voting open for the best game of the year

Once again the time has come to criticize the Steam winter sales, which as usual are accompanied by the Steam Awards. The sales will be active until January 5, while the voting will be open until January 3. The objective is to find the best games of the year in awards where the only vote that counts is that of the millions of Steam players.

Steam sales are endless, so the best thing everyone can do is take a look at their wish list to see if any of the coveted games is discounted enough to buy it. If not, Steam has four sale periods a year, so there will be more opportunities. For those of you who don’t want to look too hard or just want a quick look at what the Steam deals have to offer, here’s a list of some of the games on sale.

Regarding the Steam Awards, this year the new Best Portable Game category was added, born as a result of the launch of Steam Deck. The rest of the categories, which go from the traditional Game of the Year to the most original ones such as With love and dedication, Best difficult game or Sit back and relax, remain. Winners will be announced on January 3rd and for each category voted in will receive a random Steam Awards card. The 2022 Steam Awards nominees are:

game of the year

  • Dying Light 2 Stay Human
  • Elden Ring
  • stray
  • god of war
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

VR Game of the Year

  • Bonelab
  • hitman iii
  • Green Hell VR
  • Among Us VR
  • Inside the Backrooms

With love and dedication

  • DOTA 2
  • Project Zomboid
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • cyberpunk 2077

better with friends

  • Rafting
  • Ready or Not
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • MultiVersus
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Exceptional visual style

  • scorn
  • Bendy and the Dark Revival
  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Most Innovative Gameplay

  • Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
  • tear down
  • stray
  • Neon White
  • Dome Keeper

best hard game

  • GTFO
  • win 3
  • Total War: Warhammer
  • Elden Ring
  • FIFA 23

best soundtrack

  • Metal: Hellsinger
  • sonic frontiers
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+

Outstanding game with good plot

  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • god of war
  • Uncharted: Thieves’ Legacy Collection
  • The Stanley Parable: Ultra Deluxe
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered

sit back and relax

  • Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
  • Power Dash Simulator
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • dorfromantik
  • Slime Rancher 2

best portable game

  • Yu-Gi-Oh! master duel
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Death Stranding Director’s Cut
  • sprout
  • Marvel Snap