What are The Steam Awards all about?
To commemorate the triumph of the video game industry worldwide, video game digital distribution service Steam has announced The Steam Awards 2022. From Game of the Year to Most Innovative Gameplay, The Steam Awards has 11 categories. The official Twitter handle of Steam listed the details. Who are the winners? This article says it all.
Published by Valve, The Steam Awards was introduced in the year 2016. It is basically an annual award event where Steam users can vote online for their favourite video games. As a Steam user, you just need to log in to your Steam Account, scroll through the categories and cast your vote.
More about The Steam Awards 2022
There are a total of 11 categories this year, including a brand-new one, Best Game on the Go. The nomination process ran from November 22nd to 29th. Nominees were announced on 18th December, while the voting process took place from December 22nd to 29th 2023. The winners were finally announced on January 3rd, 2023.
Elden Ring ended up winning the Game of the Year Award on the platform. It also won the Best Game You Suck At category, because of its difficulty level, challenges, and free exploration. Well, it’s not the first time that the February 2022 released game got recognized. Elden Ring was named the Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2022 as well. The Steam Awards is known for its unconventional categories as well; Labor of Love, Best Game You Suck At, and Sit back and Relax to name a few. Labor of Love category felicitates the games that are highly supported by the developers. To put it simply, the games that get major updates, and bug fixes post-release.
The 11 categories and their winners
Game of the Year Elden Ring
VR Game of the Year Hitman 3
Labor of Love CyberPunk 2022
Better with Friends Raft
Outstanding Visual Style Marvel’s Spider-man: Miles Morales
Most Innovative Gameplay Stray
Best Game You Suck at Elden Ring
Best Soundtrack Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
Outstanding Story-Rich Game God of War
Sit back and Relax Lego Star WarsTM: The Skywalker Saga
The Best Game on the Go Death Stranding Director’s Cut
To know more you can visit the official Steam page for more details.