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 sequel 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.
There are nominations for both Christopher Judge and Sunny Suljic for their portrayals of Kratos and Atreus in God of War Ragnarok respectively, while Ashly Burch is up for an award as Aloy in Horizon Forbidden West. Meanwhile, the surprisingly successful Uncharted Movie is nominated for Best Adaptation, where it’ll compete against the likes of Cyberpunk Edgerunners and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
All in all, it’s a hugely successful field for Sony, with God of War Ragnarok getting 10 nominations and Horizon Forbidden West a further seven alone. You can vote for your favourites through the link, but do let us know who your money’s on in the comments section below, too.