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TGS 2022 Japan Game Awards: 2022 Games of the Year Division

By Kay Kuo
Sep. 15, 2022 updated 03:20

The ceremony of Japan Game Awards: 2022 Games of the Year Division has dropped the curtain today at TGS 2022. All games published in Japan between April 1st 2021 and March 31th 2022 were qualified to compete for the awards. 1387 games were selected by public voting through internet and postcards.

Games of the Year Division awarded six categories and Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, and Elden Ring separately won two awards each. For Game Designers Award, a special panel of eight expert judges, including Masahiro Sakurai, Kamiya Hideki, Kodaka Kazutaka, and five other people, decided the final winners.

The Panel Group

Japan Game Awards: 2022 Games of the Year Division

Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Award

Hidetaka Miyazaki, developer of Armored Core series, Dark Soul series and Elden Ring.

Hidetaka MiyasakiHidetaka Miyazaki

Global Award Japanese Product

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining PearlPokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Global Award Foreign Product

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty: VanguardCall of Duty: Vanguard

Best Sales Award

Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Pokemon Brilliant Diamond and Shining PearlPokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

Game Designers Award

1st: Inscryption

2nd: 7 Days to End with You

3rd: NEEDY GIRL OVERDOSE

Inscryption


7 Days to End with You


NEEDY GIRL OVERDOSE

Award for Excellence

Resident Evil Village

Sky: Children of the Light

Tales of ARISE

LOST JUDGEMENT

FINAL FANTASY XIV: ENDWALKER

Pokémon LEGENDS ARCEUS

Horizon Forbidden West

Elden Ring

Ghostwire: Tokyo

Kirby and the Forgotten Land


Award for Excellence

Grand Award

Elden Ring

Elden Ring

The Game Designers Award was presented by Masahiro Sakurai himself. He spent time introducing the games and streamed playing the game at the ceremony.

The rest of the Japan Game Awards will be announced at noon on September 17 and 18.

Watch the ceremony: TGS 2022 Japan Game Awards: 2022 Games of the Year Division