The winners for the first ever Steam awards are…interesting

If Skyrim didn’t win, they’d invent an award for it

I guess it’s good that a lot of old games are getting their due with the 2016 (and first ever) Steam awards, but so much of is retreading on stuff we’ve already talked about many, many times, that they’re only really worth skimming for a second.

Your usual suspects are all here — Portal 2, Skyrim, GTA V, alongside of weird categories that were basically designed to give specific games awards like “Best Use of a Farm Animal.” It’s all in good fun (most award things are), and 15 million people weighed in to choose the winners, but the categories were really lackluster.

There’s always room to improve though, and the userbase and participation element is there!

Steam Awards [Steam]

  • 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 V: Skyrim
  • Just 5 More Minutes: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!: Grand Theft Auto V
  • Game Within a Game: Grand Theft Auto V
  • I’m Not Crying, There’s Something in My Eye: The Walking Dead
  • Best Use of a Farm Animal: Goat Simulator
  • Boom Boom: Doom
  • Love/Hate Relationship: Dark Souls III
  • Sit Back and Relax: Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Better With Friends: Left 4 Dead 2
Chris Carter
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