The
Steam
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Voting
Thank you for voting, the ballots for the Steam Awards 2018 are now closed.

Winners will be announced early February 2019.
Categories
2018
Game of the Year
2018
VR Game of the Year
2018
Labor of Love
2018
Best Developer
2018
Best Environment
2018
Better with Friends
2018
Best Alternate History
2018
Most Fun with a Machine
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2018
Game of the Year
Maybe it was its immersive gameplay, or its gripping story... its well-crafted characters, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer. Whatever the reason, the winner of 2018's Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.
2018
VR Game of the Year
VR is the Wild West of game design. It's a lawless land of emerging standards where pretty much anything goes. The winner of this award is not only hugely fun, but helps chart a course for the future of the medium.
2018
Labor of Love
This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the first unveiling of their creative baby, but being the good parents they are, these devs continue to nurture and support their creation. This game, to this day, is still getting new content after all these years.
2018
Best Developer
Whether it was by listening to their fans, creating something genuinely unexpected, or just delivering on the promise of a truly great game, this studio absolutely crushed it in 2018.
CD PROJEKT RED
Ubisoft
Bethesda
Rockstar Games
Digital Extremes Ltd.
Square Enix
Capcom
Paradox Interactive - Official
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment
Klei
Best Developer proved to be a highly-contested category with a lot of close calls among the top nominees. As a result, we expanded the set of nominees to 10. In addition, we’ve excluded ourselves from this category. We appreciate the love you’ve shown us, but we want to honor the other awesome developers on Steam, so we have excluded Valve from the final tally.
2018
Best Environment
All those chatty cutscenes, all those reminders that they need a health pack again. Let's face it, characters are overrated. As this winner illustrates, sometimes breathtaking scenery tells a better story than a thousand big-mouthed heroes.
2018
Better with Friends
There are some games out there that just aren't the same when you play by yourself. Maybe you need to have a friend to watch your back. Maybe you need to have a friend that you can stab in their back. Either way, mirth is awaiting those who gather friends to play these games.
2018
Best Alternate History
Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. Those who remember it just fine, but prefer to reinvent it, are doomed to get this award for 2018's most entertaining tinkering with the history books.
2018
Most Fun with a Machine
Whether it's a car, truck, robot, or other mechanized contraption, the winner of this award fired on all cylinders, engineering an unforgettable gameplay experience made possible by machines.

Frequently Asked Questions

Voting FAQ

Who is eligible to vote?
All accounts that are non-limited can vote in the Steam Awards.
Do I get anything for voting?
For each category that you vote, you will get a Steam Awards Trading Card.
How long do I have to vote for each category?
This year, voting is open for all categories starting December 20th, and will be available until January 3rd at 10AM PST.
When will the winners be announced?
All winners will be announced early February 2019.
What do the winning games get?
A beautiful trophy, and eternal fame as winner of The Steam Awards 2018!



Trading Card FAQ

What can I do with a Steam Award Trading Card?
If you collect the full set of Steam Award Trading Cards, you can craft the cards into a Steam Award badge. This badge, and each additional level, earns you Steam XP.
What are all the ways I can get Steam Award Trading Cards?
You can get trading cards in a few ways:
- As a reward for purchasing from the Steam Store
- Crafting game badges
- Voting in the Steam Awards
- Browsing your Discovery Queue
- Trading with friends
- Purchasing them in the Community Market
Where can I see all my badges?
You can see all your completed and in progress badges from your Badges page.
Can I craft the Steam Award Trading Cards into a badge after the sale is over?
You’ll be able to craft the Steam Awards badge until February 2nd at 10AM PST.