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Gran Turismo 7 crowned Best Sports/Racing game at The Game Awards

Danyal Arabi

Gran Turismo 7 crowned Best Sports/Racing game at The Game Awards

While God of War Ragnarok was busy cleaning house at The Game Awards 2022, Gran Turismo 7 managed to sneak itself a win. Snagging the title of Best Sports/Racing Game, the PlayStation-exclusive title managed to win in a crowded category. With giants like FIFA and F1 22 to compete against, the Polyphony Digital title managed to stand out. Despite initial controversy regarding progression and microtransactions, the game managed to stabilize and win back fans.

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Gran Turismo 7 beats FIFA to win Best Sports/Racing game at The Game Awards 2022

Here are all the nominees that GT 7 was up against at TGA 2022:

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • F1 22 (Codemasters/EA Sports)
  • FIFA 23 (EA Vancouver/Romania/EA Sports)
  • NBA 2K23 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony Digital/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • OlliOlli World (Roll 7/Private Division)

While GT 7 was nominated for another category, this went to God of War Ragnarok:

Best Audio Design

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
  • God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Gran Turismo 7 (Polyphony/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Gran Turismo 7 launched on March 4, 2022, and has grown to be one of PlayStation’s premier racing games. The simulation racing title made waves as one of the first few racing games to show off the PS5’s graphical capabilities. This comes as no surprise as the franchise has pushed Sony’s platforms to the limit since the ’90s. However, today’s win is a great indication that the series continues to impress and will ideally be there for fans for a long time to come.

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Danyal Arabi

Danyal Arabi


Danyal Arabi is an Esports writer and Editor at The SportsRush. With a vested interest in computers since an early age he has managed to sink more than 4000 hours into CS: GO over the years. As a Deus Ex enjoyer and fan of the earlier Assassin's Creeds, narrative-driven games have taken much of his time. Being a 2D fighter enthusiast across franchises like Injustice, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter, a fair few controllers have been sacrificed in his pursuit to win. Apart from all things gaming, Danyal enjoys motorsport, bowling, and spending weekends with his pals over good food and banter.

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