Ten games took honors in 12 categories in the first-ever Steam Awards. Only two of them launched in 2016.
Valve announced the awards back in November during the Fall Steam Sale. All of the honors are fan-voted; Valve opened the promotion with eight categories, adding four last-minute categories that were voted on yesterday.
The winners of the first eight awards. Voting for each took place over a single day, in a period spanning Dec. 22 to 29. You’ll note that two winners are Valve-published.
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 5: Skyrim
Just 5 More Minutes: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!: Grand Theft Auto 5
Game Within A Game: Grand Theft Auto 5
I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye: The Walking Dead
Best Use Of A Farm Animal: Goat Simulator
And then here are the community awards, voting for which was held yesterday:
Boom Boom: Doom
Love/Hate Relationship: Dark Souls 3
Sit Back and Relax: Euro Truck Simulator 2
Better With Friends: Left 4 Dead 2
This has been your awards show for the best games of 2012-ish. Everyone have a safe and happy 2017.