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Here Are The Winners Of The First Ever Steam Awards

by Elise Favis on Jan 01, 2017 at 07:44 AM

Valve's first ever Steam Awards runs from December 22 to January 2. The winners, which were voted on by users, were announced yesterday. Rather than looking at 2016's best games, the Steam Awards encompasses games from the last several years.

You can click here or check below to see the list of winners. Game Informer's top games of 2016 will be announced in the upcoming February issue, which hits in early January.

  • Villain Most in Need of a Hug: Portal 2
  • I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won an Award: Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Test of Time: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • Just 5 More Minutes: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!: Grand Theft Auto V
  • Game Within a Game: Grand Theft Auto V
  • I'm Not Crying, There's Something in My Eye: The Walking Dead
  • Best Use of a Farm Animal: Goat Simulator
  • Boom Boom: Doom
  • Love/Hate Relationship: Dark Souls III
  • Sit Back and Relax: Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Better With Friends: Left 4 Dead 2

[Source: Steam]


Our Take
The winners of the Steam Awards were picked by the community, but it's still strange to see some of Valve's own games on there. What I find even stranger is that most of these aren't new releases, but I suppose this is a way to highlight some of the better titles that Steam has to offer. Even so, there isn't much on this list that stands out, with most being generic picks and some seeming shoehorned in with a silly category. At least the category names are amusing.