The results of Steam Awards 2023 Every year, Steam turns to the community to vote for the best games of the year in a wide variety of categories. This year we saw the RPG game of Larian Studio Balder’s Gate 3 Catch the game of the year, while Deadly companya first-person co-op horror game, It won the “Better With Friends Award” for its co-op gameplay. The Last of Us part 1 It took Best Soundtrack, which seems odd since it was released in 2013, but technically wasn’t added to Steam until 2023.
Then there were some odd choices. A very prolific and mostly good Bethesda RPG Starfield Won the most innovative gameplay? And perhaps even more confusingly, Rockstar Red Dead Redemption II It won the “Labor of Love” award, a title reserved for games that receive updates and support years after release. Rockstar was introduced in 2022 That Red Dead Online It will not receive any future updates.
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The Steam Awards are voted on by the Steam community, not in a secret, smoke-filled room of mysterious judges. No, the prizes are chosen by your average gamer, many of whom were just as prepared submit Starfield to mostly negative review status From December 25, 2023.
I had more than enough criticism of Starfield Last yearAnd to be honest, my opinion of it has probably gotten worse over time. But while roaming Bethesda’s 1,000-planet-rich galaxy is fun and worthwhile, it’s hard to say Innovative. At it’s best, it’s a co-op Bethesda RPG we’ve been playing since 2011. And games like No Man’s Sky Or Dangerous elites You’ve certainly done more with the concept of space travel, right? Can someone please explain to me how you are? Starfield Is it innovative? Apart from a clever use of the new game plus, which plays with the idea of infinite worlds, I can hardly find innovation here – especially when it is. Awful on the accessibility front.
And what about Red Dead Redemption II The winner of the award for the most supported game this year? More than game like Galactic Deep Rock? The online mode hasn’t received an update in literally years. Cyberpunk 2077 He won that award last year, but is there a reason he couldn’t win it twice in a row? Cyberpunk 2077 Is Hardly the same game In 2022, follow the significant update 2.0 and satisfactory expansion with Phantom Liberty. Or what about No Man’s Sky? It’s the game we all talk about when we talk about comeback stories, yet it’s never won Steam’s Labor of Love. Grand Theft Auto V He took both 2018 And 2019Labor of Love Award.
Things get even weirder when you look at the selection of Steam Awards finalists in each category. EA Sports FC 24a football game now Sitting in the “mixedThe state of review was in the running for game of the year and best game ever. A sports game is certainly an odd choice for that An otherwise full year of mega releases. And though Balder’s Gate 3 The game took home Outstanding Story Rich, competing with a game called Love is everywhere? Never heard of it? Do not worry. Neither did we, until we looked it up. Love is everywhere is a full-motion video dating sim game inspired by developers who “want to date every day but never leave the house. [into] real world Verification steam pagee to play here. Don’t worry, it’s mostly SFW.
It’s weird as if it’s the Steam Awards 2023, I guess so Democracy works.