The winners of the Golden Joystick Awards 2022 - see which PC games got a prize

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The winners of the Golden Joystick Awards 2022 - see which PC games got a prize

One Elden Ring to rule them all!

The end of the year is nearing. That means that the award season will soon be in full swing. One of the biggest events about honoring the best video games of the last twelve months took place yesterday – the Golden Joystick Awards 2022.

In the last couple of weeks, the show’s organizers gathered and counted the votes cast by gamers worldwide. The final results should not come as a surprise for those following the industry. However, there are some controversial picks in some categories.

Golden Joystick Awards 2022 winners

You can watch the entire event in the video above. Although if you’re only here for hard facts, has got you covered. One hit dominated the entire event, and PC players will be glad to hear they can enjoy it on their machines. Elden Ring came away with four statues, including one of the most surprising Golden Joystick Awards picks, Best Multiplayer.

What’s more, the developers at From Software were honored as Studio of the Year. That makes it a total of five prizes associated with the soulslike produced in collaboration with the famous writer George R. R. Martin.

Below you can see the entire list of Golden Joystick Awards 2022 winners:

The best PC games with a Golden Joystick 2022 Award

As you can see, the list includes quite a lot of titles you can enjoy on PC. It’s great to see plenty of high-quality releases among the Golden Joystick Awards 2022 winners that are cross-platform or PC specific. We hope this trend will continue in the future, and we will be able to forget the times when we had to look at console players with envy. Here are some of the best PC games featured in yesterday’s event.

Elden Ring

What more can be said about the latest masterpiece from From Software? Elden Ring is the unquestionable winner of the GJA 2022 event. If you still had any doubts about whether it’s worth playing, they should be all cleared up now. Now is the best time to take a look at our Elden Ring Black Friday preset and set out on a journey to become the one and only Elden Lord.

Return to Monkey Island

The newest installment in the classic point-and-click franchise has won in the PC Game of the Year category of the Golden Joystick Awards 2022. Talk about a comeback! In the era of remasters and remakes, Return to Monkey Island proves that you can still make a new installment that isn’t simply a refresh but a new and excellent sequel. We highly recommend it!


Funny enough, Stray received its prize as one of the Golden Joystick Awards 2022 nominees in the PlayStation Game of the Year category. It would be a mistake to forget that you can also play this cat adventure on the PC! Here at, we think it’s a great pick, and you should definitely give it a try. If you have already finished it, you might be interested in our list of other great titles where you can play as an animal.

Metal: Hellsinger

If you want something that’s a lot more action-heavy, you should take a look at Metal: Hellsinger. In this rhythm-based FPS, you fight against the armies of hell. What’s most intriguing about it is that you must time your attacks to the soundtrack’s beat. That way, the damage you deal becomes bigger with each shot. We’re not surprised that this release received the award for Best Audio.

Cult of the Lamb

The best indie games also got some recognition during yesterday’s show. In that category, the prize went to Cult of the Lamb. At first glance, you might think it’s one of those cutesy farming titles with adorable little animals. That’s only partially true. The other side of CotL is that you are trying to create and grow a cult meant to worship the mysterious entity known as The One Who Waits.

All Golden Joystick Awards 2022 nominees

But it’s not only the winners that deserve praise. The Golden Joystick Awards 2022 nominees list is full of fantastic releases well worth your attention. We bet you will be able to find something that catches your eye. Below are all entries that were considered for a prize.

Best Storytelling

Still Playing Award

Best Visual Design

Studio of the Year

  • Roll7 
  • Terrible Toybox 
  • Half Mermaid 
  • FromSoftware Inc. (WINNER)
  • Interior / Night 
  • Tribute Games

Best Game Expansion

Best Early Access Launch

Best Indie Game

Best Multiplayer Game

Best Audio

  • We Are OFK
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Metal: Hellsinger (WINNER)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • Gran Turismo 7 
  • OlliOlli World

Best Game Trailer

Best Game Community

Best Gaming Hardware

  • Playdate
  • Steam Deck (WINNER)
  • Analogue Pocket
  • Backbone One: PlayStation Edition
  • Roccat Kone XP
  • WD_Black SN850 NVMe SSD for PS5

Breakthrough Award

  • Vampire Survivors

Critics' Choice Award

  • Elden Ring

Best Performer

  • Manon Gage (Marissa Marcel, Immortality) - WINNER
  • Ted Rami (Travis, The Quarry)
  • Dominic Armato (Guybrush Threepwood, Return to Monkey Island)
  • Angela Bassett (Regalla, Horizon Forbidden West)
  • Ashly Burch (Tiny Tina, Tiny Tina's Wonderlands)
  • Christopher Judge (Kratos, God of War Ragnarok)

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

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

Most Wanted Game

Ultimate Game of the Year

  • Elden Ring (WINNER)
  • Gran Turismo 7
  • Horizon Forbidden West
  • Immortality
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • God of War: Ragnarok
  • Return to Monkey Island
  • Teardown
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3
  • Bayonetta 3
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Neon White

What do you think about the Golden Joystick Awards 2022 winners? Are you surprised by any of the picks? Were there games that deserved a statue more? Let us know in the comments section below!

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