Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022 Results Announced!

Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022 results have been announced, and here is the list of winners and nominees from various categories.

The Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022 have named a number of Nintendo Switch Games as winners across various categories, like Pokémon Scarlet and Splatoon 3. While many games have dominated major titles in the competitive awards, some new names have also made their positions in the rankings. The CPU Guide brings you the complete lineup of winners and nominees from the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022.

Winners and Nominees of Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022

Here is the complete list of winners against various genres and categories at the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022.

Game of The Year

Winner: Elden Ring

Elden Ring 2022

Elden Ring Gained serious popularity and recognition from both PC and console players. The game took personalized gameplay to new levels with various fun-to-play mods. With a range of cool tips and tricks, the game had the approval of many delighted players, making it the best game of the year at the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022.

Other Nominees:

  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
  • Pokémon Legends: Arceus
  • Pokémon Scarlet / Violet
  • Splatoon 3

Most Valuable Creator

Winner: FromSoftware

FromSoftware Games Creator

FromSoftware got the award of the most valuable creator, which I believe is true because they were the creators of Elden Ring. The studio heard what their players had to say and released a patch update involving major changes favored by the gaming community.

Other Nominees:

  • Game Freak
  • Naoki Yoshida
  • Splatoon 3 Development Team
  • Wright Flyer Studios × Key Heaven Burns Red Development Team

Best Script

Winner: Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

Pokémon Scarlet & Violet

The best scenario award goes to Pokémon Scarlet & Violet, the first open-world RPGs in the Pokémon series. Pokémon Go and Quest have been among the best Nintendo Switch games to play on Android. Now the title is reaching new levels of recognition with the Scarlet & Violet editions.

Other Nominees:

  • Heaven Burns Red
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Graphics

Winner: Elden Ring

Elden Ring 2022

Elden Ring won yet another award and showed the game’s popularity since it crossed over a million concurrent players on Steam. The game seemed worth all the hype as it offered amazing graphics with good optimization for both consoles and PC.

Other Nominees:

  • God of War: Ragnarök
  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Online Game

Winner: Final Fantasy XIV

Final Fantasy XIV

Due to the extensive of online-gameplay for Microsoft Windows, Final Fantasy XIV won the recognition for the best online game. The expansion adds the fourteenth edition to the series, which allows you to explore the adventurous world of Final Fantasy with your friends from around the globe.

Other Nominees:

  • Genshin Impact
  • Splatoon 3

Best Action Game

Winner: Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3

Splatoon 3 by Nintendo secured the best action game with its colorful shooter-packed style. The game is more like a digital version of paintball war, where you have to sneak and splat the enemies in your colors, making it the best Nintendo Switch game for kids.

Other Nominees:

  • Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Best Action/Adventure Game

Winner: Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers

Amazingly, Sonic Frontier beats some big names in the nominees, as the game secured comparatively better ratings on Steam. The Hedgehog’s high-speed adventures were more favorable than a battle fought in the God of War: Ragnarök.

Other Nominees:

  • God of War: Ragnarök
  • Horizon Forbidden West

Best Music

Winner: Heaven Burns Red

Heaven Burns Red

Heaven Burns Red is a free mobile action game that killed Android and iOS players with its killing soundtracks. It’s a fancy way of becoming a winner, but an award is an award. The game’s OST got some serious hits after the listeners paid attention to its melodic tunes combining the vocals from Yanagi Nagi and lyrics by Jun Maeda.

Other Nominees:

  • Pokémon Scarlet / Violet
  • Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Best Actor

Winner: Aqua Minato / Aquarium

Aqua Minato / Aquarium

This romance adventure in the game is designed around Vtuber from hololive. Aqua Minato / Aquarium is a visual portrayal of a novel that received the best actor award based on the interactively played character role in the game.

Other Nominees:

  • Gackt (Genesis) / Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII Reunion
  • Nobu Chidori / Super Noda Game World

Best Character

Winner: Arven / Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Arven / Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Arven from Pokémon Scarlet and Violet has received a lot of love and appreciation for being the favorite character of the players. The character plays as an upperclassman at the academy who knows a range of recipes to help the Pokémon heal better.

Other Nominees:

  • Kirby / Kirby and the Forgotten Land
  • Ruka Kayamori / Heaven Burns Red

Best RPG

Winner: Xenoblade Chronicles 3

Xenoblade Chronicles 3

The action role-play game stood true to its genre and secured the award for Best RPG over the big names in the nominees. With real-time RPG combat and fantastic landscapes, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 became another award-winning Nintendo Switch game in the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022.

Other Nominees:

  • Elden Ring
  • Pokémon Scarlet / Violet

Best Indie Game

Winner: Stray

Stray Indie Game

The story of a cute little cat in the long-lost city brings a joyful adventure to players. Stray went instantly viral after its release, becoming a popular indie game for PC players. The game is still pretty popular as it has 10/10 ratings on Steam and holds the crown of the best indie game in the Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022.

Other Nominees:

  • Needy Streamer Overload
  • Vampire Survivors

Best eSports Game


VALORANT best eSports game

VALORANT is always in for bringing the best eSports experience for its players. The series recently revealed a Global Beta called the Premier to endorse the eSports culture where beginners and pro players can compete worldwide.

Other Nominees:

  • Apex Legends
  • Street Fighter V

Most Anticipated Game

Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

The Legend of Zelda’s new expansion, Tears of the Kingdom, sure had its complications with the $70 price tag, but it was worth every penny. The game brings extensive choices for players to choose their path from the sprawling landscapes.

Other Nominees:

  • Armored Core VI
  • Final Fantasy XVI

The Famitsu Game Awards stated some great game titles with the awards that they deserved for the popularity they gained from the players. Though some players may have their own opinions for players, each game and their nominees went through a competitive challenge to secure the top spots at Famitsu Dengeki Game Awards 2022.


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