With 14 nominations out of a possible 18, “God of War: Ragnarok” has the chance to pick up more awards in a single year than any other game before it. Interestingly, six of the game’s voice actors are competing for wins in performance-related categories. It’ll be considered for Best Animation, Best Artistic Achievement, Best Audio Achievement, Best Game, Best Game Design, Best Music, Best Narrative, Best Performer in a Leading Role (Christopher Judge, Sunni Suljic), Best Performer in a Supporting Role (Danielle Bisutti, Adam J. Harrington, Laya Deleon Hayes, and Ryan Hurst), Best Technical Achievement, and EE’s Game of the Year. “Elden Ring” is poised to be the second most decorated game at this show with eight nominations of its own.
Even if “Ragnarok” only wins a few of them, this universal acclaim is a testament to the game’s top-to-bottom quality, from its satisfying gameplay and rich story to the fantastical imagining of a mythological nordic world and a memorable cast of characters to fill it. While most of the awards will be decided by a media panel, fans can vote for the EE Game of the Year, which in addition to “God of War: Ragnarok” includes nominees “Elden Ring,” “Horizon Forbidden West,” “Immortality,” “Marvel Snap,” and “Stray.” You can catch the ceremony streaming live on Twitch at 9 a.m. Eastern Time on March 30.