Another Game of the Year award is now in the hands of Elden Ring, and this time it’s from Valve. The developer has announced the 2022 Steam Award winners, and FromSoftware’s role-playing game (RPG) has taken the top prize
The 2022 Steam Awards were selected in the same democratic fashion as previous years.
Elden Ring was one of the best-selling PC games last year, so it’s only right that it ended up as the best game of the year for the PC platform as well.
Several PlayStation games for PC (both new and old) won awards, which is an exciting trend. God of War 2018 (Outstanding Story-Rich Game), Stray (Most Innovative Gameplay), and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Outstanding Character Design) are among the winners (Outstanding Visual Style).
You can view the entire list of the Steam Awards 2022 winners below, as well as the games with their respective nominations from categories.
Game of the Year — Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
VR Game of the Year — Hitman 3 (IO Interactive)
Labor of Love — Cyberpunk 2077 (CD Projekt Red)
Better with Friends — Raft: The Final Chapter (Redbeet Interactive/Axolot Games)
Outstanding Visual Style — Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Insomniac Games & Nixxes Software/Sony)
Most Innovative Gameplay — Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna Interactive)
Best Game You Suck At — Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco)
Best Game Soundtrack — Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade (Square Enix)
Outstanding Story-Rich Game — God of War 2018 (Sony Santa Monica/Sony)
Sit Back and Relax — Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (TT Games/Warner Bros.)
Best Game on the Go — Death Stranding (Kojima Productions/505 Games)
Steam Deck has also its very own list of the previous year’s best games, and if you’ve ever played one of these titles, you can actually showcase and share your best in-game experiences and stats with your friends.