Aside from The Game Awards, gamers were in for a treat when Steam also joined in on the year-end festivities by announcing the Steam Awards Winners for 2022. Voting began in November and it was only this week that the major storefront for video games released the list of titles that were able to bag a win. Stay with us to learn all about the winners for the Steam Awards 2022 as well as new titles you can check out on the storefront!

Steam Awards 2022 Winners List

With the Steam Winter Sale coming to an end, the winners for the Steam Awards 2022 have also been announced. Players were able to vote for their favorite titles in whatever category they were nominated in. Before 2022, there were only 10 categories where players can vote. However, the Steam Awards 2022 introduced an eleventh category: Best Game on the Go.

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Here are the categories for the digital storefront’s Steam Awards 2022 as well as the winners:

CATEGORY NOMINEES/WINNER
Game of the Year
  • Elden Ring – WINNER
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
  • Stray
  • Dying Light 2
  • God of War (2018)
VR Game of the Year
  • Hitman 3 – WINNER
  • BoneLab
  • Green Hell VR
  • Among Us VR
  • Inside the Backrooms
Labor of Love
  • Cyberpunk 2077 – WINNER
  • Dota 2
  • Project Zomboid
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Deep Rock Galactic
Better with Friends
  • Raft – WINNER
  • Ready or Not
  • Monster Hunter: Rise
  • Multiversus
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Outstanding Visual Style
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales – WINNER
  • Scorn
  • Bendy and the Dark Revival
  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Most Innovative Gameplay
  • Stray – WINNER
  • Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord
  • Teardown
  • Neon White
  • Dome Keeper
Best Game You Suck At
  • Elden Ring – WINNER
  • GTFO
  • Victoria 3
  • Total War: Warhammer 3
  • FIFA 23
Best Soundtrack
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade – WINNER
  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+
Outstanding Story-Rich Game
  • God of War (2018) – WINNER
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
  • The Stanley Parable Ultra Deluxe
Sit Back and Relax
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – WINNER
  • Power Wash Simulator
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Dorf Romantik
  • Slime Rancher 2
Best Game on the Go
  • Death Stranding: Director’s Cut – WINNER
  • Yu-Gi-Oh Master Duel
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Brotato
  • Marvel Snap

What’s new on Steam?

Since it’s a new year, you may be itching for something new to play, right? Thankfully, Steam has 16 new games that are slowly becoming popular on the platform. These new games offer a lot to all types of players. It doesn’t matter if you’re a casual or hardcore player, we’re sure you’ll find something that tickles your fancy among Steam’s new selections!

Free To Play titles

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Almost half of the new selections on Steam are free to play or entirely free. If you’re looking for a new game to play with your friends or you just want to chill on your own, you’ve come to the right place. Below are the new games free on Steam right now:

  • SCP: Labrat
    • Horror, VR, Singleplayer, Multiplayer
  • Antimatter Dimensions
    • Strategy, Idler, Clicker, Casual, Free to Play
  • Outpath: First Journey
    • Base Building, Resource Management, Crafting
  • Chicken Invaders Universe
    • Shooter, Shoot ‘Em Up, Top-Down Shooter, Action
  • Buriedbornes – Dungeon RPG
    • Turn-Based Strategy, RPG, Roguelike
  • Unsolved Case
    • Online Co-Op, Escape Room, Point & Click, Puzzle
  • Mad Adventures
    • Free to Play, Multiplayer, 3D Platformer

Paid titles

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Nine new games are available for purchase on Steam now. It’s a mix of games from major to independent publishers. Check out the titles below!

  • Melatonin
    • Indie, Rhythm, Hand-drawn, Action, Colorful, Cute
  • Potion Craft: Alchemist Simulator
    • Singleplayer, Crafting, Simulation, Relaxing
  • CRISIS CORE -FINAL FANTASY VII- REUNION
    • Action, RPG, Adventure, JRPG, Action RPG
  • High On Life
    • FPS, Comedy, Singleplayer, Adventure
  • Choo-Choo Charles
    • Survival Horror, Open World, Horror, First-Person
  • Chained Echoes
    • RPG, Indie, Pixel Graphics, Turn-Based
  • Dwarf Fortress
    • Colony Sim, Indie, Pixel Graphics, Simulation
  • Marvel’s Midnight Suns
    • Superhero, Turn-Based Tactics, Tactical RPG
  • Evil West
    • Action-Adventure, Western, Third-Person Shooter
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What are your thoughts on the winners for the Steam Awards 2022? Do you think Elden Ring deserved to be crowned as Steam’s Game of the Year? Let us know in the comments below! Until then, stay with us here at Spiel Times for more content.

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