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VGChartz Official Game of the Year 2022 – Final Voting Now Open!

VGChartz Official Game of the Year 2022 – Final Voting Now Open! - Article

by Craig S , posted on 22 December 2022 / 6,728 Views

Hello and welcome to VGChartz’s 16th annual Game of the Year Awards!

This is it, the Final Voting stage. The lists of Nominees have been substantially trimmed down thanks to the community’s Preliminary Voting, now it’s your chance to help determine both the final Shortlist of games to be featured in each award article and the Winners themselves.


Here’s the link to our Final Voting Form. Again, all you need to take part is a Google account:



Frequently Asked Questions


Q - When does voting close?

A – Final Voting closes on 3rd January, 2023.


Q - Can I change my vote/edit my voting form after submitting it?

A - Yes, you can edit your voting form up until we close voting.


Q - Do I have to select a game for every award?

A - Nope. Select your favourite for as many or as few categories as you wish.


Q - Why can’t I vote for game XXXXXXX?

A – Unfortunately it didn’t make the cut during Preliminary Voting!


Q – I’d like to see an award for Best XXXXXX, it’s a shame you don’t do one.

A – Let us know in the comments; we’re always open to suggestions, especially for new or replacement categories.


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 use the Google Form that’s linked above, while on the staff side we vote individually on the staff forums. The staff’s results are converted into percentages for each game in each category. These percentages are combined with the percentages from the community’s results, with the total then being divided by two to get an average. This average determines both the final Shortlist of games to be featured in each award article and the Winners themselves.


Q - When and how will the Winners be announced?

A – Winners will be announced in a series of articles (as well as a thread I'll post) that we'll start publishing in early January.


Q - What's with the Metroid Dread banner? That was a 2021 game.

A - Metroid Dread was last year's Overall Game of the Year winner. We're giving it one last moment to shine in the spotlight before we reveal 2022's best games. Here are all of our past Overall Game of the Year winners:

2021: Metroid Dread
2020: The Last of Us Part II
2019: Resident Evil 2
2018: God of War
2017: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
2016: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End
2015: Rocket League
2014: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
2013: Super Mario 3D World
2012: Journey
2011: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
2010: Mass Effect 2
2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
2008: LittleBigPlanet
2007: BioShock

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2zosteven (on 22 December 2022)

Babylon's fall! Joking aside Elden Ring

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coolbeans (on 22 December 2022)

Hope everyone is mostly happy with the final voting round. If you're interested in getting more out of 2022, I'd suggest the following before casting a final decision:

-Soundtrack: Listen to all nominated OSTs on YouTube or elsewhere (Metal: Hellsinger slays pretty damn hard)
-Games to try/buy: Pentiment, Tinykin, Vampire Survivors, Stray, Chained Echoes, Tunic, Neon White, and... Scorn is more of a maybe. If you appreciate stuff like Cronenberg body horror, you might get behind its vibe. I think most of these are either available on Game Pass, Steam's Winter Sale, or PlayStation/Switch stores too.

Obviously cramming all of these games in may not be healthy, but sneaking a couple in seems doable and might influence some critical decisions.

  • +4
BlipXP (on 22 December 2022)

Xenoblade 3 is probably among my favorites of all time, and my pick for GOTY 2022 without a doubt.

  • +3
UnderwaterFunktown (on 22 December 2022)

Metroid Dread coming for that second GOTY.
(... jk I read the FAQ)

  • +3
Arkus (on 23 December 2022)

Why is Triangle Strategy nominated for best RPG instead of best Strategy?

  • +2
TheLegendaryBigBoss (on 23 December 2022)

Pokemon scarlet/violet (Lol)

  • +1
progstarmac (on 22 December 2022)

Xenoblade 3

  • +1
LivncA_Dis3 (on 28 December 2022)

Gow Ragnarok

  • 0
pukem0n (on 27 December 2022)

Not having God of War Ragnarok as an option in Best DLC is a wasted opportunity.

  • -7