The
Steam
Awards
Presenting your winners!
The Steam Community has spoken, and we are proud to announce the winners for The 2020 Steam Awards!
Thank you for participating, we'll see you again next year.
Categories
2020
Game
of the Year
Winner:
Red Dead Redemption 2
2020
VR Game
of the Year
Winner:
Half-Life: Alyx
2020
Labor of
Love
Winner:
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
2020
Better With
Friends
Winner:
Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
2020
Most
Innovative
Gameplay
Winner:
DEATH STRANDING
2020
Outstanding
Story-Rich
Game
Winner:
Red Dead Redemption 2
2020
Best Game
You Suck At
Winner:
Apex Legends™
2020
Outstanding
Visual Style
Winner:
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
2020
Best
Soundtrack
Winner:
DOOM Eternal
2020
Sit Back
and Relax
Winner:
The Sims™ 4
Scroll down to see the winners
2020
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 2020's Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.
2020
VR Game of the Year
The VR Game of the Year isn't merely masquerading as regular reality. This game improves on reality, taking advantage of the medium of VR and pushing the boundaries of the virtual realm.
2020
Labor of Love
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.
2020
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, fun is awaiting those who gather friends together play this game.
2020
Most Innovative Gameplay
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.
2020
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!
2020
Best Game You Suck At
This is the game that rewards persistence, and is not for the faint of heart. It's the toughest game we've ever loved.
2020
Outstanding Visual Style
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.
2020
Best Soundtrack
This unsung hero deserves to be recognized for its outstanding musical score. It's the OST with the MOST!
2020
Sit Back and Relax
This game is the antidote to a busy day. It's smooth, it's relaxing, it lets your worries melt away. This game is your moment of zen.

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?
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.