PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Cuphead and The Witcher 3 among Steam Award winners

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 4 January 2018 01:31 GMT

The Steam massive has spoken. These are the best PC games of 2017, regardless of what year they actually came out.

Valve has revealed the winners of its whimsical, now-annual Steam Awards, in which users vote for game released any old time that they feel best qualify for a range of unusual categories.

To nobody’s surprise, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds – the biggest new release PC game of 2017 – was honoured with a gong. It received the Mom’s Spaghetti trophy, which is described as:

“There are games that make you excited. There are games that make you happy. Then there are games so intense that they elicit a physical reaction. We’re talking weak knees. We’re talking sweaty palms. We’re talking fear-induced accidents. We’re talking your friends reminding you to breathe. We’re talking about mom’s spaghetti.”

Certainly lines up with PUBG’s tense player on player action, doesn’t it.

Cuphead was the only game to score two awards, taking home both Best Soundtrack and Even Better Than I Expected. The challenging retro-styled platformer has clearly won some hearts.

The Witcher 3 won Choices Matter, a category awarded for games that make you feel like your agency is important. Despite being a single-player affair with no sexy online elements to increase its longevity, the blockbuster RPG still attracts tens of thousands of Steam users daily and was one of Steam’s best selling games of 2017. It came out in May 2015. I love it, you love it, we all love it.

Those were the highlights of the awards for me but here are the full results for you to exclaim over:

  • Choices Matter
    The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Mom’s Spaghetti
    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
  • Labor of Love
    Warframe
  • Suspension of Disbelief
    Rocket League
  • The World Is Grim Enough Let’s Just All Get Along
    Stardew Valley
  • No Apologies
    The Witcher: Enhanced Edition
  • Defies Description
    Garry’s Mod
  • Cry Havoc And Let Slip The Dogs Of War
    Just Cause 3
  • Haunts My Dreams
    Counter-strike: Global Offensive
  • Soul Of Vitruvius
    Rise of the Tomb Raider
  • Whoooaaaaaaa, Dude! 2.0
    The Evil Within 2
  • Best Soundtrack
    Cuphead
  • Even Better Than I Expected
    Cuphead

You can view finalists, category descriptions and more information on Steam.

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