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Valve announces winners of first ever Steam Awards

Valve has revealed the results of the inaugural Steam Awards (here were the nominees), and while the categories are unusual, you won't be surprised by any of the winners, as they've been firm fixtures of the Top Sellers list for quite some time. I presumed there would be deeper Winter Sale discounts accompanying the winning games, but instead each one will receive "eternal fame as winner of the first ever Steam Awards", oh and a big virtual trophy on their Store page telling you as much.

Anyhoo, without further ado, here are the games Steam users reckoned deserving of the dozen awards:

  • "Villain Most In Need Of A Hug" - Portal 2
  • "I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award" - Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • "Test of Time" - The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
  • "Just 5 More Minutes" - Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • "Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!" - Grand Theft Auto V
  • "Game Within A Game" - Grand Theft Auto V
  • "I'm Not Crying, There's Something In My Eye" - The Walking Dead
  • "Best Use Of A Farm Animal" - Goat Simulator
  • "Boom Boom" - Doom
  • "Love/Hate Relationship" - Dark Souls III
  • "Sit Back and Relax" - Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • "Better With Friends" - Left 4 Dead 2
Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.