The Steam Awards in 2021. Winners, nominees, awards and everything else you need to know

Why can The Steam Awards be an important award for any production?

The Steam Awards compared to The Game Awards may not be of the same significance. Either way, this event is also important and the resulting recognition can be an important reward for the developers of a given game. This is because it’s a fan contest, the outcome of which is usually decided only by the players.

Everything you need to know about The Steam Awards 2021

This year, the entire group of “nominees” consisted of several dozen games. Below you can see the full list of categories, participants, and winners, marked in bold:


Game of the Year

  • Valheim
  • New World
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Forza Horizon 5

VR Game of the Year

  • Sniper Elite VR
  • Cooking Simulator VR
  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
  • I Expect You To Die 2
  • Blair Witch VR

Labor of Love

  • Dota 2
  • Terraria
  • Rust
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Apex Legends

Better With Friends

  • Valheim
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Halo Infinite
  • It Takes Two
  • Crab Game

Outstanding Visual Style

  • Psychonauts 2
  • Subnautica: Below Zero
  • Little Nightmares II
  • Bright Memory: Infinite
  • Forza Horizon 5

Most Innovative Gameplay

  • Inscryption
  • Twelve Minutes
  • Moncage
  • Deathloop
  • Loop Hero

Best Game You Suck At

  • World War Z: Aftermath
  • Naraka: Bladepoint
  • Nioh 2
  • Age of Empires IV
  • Battlefield 2042

Best Soundtrack

  • Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139…
  • Persona 5 Strikers
  • Guilty Gear Strive
  • Demon Slayer: The Hinokami Chronicles

Outstanding Story-Rich Game

  • Life Is Strange: True Colors
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Days Gone
  • Mass Effect

Sit Back And Relax

  • Unpacking
  • Potion Craft
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Townscaper
  • Dorfromantik

Any Steam user could take part in the vote, who later received a gift in the form of several cards, which could then be exchanged for a badge in the profile.