Steam Awards 2023 Winners: Community’s Top Picks in Gaming

Steam Awards 2023 Winners: Community’s Top Picks in Gaming

3. January 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

2023 was a remarkable year in the realm of video games, and the Steam community has spoken. Through the Steam Awards 2023, the voices of PC gamers worldwide have highlighted the year’s most exceptional titles. Let’s dive into the winners and what made them stand out.

Game of the Year (GOTY)

Baldur’s Gate 3 from Larian Studios clinched the prestigious GOTY title. Its sweeping success across various awards ceremonies has been nothing short of extraordinary, marking it as a favorite among the Steam community.

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Virtual Reality Game of the Year

  • Labyrinthine
  • Ghost of Tabur
  • I Expect You to Die 3
  • Gorilla Tag
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Labor of Love Award

This award acknowledges games that continue to receive significant updates and support:

  • Red Dead Redemption II
  • Apex Legends
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • DOTA 2
  • RUST

Best on Steam Deck

  • Hogwarts Legacy
  • Dredge
  • The Outlast Trials
  • Diablo IV
  • Brotato

Better With Friends Award

Games that offer the best multiplayer experience:

  • Lethal Company
  • Party Animals
  • Sons of the Forest
  • Sunkenland
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Outstanding Visual Style Award

Recognizing games with exceptional artistic design:

  • Atomic Heart
  • Darkest Dungeon II
  • Cocoon
  • Inward
  • High on Life

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Most Innovative Gameplay Award

  • Starfield
  • Your Only Move is Hustle
  • Remnant II
  • Shadows of Doubt
  • Contraband Police

Best Game You Suck At Award

Celebrating challenging games:

  • Sifu
  • Lords of the Fallen
  • Overwatch 2
  • Street Fighter 6
  • EA Sports FC 24

Best Soundtrack

  • The Last of Us: Part I
  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • Chants of Sennaar
  • Pizza Tower
  • Persona 5 Tactica

Outstanding Story-Rich Game Award

  • Baldur’s Gate 3
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
  • Love is All Around
  • Lies of P

Sit Back and Relax Award

For games offering a more laid-back experience:

  • Dave the Diver
  • Potion Craft
  • Coral Island
  • Cities Skylines II
  • Train Sim World 4

Unveiling the Community’s Favorite Games

The Steam Awards 2023 have beautifully showcased the diversity and innovation in the gaming world. From the epic storytelling of Baldur’s Gate 3 to the immersive VR experience of Labyrinthine, this year’s winners have set high standards.

As we reflect on these exceptional games, it’s clear that the gaming industry continues to push the boundaries of creativity and engagement, offering something for every type of gamer.