The winners of the traditional Steam game awards, which are organized every year, have been announced. Red Dead Redemption 2 was the winner in the Game of the Year category, which featured Hades, DOOM Eternal, Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, and DEATH STRANDING.
- 1 The Steam Awards 2020 Winners
- 1.1 GAME OF THE YEAR
- 1.2 VR GAME OF THE YEAR – The Steam Awards 2020
- 1.3 LABOR OF LOVE
- 1.4 BETTER WITH FRIENDS – The Steam Awards 2020
- 1.5 MOST INNOVATIVE GAMEPLAY
- 1.6 OUTSTANDING STORY-RICH GAME – The Steam Awards 2020
- 1.7 BEST GAME YOU SUCK AT
- 1.8 OUTSTANDING VISUAL STYLE – The Steam Awards 2020
- 1.9 BEST SOUNDTRACK
- 1.10 SIT BACK AND RELAX – The Steam Awards 2020
The Steam Awards 2020 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 2020’s Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER
- DOOM Eternal
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout
- DEATH STRANDING
VR GAME OF THE YEAR – The Steam Awards 2020
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.
- Half-Life: Alyx – WINNER
- The Room VR: A Dark Matter
- Thief Simulator VR
- STAR WARS: Squadrons
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.
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive – WINNER
- Among Us
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- No Man’s Sky
BETTER WITH FRIENDS – The Steam Awards 2020
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.
- Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout – WINNER
- Sea of Thieves
- Borderlands 3
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Risk of Rain 2
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.
- DEATH STRANDING – WINNER
- Control Ultimate Edition
OUTSTANDING STORY-RICH GAME – The Steam Awards 2020
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!
- Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER
- Detroit: Become Human
- Mafia: Definitive Edition
- Metro Exodus
- Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition
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.
- Apex Legends – WINNER
- Crusader Kings III
- EA SPORTS FIFA 21
OUTSTANDING VISUAL STYLE – The Steam Awards 2020
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.
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps – WINNER
- Battlefield V
- There Is No Game: Jam Edition 2015
- Marvel’s Avengers
- Black Mesa
This unsung hero deserves to be recognized for its outstanding musical score. It’s the OST with the MOST!
- DOOM Eternal – WINNER
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection
- Need for Speed Heat
- Persona 4 Golden
SIT BACK AND RELAX – The Steam Awards 2020
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.
- The Sims 4 – WINNER
- Microsoft Flight Simulator
- Untitled Goose Game