Steam Awards 2022

Similar to last year, The Steam Awards have announced its 2022 winners. Steam users voted on a variety of awarded categories like Game of the Year, VR Game of the Year, Outstanding Visual Style, but they also had fun with unique awards like Best Game You Suck At.

None of last year’s winners have made return appearances with the exception of Cyberpunk 2077. Additionally, Elden Ring was the only title to take home two Steam Awards in 2022.

After taking home the top honor at The Game Awards, it wasn’t a surprise that Elden Ring took home Game of the Year title. Elden Ring’s difficulty and free open world exploration was also rewarded by Steam users with the Best Game You Suck At too.


Complete List of Steam Awards 2022 Winners

Game of the Year

  • Winner: Elden Ring
    Elden Ring is a fantasy action game set in an open world with RPG elements like stats, weapons, and spells. As you journey through the Lands Between, you’ll be guided by grace to become an Elden Lord and wield the power of the Elden Ring. Explore vast regions, face challenging enemies, and engage in epic battles as you seek to become the ultimate hero.

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  • Dying Light 2
  • Stray
  • God of War 2018
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

VR Game of the Year

  • Winner: Hitman 3
    Hitman 3 is the dramatic conclusion to the World of Assassination trilogy. Become Agent 47, a legendary assassin and use creativity and improvisation to execute the most ingenious and spectacular eliminations, in sprawling sandbox locations all around the globe.

    Check our Hitman 3 right here!


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

Labor of Love

  • Winner: Cyberpunk 2077
    In Cyberpunk 2077, you play as V, a mercenary on a quest for an implant that grants immortality. Set in the sprawling metropolis of Night City, a city obsessed with power and body modification, you’ll be able to customize V’s skills, cybernetic enhancements, and playstyle as you explore the open world. Your choices throughout the game will shape the story and the world around you.

    Check out our Cyberpunk 2077 right here!


  • Dota 2
  • Project Zomboid
  • No Man’s Sky
  • Deep Rock Galactic

Better With Friends

  • Winner: Raft
    Raft challenges you and your friends to survive a dangerous journey across the ocean. Play alone or with friends as you gather debris, scavenge reefs, and construct your own floating home. But watch out for the man-eating sharks lurking in the waters. Can you survive this epic oceanic adventure?
  • Ready or Not
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • MultiVersus
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II

Outstanding Visual Style

  • Winner: Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
    The latest Spider-Man game tells an all-new story that builds upon and expands the events of Marvel’s Spider-Man. Join Miles Morales as he becomes the new Spider-Man and learns to harness his explosive new powers. Follow his journey to master his abilities and become a hero in his own right.

    Check out our Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales right here!


  • Scorn
  • Bendy and the Dark Revival
  • Cult of the Lamb
  • Kena: Bridge of Spirits

Most Innovative Gameplay

  • Winner: Stray
    As a lost and alone stray cat, you find yourself separated from your family and trapped in a forgotten cybercity. To find your way home, you’ll need to unravel an ancient mystery and use all of your wits to survive. Can you solve the mystery and escape the cybercity?
  • Mount & Blade: Bannerlord
  • Teardown
  • Neon White
  • Dome Keeper

The Best Game You Suck At


  • GTFO
  • Victoria 3
  • Total War: Warhammer III
  • FIFA 23

Best Soundtrack

  • Winner: Final Fantasy VII Remake
    Final Fantasy VII Remake is a reimagining of the iconic RPG, updated and expanded for modern audiences. The first game in the project is set in the vibrant city of Midgar and offers a complete gaming experience on its own. Follow the story of this legendary game and discover all that it has to offer in this spectacular update.
  • Metal Hellsinger
  • Sonic Frontiers
  • Persona 5 Royal
  • Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA Mega Mix+

Outstanding Story-Rich Game

  • Winner: God of War
    God of War is the predecessor to the latest game in the series and a continuation of the main God of War timeline. This game takes place in the world of Norse mythology and follows an older Kratos as he fights to survive with his son, Atreus, by his side. Set in a harsh and unforgiving world, Kratos must teach Atreus how to survive as they journey through this dangerous land.

    Check our God of War right here!


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

Sit Back and Relax

  • Winner: Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga
    Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a third-person action-adventure game with an open world hub. Unlike previous Lego games, you can now choose to start the game from any of the main Skywalker Saga episodes and play them in any order you want. Explore the open world and complete quests at your own pace as you progress through the story.

    Check out our Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga right here!


  • Power Wash Simulator
  • Disney Dreamlight Valley
  • Dorfromantik
  • Slime Rancher 2

Best Game on the Go

  • Winner: Death Stranding Director’s Cut
    The Death Stranding Director’s Cut from Hideo Kojima’s genre-defying game is now available not only on PlayStation, featuring an expanded storyline, new missions, additional weapons and vehicles, new enemy types, and extra locations such as the Firing Range and Racetrack. Explore this expanded and remastered version of the game and discover all that it has to offer.

    Check our Death Stranding right here!


  • Yu-Gi-Oh! Master Duel
  • Vampire Survivors
  • Brotato
  • Marvel Snap
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