Elden Ring wins Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards 2022 | Trending

Bandai Namco’s Elden Ring i Worship of the Lamb tops the list of winners of the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards, the world’s longest-running video game awards event, organized by video game publisher Future. The award is a People’s Choice awards ceremony, meaning it determines the category winners entirely by public vote.

while Elden Ring had the most impact, taking home four different awards, the category winners, on the other hand, were quite varied. Worship of the Lamb was awarded as the best indie game, Metal: Hellsinger brought out the best audio, Vampire survivors won the Breakthrough Award, and newcomer Manon Gage won Best Actress for her portrayal of Marissa Marcel in Immortality – a well-deserved win, if you ask us.

Regarding platform-specific award winners, Pokémon Arceus Legends took out the Nintendo Game of the Year award, feline adventure diverted took out the PlayStation Award, Obisdian’s multiplayer survival game Grounded took out the Xbox award and Return to Monkey Island won the PC award.

The full list of finalists and winners is below, courtesy of GamesRadar.


Golden Joystick Awards 2022: Full list of winners and finalists

Definitive game of the year

Critic’s Award

Breakthrough Award

  • Vampire survivors [WINNER]

Better audio

  • We are OFK
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Metal: Hellsinger [WINNER]
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Grand Tourism 7
  • OlliOlli world

Better narration

  • IMMORTALITY
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Forbidden Horizon West [WINNER]
  • NORCO
  • I was a teenage exocolonist
  • Capricious Strand

Best gaming community

  • Dreams
  • Final Fantasy XIV [WINNER]
  • Scream Legends
  • nobody’s sky
  • Splatoon 3
  • Warframe

Best game expansion

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
  • Cuphead: The delicious last dish [WINNER]
  • GTA Online: The Contract
  • Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
  • Total War: Warhammer III – Immortal Empires

Best gaming hardware

  • Game Date
  • Steam Deck [WINNER]
  • Analog pocket
  • Backbone One: PlayStation Edition
  • Roccat Kone XP
  • WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5

Best indie game

  • Worship of the Lamb [WINNER]
  • tunic
  • roller drome
  • Dorfromantik
  • White Neon
  • disassembly

Best multiplayer game

  • Elden Ring [WINNER]
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Income
  • MultiVersus
  • Splatoon 3
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Best Visual Design

  • Elden Ring [WINNER]
  • Forbidden Horizon West
  • Worship of the Lamb
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Lost in the game

The most wanted game

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom [WINNER]
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage
  • Dead Island 2
  • Forspoken
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Starfield
  • exoprimal
  • Redfall
  • The Hogwarts Legacy
  • The day before
  • Massive effect
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  • Hollow Knight: Song of Silk
  • Kerbal 2 Space Program
  • dead space

Nintendo Game of the Year

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Pokemon Legends: Arceus [WINNER]
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Live a live
  • Splatoon 3
  • Nintendo Switch Sports

PC Game of the Year

  • White Neon
  • Return to Monkey Island [WINNER]
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • disassembly
  • Total War: Warhammer 3
  • Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Demon Hunters

PlayStation Game of the Year

  • Grand Tourism 7
  • Forbidden Horizon West
  • diverted [WINNER]
  • Elden Ring
  • The Last Of Us Part I
  • Sifu

Xbox Game of the Year:

  • Hello Infinite
  • Contempt
  • Grounded [WINNER]
  • As the sunset falls
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • Dying Light 2: Be Human

still playing

  • Genshin Impact [WINNER]
  • The Sims 4
  • Destination 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Minecraft
  • Fortnite
  • Pokémon GO
  • Apex Legends
  • Lost Ark
  • The Elder Scrolls Online

Study of the year

  • Roll 7
  • Terrible toy box
  • half mermaid
  • From Software Inc. [WINNER]
  • Indoor / Night
  • Tribute games

Best Early Access Release:

  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Slime Rancher 2 [WINNER]
  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Core Keeper
  • Vampire survivors
  • Gloomwood

Best trailer for the game

  • The Callisto Protocol Black Iron Truth Trailer
  • Goat Simulator 3 Announcement Trailer [WINNER]
  • skate. We are still working on the trailer
  • Bloody Hell Hotel reveal trailer
  • Time flies advertisement trailer
  • Alan Wake 2 reveal trailer

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