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PUBG won Game of the Year in the Steam Awards 2018

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The Steam Awards are a now annual user-voted set of accolades that the distribution platform has pushed since 2016. They’re a little different to most game awards, not just because they’re entirely voted by users, but also because their categories skew to the silly, with previous categories being things like “The ‘Villain Most In Need Of A Hug’ Award” and “The ‘I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye’ Award.” The games (and their associated developers) up for awards need not have been released in the last year either, which almost certainly means that CD Projekt RED is bound to win something every year.

This year though, the awards are a little more grounded and decidedly less silly, with an actual Game of the Year award. And the game that’s won it? Well, it’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. As a reminder, this is voted for by users, and PUBG is still by far the most played game on Steam. CD Projekt Red walked away with “Best Developer” while their megahit the Witcher 3 won for “Best Environment.”

Here’s a look at all of the winners, along a with the full presentation:

  • Game of the Year: Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds (runners-up: Monster Hunter: World, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Hitman 2, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey)
  • VR Game of the Year: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR (runners-up: VR Chat, Beat Saber, Fallout 4 VR, Superhot VR)
  • Labo(u)r of Love: Grand Theft Auto 5 (runners-up: No Man’s Sky, Path of Exile, Dota 2, Stardew Valley)
  • Best Developer: CD Projekt Red (runners-up: Ubisoft, Bethesda, Rockstar, Digital Extremes, Square Enix, Capcom, Paradox Interactive, Bandai Namco, Klei)
  • Best Environment: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (runners-up: Subnautica, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 5, Dark Souls 3)
  • Better With Friends: Rainbow Six Siege (runners-up: Payday 2, Dead By Daylight, CS:GO, Overcooked! 2)
  • Best Alternate History: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (runners-up: Wolfenstein 2, Hearts of Iron 4, Civilization 6, Fallout 4)
  • Most Fun With a Machine: Rocket League (runners-up: Euro Truck Simulator 2, Nier: Automata, Factorio, Space Engineers)

So..umm..congrats, I guess.

Last Updated: February 11, 2019


  1. Pariah

    February 11, 2019 at 10:50

    The one I truly don’t understand is the labour of love one. Seriously, GTAV? How the fuck did that even get a nomination? Every other game in the list was actually a labour of LOVE. GTAV was a labour of greed.


  2. Caveshen Rajman

    February 11, 2019 at 10:50

    Listen the only reason The Witcher 3 didn’t win every award is because the other games need a fair chance.


    • Pariah

      February 11, 2019 at 10:50

      Right. Much like how we allow Cheddar to still comment here? 😛


  3. Guz

    February 11, 2019 at 10:55

    BOOOO, PUBG doesn’t deserve to win !


  4. CrAiGiSh

    February 11, 2019 at 13:03

    Game of the Year: Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds

    He have failed as humanity …


  5. Guild

    February 11, 2019 at 13:32

    That’s because Apex Legends hadn’t launched yet.


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