Gamescom awards 2022
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Gamescom awards 2022 nominees revealed


  • Gamescom has announced the 2022 award nominees
  • There are 19 categories
  • Fan voting opens on Wednesday


The nominees for the Gamescom awards 2022 have been announced, and voting is underway. There are 19 different categories ranging from the most anticipated Xbox game to the most exciting indie. These nominees were chosen by a jury made up of game journalists and content creators.

The award winners will get revealed at various points throughout Gamescom. Opening Night Live will announce who takes home the most wanted games on various platforms awards, and the Gamescom goes green trophy. ONL takes place on August 23.

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Gamescom goes green award

  • Indie Arena Booth
  • Microsoft / Xbox
  • Ukie

Most Wanted Microsoft Xbox Game

  • The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox, Rogue Games
  • Metal: Hellsinger, Funcom

Most Wanted PC Game

  • Metal: Hellsinger, Funcom
  • System Shock, Plaion
  • Warhammer 40.000: Darktide, Fatshark

Most Wanted Sony PlayStation Game

  • Lies of P, Neowiz
  • One Piece Odyssey, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Then, the winners of the numerous genre categories and a few other awards will get announced at the Gamescom studio on Saturday, August 28.

Most Wanted Nintendo Switch Game

  • Airhead, HandyGames
  • Edge of Sanity, Vixa Games
  • Tin Hearts, Wired Productions

Best Action Adventure Game

  • Lies of P, Neowiz
  • Outcast 2 – A New Beginning, THQ Nordic
  • The Last Case of Benedict Fox, Rogue Games

Best Action Game

  • Metal: Hellsinger, Funcom
  • System Shock, Plaion
  • Warhammer 40.000: Darktide, Fatshark

Best Family Game

  • Fling to the Finish, Daedalic Entertainment
  • Ikonei Island: An Earthlock Adventure, Snowcastle Games
  • Paper Trail, Newfangled Games

Best Indie Game

  • Inkulinati, Daedalic Entertainment
  • Paper Trail, Newfangled Games
  • Sunday Gold, Team17 Digital

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Goat Simulator 3, Plaion
  • The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Warhammer 40.000: Darktide, Fatshark

Best Ongoing Game

  • Age of Empires IV, Microsoft
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator, Microsoft
  • Sea of Thieves, Microsoft

Best Role Playing Game

  • Dredge, Black Salt Games
  • Lies of P, Neowiz
  • Sunday Gold, Team17 Digital

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • AEW: Fight Forever, THQ Nordic
  • GOAL! The Club Manager, Toplitz Productions
  • Ultimechs, Resolution Games

Best Strategy/Simulation Game

  • Age Of Darkness, Team17 Digital
  • Autopsy Simulator, Team17 Digital
  • IXION, Kalypso Media

Most Original Game

  • Inkulinati, Daedalic Entertainment
  • Metal: Hellsinger, Funcom
  • Pentiment, Microsoft

Best Booth

Anyone who attends Gamescom can vote for their favorite booth they visited on the exhibition floor.

Best Trailer/Announcement

Sometimes game trailers are better than the final product. I’m looking at you, Dead Island. So, Gamescom decided to commemorate how good trailers are with an award.

Whether you’re online or visiting Gamescom in-person, you can vote for your favorite.

Best Lineup

For this award, the jury will decide which Gamescom exhibitor has the best lineup.

Heart of Gaming Award

A rather non-specific award, the Heart of Gaming will be given to any ‘highlight’. That could be a game, add-on, certain individuals, or even a concept. Essentially, whatever bit of Gamescom you liked the most.

How to vote on the Gamescom 2022 awards

If you feel compelled to vote for the Best Booth and Best Trailer/Announcement awards, you can do so by heading to Gamescom’s website from Wednesday, August 24.