List of games nominated for The Game Awards’ Game of The Year 2022, the biggest celebration in the gaming industry.
The Game Awards is an annual award that recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals and achievements in the global video game industry. It can be said that The Game Awards is a continuation of the success of the Spike Video Game Awards (Spike VGA), and at the same time, has been a practice since 2014 until now.
The Game Awards event is held every December by journalist Geoff Keighley. More than just an awards ceremony, like E3, The Game Awards is also a place to announce new hit game projects next year and explore in-depth insights into previously announced games.
The most prestigious award of The Game Awards is none other than Game of The Year – Game of the Year or Best Game of the Year. The games nominated in this list are all super titles, attracting from gameplay, storyline to graphics and sound.
Here, let’s find out about the games on The Game Awards’ Game of The Year 2022 nominees list:
A Plague Tale Requiem
Pure, lovely, gentle, emotional are things that will not be in this game. Is a sequel to A Plague Tale: Innocence, a game set in the dark context of the Black Death pandemic in 14th century France. A Plague Tale: Requiem continues to leave its mark and receive much appreciation from the community.
If compared with the previous game, Requiem has many points of improvement from gameplay to the plot. If the story in Innocence to you was considered dark, the fierceness of the pandemic and the metamorphosis of the human heart in Requiem will immediately make Innocence much brighter. During the experience, players will encounter many well-built and memorable characters, but there are also many characters designed just to show the player the cruelty and human metamorphosis during the pandemic.
Elden Ring is an action role-playing blockbuster with top-notch graphics developed by From Software and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. Released on February 25, this game immediately received the attention of a large number of gamers and continuously kept the Top on the chart of the most purchased games on Steam (about more than 13 million copies).
Eden Ring quickly conquered everyone thanks to the large open world and many challenges not to be missed. Besides the attractive storyline, the gameplay is the attraction of this game. Belonging to the open world game genre, Elden Ring possesses eye-catching graphics and large space. As a result, players can enjoy exploring and moving to many places without being confined within a certain range. You will be immersed in a fantasy world that is extremely violent, scary, but also irresistible.
Elden Ring is the highest rated game in PC gaming history. According to OpenCritic, Elden Ring scored an average of 96 out of 90 reviews, a number unprecedented in any game before. From the day it was officially announced, this game is considered a big wave in the Souls series. Even before the official version is released, many gamers are sure that this will be the game that won the big awards of the year: Game of The Year 2022.
God of War Ragnarok
According to VGC, Sony has stated that God of War: Ragnarök is the best-selling first-party game in PlayStation history. The company announced this record on the official PlayStation Twitter account, revealing that 5.1 million copies of the game were sold in its first week of launch. This makes it the best-selling new first-party game launch from Sony and the record game of the God of War franchise.
The plot of God of War Ragnarok continues to revolve around Midgard, where Kratos lives and has his son Atreus, after destroying the Olympians and ravaging the Greek world in the third part. Now, Fimbulwinter is nearing its end and that also means that the whole Nordic world will begin to be destroyed through Ragnarok. Father and son Kratos and Atreus and their friends will have to save the world, as well as face the mighty Norse gods.
With deep content, rich in humanity and all aspects honed and polished to perfection, God of War Ragnarok deserves to be called an artistic masterpiece, affirming the position of the Santa team. Monica with the brand “god of war”. The game is considered a masterpiece from many game critics and will certainly be Eden Ring’s heaviest opponent in the competition in the Game of The Year 2022 category.
Horizon Forbidden West
This AAA blockbuster has received extremely positive early reviews from critics right from the moment the game was released. Even, many critics of Horizon Forbidden West think that Horizon Forbidden West is more attractive than its predecessor Horizon Zero Dawn. The game has built a complex way of exploiting emotions, touching the egos of many character classes, interwoven with a vibrant open-world design when combined with sci-fi elements. .
In July of this year, Horizon Forbidden West won The Develop’s “Best Game” as well as “Best Visual Art” categories: Star Awards. The awards honored by The Develop: Star Awards are voted by experts from many different game studios.
1 day after its launch, the cat simulator game – Stray has reached the top of the most favorite games on Steam. With an almost absolute positive rating (97/100), Stray is breaking game charts around the world and is considered a phenomenon of the world gaming village. Straay has an overall rating of 98% “overwhelmingly positive” on the Steam platform of the 40,000 players who have officially purchased the game. If that’s not great enough, Stray is at 44th place in the top 250 Steam games of all time.
Play as a lost cat in the world of Cyberpunk, your task is to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and find your way home. In the game, you will transform into a real cat, from the appearance, personality to the behavior of cats are described by the manufacturer in the most authentic way. The game possesses beautiful graphics with detailed and natural lighting and shading effects. The gloom and darkness of the city without people shows up very clearly, completely different from noisy games with continuous action sequences. Besides, the transformation into a wild cat is equally strange and attractive.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Xenoblade Chronicles is an action role-playing game in the fantasy world, developed by Monolith Soft and published by Nintendo. The first part of the game was officially released in 2010 on the Nintendo Wii. This game quickly created a buzz and attracted many gamers thanks to its compelling storyline and gameplay, laying the foundation for the long-term development of this series with sequels. After 10 years of release, Xenoblade Chronicles also has an HD remake in 2020, with the main character Shulk also appearing in Super Smash Bros.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is arguably the best part of the series. Unlike Elden Ring, which focuses on classic boss battles, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 has a deeper storyline and offers more content – true to the style of the usual JRPG role-playing genre. There are still classic final boss battles with high tempo, requiring rhythmic coordination as well as reasonable and transparent strategy, but besides that, players are also immersed in the world of real Aionios events, and experience the war from the perspective of a participant in it.