2017 Steam Award winners embody PUBG, Cuphead & Witcher

We’ve already seen which video games sold best on Steam final yr, however a maybe extra significant perception into movin’ and a-shakin’ in PC-land is the video games that individuals really feel warmest and snuggliest about. To that finish, Valve have announced the winners of the 2017 Steam Awards, a totally community-voted affair which names the most-loved video games throughout classes together with greatest post-launch help, most participant company, exceeding pre-release expectations and most head-messing-with. Vintage cartoon-themed reflex-tester Cuphead leads the cost with two gongs, however ol’ Plunkbat and The Witcher collection additionally do slightly properly – as do a bunch of different video games from 2017’s nice and good.

Full winners and runners-up under, with hyperlinks to our earlier protection of every recreation for those who’re so-minded. Plus: I reveal which recreation I’d have gone for in every class.

The “Choices Matter” Award:

(for the sport with probably the most participant company)

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Runners-up: Divinity: Original Sin II; Life Is Strange: Before The Storm; Dishonored 2; The Walking Dead: A New Frontier

My private choose: Yeah, agreed

The “Mom’s Spaghetti” Award:

(for probably the most intense recreation)

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Runners-up: Resident Evil 7; Alien: Isolation; Outlast 2, The Evil Within 2

My private choose: Resi 7, or at the least the primary half thereof.

The “Labor of Love” Award:

(the sport with the most effective post-launch help and new content material


Runners-up: Team Fortress 2; Path Of Exile; Crusader Kings II; Titan Quest: Anniversary Edition

My private choose Maybe Titan Quest? It is genuinely spectacular how new life has been wrung out of such an outdated ARPG.

The “Suspension of Disbelief” Award:

(the sport that almost all efficiently makes a ridiculous idea work)

Rocket League

Runners-up: Saints Row IV; South Park: The Fractured But Whole; Goat Simulator; Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

My choose: Can’t argue with that one

The “The World Is Grim Enough Let’s Just All Get Along” Award:

(greatest non-violent recreation)

Stardew Valley

Runners-up: Cities: Skylines; To The Moon; ABZU; Slime Rancher

My choose: ABZU. It does have a wee little bit of oblique violence in it, however in any other case it’s an incomparably calming and delightful factor.

The “No Apologies” Award:

(the beloved regardless of nice flaws prize)

The Witcher: Enhanced Edition Director’s Cut

Runners-up: Rust; Mount & Blade: Warband; HuniePop; Gothic II: Gold Edition

My choose: Oh, Gothic. There’s a recreation with spirit.

The “Defies Description” Award:

(probably the most ‘what even is this?’ recreation)

Garry’s Mod

Runners-up: The Stanley Parable; Doki Doki Literature Club; Antichamber; Pony Island

My choose: Pony Island, and the various secrets and techniques thereof.

The “Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War” Award:

(probably the most joyfully chaotic recreation)

Just Cause 3

Runners-up: Middle-earth: Shadow Of War; Total War: Warhammer II; Broforce; Red Faction Guerrilla Steam Edition

My choose: Agreed once more

The “Haunts My Dreams” Award:

(the sport you’re most obsessive about)

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Runners-up: Dark Souls III; Sid Meier’s Civilization VI; Dota 2; Factorio

My choose: Factorio is the sport which most took over my total thoughts once I performed it.

The “Soul Of Vitruvius” Award:

(most visually-impressive character)

Rise of the Tomb Raider

Runners-up: NieR: Automata; Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice; I Am Bread; Bayonetta

My choose: Hellblade is a rare sight, innit?

The “Whoooaaaaaaa, Dude! 2.0” Award:

(head-fuckiest recreation)
The Evil Within 2

Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number; Antichamber; Luna; CPU Invaders

My choose: Too many I’ve not performed there, so I’ll sit this one out. [The Evil Within 2’s not a BAD choose, but it surely’s not notably stunning sequel to a recreation about precise psychological landscapes collapsing messes together with your head a bit -Adam.]

The “Best Soundtrack” Award:

(you may work this one out for your self)


Runners-up: NieR: Automata; Undertale; Transistor; Crypt of the NecroDancer

My choose: NecroDancer, much less by way of the music itself, and extra by way of how profoundly it melds with the sport as an entire.

The “Even Better Than I Expected” Award:

(most exceeded expectations)


Runners-up: Assassin’s Creed Origins; Call of Duty: WWII; Hollow Knight; Sonic Mania

My choose: Oranges!

If you end up disagreeing with an entire bunch of the above winners, maybe you’ll discover one thing extra to your style in RPS’ personal best PC games of 2017 picks. Or, for those who favor your video games to be extra legendary, listed here are our best PC games of all time. OR for those who’re in search of issues to be enthusiastic about slightly than stuff you already find out about, right here our are picks for the best PC games of 2018.


Abzû, alien: isolation, Antichamber, Assassin’s Creed Origins, bayonetta, broforce, Call of Duty: WW2, Cities: Skylines, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, CPU Invaders, Crusader Kings II, Crypt of the NecroDancer, Cuphead, Dark Souls III, dishonored 2, divinity: original sin 2., Doki Doki Literature Club, Dota 2, Factorio, Garry’s Mod, goat simulator, Gothic II: Gold Edition, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, hollow knight, Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number, HuniePop, I Am Bread, just cause 3, Life is Strange: Before the Storm, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Mount & Blade: Warband, nier: automata, outlast 2, Path of Exile, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Pony Island, Red Faction Guerrilla, Resident Evil 7 biohazard, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rocket League, rust, Saints Row IV, Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, slime rancher, Sonic Mania, South Park: The Fractured but Whole, Stardew Valley, steam, Team Fortress 2, The Evil Within 2, The Stanley Parable, The Steam Awards, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, The Witcher: Enhanced Edition, Titan Quest Anniversary Edition, to the moon, Total War: WARHAMMER II, Transistor, Undertale, Warframe, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, луна

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