PCG Article The 2021 Steam Awards--with link to PCG article


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These are voted on by gamers. Here are the award winners (with other contenders in parenthesis):

  • Game of the Year: Resident Evil Village (Valheim, New World, Cyberpunk 2077, Forza Horizon 5)
  • VR Game of the Year: Cooking Simulator VR (Sniper Elite VR, Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond, I Expect You To Die 2, Blair Witch VR Edition)
  • Labor of Love: Terraria (Dota 2, Rust, No Man's Sky, Apex Legends)
  • Better With Friends: It Takes Two (Valheim, Back 4 Blood, Halo Infinite, Crab Game)
  • Outstanding Visual Style: Forza Horizon 5 (Psychonauts 2, Subnautica: Below Zero, Little Nightmares 2, Bright Memory: Infinite)
  • Most Innovative Gameplay: Deathloop (Inscryption, Twelve Minutes, Moncage, Loop Hero)
  • Best Game You Suck At: Nioh 2 – The Complete Edition (World War Z: Aftermath, Naraka Bladepoint, Age of Empires 4, Battlefield 2042)
  • Best Soundtrack: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy (Nier Replicant, Persona 5 Strikers, Guilty Gear Strive, Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles)
  • Outstanding Story-Rich Game: Cyberpunk 2077 (Life is Strange: True Colors, Resident Evil Village, Days Gone, Mass Effect Legendary Edition)
  • Sit Back and Relax: Farming Simulator 22 (Unpacking, Potion Craft, Townscaper, Dorf Romantik)

Don't see anything I'm particularly in disagreement with, but I didn't play most of them. I don't even remember who I voted for in most of the categories.
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Jan 13, 2020
Impressive that RE Village got GOTY. I never would think that single player horror games have a massive following to compete with other big titles, but then again, Capcom is hitting it out of the park lately.

I’m also crushed that Dorf Romantik didn’t get the sit back and relax award. The game is super chill and I still play it in my freetime.
Had never heard of that
This earlier thread might help: