gamescom award 2022: The nominees have been determined


08/22/2022 - The nominees for the gamescom awards 2022 have been determined: The jury has selected from a large number of submissions. Winning titles will be awarded in a total of 19 categories this year.

Exhibitors and fans at gamescom (August 23-28, 2022) can look forward to seeing who will receive one of the coveted trophies. For the first time, in cooperation with "Playing for the Planet", an initiative supported by the United Nations Environment Programme, the "gamescom goes green award" will be presented. This award as well as the platform categories will already be presented on Tuesday during gamescom: Opening Night Live.

From now on and until Friday, August 26, 15:00 (CEST), gamescom fans can vote for their favorites in the fan categories Best Booth and Best Trailer/Announcement. The Consumer Awards and the other jury categories Best Lineup and HEART OF GAMING Award will be presented on Saturday, August 27 in the gamescom studio.

These are the nominees of the gamescom awards 2022

The winners of the gamescom goes green award and the following platform categories will be announced at gamescom: Opening Night Live on August 23, starting at 8 p.m.

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 Nintendo Switch Game

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

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 winners of the following genre categories, consumer awards and gamescom global awards will be announced at the gamescom studio on Saturday, August 27.

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 DigitalI
  • XION, Kalypso Media

Most Original Game

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

Best Booth

Visitors of gamescom 2022 vote for their favorite booth in the entertainment area.

Best Trailer/Announcement

Fans of gamescom vote on the coolest game trailer or the best new announcement of gamescom. Among others, all trailers and announcements shown during the Opening Night Live are eligible for voting.

Best Lineup

The jury chooses the gamescom exhibitor with the best line-up.


All gamescom highlights are eligible for this special award: in addition to games, expansions and technologies, also people, institutions, companies, concepts or terms.


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