The race for claiming the Game of the Year title is quite tight this year, as some highly successful titles launched in 2022, leaving the gaming community in awe. However, Elden Ring managed to win the first major contest at Golden Joysticks Awards 2022 by surpassing its rivals.
Last night, Golden Joysticks Awards 2022 officially announced Elden Ring as its Ultimate Game of the Year winner for this year, in presence of close competitors such as God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon: Forbidden West, Bayonetta 3, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, Neon White, and a few other titles.
There is no doubt that Elden Ring is one of the most stellar titles of this year, and we can't really argue about it as the game took the world by storm even months after its launch. Probably the fact that Bandai Namco has not discounted Elden Ring so far in any major sales gives you a good understanding of how great it performs.
Next to winning the Ultimate GOTY trophy, Elden Ring also managed to win three other awards for Best Visual Design, Best Multiplayer Game, and Critics' Choice Award. Also, FromSoftware won the award for Studio of the Year, thanks to developing such an amazing game.
Looking to the other fields of the ceremony, Horizon Forbidden West won the Best Storytelling, Cult of the Lamb became the Best Indie Game, Vampire Survivors achieved Breakthrough Award, Steam Deck won the Best Gaming Hardware, and Manon Gage achieved Best Performer award for her stellar role in Immortality.
Golden Joysticks Awards chooses the winners based on the public votes, and according to GamesRadar, millions of votes were cast this year, which resulted in a massive win for Elden Ring in four different categories. Currently, there is a Golden Joysticks page on Steam that showcases all the nominees and winners of the ceremony, which are available with significant discounts on the platform.
The Game Awards 2022 is the next big gaming ceremony where Elden Ring has the chance to achieve some more rewards and claim the Game of the Year title once more. You can watch it live on December 8.