The Steam Community has spoken, and we are proud to announce the winners for The 2021 Steam Awards!
Thank you for participating, we'll see you again next year.
Game of the Year
Resident Evil Village
VR Game of the Year
Cooking Simulator VR
Labor of Love
Better With Friends
It Takes Two
Outstanding Visual Style
Forza Horizon 5
Most Innovative Gameplay
Best Game You Suck At
Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition
Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Outstanding Story-Rich Game
Sit Back and Relax
Farming Simulator 22
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 this year's Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.
This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the debut 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.
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, fun is awaiting those who gather friends together play this game.
The designers of this game are at the front lines of creative experimentation, bringing a fresh perspective and brain-breaking surprises. This game delighted, inspired and entertained with newness never played before.
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!
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?
Voting is open for all categories starting December 22nd, and will be available until January 3rd @ 9AM Pacific.
When will the winners be announced?
All winners will be announced here January 3rd @ 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.