God of War Ragnarok tops The Game Awards with ten nominations

Six games will compete for the Game of the Year award, including God of War Ragnarok and Elden Ring.
Kratos, Thor, and other characters from God of War Ragnarok under The Game Awards logo

It’s almost time for the ninth iteration of The Game Awards, as nominees have been revealed for all categories. One of the most anticipated titles of this year, God of War Ragnarok, is leading the game industry with ten nominations in various categories.

The “Oscars” of the video game world is getting ready to house some of the most popular titles of 2022. Nominees for the Game of the Year award have been identified as follows:

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio / Focus Entertainment)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware / Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica / SIE)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games / SIE)
  • Stray (BlueTwelve Studio / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft / Nintendo)

Sony has been declared as the company with the most nominations. The Japanese game industry giant has collected 20 nominations across its games. Nintendo and Annapurna Interactive received 11, as Bandai Namco (8) and Riot Games (6) trailed right behind. The Game Awards has stated that an international jury consisting of over 100 media publications and influencer outlets has selected the nominees.

The Best Mobile Game of the Year award brings five strong candidates from the mobile gaming space. MiHoYo’s Genshin Impact was the award-winner last year and is looking to win back-to-back titles in 2022. The nominees are:

  • Apex Legends Mobile (Lightspeed Studios / Respawn Entertainment / Electronic Arts)
  • Diablo Immortal (Blizzard / NetEase Games)
  • Genshin Impact (HoYovese)
  • Marvel Snap (Second Dinner Studios / Nuverse)
  • Tower of Fantasy (Hotta Studio / Perfect World / Level Infinite)

The newest edition of The Game Awards brings some changes, such as the new Best Adaptation category that brings projects inspired by games into the light. Another improvement comes from the technical side, as fans will get to enjoy the show on official Discord servers.

The platform will host interactive games and exclusive events and even allow users to vote on their favorite games. In-person tickets for The Game Awards have been made available in early November, as the event will take place on December 8 at the Microsoft Theater.

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