Steam Award: Valve encourages gamers to pick the best PC games of 2019

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice became “Game of the Year” according to The Game Awards, overtaking Resident Evil 2. However, Capcom’s creation got a second

a chance to win the main prize.

What is known

Valve launched its own voting for the bestgames of 2019 as part of the Steam Awards. Starting from December 19, platform users can vote for their favorite projects from eight categories. On December 31, Valve will announce the winners, who will receive “a beautiful trophy and eternal glory as a Steam Award winner.”

Nominees and nominations:

Game of the Year:

  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice;
  • Resident Evil 2;
  • Devil May Cry 5;
  • Destiny 2;
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.

Game of the year in virtual reality:

  • Beat Saber;
  • Blade and Sorcery;
  • Gorn;
  • Borderlands 2 VR;
  • Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted.

Favorite child:

  • Warframe
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege;
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive;
  • Grand Theft Auto 5;
  • Dota 2.

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You get to know a friend in the game:

  • Risk of Rain 2;
  • Dota Underlords
  • Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition;
  • Ring of Elysium;
  • Dayz.

The most innovative gameplay:

  • Baba Is You;
  • Slay the Spire;
  • My Friend Pedro;
  • Oxygen Not Included;
  • Planet Zoo.

Best Game with an Outstanding Story:

  • A Plague Tale: Innocence;
  • Disco Elysium;
  • Far Cry: New Dawn;
  • Gears 5;
  • GreedFall.

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The best game you can't play:

  • Mordhau;
  • Code Vein;
  • Hunt: Showdown;
  • Remnant: From the Ashes;
  • Mortal Kombat 11.

Outstanding visual style:

  • Gris;
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms;
  • Astroneer
  • Katana Zero;
  • Subnautica: Below Zero.

At the same time, the players who will take partin the selection of the best projects will receive a Steam Award card for the vote in each category. Once you've collected a full set of these cards, you'll be able to create a Steam Award badge. This badge and each subsequent level of it earns you Steam profile experience.

Cards can also be obtained for:

  • Making purchases in the Steam Store
  • Creating Game Icons
  • Participation in Steam Award voting
  • View a list of recommendations
  • Exchange with friends

How to choose the best games of the year at The Game Awards:

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