Developer: Monolith Software

Release Date: July 29, 2022

Genre: RPG

Platforms: Nintendo Switch

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