From Software’s open-world action-RPG Elden Ring released last year to critical acclaim, winning several Game of the Year awards across many shows including the biggest award of The Game Awards 2022. However, the game’s string of success managed to set a new record for most Game of the Year awards won in gaming history, surpassing the previous record held by PlayStation’s The Last of Us Part II.
A ResetEra post detailed every single Game of the Year award that Elden Ring won last year, coming to the conclusion that it managed to earn around “323 or 324” ultimate awards. This just edges out the 322 Game of the Year awards won by The Last of Us Part II and it’s likely that Elden Ring will continue to rack up more of those big accolades in upcoming shows this January.
For clarity, the ResetEra post indicates that 278 of those Game of the Year awards came from media outlets while 43 came from reader’s choice. However, one user pointed out that new submissions has brought that number up significantly to around 324 awards with more to come as awards shows are still planned for this month.
Comparatively, God of War Ragnarok – which ended up being the second highest-rated game of 2022 – managed to gather 74 Game of the Year awards including PlayStation’s blog which beat Elden Ring. Needless to say, the awards that God of War Ragnarok earned blocked Elden Ring from achieving a massive sweep of GOTY wins, but in our opinion, both are very well-deserved.
Elden Ring released in February 2022 to major critical and commercial success, becoming the highest-rated video game of not only 2022 but the highest-rated title since 2017’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. As of writing, Elden Ring has surpassed 17.5 million units in sales, making it both From Software’s and publisher Bandai Namco’s biggest game to date.
Elden Ring is currently available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC.