Bandai Namco’s Elden Ring and Cult of the Lamb headline the list of winners at the 2022 The Golden Joystick Awards, the world’s longest-running video game award event, organised by games media publisher Future. The award is a People’s Choice award ceremony, meaning it determines category winners entirely by public voting.

While Elden Ring made the most impact, taking out four different awards, the category winners were otherwise quite varied. Cult of the Lamb was awarded Best Indie Game, as mentioned, Metal: Hellsinger took out best Audio, Vampire Survivors won the Breakthrough Award, and newcomer Manon Gage won the award for Best Performer, thanks to her portrayal of Marissa Marcel in Immortality – a well-deserved win, if you ask us.

In regards to the platform-specific award winners, Pokemon Legends Arceus took out the Nintendo Game of the Year Award, feline adventure Stray took out the PlayStation Award, Obisdian’s multiplayer survival game Grounded took out the Xbox award, and Return to Monkey Island grabbed the PC award.

The full lists of finalists and winners are as follows below, courtesy of GamesRadar.

Golden Joystick Awards 2022: Full list of winners and finalists

Ultimate Game of the Year

Elden Ring [WINNER]

Critic’s Choice Award

Elden Ring [WINNER]

Breakthrough Award

Vampire Survivors [WINNER]

Best Audio

We Are OFKXenoblade Chronicles 3Metal: Hellsinger [WINNER]Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s RevengeGran Turismo 7 OlliOlli World

Best Storytelling

IMMORTALITYReturn to Monkey IslandHorizon Forbidden West [WINNER]NORCOI Was A Teenage ExocolonistWayward Strand

Best Game Community

DreamsFinal Fantasy XIV [WINNER]GRID LegendsNo Man’s SkySplatoon 3Warframe

Best Game Expansion

Final Fantasy XIV: EndwalkerDestiny 2: The Witch QueenCuphead: The Delicious Last Course [WINNER]GTA Online: The ContractGuild Wars 2: End of DragonsTotal War: Warhammer III – Immortal Empires 

Best Gaming Hardware

PlaydateSteam Deck [WINNER]Analogue PocketBackbone One: PlayStation EditionRoccat Kone XPWD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5

Best Indie Game

Cult of the Lamb [WINNER]TunicRollerdromeDorfromantikNeon WhiteTeardown

Best Multiplayer Game 

Elden Ring [WINNER]Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s RevenueMultiVersusSplatoon 3Tiny Tina’s WonderlandsLEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga

Best Visual Design

Elden Ring [WINNER]Horizon Forbidden WestCult of the LambGhostwire: TokyoA Plague Tale: RequiemLost in Play

Most Wanted Game

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom [WINNER]Final Fantasy XVIAssassin’s Creed MirageDead Island 2ForspokenStreet Fighter 6Star Wars Jedi: SurvivorWarhammer 40,000: DarktideHonkai: Star RailStarfieldExoprimalRedfallHogwarts LegacyThe Day BeforeMass EffectMarvel’s Spider-Man 2Final Fantasy VII RebirthHollow Knight: SilksongKerbal Space Program 2Dead Space

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

Still Playing

Genshin Impact [WINNER]The Sims 4 Destiny 2 Final Fantasy XIV Minecraft Fortnite Pokémon GO Apex Legends Lost Ark The Elder Scrolls Online

Studio of the Year

Roll7 Terrible Toybox Half Mermaid FromSoftware Inc. [WINNER]Interior / Night Tribute Games

Best Early Access Launch:

Disney Dreamlight Valley Slime Rancher 2 [WINNER]Dune: Spice Wars Core Keeper Vampire Survivors Gloomwood

Best Game Trailer

The Callisto Protocol The Truth of Black Iron Trailer Goat Simulator 3 Announcement Trailer [WINNER]skate. Still Working On It TrailerBloody Hell Hotel Reveal Trailer Time Flies Announcement TrailerAlan Wake 2 Reveal Trailer

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1. Elden Ring é GOTY nos Golden Joystick - Eurogamer.pt

  • Author: eurogamer.pt
  • Updated: 2022-11-25
  • Rated: 88/100 ⭐ (3155 votes)
  • High rate: 88/100 ⭐
  • Low rate: 56/100 ⭐
  • Summary: Elden Ring é GOTY nos Golden Joystick
  • Matched Content: Elden Ring foi eleito o Jogo do Ano nos Golden Joystick Awards 2022, conseguindo triunfar na luta contra God of War: Ragnarok, 
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  • Edited by: Paule Chucho

2. Elden Ring wins big at the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards - Destructoid

  • Author: destructoid.com
  • Updated: 2022-11-24
  • Rated: 66/100 ⭐ (5362 votes)
  • High rate: 98/100 ⭐
  • Low rate: 46/100 ⭐
  • Summary: Elden Ring wins big at the 2022 Golden Joystick Awards
  • Matched Content: The 40th annual Golden Joystick Awards 2022 saw Elden Ring, Stray, Cult of the Lamb, and Final Fantasy XIV all bagging trophies.
  • Read more: here
  • Edited by: Helaine Bertsche

3. Golden Joystick Awards 2022: Vote for Ultimate Game of the Year

  • Author: thenerdstash.com
  • Updated: 2022-11-22
  • Rated: 86/100 ⭐ (5468 votes)
  • High rate: 88/100 ⭐
  • Low rate: 55/100 ⭐
  • Summary: Vote for Ultimate Game of the Year
  • Matched Content: 12 Titles Compete for Game of the Year at the Golden Joystick Awards · Elden Ring · Gran Turismo 7 · Horizon Forbidden West · Immortality · Mario + 
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  • Edited by: Merrie Gweneth

4. You Can Now Vote in the 40th Anniversary Golden Joystick Awards

  • Author: gameranx.com
  • Updated: 2022-11-22
  • Rated: 69/100 ⭐ (7586 votes)
  • High rate: 99/100 ⭐
  • Low rate: 65/100 ⭐
  • Summary: You Can Now Vote in the 40th Anniversary Golden Joystick Awards
  • Matched Content: The longest-running game awards are the Golden Joystick awards. The Golden Joystick awards are run by Future, the parent company of video game 
  • Read more: here
  • Edited by: Eloise Evelyn

5. Elden Ring won Game of the Year award and 3 others

  • Author: realmicentral.com
  • Updated: 2022-11-22
  • Rated: 76/100 ⭐ (4546 votes)
  • High rate: 7/100 ⭐
  • Low rate: 66/100 ⭐
  • Summary: Elden Ring won Game of the Year award and 3 others
  • Matched Content: Yesterday was the 40th anniversary of the Golden Joystick Awards and the list of winners of Golden Joystick Awards 2022 was also announced.
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  • Edited by: Karisa Gautea