The Game Awards: Voting, Nominees, and News

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The most iconic video games award show, The Game Awards, opened voting for the 2022 awards show on December 08. You can view the nominees and vote on them at the official Game Awards website. The nominees are selected from an international, anonymous jury via voting rounds. The final winners are picked through a blend of juried and public votes-- although the public vote only counts for 10% of final input, enough public votes can flip a category and make a difference.

There are a total of 31 votable categories ranging from art direction and narrative to accessibility, esports, and community. The most public and prestigious award, Game of the Year (GOTY), has the following nominees:

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Who do you think will win GOTY? My bet is Elden Ring, personally, but I wouldn't be shocked at a Ragnarök win. 

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voting done, thanks for the news, what i  think is that  god of war ragnarok or Stray might win the award


Galactic

Did you play the game you voted or you made this only according to the visual or review of the games? 


Solar
rejnok1 said: 7h

Did you play the game you voted or you made this only according to the visual or review of the games? 

I haven't voted yet, I did play Elden Ring though (badly) and have played most the contenders for GOTY this year. I just said my two cents on who I think will win based off major reviewers, general popularity, etc.






Elden Ring would be GOTY for me. But it's also great to see the amazing Vampire Survivors nominated, even if they don't win, the path the devs took and stayed true to the community and game was perfect.