Vote for the best real-time VFX of 2022!

Hey everybody! Beyond-FX is kicking off our 2nd annual BFX Game Awards, celebrating VFX in games released in 2022 and we need your help! We have 6 categories this year:

  1. Best Real-Time VFX
  2. Best Stylized VFX
  3. Best Realistic VFX
  4. Best Weapon VFX
  5. Most Innovative VFX In A Game
  6. Best Environmental/Ambient VFX

We want to hear the community’s nominees for each category! Which games should be in the running? Whose VFX reigned supreme?

Let us know in the comments & help us select which games will be our nominees for the next round of voting!


Are those nominations for single specific effects, or game’s overall effects?

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A game’s overall effects! We’re looking for a game to be nominated for each category

  1. Elden Ring
  2. Genshin Impact
  3. CoD MW2
  4. CoD MW2
  5. Rogue Legacy 2
  6. Elden Ring

Overall hard to decide since there are a ton of games, but these are based on my experience <3


Not sure if this is allowed but I need to mention this game:

  1. ???
  2. V Rising
  3. ???
  4. ???
  6. ???

I might update the rest later because I’ll need to take some time to look back to all the games I’ve played and make sure they’re from 2022 :smile:


We all know that best references for Stylized VFX are in Genshin Impact. I play this game because of beautiful effects :sweat_smile:


But isn’t that game from a couple years ago?


For Best Stylized VFX, It is obviously “Genshin Impact” . Now a days it’s becoming more beautiful and artistic.

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Here are my picks (edited in a few more after going through the steam library):

Best Stylized VFX

  • Need for Speed Unbound
  • Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope
  • TemTem
  • Prodeus

Best Weapon VFX

  • Deathloop
  • Slime Rancher 2

Most Innovative VFX In A Game

  • Teardown

Best Environmental/Ambient VFX

  • The Ascent
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Rainbow Six: Extraction

I’ll add my picks as well

Best Stylized VFX
Kirby and the Forgotten Land (nails the cuteness)
Pokemon Scarlet/Violet (very nice sparkles)

Best Real-Time VFX
Elden Ring (Keep going back to their spell effects)

Most Innovative VFX In A Game
Ghostwire : Tokyo (maybe slightly biased because they have a lot of particles)

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I’d love to add to the list, but I’ve only played a few games this year, and the only ones I played that had remarkable VFX were God of War: Ragnarok, FF7r Intergrade, and Cyberpunk.

My backlog is so big, that by the time I played new releases, they are generally a few years old XD


The VFX in《Need For Speed:Unbound》make an impression. I think it’s the Best Stylized VFX I’ve ever seen in this year!


Seeing Temtem right there makes me proud! :sparkling_heart:

Also yeah, Mario is always delievering over the top visuals hehehe

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