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The results are in, and the winners of the 2021 Steam Awards have been announced. The Steam Winter Sale was a long process that saw many votes and the final winners were determined. One thing to note with the Steam Awards is that a game doesn’t have to have actually been released in 2021 to have been nominated. Here are some interesting facts about the awards before you get to the actual list.

This is only the second year since the awards began in 2016 that a Rockstar Games game hasn’t featured. Red Dead Redemption 2 won two awards in 2020, and Grand Theft Auto V won awards in 2016, 2018, and 2019.

The actual Game of the Year category was absent until 2018, and none of the four winners share a genre.

Despite four nominations over the years since 2016 this is the first year that Terraria has won a category.


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And finally a personal factoid: Of the games included in the Game of the Year category the only two I’ve put any time into are Valheim and Cyberpunk 2077. I spent 4.5 hours in Valheim.

I’ve clocked 108 hours in Cyberpunk 2077. At launch, I won that game three to four times.

With all that said, here’s a list of your winners and the categories they fall under.

The 2021 Steam Awards

VR Game of the Year: Cooking Simulator VR (Released on July 29, 2021)

Labor of Love: Terraria ( Released on May 16, 2011)

Better With Friends: It Takes Two (Released on March 26, 2021)

Outstanding Visual Style: Forza Horizon 5 (Released on November 9, 2021)

Most Innovative Gameplay: Deathloop (Released on September 14, 2021)

Best Game You Suck At: Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition (Released on March 13, 2020)

Best Soundtrack: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Released on October 26, 2021)

Outstanding Story-Rich Game: Cyberpunk 2077 (Released on December 9, 2020)

Sit Back and Relax: Farming Simulator 22 (Released on November 22, 2021)

Game of the Year: Resident Evil Village (Released on May 7, 2021)


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