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Winners of the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards

GamesRadar+ has announced the winners of the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards, with Elden Ring winning the “Ultimate Game of the Year” category. Entering 2022, it means the event has entered its 40th year.

It is the second oldest video game award show after the Arcade Awards. The event, which was streamed online via GamesRadar’s YouTube channel, announced game titles, consoles and other gaming components.

There are more than 17 categories that will be featured, such as Best Studio, Best Storytelling, and also the Most Wanted awards that are up for grabs. This year saw the addition of two new categories: Best Early Access Launch and Best Game Trailer.

Three additional categories (Best Performer, Breakthrough Award, and Critics’ Choice Award) will be selected by a group of video game journalists. As usual, this time Dafunda Game will share all the winners of the Golden Joystick Awards 2022. Do you think your favourite game is included or not? Let’s follow the discussion.

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List of Golden Joystick Awards 2022 Winners

For those of you who are curious, here is the complete list of winners of the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards:

Best Storytelling

  • IMMORTALITY
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • NORCO
  • I Was A Teenage Exocolonist
  • Wayward Strand

Still Playing Award

  • Genshin Impact
  • The Sims 4
  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Minecraft
  • Fortnite
  • Pokémon GO
  • Apex Legends
  • Lost Ark
  • The Elder Scrolls Online

Best Visual Design

  • Elden Ring
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Lost in Play

Studio of the Year

  • Roll7
  • Terrible Toybox
  • Half Mermaid
  • FromSoftware Inc.
  • Interior / Night
  • Tribute Games

Best Game Expansion

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
  • GTA Online: The Contract
  • Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
  • Total War: Warhammer III – Immortal Empires

Best Early Access Launch

  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Slime Rancher 2
  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Core Keeper
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Gloomwood

Best Indie

  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Tunic
  • Rollerdrome
  • Dorfromantik
  • Neon White
  • Teardown

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Elden Ring
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenue
  • MultiVersus
  • Splatoon 3
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Best Audio

  • We Are OFK
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • OlliOlli World

Best Game Trailers

  • The Callisto Protocol – The Truth of Black Iron Trailer
  • Goat Simulator 3 – Announcement Trailer
  • Still Working On It Trailer | skate.
  • Bloody Hell Hotel – Official Reveal Trailer
  • Time Flies – Announcement Trailer
  • Alan Wake 2 – Announcement Trailer | The Game Awards 2021
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Best Game Community

  • Dreams
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • GRID Legends
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Splatoon 3
  • Warframe

Best Gaming Hardware

  • Playdate
  • Steam Deck
  • Analogue Pocket
  • Backbone One: PlayStation Edition
  • Roccat Kone XP
  • WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5

Breakthrough Award

Vampire Survivors

Critics’ Choice Award

Elden Ring

Best Performer

  • Manon Gage (Marissa Marcel, Immortality)
  • Ted Rami (Travis, The Quarry)
  • Dominic Armato (Guybrush Threepwood, Return to Monkey Island)
  • Angela Bassett (Regalla, Horizon Forbidden West)
  • Ashly Burch (Tiny Tina, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands)
  • Christopher Judge (Kratos, God of War Ragnarök)

Nintendo Game of the Year

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Live A Live
  • Splatoon 3
  • Nintendo Switch Sports

PC Game of the Year

  • Neon White
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Teardown
  • Total War: Warhammer 3
  • Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters

PlayStation Game of the Year

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray
  • Elden Ring
  • The Last Of Us Part I
  • Sifu

Xbox Game of the Year

  • Halo Infinite
  • Scorn
  • Grounded
  • As Dusk Falls
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Most Wanted Game

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
  • Final Fantasy XVI
  • Assassin’s Creed Mirage
  • Dead Island 2
  • Forspoken
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  • Honkai: Star Rail
  • Starfield
  • Exoprimal
  • Redfall
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • The Day Before
  • Mass Effect
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
  • Final Fantasy VII Rebirth
  • Hollow Knight: Silksong
  • Kerbal Space Program 2
  • Dead Space

Ultimate Game of the Year

  • Elden Ring
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • God of War Ragnarök
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Teardown
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
  • Neon White

Speaking of video game award shows, after the Golden Joystick Awards there will be the biggest event, The Game Awards, which has more nominations and will be held in December.

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