And now, your nominees for PC Gamer’s 2022 GOTY awards. [rips open an oversized novelty envelope] 

  • Card Shark
  • Citizen Sleeper
  • Future 2: The Witch Queen
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Dome Keeper
  • Dorfromantik
  • Dwarf Fortress
  • Elden Ring
  • God of Conflict
  • Grounded
  • Immortality
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • MultiVersus
  • Neon White
  • Overwatch 2
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Roadwarden
  • Scorn
  • Unusual Horticulture
  • Stray
  • Teardown
  • The Case of the Golden Idol
  • The Excavation of Hob’s Barrow
  • Complete Conflict: Warhammer 3
  • Trombone Champ
  • Tunic
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Bizarre West
  • Wordle

[turns the oversized envelope upside-down, shakes it to make sure it’s empty]

These 30 video games drew essentially the most dialogue and curiosity from our panel of greater than two dozen PC Gamer editors. A few of them will get awards, revealed first within the subsequent difficulty of PC Gamer, which you’ll subscribe to at below $4 per difficulty within the US.

If 2023 had a theme, it was its status unbiased video games. In Neon White, Bizarre West, Immortality, Citizen Sleeper, Dwarf Fortress, and Vampire Survivors, we noticed small studios going off-genre to make unique, fascinating video games. This wasn’t one other 12 months where a development like roguelikes made up a disproportionate quantity of the indie output.

Preserve your browser tuned to pcgamer.com as we put together to disclose a brand new award winner every day by the top of the 12 months, starting subsequent week.