2019 Steam Awards Nominees Announced

Published: December 25, 2019 11:00 AM /



Valve has announced the full nominees for the 2019 Steam Awards, giving you a chance to vote on which game you think deserves to win.

The award is broken into 8 categories. Some, like Game of the Year and Most Innovative Gameplay, is rather serious. Others, like Best Game You Suck At, are goofy and are more for fun. All nominees had to have been released in 2019 or in 2018 after last year's awards, with the exception for nominees for Labor of Love, which is more for games that have continued to receive support after its release.

So what games were nominated? We have the full list of awards and their nominees below.

Outstanding Visual Style

  • GRIS
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms
  • Astroneer
  • Katana Zero
  • Subnautica: Below Zero


Best Game You Suck At

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


Outstanding Story-Rich Game

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


Most Innovative Gameplay

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


Better With Friends

  • Risk of Rain 2
  • DOTA Underlods
  • Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition
  • Ring of Elysium
  • DayZ


Labor of Love

  • Warframe
  • Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Seige
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
  • Grand Theft Auto V
  • DOTA 2


VR Game of the Year

  • Beat Saber
  • Blade & Sorcery
  • GORN
  • Borderlands 2 VR
  • Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted


Game of the Year

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


Voting for the 2019 Steam Awards will continue until the winners are announced at 10 am PST on December 31st.

How do you feel about these nominees? Any game you felt got snubbed? Any winners you want? Did you vote? Let us know in the comments below!

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