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Golden Joystick Awards 2022 Results

All the nominations and categories from Tuesday's ceremony
by Joe Wilcock on November 24, 2022   



The Golden Joystick Awards hosted their annual awards ceremony on Tuesday, a show which pays respect and recognises the vast talent the games industry has to offer. Elden Ring had the most success this year, bringing home several awards and subsequently gifting FromSoftware developer of the year.

There were 21 categories in total, see below for every nomination and winner:


Best Storytelling
 

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


Still Playing Award
 

  • Genshin Impact (WINNER)
  • 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 (WINNER)
  • 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. (WINNER)
  • Interior / Night 
  • Tribute Games


Best Game Expansion
 

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (WINNER)
  • 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 (WINNER)
  • Dune: Spice Wars 
  • Core Keeper 
  • Vampire Survivors 
  • Gloomwood
     



Best Indie Game
 

  • Cult of the Lamb (WINNER)
  • Tunic
  • Rollerdrome
  • Dorfromantik
  • Neon White
  • Teardown


Best Multiplayer Game
 

  • Elden Ring (WINNER)
  • 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 (WINNER)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Gran Turismo 7 
  • OlliOlli World

 



Best Game Trailer
 

  • The Callisto Protocol The Truth of Black Iron Trailer 
  • Goat Simulator 3 Announcement Trailer (WINNER)
  • skate. Still Working On It Trailer
  • Bloody Hell Hotel Reveal Trailer 
  • Time Flies Announcement Trailer
  • Alan Wake 2 Reveal Trailer


Best Game Community
 

  • Dreams
  • Final Fantasy 14 (WINNER)
  • GRID Legends
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Splatoon 3
  • Warframe


Best Gaming Hardware
 

  • Playdate
  • Steam Deck (WINNER)
  • 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) - WINNER
  • 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 Ragnarok)


Nintendo Game of the Year
 

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



PC Game of the Year
 

  • Neon White 
  • Return to Monkey Island (WINNER)
  • 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 (WINNER)
  • Elden Ring 
  • The Last Of Us Part I 
  • Sifu


Xbox Game of the Year
 

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

 



Most Wanted Game
 

  • The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (WINNER)
  • 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
  • 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 (WINNER)
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Teardown
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Neon White

 


Check back with DailyGamer for more Golden Joystick Award news.

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