The Game Awards: All the nominations, winner predictions and fan favorites

The THE Game Awards recently announced all of the nominations for their 31 award categories for the games released this year.

There were more than a few upsets and snubs, with some big games missed.

Elden Ring remains one of the standout games of the year.


Elden Ring remains one of the standout games of the year.Credit: FromSoftware

Voting is now open to all categories so you can give a boost to your favorites of the year.

Here’s the full list of The Game Awards nominees and who we think will win each category.

game of the year

We believe Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarok, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 would all be worthy winners of this award.

However, Xenoblade is unlikely to take the crown, and we think so elden ring has a slight advantage over Kratos.

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  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • elden ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon forbidden west
  • Stray
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best game direction

With its seemingly endless open world, we believe so elden ring had best director of the year, and we think audiences and judges will agree.

  • elden ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon forbidden west
  • immortality
  • Stray

Best Narrative

We all had our favorite stories from this year, but when it comes to the final vote, God of War Ragnarok will probably take it.

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • elden ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon forbidden west
  • immortality

Best Art Direction

We absolutely loved the look of Stray, but we don’t think the masses will agree. For his dark fantasy world, elden ring will probably complain about this.

  • elden ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon forbidden west
  • contempt
  • Stray

Best score and music

We love the music of Metal: Hellsinger and Xenoblade Chronicles 3. However, the latter is likely to win due to its mass appeal.

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • elden ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Audio Design

We continue on ours elden ring Fanfare, but not only believe that it has the best sound design, but also believe that the audience and the voting jury think so.

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  • elden ring
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon forbidden west

best performance

There were many stunning performances this year, however Christopher Richter because Kratos is an all-time classic.

  • Ashly BurchHorizon Forbidden West
  • Charlotte McBurney – A Plague’s Tale: Requiem
  • Christopher Judge – God of War Ragnarok
  • Manon Gage – Immortality
  • Sunny Suljik – God of War Ragnarök

Games for Impact

Endling: Extinction is Forever was our favorite in this group, but we think the prize will go up As Dusk Falls.

  • A blue memory
  • As Dusk Falls
  • citizen sleeper
  • Endling: Extinction is forever
  • indulgence
  • I was a teenage exo-colonist

Best running

Genshin Impact is an office favorite, but we think the price could go up Apex Legends.

  • Apex Legends
  • destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fourteen days
  • Genshin Impact

Best Indian

Everyone had their personal favorite indie game this year, but we’re unanimous in our belief Stray gonna walk away with this one.

  • cult of the Lamb
  • neon white
  • Sifu
  • Stray
  • tunic

Best Mobile Game

Our main consensus here is that Diablo Immortal is a terrible game. We love Marvel snap though, and think the judges will too.

  • Apex Legends
  • Diablo immortal
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel snap
  • tower of fantasy

Best community support

If a game is known for its community, this is it Final Fantasy 14long may it prosper.

  • Apex Legends
  • destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy 14
  • Fourteen days
  • Nobody’s heaven

Innovation in accessibility

For all the additions it’s added compared to the original, we think The Last of Us Part 1will win this one.

  • As Dusk Falls
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • The Last of Us Part 1
  • The Quarry

Best VR

VR is still a luxury for many, however moss book 2and the original, make the purchase almost worthwhile.

  • After the fall
  • Among Us VR
  • Bone Lab
  • moss book 2
  • Red substance 2

Best Action Game

Neon White is one of our favorites this year, but we can’t stop playing bayonet 3

  • bayonet 3
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  • neon white
  • Sifu
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Best Action/Adventure

While we’re all big fans of the puzzles in Tunic, this is probably an easy win for Triple-A God of War Ragnarok.

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • God of War Ragnarok
  • Horizon forbidden west
  • Stray
  • tunic

Best RPG

You may have noticed that our team is split between its love for elden ring and Xenoblade Chronicles, but the former will likely take it.

  • elden ring
  • live one life
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • triangle strategy
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Fight

We think Sifu was the best fighter of the year, but due to sheer popularity, multiverse will probably take this one.

  • DNF duel
  • JoJo’s bizarre adventure
  • The King of Fighters 15
  • multiverse
  • Sifu

Best family

Personally, we fainted over Kirby and the forgotten land, but think about it turn 3 will win the referendum.

  • Kirby and the forgotten land
  • Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Nintendo Switch Sports
  • turn 3

Best Sim/Strategy

With a long history of amazing strategy games, Total War: Warhammer 3 is both our favorite choice and the likely winner.

  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
  • Total War: Warhammer 3
  • Two point campus
  • Victoria 3

Best Sport/Racing

In our hearts, OlliOlli World will take this category by storm, but our brains know it will Gran Turismo 7.

  • F1 22
  • FIFA 23
  • NBA 2K23
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • OlliOlli world

Best Multiplayer

Few multiplayer games were as fun as Splatoon 3, but we saw more hype surrounding them multiverse.

  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
  • multiverse
  • surveillance 2
  • turn 3
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Content Creator of the Year

Fans mourn him Nibellion from Twitter, and we believe the public will vote for her return.

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Ludwig
  • Nibellion
  • nobru
  • QTCinderella

Best Indie Debut

We think all of these games deserve the title, but as a contender for Game of the Year, the winner has to be Stray.

  • neon white
  • Norco
  • Stray
  • tunic
  • Vampire Survivor

Best adjustment

We love Cyberpunk: Edgerunner and think the fans will too, but Arcane could face stiff competition.

  • Arcane: League of Legends
  • Cyberpunk: Edgerunner
  • The Cuphead Show!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2
  • Unexplored

The most awaited game

It took a long time, but that’s not possible The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom don’t walk away with this one.

  • Final Fantasy 16
  • Hogwarts legacy
  • Resident Evil 4
  • starfield
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Best Esports Game

But for fun, we want Rocket League to win League of Legends is a much more likely candidate.

  • Counter Strike Global Offensive
  • dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • rocket league
  • Brave

Best Esports Athlete

impostor is a fan-favorite player that everyone stands behind and the likely winner for this one.

  • Chovy
  • impostor
  • Karrigan
  • Easy
  • Yay

Best Esports Team

FaZe Clan has taken this year by storm and we’ll be surprised if they don’t win it.

  • Dark Zero Esports
  • FaZe Clan
  • Gen.G
  • LA thieves
  • Noisy

Best Esports Coach

B1ad3 has delivered strong results in what has been a very tough year for his team and we believe his win will reflect that.

  • B1ad3
  • BZKA
  • D00mbr0s
  • Robban
  • score
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Best Esports Event

This year has been full of bombastic events, and none as big as Evo 2022.

  • Evo 2022
  • League of Legends World Championship 2022
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational
  • Brave Champions 2022

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