The full list of winners for The Game Awards 2022 is now available, including Game of the Year.
It was either going to be God of War Ragnarok or Elden Ring and honestly with how amazing both games are I didn't mind who won either way. However with God of War being on a streak during the awards show I had bet on Elden Ring getting it in the end.
Id say the real winner was that flute guy. He was really getting into it on stage.
lol me and my son were cracking up at that dude. i swore he busted out like 5 different instruments.
Dude was exorcising a demon out of that flute!
I knew it. I was like is that the same dude?!?!
Howd he transition so damn fast.
Lol that's what I saying, I was like that guy hype as F*
Yeah, been having amazing times with both games I'd say it's deserved either way. I'm leaning towards Elden Ring more though because GoWR being as good as it is, just more of the same game as 2018's GoW.
It's a bit sad for the other GotY nominees though like plague tale and xenoblade, both are also amazing games but they're unlucky to be released in the same year with ER and GoWR. Wish they got more recognition so more people will play it.
Yeah, Plagues Tale didn’t have a chance. But at the end of the day, as long as fans of those games really enjoyed and loved that, and Xenoblade, I’d say that’s a win in the end.
Plagues Tale Requiem is an amazing game, and great sequel. Not my game of the year, not just because God of War Ragnarok released and blew my mind, but also did Horizon: Forbidden West. Nonetheless, Plagues Tale was remarkable in its storytelling, characters etc. it’s gameplay was a nice and fun improvement and overall a sequel done right.
Never played Xenoblade, so I can’t comment on that games quality haha.
I’m glad you loved Elden Ring as much as you did! God of War Ragnarok is similar to 2018, but oh so polished, to perfection, with some additions to make an already incredible package all the more impressive. I still can’t get its last few mins outta my head😢
Oh yeah totally
I think the only award I was against was the Players choice
Usually the Players Choice awards are spot on but Genshin Impact…I mean really
Gow of war being more of the same shouldn't even be an issue. If a great game comes out with another one and it's more of the same. My first thought is f yea. That's what I want. I haven't played gow but I have tried elden ring. It was open world demon souls type game. Nothing groundbreaking. It wasn't for me though. Not cause the difficulty but just the atmosphere. I'm sure I should give it a second chance and only played for about 10 hours.
With that said if the elden ring devs ever come out with a futuristic Sci fi type game or apocalypse type game im all fing in
The more of the same argument is so tired, being that GoW is a continuation of its predecessor. How much were you expecting it to change when the formula was just introduced one game ago? This argument is conveniently absent in examples like GTA, COD, Gears, Halo, and the like while diligently being pressed concerning GoW. It would seem that there are individuals blind to everything outside of traversal in Elden to see how it played even worse than Fromsoftware's other offerings. Typical
That complaint is levied against cod all the time so idk what you mean there. Gears gets it even more than CoD. Halo got it too but then they actually screwed with the formula and the fans hated it. GTA has never been more of the same. The games take forever to make and each offers major expansions to the gameplay.
People still watch that clown show? I haven't seen a vga since maybe the PS3 days. Seriously, just looking at that list made me laugh. Who takes that show serious?
Found the cool one of us.
The show is mostly for the World Premieres, it's like a mini-E3 with awards sprinkled in. The VGA's are much different compared to the first few.
Lol who cares it way better these days
Gotta give a shout out to my rabbi Bill Clinton tho. The kid who crashed it at the end was funny everyone was like who is this kid with and then he just says some random shit.
So, was he even with the team of dev’s or no? Lol.
Apparently he’s been arrested now
@ClayRules2012 I would have to watch it back but i believe he tags along with the Elden Ring devs when they are walking up for the award and the devs didn't notice so security just thought he was one of them until he starts talking and the Elden Ring devs looked over to security confused about who this kid was.
Seriously though who was he anyways, cause i was like WTF
Damn. I was rooting for Horizon forbidden West to bring home game of the year... I thoroughly enjoyed it, so in my heart it's my game of the year👌🙌
Can't wait for the dlc and 3
Why was Phil Spencer there? He didn't announce anything from Microsoft 🤔
I don't even think he did anything.
To watch samsung+gamepass ads. Pathetic
I knew Elden Ring would win. It happened exactly the same way as 2018. RDR2 won more technical awards but since GoW was a groundbreaking reinvention, it took Goty.
This year the same thing happened with Elden Ring.
Whenever there are 2 legendary games, the one which is more groundbreaking for its genre always takes the crown.
Both deserved it nevertheless.
Both are incredible games but the one that deserves it is the one who won it.
Idk, I love god of war (look at my avatar from 2006)… but I was happy to see an original IP win.
I wouldn't call Elden Ring groundbreaking...it's just open world. It was inevitable.
Elden Ring innovates in the design of its open world. I don't get why that's so hard for some people to wrap their heads around. Just because a game is open world doesn't mean it's the same as other open world games.
If level design didnt matter then almost every platformer would be essentially the same game.
I’ve been saying for months that ER will be GOTY. It’s certainly my GOTY too. Well deserved.
Also forgot to say, congrats to Bill Clinton on his first ever game award.
That was funny to read the aftermath on Twitter
That comment about Bill Clinton was so funny when watching the show.
We're never going to hear from that kid ever again 😅
I had no idea he was a reformed jew
Wasn't exactly a stretch, ur acting like u picked a surprise winner and got it right.
Here's a medal for picking the game almost everyone said would win or miss by whisker
Not at all saying I picked a surprise outsider - but it’s fun to make predictions none the less.
There's no redemption for you so who cares
I am not seeking redemption 🤷
Everyone knows that if Elden Ring was up against a Microsoft game you'd have been saying the opposite.
That sounds like one hell of a tinfoil hat theory.
We’ll put it to the test next year when Starfield is up, assuming there’s an Elden Ring quality title up against it.
Starfield is up against Zelda. I'd say it's chances are slim even if it is as good as Skyrim.
i was rooting for both Elden Ring and GoW, so im happy either way xDD
but damn, GoW won alot. deserved.
Yeah, God of War didn’t leave empty handed haha. Both have much to be happy about.
Dude It's fucking Bear McCreary, enough said.
Im still puzzle how elden ring or bayo 3 wasnt nom for best action/adventure but stray was lol.
And Elden Ring losing in the music nom is crazy.
Elden Ring soundtrack is brilliant, but the score for Ragnarok is on another level.
the only thing that confused me, was Modern Warefare being nominated for Action game lol and stray was quite the success and is more of an action/adventure game imo, little it may be.
it comes down to preferences. u think its crazy, i didnt even think about ER not being nominated for that.
Elden Ring is a RPG.
I expected Elden Ring to win and am fine with it beating out God of War Ragnarok.
To be honest, God of War Ragnarok, much like when Last of Us Part 2 released in 2020, I didn’t care if Part 2 won game of the year against GoT etc. at the end of the day all I cared about was Last of Us Part 2 delivering an incredible game across the board. A sequel worthy to stand along side the masterpiece and one of the single greatest games ever made in The Last of Us…and for me personally, The Last of Us Part 2 did just that. It winning GOTY that year is just the cherry on top. It didn’t need to win in order for me to walk away happy. Already played something truly special in the masterpiece the dogs at the studio crafted.
Elden Ring is an amazing game in its own right. It won. And people loved it. Happy for them!
God of War Ragnarok is a brilliant game. A sequel surpassing 2018’s masterpiece (which isn’t an easy thing to do) but SMS did just that. Damn, one of the most polished games I’ve ever played.
Rsgnarok is my game of the year, but it also didn’t leave the game awards empty, and SMS went home to put awards on their shelf back at the studio👏🏼
Congratulations to to Eldon ring, god of war and others they are all treasures for gamers.
Sony and Nintendo was killing it
"I would like to nominate this award to my unorthodox Rabbi, Bill Clinton."
Just going to say it. Anybody notice how absent a certain platform was during the entire show? Anyways...great show and im glad it exists. Little too talkative at times but definitely kept excitement strong through all those premiers.
phil was probably quietly stewing the entire show after the FTC dropped their bomb today.
He was in the audience too
It official 2022 for xbox is the worst year by any console maker ever basically but also the best dust collector yr for any dust collector in history lol
I was certain the minimum they would do is show me forza or star field at the show to get me and others excited about owning an xbox but nope nothing but crickets again.
Atleast Sony and Nintendo delivered for me as usual.
Lol, the series just sold 1.2 mill units during Black Friday week.
And I played a fair amount of good games on Xbox this year as well.
They indeed have some exclusives on GP and still, more to come, including High on Life..that game alone is alone interests me more than 1/2 the games released in 202.
Not that bad a year.
Cpupdnt care less about sales, I'm talking about games!
It depends on your situation, in my case I own all 3 consoles and will generally buy any game I am interested in day 1.
Playstation is my main platform so that's where I play my multi along with exclusives and Sony always, always delivers great exclusives on top of the usual multi plate.
On Ms side no major exclusives at all, not many if any big day 1 3rd party games on gp.
Basically all the stuff I would've played like the hit man collection, mass effect, guardians of the galaxy I had already purchased.
So combine no exclusive 1st or 3rd party games, then no actual big day 1 releases, for a multi console owner it has been a piss poor yr, even if all owned was an xbox I'd still feel the same.
The fact my fav games from gp this yr re tmnt shredders revenge and vampire survivors should tell you everything.
Great games but not exactly what I bought a $750 machine for.
Mean while Sony and Nintendo are like the gift that keeps on giving.
You should hold Ms more accountable dude it's the reason they've been getting away with this shit for yrs
Apparently you didn't live through E3 2008 as a Nintendo fan. It was hell. It almost doesn't matter how bad M$ does with their first party they can never sink to those levels as there will still at least be quality third party games to play.
That's not to say this wasn't a crap year. They could have afforded to delay one of their big Bethesda games, but both? That was a death sentence. It left them with literally no big releases for the whole year.
Well... Phil was there for an in person episode of Spencer Speaks.
Na Phil was sitting there and got called out looking awkward
As Dusk falls did win an award.
fun and unique game played it with my family and had a good time, you should try it..........
I was expecting God Of War to win.
Ragnarok was great it is was more iteration. Elden Ring innovated it’s genre. Both excellent titles but ER edges out in that way. Had GoW gone full open world it could have taken it had it applied the right philosophy. Makes me excited for the next one.
I'm sad that Corpse Factory wasn't GOTY.