Since the start of the recent Steam Winter Sale (which began on December 22 for those otherwise unaware), members of Steam have been voting for their favorite games for categories ranging from Game of the Year and Best Soundtrack, all the way to Best Game You Suck At. With many, many votes tallied in, a huge amount of the Steam user base cast their votes and as of today, their votes have been tallied. Valve has officially announced the winners for the 2021 Steam Awards, which include some expected choices but a few surprises.
Snagging the big Game of the Year award is Resident Evil Village, which was against some stiff competition such as Xbox’s Forza Horizon 5 and indie title Valheim. VR Game of the Year goes to none other than Cooking Simulator VR, beating out Sniper Elite VR and Blair Witch VR for the top spot. This year’s Labor of Love award goes to Terraria, thanks in no small part to its Journey’s End update last year and its more recent fixes. For those of you who enjoy playing with friends, It Takes Two took home this year’s Better With Friends award and is well-deserving of that gift. For Outstanding Visual Style, Forza Horizon 5 beats its strong competitors in games such as Bright Memory Infinite and Psychonauts 2.
Moving down to the Most Innovative Gameplay award, this Steam 2021 Awards winner is Deathloop, beating the incredibly strong Inscryption and Loop Hero. Following that is the Best Game You Suck At award, seeing Nioh 2 snag it in a surprisingly welcome grab. If jamming out beyond the game world is what you fancy, this year’s Best Soundtrack Award goes to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy, which our reviewer would quickly agree on. In terms of Story Rich games, in an incredibly surprising twist Cyberpunk 2077 takes the cake and wins this year’s award. And finally, for those of you who love to mellow out, the Sit Back and Relax award goes to Farming Simulator 22!
Congratulations to all the winners of 2021’s Steam Awards! Who do you think should’ve won? Do you agree with these choices? Let me know!