Winners of 2023 Steam Awards Revealed



By: Jason Siu


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Some of hte 2023 Steam Awards winners are certainly interesting

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The 2023 Steam Awards winners have been announced, with a mix of expected winners and a few surprises. While the Game of the Year award for Baldur’s Gate 3 wasn’t much of a surprise, Red Dead Redemption II winning Labor of Love and Starfield being recognized for Most Innovative Gameplay seem very much like meme picks. You can see the full list of winners for the 2023 Steam Awards below, along with the nominees for each category.

Game of the Year

  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3 (review)
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • EA Sports FC 24
  • Lethal Company

VR Game of the Year

  • Winner: Labyrinthine
  • EA Sorts F1 23
  • Gorilla Tag
  • Ghosts of Tabor
  • I Expect You To Die 3: Cog in the Machine

Labor of Love

  • Winner: Red Dead Redemption II
  • DOTA 2
  • Apex Legends
  • Rust
  • Deep Rock Galactic

Best Game on Steam Deck

  • Winner: Hogwarts Legacy
  • Diablo IV (review)
  • Brotato
  • The Outlast Trials
  • Dredge

Better with Friends

  • Winner: Lethal Company
  • Party Animals
  • Sunkenland
  • Sons of the Forest (first impressions)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Outstanding Visual Style

  • Winner: Atomic Heart
  • Cocoon (review)
  • Darkest Dungeon II
  • High on Life
  • Inward

Most Innovative Gameplay

  • Winner: Starfield (review)
  • Shadows of Doubt
  • Remnant II (review)
  • Contraband Police
  • Your Only Move is Hustle

Best Game You Suck At

  • Winner: Sifu
  • EA Sports FC 24
  • Overwatch 2
  • Lords of the Fallen
  • Street Fighter 6 (review)

Best Soundtrack

  • Winner: The Last of Us Part I
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Persona 5 Tactica
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Pizza Tower

Outstanding Story-Rich Game

  • Winner: Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Lies of P
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Love Is All Around
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor (review)

Sit Back and Relax

  • Winner: Dave the Diver
  • Cities: Skylines II
  • Train Sim World 4
  • Coral Island
  • Potion Craft

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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