Hey everyone. We've begun posting the articles that announce the results of VGChartz's Official Game of the Year Awards.
Starting tomorrow, we'll be posting 2-3 a day until the winners (and runners-up) of all categories are revealed. I'll link to each one with a post in this thread (often with some interesting stats from the voting process) and also collect them together in this OP, so you can easily find them all.
This year's articles:
- Best Shooter of 2022
- Best Action Game of 2022
- Best Adventure Game of 2022
- Best Platformer of 2022
- Best Action/Adventure Game of 2022
- Best Puzzle Game of 2022
- Best Racing Game of 2022
- Best Strategy Game of 2022
- Best Simulation Game of 2022
- Best VR Game of 2022
- Best Fighting Game of 2022
- Best Compilation of 2022
- Best RPG of 2022
- Best DLC/Expansion of 2022
- Best Indie Game of 2022
- Best Supporting Performance of 2022
- Best Leading Performance of 2022
- Best Narrative of 2022
- Best Art Direction of 2022
- Best Original Music Score of 2022
- Most Disappointing Game of 2022
- Best Surprise of 2022
- Most Anticipated Game of 2023
- Overall Game of the Year 2022
Q – How is the winner in each category determined?
A – By a mixture of community and staff voting, weighted 50/50. On the community side we used a Google Form that was posted in an article on the front page, a highlighted thread, and posted on our social media channels. On the staff side we vote individually on the staff forums. The average of the two determines both the final Shortlist of games to be featured in each award article and the Winners themselves.
- I didn't get chance to vote - is it too late?
- I'm afraid so. Final voting opened on 22nd Dec and closed on 2nd Jan.
- Why did game xxxxx win Best Action/Adventure Game but not Best Action Game?
- Games are only ever able to win (and be nominated for) one genre award, to prevent a single game sweeping half a dozen categories (yes, that used to happen in the early days).
- Why do you spoil the results on the front page with the banner?
- The banner only really reveals that the game in question made the Shortlist; it's not a guarantee it won the award. On average the banner image will only feature the winner about 20-25% of the time.
Past VGChartz Overall Game of the Year Winners:
The Last of Us Part II
Resident Evil 2
God of War
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Mario 3D World
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
Mass Effect 2
Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
BioShockLast edited by Machina - on 23 January 2023