The Steam Awards Wraps Up, Announces Winners


The Steam Winter Sale is coming to a close as 2018 rolls forward, and that means The Steam Awards has finished, with all 13 winners now announced.

The 2017 Steam Awards’ winning games were revealed earlier today, rewarding over a dozen titles for standing out during one of PC gaming’s strongest years in recent memory. Several titles won big this year, including Cuphead, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. Check out the full list of nominated games and winners below.

Choices Matter

  • Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Divinity: Original Sin 2
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Dishonored 2
  • The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

Mom’s Spaghetti

  • Winner: Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • Alien: Isolation
  • Outlast 2
  • The Evil Within 2

Labor Of Love

  • Winner: Warframe
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Path of Exile
  • Crusader Kings II
  • Titan Quest Anniversary Edition

Suspension Of Disbelief

  • Winner: Rocket League
  • Saints Row IV
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole
  • Goat Simulator
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

The World Is Grim Enough Let’s Just All Get Along

  • Winner: Stardew Valley
  • Cities: Skylines
  • To the Moon
  • Abzu
  • Slime Rancher

No Apologies

  • Winner: The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut
  • Rust
  • Mount & Blade: Warband
  • HuniePop
  • Gothic II: Gold Edition

Defies Description

  • Winner: Garry’s Mod
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Doki Doki Literature Club
  • Antichamber
  • Pony Island

Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War

  • Winner: Just Cause 3
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War
  • Total War: Warhammer II
  • Broforce
  • Red Faction Guerrilla

Haunts My Dreams

  • Winner: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Dark Souls III
  • Civilization VI
  • Dota 2
  • Factorio

Soul Of Vitruvius

  • Winner: Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Nier: Automata
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • I Am Bread
  • Bayonetta

Whoooaaaaaaa, Dude! 2.0

  • Winner: The Evil Within 2
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
  • Antichamber
  • Luna
  • CPU Invaders

Best Soundtrack

  • Winner: Cuphead
  • Nier: Automata
  • Undertale
  • Transistor
  • Crypt of the NecroDancer

Even Better Than I Expected

  • Winner: Cuphead
  • Assassin’s Creed Origins
  • Call of Duty WWII
  • Hollow Knight
  • Sonic Mania

There’s no particular prize for games that win a Steam Award, so don’t expect any of the winners to receive an extended sale any time soon. In fact, some of the game’s winners are still on sale for the Steam Winter Sale. But either way, the awards go to show that PC gamers have particularly high standards , with players often voting for indie games over major AAA titles.

Check out the full Steam Awards winners’ announcement page for more information on the second Steam Awards