Elden Ring crowned Game of the Year at The Game Awards

In addition to winning the prize, the game in the Dark Souls series, from Bandai Namco and FromSoftware, collected the awards for best game direction, best art direction and best role-playing game, for a total of four awards .

“Elden Ring” was released on February 25, 2022.

Photo : Bandai Namco

But it’s God of War: Ragnarok, starting favorite with nine nominations, which stole the show on Thursday night. The game scooped awards for Best Story, Best Soundtrack, Best Audio Design, and Best Action Adventure Game.

Two warrior characters in a cave in cold weather, in a video game.

The video game “God of War: Ragnarok” was eagerly awaited by the gaming community.

Photo : Sony

Its innovation in terms of accessibility also won it an award. Even actor Christopher Judge, who lends his voice to the character of Kratos in the game, won the award for best performance.

The most recent title in the God of War series was therefore decorated six times on Thursday evening, out of a possible nine victories.

A cat with a harness contemplates the streets of an Asian city at night, in a video game.

The “Stray” game puts players in the shoes of a cat in a “Cyberpunk” universe.

Photo: BlueTwelve

The popular game Stray was in the running with seven nominations. The French studio BlueTwelve, which designed the game, walked away with two awards, that of the best independent game and that of the best start for a new independent studio.

The title of the best family game was awarded to Kirby and the Forgotten Landand Best Fighting Game went to MultiVersus de WB Games.

Batman and Sammy are back to back amidst a cluster of animated figures in the clouds.

MultiVersus is a fighting game bringing together various characters from the Warner Bros.

Photo : Twitter/multiversus

Ubisoft does not leave empty-handed, its studios having won the prize for the best simulation or best game strategy with Mario+Rabbids: Spark of Hope.

And this is the Netflix series Arcane: League of Legends which opened the ball by winning the new award for best adaptation, inaugurated this year.

Canadian studios defeated

Nintendo has pulled off a masterstroke with Splatoon 3which won the title of best multiplayer game, surpassing Montreal studio Tribute Games and its game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge.

Seven playable characters from Tribute Games' Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles side-by-side in a multicolored setting.

The game “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge” is acclaimed by critics and the gaming community.

Photo : Tribute Games

Tribute Games was also in the running for Best Action Game, but was defeated by God of War: Ragnarok.

It’s not the only Canadian studio to leave the Game Awards ceremony empty-handed.

In addition to the Ninja Turtles, among the nominees was the soccer game FIFA 22, created by Electronic Arts Vancouver, which was in the running for the award for best sports game. It’s rather Gran Turismo 7 who got the decoration.

The Vancouver title I Was a Teenage Exocolonistfrom Northway Games, did not win an award in the category of best game with social impact, and the game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare IIpartly designed in Quebec, won none of the four prizes for which it was nominated.

Link rides a flying robotic bird surrounded by a neon green cloud.

The video game community has been waiting for the sequel to the hit “The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild” for several years.

Photo : Nintendo

Unsurprisingly, the prize for the most anticipated game of the year goes to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, from Nintendo, the sequel to the success Breath of the Wild.

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