Elden Ring Won Game Of The Year At The Steam Awards, Surprising No One

Valve has announced the results of its 2022 Steam Awards. As expected, Elden Ring won Game of the Year, as well as Best Game You Suck. Other winners include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and Stray.

While the awards largely celebrate the games of 2022, many older games have found their way onto the list. Hitman 3 won the Best VR Game award as this version of the game was released earlier this year. Cyberpunk 2077 also won Labor of Love, celebrating games that receive updates or continued attention. In the eyes of many Steam users at least, Cyberpunk 2077 has redeemed its rocky launch. Newly released ports of PlayStation games also did well here, with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and God of War winning awards. Sony’s push into PC gaming appears to be having an impact, as other Sony-affiliated games like Stray have gained recognition.

To celebrate the release of Steam Deck this year, Valve has added the Best Game on the Go award, allowing players to vote for their favorite game to take with them. Death Stranding Director’s Cut won this one, which checks out. It’s easy to imagine the romance of delivering a package during your commute or while you’re lounging in bed.

Elden Ring also won GameSpot’s Game of the Year award. Check out the rest of GameSpot’s best games coverage of 2022.

2022 Steam Awards Winners

  • Game of the Year: Elden Ring
  • VR Game of the Year: Hitman 3
  • Labor of Love: Cyberpunk 2033
  • Better with Friends: The Raft
  • Outstanding Visual Style: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Most Innovative Gameplay: Stray
  • Best game you suck at: Elden Ring
  • Best Soundtrack: Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
  • Exceptional story-rich game: God of War
  • Sit Back and Relax: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Best On-The-Go Game: Death Stranding Director’s Cut

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