Elden Ring Wins 4 Golden Joystick Awards 2022

Elden Ring Wins 4 Golden Joystick Awards 2022

Elden Ring scoops up four Golden Joystick Awards including the ultimate game of the year, plus a studio award.

Elden Ring Wins 4 Golden Joystick Awards 2022

It’s award season with plenty of awards to be given out celebrating this year’s amazing releases. It should come as no surprise that one of those major titles has just bagged itself four awards plus another awarded to the studio behind the game. Elden Ring has snagged titles Best Visual Design, Best Multiplayer Game, Critics’ Choice Award and the Ultimate Game of the Year. On top of these four wins of the 40th anniversary of the awards, FromSoftware gains Studio of the Year which means a total of five wins. The Action-RPG also had five nominations which included being nominated for Playstation Game of the Year but lost out to the cat stealth title Stray.

Elden Ring Scores Four Wins Plus Best Studio

Winning Best Visual Design had Elden Ring beat the likes of the sequel Horizon Forbidden West, Ghostwire: Tokyo as well as the indie title Cult of the Lamb. Other contenders for Ultimate Game of the Year included Horizon, God of War: Ragnarok as well as Neon White. With fierce competition lining the nominees this year, congratulations to FromSoft on gaining what looks to be the first round of wins. You can check out the full list of winners and nominees below:

Best Storytelling

  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Horizon Forbidden West (WINNER)
  • I Was A Teenage Exocolonist
  • Wayward Strand

Still Playing Award

Best Visual Design

  • Elden Ring (WINNER) – Check our Elden Ring Build Guides
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Ghostwire: Tokyo
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Lost in Play

Studio of the Year

  • Roll7
  • Terrible Toybox
  • Half Mermaid
  • FromSoftware Inc. (WINNER)
  • Interior / Night
  • Tribute Games

Best Game Expansion

  • Final Fantasy XIV: Endwalker
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course (WINNER)
  • GTA Online: The Contract
  • Guild Wars 2: End of Dragons
  • Total War: Warhammer III – Immortal Empires

Best Early Access Launch

  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Slime Rancher 2 (WINNER)
  • Dune: Spice Wars
  • Core Keeper
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Gloomwood

Best Indie Game

  • Cult of the Lamb (WINNER)
  • Tunic
  • Rollerdrome
  • Dorfromantik
  • Neon White
  • Teardown

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Elden Ring (WINNER)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenue
  • MultiVersus
  • Splatoon 3
  • Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Best Audio

  • We Are OFK
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • OlliOlli World

Best Game Trailer

  • The Callisto Protocol The Truth of Black Iron Trailer
  • Goat Simulator 3 Announcement Trailer (WINNER)
  • skate. Still Working On It Trailer
  • Bloody Hell Hotel Reveal Trailer
  • Time Flies Announcement Trailer
  • Alan Wake 2 Reveal Trailer

Best Game Community

  • Dreams
  • Final Fantasy 14 (WINNER)
  • GRID Legends
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Splatoon 3
  • Warframe

Best Gaming Hardware

  • Playdate
  • Steam Deck (WINNER)
  • Analogue Pocket
  • Backbone One: PlayStation Edition
  • Roccat Kone XP
  • WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5

Breakthrough Award
Vampire Survivors

Critics’ Choice Award
Elden Ring

Best Performer

  • Manon Gage (Marissa Marcel, Immortality) – WINNER
  • Ted Rami (Travis, The Quarry)
  • Dominic Armato (Guybrush Threepwood, Return to Monkey Island)
  • Angela Bassett (Regalla, Horizon Forbidden West)
  • Ashly Burch (Tiny Tina, Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands)
  • Christopher Judge (Kratos, God of War Ragnarok)

Nintendo Game of the Year

  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus (WINNER)
  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Live A Live
  • Splatoon 3
  • Nintendo Switch Sports

PC Game of the Year

  • Neon White
  • Return to Monkey Island (WINNER)
  • Hardspace: Shipbreaker
  • Teardown
  • Total War: Warhammer 3
  • Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters

PlayStation Game of the Year

  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Stray (WINNER)
  • Elden Ring
  • The Last Of Us Part I
  • Sifu

Xbox Game of the Year

  • Halo Infinite
  • Scorn
  • Grounded (WINNER)
  • As Dusk Falls
  • Sniper Elite 5
  • Dying Light 2: Stay Human

Most Wanted Game

Ultimate Game of the Year

  • Elden Ring (WINNER)
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Teardown
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Neon White

Awards Season

Next month will be The Game Awards 2022 which already has Elden Ring placed as a nominee in six categories. You can head to the official website to cast your votes in the whopping 31 categories which covers Art Direction, Best Narrative, Best Roleplaying Game as well as Game of the Year. The colossal titles this year look to be between Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok which we already have a few thoughts on. Of course, you can also look forward to our own Fexy Awards 2022 which will be released next month as well.

Who is your favourite for Game of the Year (do we really need to ask?) Let us know in the comments below.

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News Editor at Fextralife. Yuria is an avid PC gamer and Twitch streamer who enjoys online multi-player games and believes games should have amazing storylines not just great graphics.

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