Besides winning the coveted game of the year 2022, Elden Ring, the action RPG, is a departure from earlier titles of the Japanese game maker From Software as players can traverse through a vast interactive open world. Elden Ring gameplay allows players to embark on an adventurous and action-filled journey across the open world with treasures, lost souls, various challenging dungeons, and secrets speared across every corner while encountering imposing bosses. The deluge of Elden Ring news throughout the year bears testimony to the game’s absolute domination.
More about Elden Ring Gameplay
Following the trend of Dark Souls and Bloodborne, the previous titles of the game maker From Software, the new game is set in a fantasy world with deep dark shades of action and violence. Long ago, Queen Marika ruled the land along with her demi-god children with the blessings of the giant Erdtree and the magical power represented by the Elden Ring. However, the Elden Ring was robbed of the Rune of Death which was stolen by some unknown forces, leading to a cataclysm and war between the Demigods that led to the destruction of the Elden Ring. Players essaying the role of the formerly exiled Tarnished have their tasks cut out. They must return to The Lands devastated by war and salvage the Great Runes from the crazy Demigods to become an Elden Lord.
Awards Won by Elden Ring
The Elden Ring dominated the game awards 2022 event. Those curious about when is the game awards 2022 should know that the game awards ceremony date was on December 9, 2022. Alongside God of War Ragnarok, Elden Ring was a big winner of multiple awards. Besides winning the game of the year 2022 crown as the highest-rated game of the year with 17 million copies sold, it also won three more awards. Elden Ring bagged three more awards in the best Role Playing Game, Game Direction, and Art Direction categories.
Besides the Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok, the other game award nominations included A Plague Tale: Requiem, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, and Stray are PlayStation exclusives; Xenoblade and Chronicles 3 are Nintendo switch exclusives, while A Plague Tale: Requiem and Elden Ring are multiplatform games.
More Award Categories
The game award show instituted in 2017 recognizes not only the new game releases of the year but also rewards ongoing games. The ceremony honors the best ongoing video games too. The game award for the best ongoing game went to Final Fantasy XIV, and four games were among the other games nominated.
The Elden Ring gameplay is presented from the perspective of a third person and its open-world ambience garnered critical acclaim, especially for the system and settings. The award proves the game’s success in overcoming the adverse criticism it had to face regarding its technical performance soon after its release.