Elden Ring already has a massive haul of awards from various award-giving bodies and gaming websites. It looks like FromSoftware’s breakout title is not yet done bringing home trophies.
The New York Game Awards 2023 gave Elden Ring the Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year and the Statue of Liberty Award for Best World. The FromSoftware title is the only game to win in multiple categories at the recently concluded annual awards.
Elden Ring has already won the prestigious title of Game of the Year at the Japan Game Awards and The Game Awards. It edged out God of War: Ragnarok at the major awards shows. The God of War sequel has been recognized by critics as the only other candidate for Game of the Year for 2022.
The New York Video Game Critics Circle hosts the annual event recognizing the best games, actors, esports athletes, and journalists. The Circle is a non-profit multicultural organization composed of "40 of the finest videogame critics, writers, reporters, and bloggers in the nation."
Vampire Survivors, God of War Ragnarok, Kirby and the Forgotten Land, and Immortality were also recognized in various categories. God of War Ragnarök was awarded the Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game. Vampire Survivors won the Off Broadway Award for Best Indie Game while Kirby and the Forgotten Land was recognized as the Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game.
Microsoft’s Phil Spencer was also given recognition at the New York Game Awards 2023. The Xbox boss was given the Andrew Yoon Legend Award.
Here is the complete list of winners at the New York Game Awards 2023:
- Big Apple Award for Best Game of the Year: Elden Ring
- Off-Broadway Award for Best Indie Game: Vampire Survivors
- Herman Melville Award for Best Writing in a Game: God of War Ragnarök
- Statue of Liberty Award for Best World: Elden Ring
- Tin Pan Alley Award for Best Music in a Game: Metal: Hellsinger
- Great White Way Award for Best Acting in a Game: Manon Gage (Immortality)
- Coney Island Dreamland Award for Best AR/VR Game: Moss: Book II
- Central Park Children’s Zoo Award for Best Kids Game: Kirby and the Forgotten Land
- A-Train Award for Best Mobile Game: Marvel Snap
- Freedom Tower Award for Best Remake: The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
- Joltin’ Joe Award for Best Esports Player of the Year: Masaya "aMSa” Chikamoto (VGBootCamp/Red Bull esports)
- Chumley’s Speakeasy Award for Best Hidden Gem: Signalis
- NYC GWB Award for Best DLC: Destiny 2: The Witch Queen
- Knickerbocker Award for Best Games Journalism: Justin Heckert (Vanity Fair)
- Elizabeth Jennings Graham Award for Best Educator: Ryan O’Callaghan
- Andrew Yoon Legend Award Recipient: Phil Spencer