22nd annual NAVGTR Award winners revealed

Big wins for big games

14 February 2023
by rawmeatcowboy 0

The National Academy of Video Game Trade Reviewers, a 501(c)(3) non-profit media organization of 1,207 media voters and 14,528 subscribers, has announced winners for its 22nd annual awards program honoring video game design and programming.

Leading all winning games is God of War Ragnarök with a record 17 awards. In 2018, the God of War installment won 16 awards, which was also a record setter at the time.

Elden Ring earned highest honors as Game of the Year. With five awards, it led Vampire Survivors, Stray, and Metal: Hellsinger as the only original intellectual properties to win multiple awards. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, Metal: Hellsinger, and Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course each won 3 awards.

Vampire Survivors, Stray, Moss: Book II, Bayonetta 3, and A Plague Tale: Requiem each won 2 awards. Additional winners include Atari 50: The Anniversary Celebration, Bonelab, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Endling: Extinction is Forever, Pentiment, and Sifu.

Christopher Judge (Kratos in God of War Ragnarök) and Dave Fennoy (Rodin in Bayonetta 3) won their second NAVGTR awards this year, winning for Lead Performance in a Drama and Supporting Performance in a Comedy respectively. Judge won previously for the same role in 2018. Fennoy won previously for The Walking Dead. With two awards, they join only three other performers who have multiple NAVGTR awards: Laura Bailey (two awards), Mark Hamill (two awards for playing the “Joker”), and Troy Baker (3 awards, with two for the same character).

On his third nomination, Bruce Campbell won for Evil Dead: The Game (Ash in Evil Dead: The Game). In his previous categories, winners were Ray Liotta and Adam West. Campbell joins two other actors who received their third nominations this year, Steve Blum and Elias Toufexis. Troy Baker remains the most nominated performer with 7 nods.

Richard Schiff won the award for Outstanding Supporting Performance in a Drama (Odin in God of War Ragnarök).

Number of Awards Won per Game

  • 17 God of War Ragnarök
  • 05 Elden Ring
  • 03 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
  • 03 Metal: Hellsinger
  • 03 Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course
  • 02 Vampire Survivors
  • 02 Stray
  • 02 Moss: Book II
  • 02 Bayonetta 3
  • 02 A Plague Tale: Requiem

Number of Awards Won per Development Studio

  • 17 Santa Monica Studio
  • 05 FromSoftware
  • 03 Tribute Games Inc.
  • 03 The Outsiders
  • 03 StudioMDHR
  • 02 Poncle Limited
  • 02 Polyarc
  • 02 Platinum Games
  • 02 BlueTwelve Studio
  • 02 Asobo Studio

Number of Awards Won per Publisher

  • 17 Sony Interactive Entertainment
  • 05 Bandai Namco
  • 04 DotEmu SAS
  • 03 StudioMDHR
  • 03 Gamera Game
  • 03 Funcom Oslo
  • 02 Poncle Limited
  • 02 Polyarc
  • 02 Nintendo
  • 02 Focus Entertainment
  • 02 Annapurna Games

For a complete list of categories, nominees, and winners, please visit https://navgtr.org.


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