The 2022 Vidya Gaem Awards
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Iliad Award
for Best Writing
A strong contender for "Best World History Lesson of All Time."
Live A Live
Square Enix, Historia
Not exactly kino, but it's got its moments.
God of War Ragnarök
Santa Monica Studio
Assume the role of a schizo's worst nightmare.
AI The Somnium Files - Nirvana Initiative
Spike Chunsoft
And then anon voted for The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe, as the best written game of 2022.
The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
Crows Crows Crows
We knew that Jack became the demons from the first trailer. But it's the journey that really sells it.
Stranger of Paradise: Final Fantasy Origin
Team Ninja
I still don't know what happened in this game, but I do know it made me very sad.
Signalis
rose-engine
Didn't expect to get a lesson in Medieval German Religious Art History, did ya?
Pentiment
Obsidian Entertainment
Love me some medieval politics and branching routes. Simple as.
Triangle Strategy
Square Enix, Artdink
It's the same story it was 12 years ago and somehow the industry still hasn't caught up.
Tactics Ogre: Reborn
Square Enix
Elden Ring's storytelling is to writing as archaeology is to history.
Elden Ring
FromSoftware
They got the guy that writes the comics for this one.

...No, no, the good one!
Sonic Frontiers
Sonic Team
"Why did I nominate this game? It's because it amuses me!"
Xenoblade Chronicles 3
Monolith Soft
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