In this age when the end of a year approaches, it is customary to get excited about the awards season. Be it any medium, ranging from films, television, music, and gaming to literally anything.
The fans of the particular medium get hyped to see their favorites winning. Likewise, these award ceremonies help the creators in a major way by getting them motivated when their previous work is celebrated.
In the gaming world, it is no different. With the arrival of each game, the debate gets heated regarding the overall best game and fans wait it out till the end to see the results.
The year, 2022, is owned by Elden Ring. This game has blown out any competition away by a huge mile. God of War: Ragnarok was one of the most anticipated games of the last few years but even it couldn’t faze the success of Elden Ring.
According to a ResetEra member’s BrickArts295 tally, Elden Ring has won 145 Game of the Year awards from different publications. It’s also notable that it’s still December and a number of prizes are yet to be awarded but this number indicates clearly that Elden Ring deserves to be called the sole winner.
- Elden Ring won the most Game of the Year awards in 2022.
- God Of War Ragnarok currently stands in the second position in the overall tally.
The current tally shows Elden Ring leading this seemingly one-horse race with 136 awarded by Media Outlets and 9 by reader’s choice totaling to a towering amount of 145 while the second competitor God Of War Ragnarok lags way behind with a total of 26 awards.
24 of these awards are presented by various media outlets and only 2 through reader’s votes.
FromSoftware created the 2022 action role-playing game Elden Ring, which Bandai Namco Entertainment published. It was released on February 25 for the PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and was directed by Hidetaka Miyazaki.
Fantasy author George R. R. Martin provided the worldbuilding. In the game, players take control of a character and go on a quest to fix the Elden Ring and become the new Elden Lord.
There are many aspects of Elden Rings that made it as huge a success as it is, the most highlighted one being the open-world exploration.
With the design influences from Shadow of the Colossus, The Elder Scrolls, The Witcher 3, and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Miyazaki has created an environment that has immersed the gamers like nothing else.
What separates the success of Elden Ring from other award-winning titles lies in the study of winners from previous years.
- It Takes Two – 84.
- Resident Evil Village – 58.
- Forza Horizon 5 – 53.
- The Last of Us Part II – 303.
- Hades – 64.
- Ghost of Tsushima – 63
- Death Stranding – 80.
- Resident Evil 2 – 79.
- Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice – 59.
Only The Last of Us Part II has dominated quite like Elden Ring in recent years other than that, there has been fierce competition in previous years.
It can lead to two speculations either there weren’t many great titles this year or Elden Ring is just way too good and we would like to believe the latter as shown by the love of the fans and critics alike.
Its only competitor, God Of War Ragnarok, regardless of excelling over the 2018 installment in almost every aspect fell short in front of Elden Ring, this just shows that a game like Elden Ring comes a few times in a decade.
The game will supposedly get a tonne of DLC, of which the Colosseum is only the first as announced by a well-known enthusiast of FromSoftware titles Lance McDonald. So, we can expect that Elden Ring’s popularity isn’t gonna die down anytime soon.
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