Famitsu's Game Awards 2022 award winners revealed

March 18, 2023 at 18:04

The Famitsu/Dengeki Game Award 2022 winners were announced today, and there’s a good number of Nintendo games that took home wins. Some of the biggest ones included Xenoblade 3 winning Best RPG, Pokémon Scarlet and Violet for Best Scenario, and Splatoon 3 for Best Action Game. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom also won the award for Most Anticipated Game in the upcoming year.

Click here or see below for the complete list of winners and nominees.

Game of the Year

Winner: Elden Ring

Splatoon 3

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Pokémon Legends Arceus

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

MVC – Most Valuable Creator

Winner: from Software

Game Freak

Nintendo’s Splatoon 3 dev team

Naoki Yoshida

Heaven Burns Red dev team

Best Scenario

Winner: Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Xenoblade 3

Heaven Burns Red

Best Graphics

Winner: Elden Ring

God of War: Ragnarok

Horizon Forbidden West

Best Music

Winner: Heaven Burns Red

Xenoblade 3

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Best Actor

Winner: Aqua Minato (Aquarium)

GACKT (Crisis Core FFVII Reunion)

Nobu Chidori (Super Noda Game World)

Best Voice Actor

Winner: Tomori Kusunoki (Heaven Burns Red)

Kenichi Suzumura (Crisis Core FFVII Reunion)

Minami Tsuda (Xenoblade 3)

Best Character

Winner: Pepper (Pokémon Scarlet and Violet)

Kirby (Kirby and the Forgotten Land)

Gekka Kayamori (Heaven Burns Red)

Best Online Game

Winner: Final Fantasy XIV

Genshin Impact

Splatoon 3

Best Action

Winner: Splatoon 3

Kirby and the Forgotten Land

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Best Action Adventure

Winner: Sonic Frontiers

God of War: Ragnarok

Horizon Forbidden West

Best Adventure

Winner: The Centennial Case: A Shijima Story

AI: The Somnium Files

DYSCHRONIA: Chronos Alternate

Best RPG

Winner: Xenoblade 3

Elden Ring

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

Best Game App

Winner: Heaven Burns Red

Uma Musume Pretty Derby

Goddess of Victory: Nikke

Best Indie Game

Winner: Stray

Vampire Survivors

Needy Girl Overdose

Best Rookie

Winner: Heaven Burns Red

Elden Ring


Best Esports Game

Winner: Valorant

Apex Legends

Street Fighter V

Best VTuber

Winner: Ichihyakuman Tenbaru Salome

Usada Pekora

Sky Subaru

Best Streamer

Winner: k4sen



Best Horror

Winner: Yomowari: Night Alone

The Quarry

Spirit Hunter: Death Mark II

Most Anticipated

Winner: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

Armored Core VI

Final Fantasy XVI

Special Award

Winner: 7 Days to End with You

Magical Lovely Award