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Gamescom Awards 2022: the list of nominees and winners


A first salvo of awards was handed out this Tuesday night at the opening of Gamescom 2022. Discover the complete list of nominees for the Gamescom Awards 2022.

This year, the jury will vote in about twenty categories during two ceremoniesincluding the first “for the planet” award in collaboration with the United Nations Environment Program. This award as well as the awards by platforms (Xbox, PC and PlayStation) were awarded during the Opening Night on Tuesday night. Find the results right here:

Gamescom Awards 2022 – August 23

gamescom goes green award

  • Indie Arena Booth
  • Microsoft / Xbox
  • Ukie

Most anticipated Xbox game

  • The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • The Last Case of Benedict FoxRogue Games
  • Metal: Hellsinger, Funcom

Most anticipated PC game

  • Metal: HellsingerFuncom
  • System Shock, Plaion
  • Warhammer 40.000: Darktide, Fatshark

Most anticipated PlayStation game

  • Lies of PNeowiz
  • One Piece Odyssey, Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • The Dark Pictures: The Devil in Me, Bandai Namco Entertainment

Gamescom Awards 2022 – August 27

The following winners will be announced August 27Discover the list of nominees for the Gamescom Awards 2022:

Most anticipated Switch game

  • Airhead, HandyGames
  • Edge of SanityVixa Games
  • Tin Hearts, Wired Productions

Best action adventure game

  • Lies of PNeowiz
  • Outcast 2 – A New BeginningTHQ Nordic
  • The Last Case of Benedict FoxRogue Games

Best action game

  • Metal: HellsingerFuncom
  • System ShockPlaion
  • Warhammer 40.000: DarktideFatshark

Best Family Game

  • Fling to the FinishDaedalic Entertainment
  • Ikonei Island: An Earthlock AdventureSnowcastle Games
  • Paper TrailNewfangled Games

Best independent game

  • InkulinatiDaedalic Entertainment
  • Paper TrailNewfangled Games
  • Sunday GoldTeam17 Digital

Best multiplayer game

  • Goat Simulator 3, Plaion
  • The Dark Pictures: The Devil in MeBandai Namco Entertainment
  • Warhammer 40.000: DarktideFatshark

Best game tracking

  • Age of Empires IVMicrosoft
  • Microsoft Flight Simulator, Microsoft
  • Sea of ThievesMicrosoft

Best Role Playing Game

  • DredgeBlack Salt Games
  • Lies of PNeowiz
  • Sunday GoldTeam17 Digital

Best sports/racing game

  • AEW: Fight ForeverTHQ Nordic
  • GOAL! The Club ManagerToplitz Productions
  • UltimechsResolution Games

Best strategy/simulation game

  • Age Of DarknessTeam17 Digital
  • Autopsy SimulatorTeam17 Digital
  • IXIONKalypso Media

Best original creation

  • InkulinatiDaedalic Entertainment
  • Metal: HellsingerFuncom
  • PentimentMicrosoft

Best stand

  • Gamescom visitors vote for their favorite booth

Best trailer

  • Fans and visitors to gamescom vote for the coolest game trailer or the best new game announcement during gamescom.

Best lineup

  • In the “Best Lineup” category, the jury will select a winner from all gamescom exhibitors.


  • Every highlight of gamescom is eligible for this extraordinary award: not only games, but also people, institutions, companies, concepts or terms.

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