The Steam 2018 Awards are in, and they will likely boil your blood or have your head spinning in confusion. Anyway, the list has been posted on the PC client’s official website with eight winners listed.
Whether the Steam Awards is relevant to you or not, do know that the winners of the Steam Awards 2018 have been listed. Said event kicked off on December 20th, 2018, and the results are in as of now according to steampowered.com.
Game of the Year
Firstly, the Game of the Year award goes to PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS. The battle royale game flaunts the following description:
“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 2018’s Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.”
VR Game of the Year
Next up, the game by Bethesda Softworks and Bethesda Game Studios, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR, snags VR Game of the Year. Yes, the title that supposedly “reimagines the complete epic fantasy masterpiece with an unparalleled sense of scale, depth, and immersion” takes top spot:
“VR is the Wild West of game design. It’s a lawless land of emerging standards where pretty much anything goes. The winner of this award is not only hugely fun, but helps chart a course for the future of the medium.”
Labor of Love
Grand Theft Auto V... or Shark Card Auto V. Anywho, the game is said to be a continues “labor of love.”
“This game has been out for a while. The team is well past the first unveiling 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.”
The next award is for the Best Developer. It looks like CD PROJEKT RED came out on top when competing against, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Rockstar Games, Digital Extremes Ltd., Square Enix, Capcom, Paradox Interactive, BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment, and Klei.
“Whether it was by listening to their fans, creating something genuinely unexpected, or just delivering on the promise of a truly great game, this studio absolutely crushed it in 2018.”
For some odd reason, a 2015 game won a Steam 2018 award… wait, why is a 2015 game even in the nominees of a 2018 game award listing? Anyway, you can read The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt winner description for Best Environment below:
“All those chatty cutscenes, all those reminders that they need a health pack again. Let’s face it, characters are overrated. As this winner illustrates, sometimes breathtaking scenery tells a better story than a thousand big-mouthed heroes.”
Better With Friends
Man, this list sucks. The next award is games Better with Friends, although that can apply to almost anything — look at the Fallout 76 defenders. This award goes to Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
“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, mirth is awaiting those who gather friends to play these games.”
Best Alternate History
The award for Best Alternate History goes to Ubisoft’s woke Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey.
“Those who cannot remember the past are doomed to repeat it. Those who remember it just fine, but prefer to reinvent it, are doomed to get this award for 2018’s most entertaining tinkering with the history books.”
Most Fun with a Machine
And lastly, to conclude this miserable list, yet another 2015 game, Rocket League, takes the top spot for Most Fun with a Machine.
“Whether it’s a car, truck, robot, or other mechanized contraption, the winner of this award fired on all cylinders, engineering an unforgettable gameplay experience made possible by machines.”
As noted above, if you want to look over this so-called 2018 game award list, you can head on over to steampowered.com.