Play 16 The Game Awards 2022 nominees today with Game Pass

By Sean Carey,

The Game Awards kicks off on December 8th, and a plethora of titles included with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass have been nominated for awards. Here are all the nominated games you can play with a Game Pass subscription.

Overall, it looks like it's been a great year for Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass. In total, members can play 16 nominated games right now with their subscription, including some of the best games on Game Pass. Starfield, which will launch into Game Pass next year, has also been nominated in the Most Anticipated category.

All Game Pass games nominated at The Game Awards


As Dusk Falls (Nominated: Games for Impact, Innovation in Accessibility)

As Dusk Falls

As Dusk Falls

As Dusk Falls is an original interactive drama from INTERIOR/NIGHT that explores the entangled lives of two families across thirty years. Starting in 1998 with a robbery-gone-wrong in small town Arizona, the choices you make have a powerful impact on the characters’ lives in this uncompromising story of betrayal, sacrifice and resilience. Drive the lives and relationships of multiple characters in a decades-spanning story told across two intense books.



Citizen Sleeper (Nominated: Games for Impact)

Citizen Sleeper

Citizen Sleeper

Roleplaying in the ruins of interplanetary capitalism. Live the life of an escaped worker, washed-up on a lawless station at the edge of an interstellar society. Inspired by the flexibility and freedom of TTRPGs, explore the station, choose your friends, escape your past and change your future.



Dune: Spice Wars (Nominated: Best Sim/Strategy)

Dune: Spice Wars (Game Preview)

Dune: Spice Wars (Game Preview)

This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time or release as a final product. Purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the unfinished game.

A real-time strategy game with 4X elements, from the developers of the critically acclaimed Northgard. Set in Frank Herbert’s groundbreaking Dune universe, you must lead your faction and battle for control and dominance over the harsh desert planet of Arrakis.



Immortality (Nominated: Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Performance – Manon Gage)

Immortality

Immortality

Marissa Marcel would have been a star. She made three movies, but none of them was ever released... and Marissa Marcel disappeared. Explore lost footage. Match cut your own path into the mystery. What happened to Marissa Marcel?



A Memoir Blue (Nominated: Games for Impact)

A Memoir Blue

A Memoir Blue

A song from years ago triggers a flood of memories for champion swimmer Miriam. Embark on an evocative journey through her turbulent childhood and the complicated relationship she shared with her devoted mother.



Metal: Hellsinger (Nominated: Best Score and Music)

Metal: Hellsinger

Metal: Hellsinger

Slay to the rhythm of metal and vengeance on an infernal journey through the eight Hells. Make them fear the beat. Metal: Hellsinger is a rhythm FPS bursting with demons, badass weapons, and heavy metal music.



No Man’s Sky (Nominated: Best Community Support)



Norco (Nominated: Best Debut Indie)

NORCO

NORCO

NORCO is a text-based point & click adventure that immerses the player in the sinking suburbs and industrial swamplands of an increasingly surreal and distorted South Louisiana.



A Plague Tale: Requiem (Nominated: Game of the Year, Best Action/Adventure, Best Performance – Charlotte McBurney)

A Plague Tale: Requiem

A Plague Tale: Requiem

Embark on a heartrending journey into a brutal, breathtaking world, and discover the cost of saving those you love in a desperate struggle for survival. Strike from the shadows or unleash hell with a variety of weapons, tools and unearthly powers.



Return to Monkey Island (Nominated: Innovation in Accessibility)

Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island

Return to Monkey Island is an unexpected, thrilling return of series creator Ron Gilbert that continues the story of the legendary adventure games.



Scorn (Nominated: Best Art Direction)

Scorn

Scorn

Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure game set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry.



Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge (Nominated: Best Action Game, Best Multiplayer)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder's Revenge

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge reunites Leonardo, Michelangelo, Donatello and Raphael as they kick shell in a bodacious, beautifully realized side scrolling beat ’em up invoking the Turtles’ legendary 1987 design and paying homage to classic TMNT games like Turtles In Time.



Total War: Warhammer III (Nominated: Best Sim/Strategy)

Total War: Warhammer III

Total War: Warhammer III

The cataclysmic conclusion to the Total War: WARHAMMER trilogy is coming. Rally your forces and step into the Realm of Chaos, a dimension of mind-bending horror where the very fate of the world will be decided. Will you conquer your Daemons… or command them?



Tunic (Nominated: Best Indie, Best Action/Adventure, Best Debut Indie)

TUNIC

TUNIC

Explore a land filled with lost legends, ancient powers, and ferocious monsters in TUNIC, an isometric action game about a small fox on a big adventure.



Two Point Campus (Nominated: Best Sim/Strategy)

Two Point Campus

Two Point Campus

Build the university of your dreams with Two Point Campus, the follow up management sim with a twist from the creators of Two Point Hospital. Get to know your students, explore their personalities and fulfill their wants and needs. Craft buildings, choose courses, hire the best staff and build an academic institution to stand the test of time.



Vampire Survivors (Nominated: Best Debut Indie)



Starfield (Nominated: Most Anticipated Game)


You can tune into The Game Awards on December 8th at 4:30pm PT / 7:30 pm ET / 12:30 am GMT. Thankfully, presenter Geoff Keighley has revealed that this year's awards show will be "significantly shorter," which hopefully means Keighley and crew have cut out a lot of the filler. Several game announcements have also either been teased or confirmed for The Game Awards, including Tekken 8, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, and more.

Have you played any of these nominated Game Pass games? What have been your favourite games that have launched into the service this year? Get down in those comments and let us know!
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean graduated from Southampton Solent University with a first-class honours degree in Journalism, which he uses to keep TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies topped up with gaming and industry news. When not scouring the web for the latest big story, you’ll find him tearing up the streets in Forza Horizon 5, or failing miserably in Call of Duty: Warzone.