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‘Elden Ring’ Was Everyone’s Game of the Year in 2022

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Jan 4 2023

Now that 2022 has come and gone, Elden Ring racks up some 324 Game of the Year awards. That’s no maidenless behavior.

Last year it seemed the whole world fell in love with the epic, sprawling open world fantasy of FromSoft’s Elden Ring. Like a more welcoming Dark Souls, the Lands Between ushered in thousands of new Tarnished.

Only to repeatedly kill them, time and again. With ordinary soldiers. Hidden dragons. And of course, bosses so hard that they spawned a legendary hero.

Who was given an actual sword from the developers for being so cool and good at beating Malenia, Blade of Miquella.

All that to say, the community that popped up around Elden Ring was amazing. From heroes you could summon in, to the people dutifully recreating Shrek and Nigel Thornberry, everything about the game was enchanting. And now, at the end of 2022, FromSoft has snagged more Games of the Year than even The Last of Us 2 or The Witcher 3.

This includes big wins like Steam’s Game of the Year. And who could forget the interloper who took the stage during the Game Awards when Elden Ring won big there?

Odds are good, you’ve taken Elden Ring for a spin. If you haven’t though, now’s the perfect time. All the next big releases are weeks away at the earliest. Now’s the time to perfect your rolling and parrying abilities.


In fact, we have a helpful guide for getting started with Elden Ring which rings (pun intentional) just as true now as it did then. In fact, it’s even easier to not miss the starting tutorial than at release.

And as the community unearthes more secrets and explores the lore even further, you’ll have a lot more context for why these horrid little guys are killing you so quickly with their long hooks.

What will you be in the Lands Between?


Author: J.R. Zambrano
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