2022 techraptor awards nominees

2022 TechRaptor Awards - Nominees and Readers' Choice Vote

Published: January 2, 2023 12:00 PM

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2022 was a standout year for variety. The Dark Souls formula was taken to a new level with Elden Ring, the AAA blockbuster was just about perfected with God of War Ragnarok, and indie titles also brought the heat in standouts like Tunic, NORCO, and Neon White. There were fantastic games in just about any genre, and no matter what kind of gamer you are, we bet you found something you loved. 

Below is our list of nominees as determined and voted on by the TechRaptor Staff. Starting January 9th, we'll be posting the winners of our awards.

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Of course, we'd love for all of you to get involved, so check out this link to vote on your own winners!

See all of the winners here!

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2022 Best Multiplayer Game (For exceptional multiplayer gameplay and design)

  • Grounded
  • Marvel Snap
  • Multiversus
  • Splatoon 3 (Our Review)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge (Our Review)

Best Writing (For outstanding storytelling, worldbuilding, and character creation)

Best Visual Design (For outstanding, cohesive aesthetic)

Best Soundtrack (For outstanding overall score)

Best Expansion/DLC (The best piece of additional content to an existing game)

  • Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
  • Dead Cells: The Queen & the Sea
  • Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
  • Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (Our Review)
  • Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe

2022 Best Evolving Game (For outstanding continued development on an existing game)

  • Destiny 2
  • Final Fantasy XIV
  • Fortnite
  • No Man's Sky
  • Sea of Thieves

2022 Indie Game of the Year (For outstanding creative and technical design from outside a large studio)

Tabletop Game/RPG of the Year (For outstanding tabletop game design)

2022 Game of the Year (The best game of the year, whose sum of its parts is greater than any other)