Steam Awards 2022 Winners Announced, Elden Ring Gets Another GOTY While Cyberpunk 2077 Wins in the “Labor of Love” Category

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The winners of The Steam Awards 2022 with Elden Ring taking home two awards and a surprise win for Cyberpunk 2077. Elden Ring continues to dominate various industry award events winning in the Game of The Year category but has managed to take home another more humorous title as “Best Game You Suck At”. Despite the category title, it’s really an award about acknowledging how tough or brutal a game is on players. Other nominees included GTFO, Victoria, Total War: Warhammer III, and FIFA 23.

Best Game You Suck At

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Labor of Love

In a bit of surprise a game that launched in such a mess that resulted in lawsuits and even being pulled from the PlayStation store for a time, Cyberpunk 2077 received the “Labor of Love” award. It just goes to show that if developers continue to support a game it can be improved upon enough to win back fans who will give it praise. Other nominees included DOTA 2, Project Zomboid, No Man’s Sky (another game that riled the gaming community at launch and whose developers have been committing to improvements for six years now), and Deep Rock Galactic.

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Most Innovative Gameplay

Stray won in the “Most Innovative Gameplay” category which comes as no surprise with the indie title’s novel game concept that quickly gained attention and positive reviews at its launch. Other nominees included Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, Teardown, Neon White, and Dome Keeper.

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Other winners at The Steam Awards 2022 are:

  • VR Game of the Year: Hitman 3
  • Better With Friends: RAFT
  • Outstanding Visual Style: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Best Soundtrack: Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
  • Outstanding Story-Rich Game: God of War
  • Sit Back and Relax: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Best Game on the Go: Death Stranding Director’s Cut

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Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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