Over 20 nominations in total.
Sony has absolutely swept the nominations for The Game Awards, garnering over 20 nods in total across a variety of different categories. As expected, both God of War Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West will duke it out for the top honours, in the coveted Best Game Direction and overall Game of the Year categories. In the latter, they’ll face off against A Plague Tale: Requiem, Stray, Xenoblade Chronicles 3, and, of course, Elden Ring.
Santa Monica Studio’s acclaimed sophomore effort is present in practically every appropriate category, including Innovations in Accessibility – where it’s flanked by The Last of Us: Part 1 – and Best Audio, where it’s joined by Gran Turismo 7. Polyphony Digital’s sim is also included in the Best Sports/Racing Game category. Stray is up for a multitude of awards, including the big one, which is a fantastic achievement for the timed console exclusive.
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