As we wrap up what seemed to be the biggest year for gaming, the winners of The Steam Awards have been revealed. The annual tradition sees a list of the year’s best games compete for ten awards, and the voting is done by users of the platform. After unveiling the nominees last month, the results are finally in as Red Dead Redemption 2 is crowned Steam’s Game of the Year 2020.
Game of the Year – Red Dead Redemption 2
Although Red Dead Redemption 2 first released in 2018, the PC version of the game was exclusively available on Epic Games Store. The Steam release wasn’t until December 2019, so that’s why it was nominated for The Steam Awards 2020. And it makes sense too, considering it took the top award from amazing titles like Hades, Doom Eternal, Fall Guys, and Death Stranding.
VR Game of the Year – Half-Life: Alyx
Following up the most-prized award, the Steam Awards VR Game of the Year award was taken by Half-Life: Alyx. While the game isn’t exactly the Half-Life game fans wanted, it still did very well as evident from its perfect rating on Steam. Other nominees included Phasmophobia, The Room VR, Thief Simulator VR, and Star Wars: Squadrons.
Labor of Love – Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
The Labor of Love Steam Award was given to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for its years upon years of continued support and ever-increasing popularity. Nominees for this award include Terraria, No Man’s Sky, Among Us, The Witcher 3, and more. With a list of nominees like that, this award is sure to upset many gamers.
Better With Friends – Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
After taking off on Twitch mid last year, Fall Guys became extremely popular very quickly. Other titles competing for this award included Sea of Thieves, Borderlands 3, Deep Rock Galactic, and Risk of Rain 2.
Most Innovative Gameplay – Death Stranding
Outstanding Story-Rich Game – Red Dead Redemption 2
Surprise! Red Dead Redemption 2 wins two awards, snatching the best story award from Detroit: Become Human, Mafia: Definitive Edition, Metro Exodus, and Horizon: Zero Dawn.
Best Game You Suck At – Apex Legends
Rounding up the list with the Best Game You Suck At award is Apex Legends which debuted on Steam in fall last year. The nominees for this award include Crusader Kings 3, Ghostrunner, FIFA 21, and GTFO.
Outstanding Visual Style – Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Arguably one of the best visual style out of any game released in 2020, Ori and the Will of the Wisps combined an amazing story to take this award from Battlefield V, There is no game, Black Mesa, and Marvel’s Avengers.
Best Soundtrack – Doom Eternal
A great collection of OST gave Doom Eternal the lead over Halo: MCC, Helltaker, and NFS: Deluxe Edition in this award category.
Sit Back And Relax – The Sims 4
This game is the antidote to a busy day. It’s smooth, it’s relaxing, it lets your worries melt away. This game is your moment of zen. The nominees for this include Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020, Satisfactory, Untitled Goose Game, and Factorio.