So it begins: Elden Ring bags its first GOTY award

Elden Ring developer FromSoftware took home the Grand Award at the Japanese Game Awards 2022 (opens in new tab), part of this week’s Tokyo Game Show. FromSoft president Hidetaka Miyazaki also received the wordier, presumably also prestigious Minister of Economy, Trade, and Industry Award.

Elden Ring is a veritable Skyrim-level phenomenon, and remained at the top of Steam’s sales charts for months on end after it released in February. PC Gamer’s Tyler Colp awarded it a 90% in our review (opens in new tab), and despite some misgivings around its similarity to previous FromSoft games, said that it was just as intoxicating as the Souls games.

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