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The 2019 Steam Awards Have Announced The Nominees, Read The Complete List

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The Steam Awards 2018 nominee list has been announced, giving gamers the opportunity to weigh in on eight rather unique categories highlighting some of the best games everyone was playing over the past 12 months.

Hot on the heels of The Game Awards 2018, Valve has kicked off its own annual awards promotion with a list of nominees. It'll actually be a while before winners are revealed, but the voting process is open to anyone with a Steam account starting Dec. 20. Here's a rundown of the categories and nominees.

Game of the Year

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds

Monster Hunter: World

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Hitman 2

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

VR Game of the Year

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR


Beat Saber

Fallout 4 VR


Labor of Love

Dota 2

Grand Theft Auto V

No Man's Sky

Path of Exile

Stardew Valley

Best Environment

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Far Cry 5

Dark Souls III

Better with Friends

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege


Dead by Daylight

Overcooked! 2

Best Alternate History

Wolfeinstein II: The New Colossus

Assassin's Creed Odyssey

Hearts of Iron IV

Sid Meier's Civilization VI

Fallout 4

Most Fun with a Machine

Euro Truck Simulator 2

Rocket League



Space Engineers

Best Developer




Rockstar Games

Digital Extremes Ltd.

Square Enix


Paradox Interactive

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment


Only games available on Steam were able to be nominated, if you're wondering why games like Red Dead Redemption 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are a no-show. As for voting, it's live as of Dec. 20, the same day as the start of Steam's 12th annual Winter Sale. So, you might want to hide your wallet before logging in to vote, lest you want to accidentally buy a whole bunch of heavily discounted games in the process.

Voting will remain open until Jan. 3, with winners to be announced sometime in early February. As a side note, Valve noted that fan support for so many developers made it necessary to bump up the nominees for that category to 10 rather than the traditional 5, and they removed themselves from the running. Otherwise, they've stuck with the tradition of offering some rather quirky categories to consider.

There's nothing unexpected about Game of the Year and VR Game of the Year nominees, but Labor of Love is sure to be a tough decision (cough No Man's Sky cough). Best Environment is also a rather cool category to consider, as it gives attention to a part of a game that doesn't get as much recognition in these kinds of awards rundowns. And then there's Most Fun with a Machine, which includes everything from big rigs in Euro Truck Simulator to fan-servicey robots in NieR: Automata.

Feel free to share your thoughts on these categories in the comments below or, more importantly, log into Steam and vote.

Staff Writer for CinemaBlend.