Arab Game Awards winners have been celebrated at MENA’s biggest event

Arab Game Awards found their owners during an event that welcomed special appearances of Shinji Mikami and Yoko Taro.

Arab Game Awards premiered live on January 20, is the biggest video-game-oriented event in the MENA (Middle East-North Africa). Many games were celebrated and awarded for different categories at the event, while gamers enjoyed meeting their favorite creators and watching global and local trailers.

A jury of 20 critics representing gamers from the Arab world has elected the best games of 2022 in categories like Best Game, Best Indie Game, Technical Achievement, Best Arabic Localization, and many more. Popular content creators from the region were also present to host the event, including BanderitaX, MLZLZ, and Ocmz.

Game producer Yasuhiro Kitao appeared to thank the Arab players with a special message to celebrate the awards. At the same time, Shinji Mikami, famous for his works in the Resident Evil series, was honored with the Industry Legend Award and spoke to his Arab audience for the first time. Another noticeable occasion was Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada officially announcing the localization of the upcoming Tekken 8 game.


  • Best Game: Elden Ring
  • Fan’s Favorite Game: God of War Ragnarok
  • Best Indie Game: Stray
  • Best Adventure Game: God of War Ragnarok
  • Most Innovative Game: Sifu
  • Most Anticipated Game in 2023: Resident Evil 4
  • Best Role-playing Game: Elden Ring
  • Best Multiplayer Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Best Esports Game: Valorant
  • Best Sports Game: Gran Turismo 7
  • Best Family Game: Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • Best Story Game: God of War Ragnarok
  • Best Esports Player: Mary – G2 Valorant
  • Best Action Game: Elden Ring
  • Best Shooter Game: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Best Game Design: Elden Ring
  • Best Arabic Localization: Horizon Forbidden West
  • Best Local Support: Fortnite
  • Best Sound: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Best Esports Team: Team Falcons
  • Outstanding Performance: Christopher Judge – Kratos
  • Achievement in Directing: Eric Williams – God of War Ragnarok
  • Technical Achievement: A Plague Tale Requiem
  • Best Animation: God of War Ragnarok
  • Best Visual Design: Horizon Forbidden West
  • Industry Legend: Shinji Mikami

Arab Game Awards is not solely an award ceremony and an occasion for fans to meet their favorite game developers; it’s also a place for developers and publishers to showcase their games. Games, including Eggy Party, Forspoken, Resident Evil 4 Remake, and World War 3, were showcased during this significant event.

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