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
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.
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.
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