Gamescom Announces 2022 Award Nominees Ahead of Opening Night Live

Gamescom Announces 2022 Award Nominees Ahead of Opening Night Live

Gamescom has announced their nominees for 2022 as the industry gears up for the giant convention this week with gamescom Opening Night Live happening tomorrow.

A panel of judges compiled of experts in the games’ industry got together this month ahead of gamescom 2022 to make their nominations. Judges included Dean Takahashi from gamesbeat, Matt Gardner from Forbes, Davide Mancini from IGN Italy and our very own Brendan Frye, EIC for CGMagazine.

“The winners of the gamescom goes green award as well as the following platform categories will be announced during gamescom: Opening Night Live on August 23 from 8 pm” (GMT+2).

Here are nominees of the gamescom awards 2022:

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
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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

The winner of the following platform category as well as the winners of the following genre categories, consumer awards and gamescom global awards will be announced at the festival’s studio on Saturday, August 27.

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
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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
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Best Booth

  • Visitors vote for their favorite booth in the entertainment area of the convention.

Best Trailer/Announcement

  • Fans and visitors of gamescom vote for the coolest game trailer resp. the best announcement of a new game during gamescom. Examples for eligible trailers and announcements are all materials shown during Opening Night Live.

Best Lineup

  • In the Best Lineup category, the jury will pick a winner out of all gamescom exhibitors.

HEART OF GAMING Award

  • Each gamescom highlight is eligible for this extraordinary award: not only games, add-ons, and technologies, but also people, institutions, companies, concepts, or terms.

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