The Game Awards 2022 livestream has come and gone, with a complete list of winners confirmed alongside a ton of new game announcements and reveals. This is your handy all-in-one recap page for the glitziest event in gaming.


As was revealed before, we got a look at some Star Wars Jedi: Survivor gameplay during the ceremony as well as being treated to release date reveal trailers for Street Fighter 6 and Final Fantasy XVI.

There were some major surprises revealed, too, with none other than Death Stranding 2 stealing the headlines. Of course, this isn't to forget the winners of each category, including the coveted Game of the Year title, which was between God of War Ragnarök and Elden Ring among others.

Read on to discover the complete list of The Game Awards 2022 winners and to see all of the announcements made during the event. This is the ultimate Game Awards recap.

The Game Awards 2022 recap: What was announced?

The main surprise announcement to come out of The Game Awards 2022 was arguably the reveal of Death Stranding 2. The Kojima sequel was confirmed for PS5 and sees Norman Reedus reprising his role as Sam alongside Lea Seydoux, Elle Fanning, Shioli Kutsuna, and Troy Baker. You can watch the epic four-minute-long reveal trailer below:

Complete list of announcements at The Game Awards 2022

Full list of winners from The Game Awards 2022

The complete list of winners from The Game Awards 2022 has been confirmed. We've placed the winners in bold in the list below to make it clear what won in each category.

We've also linked off to our own reviews in a few places, so feel free to click those if you want to see our verdicts on these modern classics.

Game of the Year

Best Game Direction

  • Elden Ring - WINNER
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Stray

Best Narrative

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarök - WINNER
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality

Best Art Direction

  • Elden Ring - WINNER
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Scorn
  • Stray

Best Score and Music

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarök - WINNER
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Elden Ring
  • God of War Ragnarök - WINNER
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Performance

  • Ashly Burch - Horizon Forbidden West
  • Charlotte McBurney - A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Christopher Judge - God of War Ragnarök - WINNER
  • Manon Gage - Immortality
  • Sunny Suljic - God of War Ragnarök

Games for Impact

  • A Memoir Blue
  • As Dusk Falls - WINNER
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Endling - Extinction is Forever
  • Hindsight
  • I Was a Teenage Exocolonist

Best Ongoing

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV - WINNER
  • Fortnite
  • Genshin Impact

Best Indie

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Neon White
  • Sifu
  • Stray - WINNER
  • Tunic

Best Mobile Game

  • Apex Legends Mobile
  • Diablo Immortal
  • Genshin Impact
  • Marvel Snap - WINNER
  • Tower of Fantasy

Best Community Support

  • Apex Legends
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV - WINNER
  • Fortnite
  • No Man’s Sky

Innovation in Accessibility

Best VR / AR

  • After the Fall
  • Among Us VR
  • Bonelab
  • Moss: Book II - WINNER
  • Red Matter 2

Best Action Game

Best Action / Adventure

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • God of War Ragnarök - WINNER
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • Tunic

Best Role Playing

Best Fighting

  • DNF Duel
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R
  • The King of Fighters XV
  • Multiversus - WINNER
  • Sifu

Best Family

Best Sim / Strategy

  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope - WINNER
  • Total War: Warhammer III
  • Two Point Campus
  • Victoria 3

Best Sports / Racing

Best Multiplayer

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Multiversus
  • Overwatch 2
  • Splatoon 3 - WINNER
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge

Content Creator of the Year

  • Karl Jacobs
  • Ludwig - WINNER
  • Nibellion
  • Nobru
  • QTCinderella

Best Debut Indie

  • Neon White
  • Norco
  • Stray - WINNER
  • Tunic
  • Vampire Survivors

Best Adaptation

Most Anticipated Game

  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Resident Evil 4 Remake
  • Starfield
  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom - WINNER

Best esports Game

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dota 2
  • League of Legends
  • Rocket League
  • Valorant - WINNER

Best esports Athlete

  • Jeon “Chovy” Ji-Hoon
  • Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok
  • Finn “Karrigan” Andersen
  • Oleksandr “S1mple” Kostyliev
  • Jacob “Yay” Witeaker - WINNER

Best esports Team

  • Darkzero esports
  • Faze Clan
  • Gen.G
  • LA Thieves
  • Loud - WINNER

Best esports Coach

  • Andrii “B1AD3” Horodenskyi
  • Matheus “BZKA” Tarasconi - WINNER
  • Erik “D00MBR0S” Sandgren
  • Robert “Robban” Dahlström
  • Go “Score” Dong-Bin

Best esports Event

  • Evo 2022
  • 2022 League of Legends World Championship - WINNER
  • PGL Major Antwerp 2022
  • The 2022 Mid-Season Invitational
  • Valorant Champions 2022

When were The Game Awards?

The Game Awards were livestreamed around the world on Thursday 8th December 2022, or Friday 9th December 2022, depending on where you live thanks to different timezones.

The show was a long one, with a 30-minute opening followed by a three-hour-long main show. It was shorter than in previous years, but you still needed to put nearly four hours aside to watch the entire thing from start to finish.

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What was the UK start time for The Game Awards?

The Game Awards 2022 UK start time was 12:30am Friday 9th December 2022. Anyone who wanted to watch the whole thing from start to finish had to stay up into the wee hours of 4am. Good thing those new trailers and reveals are available to watch at any time now.

How to watch The Game Awards in the UK

The Game Awards 2022 ceremony has come and gone, but you can still watch the whole thing from start to finish if you really want to. We've embedded the show for you to watch below if you've got a spare three-and-a-half hours.

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