There are few stages more important in gaming than that found at The Game Awards. As the showcase for so many upcoming titles, The Game Awards never fails to disappoint when it comes to reveals, world premieres, and announcements. Here’s a breakdown of every game announced at The Game Awards in 2022.
Every Game Revealed at The Game Awards
Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania
Dead Cells was released in 2018 as a metroidvania roguelike, and in 2023, Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania actually returns to the root of the subgenre.
Valiant Hearts: Coming Home
Valiant Hearts was first introduced in 2014, emerging as a multi-platform emotional side-scroller, and now, Ubisoft has revealed a mobile-first (Netflix-powered) expansion to that franchise with Valiant Hearts: Coming Home.
Hellboy: Web of Wyrd
Boasting an attractive yet dark art style reminiscent of Mike Mignola’s classic inkings, Web of Wyrd looks like a badass exploration of the Hellboy franchise.
Horizon VR: Call of the Mountain
In an expansion to the Horizon franchise, a VR title – Call of the Mountain – is debuting in 2023, bringing first-person perspective, VR-driven combat to an already prestigious series.
Post Trauma looks harrowing, boasting vibes that simply scream ‘Silent Hill’ and classic Resident Evil. While the reveal trailer didn’t give too much away, it certainly looks impressive at first glance.
Viewfinder is a charming puzzler that fuses attractive environments with mind-bending mechanics, challenging the player to solve puzzles in the most inventive ways possible.
Scars Above is a space-based third-person adventure title with the concept of puzzle-solving sitting at its heart. It looks grim and morbid, but the storytelling aspect should be superb.
Relic Hunters: Legend
Relic Hunters: Legend is an exciting four-person multiplayer arena title which promises no-holds-barred action, loot, and a huge arsenal of weapons to use in fast-paced combat.
Among Us: Hide N Seek
Technically a new mode and not a whole new game, Among Us: Hide N Seek launches December 9th, 2022, bringing a horror-fuelled new way to enjoy the Among Us platform.
After Us is a melancholy, cinematic adventure that throws players into a post-apocalyptic wasteland of a world, appearing to give them the power to restore a sense of nature through exploration.
Replaced was another post-apocalyptic-looking adventure revealed at The Game Awards, boasting some of the darkest, most depressing vibes we saw during the entire show (in a good way, of course).
Street Fighter 6
Street Fighter is arguably the most iconic fighting title to ever exist (sorry, Tekken), and its next chapter was highlighted with an exciting trailer published at The Game Awards.
Hades was an award-winning roguelike title that earned legendary status shortly after its release in 2018. At The Game Awards, Hades 2 was revealed, and it looks like much more of the same.
Judas comes from the creative power that conjured up BioShock, and it certainly shows. In a trailer that simply screamed BioShock (and all it encapsulated), Judas was revealed in full.
Bayonetta Origins: Cereza and the Lost Demon
Bayonetta Origins will launch exclusively on Nintendo Switch, emerging as a deep-dive into the origins of Bayonetta… I bet you couldn’t figure that out from the title!
Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord
Another VR title revealed at The Game Awards was Ghostbusters: Rise of the Ghost Lord. Built as a four-player co-op adventure, Rise of the Ghost Lord pits players against some of the most iconic opponents from the Ghostbusters franchise.
Destiny 2: Lightfall
Fans of Destiny 2 are invited to ‘master the power of the strand’ and bend the very fibres of reality itself in Destiny 2: Lightfall. In this expansion, players will travel to Neptune and explore a ‘neon metropolis’.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League is the late Kevin Conroy’s final outing as Batman, and in a dark and foreboding trailer, he’s revealed as the villain of the moment…
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
Again, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was already revealed and known, but an all-new gameplay trailer released at The Game Awards blew the roof off the thing, with Cal Kestis himself, Cameron Monaghan, taking to the stage to uncover more of the upcoming Star Wars epic.
It’s a surefire title for Game of the Year in 2023 – Party Animals looks like a hilarious, Human Fall Flat-esque fighting game featuring an adorable line-up of animals fighting for glory.
As a follow-up title to Celeste, Earthblade will release in 2024, bringing the next era of 2D explor-action gameplay to the franchise created by Extremely OK Games, Ltd.
Death Stranding 2
Death Stranding was one of the most innovative titles to ever be released, and it emerged as the brainchild of Hideo Kojima, arguably the most legendary creator in the gaming industry. In Death Stranding 2, the adventure continues, featuring an all-star cast and a new mysterious, cinematic tale.
Immortals of Aveum
Ascendant Studios’ Immortals of Aveum is poised to be an epic ‘single-player magic shooter’, set in an original world and backed by EA Originals, the team that was responsible for last year’s GOTY, It Takes Two.
The Last of Us: Part One
Okay, we all know that TLOU Part One exists, but it was revealed at The Game Awards that, in 2023, the game will be ported to PC platforms. It was inevitable, but getting a fresh trailer and a release date was still exciting.
It wasn’t just Street Fighter that represented the fighting genre at The Game Awards. We also saw an all-new trailer for Tekken 8, a much more cinematic adventure overall compared to Street Fighter 6 which looks incredibly pleasing to the eye.
From Flexion Games, Nightingale was revealed over a year ago but it received an in-depth update at this year’s Game Awards. It’s an innovative title that fuses an archaic era with a realm-travelling, monster-hunting survival tone.
Wayfinder invites players to ‘Control the Chaos’, offering them a multiplayer platform upon which to slay out, secure loot, and use a range of hero characters to defeat forces of intense darkness.
Continuing on the universe last experienced in Journey, Sky sees players become ‘creatures of light’, exploring realms and experiencing an artistic, emotional world with friends. This title features a collaboration between the developers, ThatGameCompany, and artist, Aurora.
It has been ten years since Diablo III launched, and at The Game Awards, Blizzard released an intense and powerful cinematic trailer, backing up the remarkable cinematics with a release date: the 6th of June, 2023.
Horizon: Forbidden West Burning Shores
In this highly-anticipated expansion to Horizon: Forbidden West, Aloy travels to Los Angeles to continue her path. In the debut trailer published at The Game Awards, we see a huge robot rising up from underneath the Hollywood sign, signalling the havoc that is yet to come.
Blue Protocol is an all-new MMORPG launching in 2023, with developers Bandai Namco bringing players into a post-apocalyptic world that’s in the midst of being rebuilt. It looks amazing on the surface, and it’s being built in partnership with Amazon Games.
The first Remnant title was released in 2019, and now, thanks to a reveal at The Game Awards, we can officially confirm that Remnant II is on the way. It’s an all-new adventure built by Gunfire Games that promises ‘endless replayability’.
Company of Heroes 3
Company of Heroes 3 debuts in February 2023, and at The Game Awards, it was revealed that the strategic World War II-themed game would receive a console edition.
Behemoth was another VR title revealed at The Game Awards, promoting a grisly and ominous first-person adventure set in a mystical, monster-ridden world.
Banishers: Ghosts of New Eden
Created by the makers of Life is Strange and Vampyr, is an all-new cinematic action RPG title that sees players assume the role of a ‘Banisher’, bound to eliminate the forces of evil from a world infested with it.
Space Marine II
After almost a decade, Space Marine II has been resurrected and is well and truly on the way. In an exclusive trailer that debuted at The Game Awards, we were treated to subline cinematics that perfectly outlined what’s to come in Space Marine II.
Meet Your Maker
Meet Your Maker flips the roguelike genre on its head, giving players the ability to assume the role of the character forcing hapless individuals through their rinse-and-repeat cycle of death and attempting to survive in order to succeed.
Crash Team Rumble
Crash Team Rumble has been revealed at The Game Awards, ushering in the next step in the Crash ecosystem. As a team-based combat game, Crash Team Rumble puts players in the command of some of the most iconic characters from the history of the Crash universe.
Crime Boss: Rockay City
With a remarkable all-star cast featuring the likes of Chuck Norris and Danny Glover, Crime Boss: Rockay City places players in a crime-ridden city in a fictional rendition of the 1990s. It’s a first-person adventure that’s reminiscent of a cross between Sleeping Dogs and Saints Row.
The Lords of the Fallen
The Lords of the Fallen reboot has received another update in the form of a fantastic trailer at The Game Awards. In this trailer, we were treated to a dark, horrific environment, with the kind of gruelling combat that the original game was known for being revealed.
Cyberpunk: Phantom Liberty
Cyberpunk’s first and only expansion, Phantom Liberty, has received an all-new reveal at The Game Awards, and it went hand-in-hand with the revelation that a core character in the expansion will be played by none other than Idris Elba.
Armored Core VI: Fires of Rubicon
Armored Core hasn’t been seen for over a decade, so it came as a surprise when a trailer was debuted by FromSoftware at The Game Awards, uncovering a cinematic adventure that promises to reward fans that have waited all this time.
Wild Hearts is a Monster Hunter-looking title that sees the player fight enormous, mythical monsters while toting some massive weaponry. It looks fantastic and promises to offer some intense combat.
Final Fantasy XVI
Final Fantasy XVI received a stunning trailer at The Game Awards, revealing an incredibly cinematic adventure like no other. It debuts in 2023 and will launch exclusively on PlayStation 5.