Presenting your winners!
The Steam Community has spoken, and we are proud to announce the winners for The 2019 Steam Awards!
Thank you for participating, we'll see you again next year.
of the Year
Sekiro™: Shadows Die Twice - GOTY Edition
VR Game
of the Year
Beat Saber
Labor of
Grand Theft Auto V
Better With
My Friend Pedro
A Plague Tale: Innocence
Best Game
You Suck At
Mortal Kombat 11
Visual Style
Scroll down to see the winners
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 2019's Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.
VR Game of the Year
When it comes to breaking new ground in games, there is no greater pace of advancement than in VR. If we had our way, all VR devs would get an award for building the future of immersive games and experiences unparalleled by any other medium. But since there’s only one trophy, it’s up to you, Steam Awards Selection Committee member, to crown just one as the best of 2019.
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.
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.
Most Innovative Gameplay
This game is at the front lines of experimentation, pushing the boundaries of the medium with exciting, novel interactions and brain-breaking surprises. This game thinks outside the box, and pulls you out with it!
Outstanding Story-Rich Game
Some days, only a narrative-heavy game will hit the spot, and this one packs a wallop. It's as gripping as any soap opera, and as well-tuned as a prestige-TV screenplay. Bravissimo -- for making us feel things!
Best Game You Suck At
Games have a way of pushing us past any limits we thought we had. Like a montage sequence, we put in work, training our fingers to be quick and nimble, mastering timing and placement over weeks and weeks. At the end of the gauntlet, we're rewarded with profound beauty and a deep sense of personal growth. Unless you hurled your monitor through a plate-glass window on the first day.
Outstanding Visual Style
These devs are the Willy Wonka of eye candy. Visual style doesn't aspire to real-world graphical fidelity (though a noble goal in itself)… it describes a distinctive look and feel that suffuses an entire game. This game displays visual cohesion and expression that not only fit the game's world, but make our world look paltry by comparison.

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 in, you will get one random Steam Awards Trading Card.
How long do I have to vote for each category?
This year, voting is open for all categories starting December 19th, and will be available until December 31st @ 9AM Pacific.
When will the winners be announced?
All winners will be announced December 31st @ 10AM Pacific.
What do the winning games get?
A beautiful trophy, and eternal fame as winner of The Steam Awards!

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?
The Steam Awards badge will remain craftable until the end of the sale. If after the sale has ended you have enough expired trading cards to craft the badge, you can do so at anytime. Please see our blog post for more info.