This year's The Game Awards came with a lot of twists and turns and goofy terms. But as we all know, each nominee brought something amazing to the table.
Presenting the winners of this year's The Game Awards:
Best Mobile Game
Those games we carry with us at all times? This is the game that won the award for being the best of the best. The winner is MARVEL SNAP!
Marvel Snap is a card-based marvel that plays a lot like Hearthstone with its own unique takes on the PvP Card games.
Best Fighting Game
Sock 'em, bop 'em, toss 'em around and beat them down! These nominees fought hard for the title but only one could come out on top and the winner was none other than Multiversus!
Multiversus is a platform fighter with your favorite WB and DC characters being pitted against one another in the ultimate show of power.
Best eSports game
The pinnacle of mind games and testing your reflexes and decision-making/teamwork. These nominees brought a lot to the table in order to achieve a victorious award. This nominee, however, managed to pull a clutch from the rest. The winner of this award was none other than Valorant!
Valorant is a search and destroy team-based game where you plant a bomb in a point and defend it while the opposing team tries to disarm the bomb. The winner is determined by who successfully completes their goal or if the attacking team is wiped.
Best Family Game
These games encouraged the family to play alongside each other while completing adventures or even just compete a little in a family friendly match. The nominees for this showed a lot of heartwarming charm but this nominee stole the whole show. The winner of this award is none other than Kirby and the Forgotten Land!
Kirby and the Forgotten Land is the latest entry to Kirby's wacky adventures, where we are joined by a small furry pal by the name of Elfilin. Join Kirby as he unravels the mystery behind the Forgotten Lands.
These nominees poured their heart and soul out to breathe life into the characters they portrayed. While we here are of the opinion that they were all stellar performances, only one could take home the award. The winner of best performance is Christopher Judge.
Christopher Judge delivered a spectacular performance as Kratos in God of War (2018) and God of War: Ragnarok. He also plays T'Challa in the 2020 Avengers game.
Best Debut Indie and Indie game
Stray won the awards for best Debut Indie and Best Indie game! Stray has been on a lot of people's radar and with good reason, it's a great game with good amounts of story and elements. Congrats on winning these awards!
Stray is a game about playing as a stray cat that falls into a post-apocalyptic society of robots that are sentient and live underground.
Best AR/VR game
Immersion is one of the bigger aspects in gaming. These nominees did their best to immerse you in an Augmented/Virtual Reality world and boy did they deliver. The winner of this category immersed everyone into its wonderful world and kept many hooked onto it. The winner for Best AR/VR Game is Moss: Book 2!
Moss is a VR game about a mouse who speaks entirely in sign language. Join Quill, our rodent protagonist, in her quest to keep the Glass she holds safe from dangerous hunters.
Best Sim/Strategy Game
When it comes to simulations and strategy, these games have you thinking hard on your choices. The nominee that outplayed the rest is none other than Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope!
Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope is a crossover sequel to the original Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle game, you join Mario and his crew of Rabbid counterparts in a quest to stop Cursa from spreading the Darkmess across the universe.
Best Community Support and Ongoing Game
Final Fantasy XIV won the awards for Best Community Support and Ongoing Game!! Its astounding support stems from a loving community that's willing to do their best to keep the devs up to date with any issues that they may find.
Final Fantasy XIV Online is a Live Service MMORPG that has constant check-ins by the devs and admins, listening and seeing the issues live while also partaking in the community's jokes and memes.
Best Games for Impact
These nominees gave us a story to think about problems and social issues. The winner of this award is As Dusk Falls.
As Dusk Falls is a point and click adventure game where you play as Jay Holt, Vince Walker and Zoe Walker as they unravel the secrets in their family.
Best Sports/Racing Games
High octane, adrenaline pumping, buzzer beating action. That's what these nominees are best known for. The winner for the Best Sports/Racing Game is Gran Turismo 7.
Gran Turismo 7 is a racing sim game where you drive the cars of your dreams that you cannot obtain.
Best Multiplayer Game
Teamwork makes the dream work! These nominees show us that we can work together to achieve our goal and win the day! The winner for Best Multiplayer Game was Splatoon 3.
Splatoon 3 is a 5v5 territory control game where you play as whimsical kids that are squids that wish to stay fresh at all times. Play as your squid kid or octoling as you play with friends to stay the freshest of the bunch.
Most Anticipated Game
While these games may not be out yet, they've definitely made all of us want it even more as time goes on. These nominees have been hyping us up and the one that has had us hyped the most is none other than The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom!
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a sequel to the hit game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, an open world exploration game where you play as Link on a quest to defeat the one known as Calamity Ganon.
Best Action Game
WHAM! BAM! BOOM! SLAM! These games were full on action and chaos all around, they had us on our gamer stance at all times and at the edge of our seat. The winner for this category was Bayonetta 3!
Bayonetta 3 is an action game where you fight against homunculi and giant monsters across multiple worlds alongside demonic companions.
The players are the loudest in the bunch, these games were the ones that had you, the player, vote for which one was the best. One nominee had the loudest player base and that game was Genshin Impact!
Genshin Impact is a mobile gacha game where you play as an amnesiac boy/girl who is on a quest to find their sister/brother after they were separated by a goddess and thrown into an unknown world whilst fighting her.
The quest takes you on multiple regions where you meet a lot of whimsical characters alongside the emergency foo—I mean, wonderful companion Paimon.
God of War: Ragnarok
To absolutely nobody's surprise, God of War: Ragnarok won several awards on the Game Awards this year. So instead of listing them one by one, I'll be listing them here by most important to least important: Best Narrative, Score & Music, Audio Design, Innovation in Accessibility, Action/Adventure.
Congrats God of War: Ragnarok for winning these awards and showing us that you can achieve a lot of things with just one work (and deep enough pockets).
Game of the Year
The moment you've all been waiting for—what WAS the game of the year?
Well, with so many outstanding nominees, it was hard to figure which one was gonna win it all. In the end, the winner of the Game of the Year award was... Elden Ring! It also won the following awards: Best Direction, Art Direction, Role-playing game.
With its wonderful art direction, amazing story telling and insane team that worked hard on it, it's no wonder that Elden Ring won the Game of the Year Award. Congratulations for winning the award against all odds.
Now for Kawa's Game Awards!
But we're not done yet—after all, we had our own Kawa Game Awards alongside the Game Awards Show itself, presented by NecroNews' Elle and Booster LIVE in their channel, with votes from the audience through Twitch chat and an online ballot! Here are the winners...
Banger after banger, these nominees rocked our souls with their jams. But only one of them could take home the trophy and that was Sonic Frontiers!
Sonic Frontiers is an open-world action game that places Sonic in a mysterious island that's being guarded by giant robots by the name of 'Titans'. The spectacular OST for each boss blew us all out of the water and it hypes every fight out.
Time after time, we ask devs to bring back games from the past and revamp them. These nominees came back kicking ass and showing us that you CAN teach an old dog new tricks. The winner for this category was Live a Live!
Live a Live is a remaster of the game with the same name from 1994 that places you in the shoes of separate characters that are set in different timelines and stories that involve said timelines.
Best Pickup/Put-down and Replay Value
When it comes to games where you just play for 15 minutes in between your breaks, these ones proved that there are games that allow you to do just that.
The winner for this category is Vampire Survivors! It also won the KGA's Best Replay Value game! With such a system, it's no wonder it's so addictive.
Vampire Survivors is a rouge-like top-down shooter where you are pitted against the forces of the undead as you attempt to survive the endless horde to the best of your ability.
These nominees gave us all the most comfort, but the one above all comfiness truly gave us an experience to living a second more comfy life. The winner for the comfiest game award goes to Rune Factory 5!
Rune Factory 5 is a game where you manage a farm and sell your wares while living a second life where you can explore, farm and even get married!
Worst Gaming Case
Picture for a second the biggest of public oofs in the world made by game companies. Now, round the biggest offenders and put them in a room together to compete for the WORST of the worst. These companies truly lowered the bar and dropped the ball insanely hard.
The winner for the worst public seppuku goes to... ACTIVISION BLIZZARD!
Activision Blizzard is the company most known for World of Warcraft, Overwatch and Diablo. They're also known for egregious acts against human rights and insane amounts of lawsuits and investigations.
Hats off to you Activision Blizzard for showing us that shooting yourself in the foot with a 12 gauge is hilarious.
A great change of pace, we now tune into the Best Waifu category.
This category is for those who want a good wife whom you can definitely come home to and feel very rejuvenated after a long day of work. The winner for best waifu of the year goes to Professor Sada from Pokémon Scarlet!
Professor Sada is the Scarlet exclusive professor who has a very wild look and a very kind and loving attitude towards others.
This category sets aside the waifus and gives us the bros whom we want to dedicate ourselves to. These hunks have proven to us that they're worth dying for. The winner for Best Hubby Hubby is... Jack Garland?!
That's right, the cutscene skipping, "Doesn't give a f***" launching, Limp Bizkit-loving Chaos Hunter has earned the title of Husband of the Year. Enjoy it king... even though you probably only want to kill CHAOS.
We all wonder from time to time, who IS the best character?
Well, you guys chose from our nominees, and you've all spoken quite loudly. This year's Best Character is none other than Let Me Solo Her!
Let Me Solo Her is a player who made it his life mission to take down Malenia, Blade of Miquella and help other players in their dire need. He's been the stuff of legends and songs, merch and ballads (and somebody even cosplayed as him).
Godspeed, you magnificent pot wearing, rot killing machine.
Best Animal Companion
So many animal pals, such a tiny list. It was hard to pick one to place as nominees already, but it was a lot harder for the voters to choose the best one. Ultimately, the one who came out on top was a classic among classics.
This year's best animal companion goes to the cat from Stray!
Nothing beats the classic cats at anything really. They're fluffy and friendly, with just the right amounts of chaos in them. Enjoy your victory pal.
Kawa Game Awards Game of the Year!
So... what WAS Kawa's game of the year? What took the win over all the nominees? What was the game that was at the top of them all? The winner of Kawa Game Awards' Game of the Year is... ELDEN RING!
Elden Ring not only got TGA's GoTY, it also receives our vote for the KGA's GoTY! Elden Ring truly cemented itself as the best game this year. It also won KGA's Best Co-Op and Best Moment!
That's it for the Game Awards and the KGAs. Tell us what YOUR picks would have been. Were there any you think that needed to be nominated?