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Every game nominated for the Steam Awards

Valve has revealed all the nominees for the Steam Awards.


The Steam Awards, Valve's PC game awards that debuted with the recent Autumn sale, have gained an official list of nominees.

During the sale, Valve asked everyone to nominate any game for a number of pre-created categories, and left a couple of options open for the community to create new ones. The developer said that over 15 million nominations were submitted.

Voting begins on December 22 with the 'Villain Most In Need Of A Hug' award. Every day from then until December 30, a new award will be made available for voting, but only for that day.

During the Autumn sale, Valve asked the community to create a new award. Though a lot of the submissions were more funny than practical, Valve eventually picked not one, but four sensible options. Voting on all four will be open on December 30.

All winners will be announced on New Year's Eve.

See the nominees for each category below. Voting kicks off 10am PST/ 1pm ET / 6pm GMT on each day.

-The 'I Thought This Game Was Cool Before It Won An Award' Award

  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Paladins
  • Starbound
  • Stardew Valley
  • Unturned

-The 'Test of Time' Award

  • Age of Empires 2 HD
  • The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization 5
  • Team Fortress 2
  • Terraria

-The 'Just 5 More Minutes' Award

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Rocket League
  • Sid Meier’s Civilization 6
  • Fallout 4
  • Terraria

-The 'Whoooaaaaaaa, dude!' Award

  • Bioshock Infinite
  • Doom
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

-The 'Game Within A Game Award' Award

  • Garry’s Mod
  • Grand Theft Auto 5
  • The Stanley Parable
  • Tabletop Simulator
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

-The 'I’m Not Crying, There’s Something In My Eye' Award

  • Life Is Strange
  • To the Moon
  • This War of Mine
  • Undertale
  • The Walking Dead

-The 'Best Use Of A Farm Animal' Award

  • ARK: Survival Evolved
  • Blood and Bacon
  • Farming Simulator 17
  • Goat Simulator
  • Stardew Valley

Community-created awards:

-The 'Boom Boom' Award

  • BroForce
  • Doom
  • Just Cause 3
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes
  • Kerbal Space Program

-The 'Love/Hate Relationship' Award

  • Dark Souls 3
  • Darkest Dungeon
  • Dota 2
  • Geometry Dash
  • Super Meat Boy

-The 'Sit Back and Relax' Award

  • Abzu
  • Cities Skylines
  • Euro Truck Simulator 2
  • Mini Metro
  • Viridi

-The 'Better With Friends' Award

  • Don’t Starve Together
  • Gang Beasts
  • Golf With Your Friends
  • Left 4 Dead 2
  • Magicka

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