The Game Awards (TGA) is an annual event, created in 2014 by Geoff Keighley, a veteran video game journalist. According to TGA’s FAQ, a group of committees from Microsoft, AMD, Sony, Nintendo and other game publishers choose over 100 global media and influencer outlets, selected for their history of critical video game evaluation, to nominate and subsequently vote on the video games in several categories.
The committee is not involved in the nomination and voting process. A combined vote from the voting jury (90%) and online fan voting (10%) via social media and the show’s website determines the winners. TGA is more than just awarding the best video games, game companies also released their upcoming game trailers here.
There are 32 categories this year and here are all the winners of TGA 2022.
- Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Best Art Direction, and Best Role Playing Game : Elden Ring
- Best Narrative, Best Score and Music, Best Audio Design, Innovation in Accessibility, and Best Action/Adventure Game : God of War: Ragnarok
- Best Performance: Christopher Judge (God of War: Ragnarok)
- Games for Impact: As Dusk Falls
- Best Ongoing Game and Best Community Support: Final Fantasy 14
- Best Indie Game and Best Debut Indie Game: Stray
- Best Mobile Game: Marvel Snap
- Best VR/AR Game: Moss: Book II
- Best Action Game: Bayonetta 3
- Best Fighting Game: MultiVersus
- Best Family Game: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
- Best Sim/Strategy Game: Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
- Best Sports/Racing Game: Gran Turismo 7
- Best Multiplayer Game: Splatoon 3
- Content Creator of the Year: Ludwig
- Best Adaptation: Arcane: League of Legends
- Most Anticipated Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Best Esports Game: Valorant
- Best Esports Athlete: Jacob “Yay” Whiteaker (Cloud9, Valorant)
- Best Esports Team: LOUD (Valorant)
- Best Esports Coach: Matheus “bzkA” Tarasconi (LOUD, Valorant)
- Best Esports Event: 2022 League of Legends World Championship
- Player’s Voice: Genshin Impact
For more information about each categories and the nominees, you can go to TGA website.