An unmissable event for gamers, the Game Awards will return this year for a new batch of “world premieres” punctuated with a few prizes all the same, we are here for that at the base.
Initiated in 2014, the Game Awards show has gradually become one of the biggest annual gaming meetings, in particular thanks to the very many announcements and other gameplay sequences that it serves us each time. An anthology of “world premiere” always presented by this dear Geoff Keighleynet star and showman that we see almost everywhere now.
The Game Awards: 8 years of existence and 7 GOTYs
But the Game Awards are also a prize giving ceremony for a large number of categories (best artistic direction, most anticipated game, etc.), including that of the best game of the year, the famous GOTY.
As they prepare to return for their eighth edition on December 8, 2022, the Game Awards have already crowned no less than 7 titles considered to be the best games of previous years, among which we find in particular The Witcher 3, God of War (2018) or It Takes Two.
Best games of the year since 2014 according to The Game Awards
- 2014 – Dragon Age: Inquisition
- 2015 – The Witcher 3
- 2016 – Overwatch
- 2017 – The Legend of Zelda: BOTW
- 2018 – God of War
- 2019 – Sekiro
- 2020 – The Last Of Us Part II
- 2021 – It Takes Two
The question now is who will be the big GOTY of this year 2022? To be perfectly honest, there are not many people to fight at the gate. The big releases are few, others have simply been postponed until next year and if some apps have been talked about again lately, they have unfortunately already missed the boat, like Cyberpunk 2077 for example.
Who to become the GOTY 2022? We have a few leads.
But 2022 still has some serious contenders that we should find at The Game Awards. We think, for example, of Elden Ring, released last February, the title of FromSoftware (already rewarded with Sekiro in 2019) has everything of a great game. A masterful artistic direction, a breathtaking OST, a universe that makes you dizzy and a gameplay with small onions . Its reputation is now well established, it is a monumental card and the feedback (from the press and the players) has largely spoken for itself.
Another potential candidate that we see arriving as big as an Olympian titan is obviously God of War Ragnarok. The highly anticipated sequel to the 2018 opus (GOTY of the same year), Ragnarok has already conquered the press and should certainly be a hit with players. Gameplay corrected and even more visceral than the previous one, beautiful to cry, artistically inspired, gripping, moving… God of War Ragnarok ticks pretty much every box of the ultimate game. Now it remains to be seen if this will be enough to become the best game of the year 2022.
One could also think of Horizon Forbidden West, big box of the year on PS5, or A Plague Tales: Requiem which could create a surprise. Finally, we could mention The Last of Us Part 1 which, even if it is a remake, has all the qualities required to claim the title of GOTY 2022.
And you, what are your best games of 2022?