The Game Awards

The Game Awards are designed to recognize excellence in the video game industry from a creative and technical perspective. Every December, the awards are presented to a variety of designers, influencers, actors, and other figures that have helped to create compelling digital content over the entire year. Nominations are made by a jury of over 100 top media outlets and influencers, and gamers from around the world get a chance to submit their votes on their favorites in a range of categories, such as Best Audio Design, Best Indie, and Game of the Year. Below are gathered the winning games from some of the most recent Game Awards shows, with 2022 winners arranged at the top. Check back to see the latest titles added to the list, and be sure to check out the games below for possible new favorites to enjoy.

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GAME

Elden Ring

age 15+

Intense fantasy has brutal, bloody medieval-style combat.

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GAME

God of War: Ragnarok

age 18+

An epic but mature and violent action/adventure game.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 (2022)
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GAME

Bayonetta 3

age 17+

Adult actioner promotes femininity while objectifying star.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2022)
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GAME

Gran Turismo 7

age 10+

Racing game takes checkered flag for car fans, enthusiasts.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4 (2022)
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The cover art for As Dusk Falls, featuring three of the main playable characters: Zoe, Jay, and Vince.
GAME

As Dusk Falls

age 16+

Interactive story has rich characters, mature content.

Platforms: Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Windows (2022)
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Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope Box Cover
GAME

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope

age 10+

Cult classic crossover gets a (inter)stellar sequel.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2022)
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GAME

Moss: Book II

age 10+

Stellar sequel to a beloved VR adventure.

Platforms: Oculus Rift, PlayStation VR (2022)
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GAME

Stray

age 10+

Clever cat climbing game set in futuristic city.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Windows (2022)
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Kirby and the Forgotten Land Box
GAME

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

age 8+

Nintendo's puffy hero soars in friendly adventure.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch (2022)
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GAME

Valorant

age 14+

Fast-paced shooter packs fun, repetition into online play.

Platforms: Windows (2020)
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GAME

MultiVersus

age 11+

Warner Bros. fighting game is charming and endlessly fun.

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Marvel Snap

age 12+

Fast, fun super-powered strategy game for Marvel fans.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows app (2022)
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GAME

It Takes Two

age 14+

Flawed story with mature themes has some fun co-op moments.

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GAME

Deathloop

age 18+

Innovative shooter has brutal violence, intense profanity.

Platforms: PlayStation 5, Windows (2021)
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GAME

Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy

age 13+

Marvel's misfit heroes band together in must-see adventure.

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GAME

Forza Horizon 5

age 10+

Accessible open-world racer encourages social gaming.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S (2021)
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GAME

Life Is Strange: True Colors

age 16+

Narrative adventure deftly balances life's beauty and pain.

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GAME

Final Fantasy XIV

age 14+

Popular franchise continues as MMO, with fantasy violence.

Platforms: Windows (2010)
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GAME

Kena: Bridge of Spirits

age 12+

Beautiful, kindhearted adventure has a great female hero.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows (2021)
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Genshin Impact

age 10+

Visually stunning, intricate adventure experience.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Windows app (2020)
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