Here are the Games Nominated for Steam Awards 2021

See which games are hoping to win.
See which games are hoping to win. Valve

It's that time of the year again when the community gets to choose the best of the best in the Steam Awards 2021. This year, a total of 10 categories with each having five games for everyone to choose from. Voting has already started and is set to close on January 3 at 12:00 p.m. ET. Winners are to be announced an hour after voting ends.

For Game of the Year, the nominees are Valheim, New World, Resident Evil Village, Cyberpunk 2077, and Forza Horizon 5.

For the other categories, the nominated games are:

  • VR Game of the Year
    • Sniper Elite VR
    • Cooking Simulator VR
    • Medal of Honor Above and Beyond
    • I Expect You To Die 2
    • Blair Witch VR Edition
  • Labor of Love
    • Dota 2
    • Terraria
    • Rust
    • No Man's Sky
    • Apex Legends
  • ​Better with Friends
    • Valheim
    • Back 4 Blood
    • Halo Infinite
    • It Takes Two
    • Crab Game
  • Outstanding Visual Style
    • Psychonauts 2
    • Subnautica: Below Zero
    • Little Nightmares II
    • Bright Memory: Infinite
    • Forza Horizon 5
  • Most Innovative Gameplay
    • Inscription
    • Twelve Minutes
    • Moncage
    • Deathloop
    • Loop Hero
  • Best Game You Suck At
    • World War Z: Aftermath
    • Naraka: Bladepoint
    • Nioh 2 - The Complete Edition
    • Age of Empires IV
    • Battlefield 2042
  • Best Soundtrack
    • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
    • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139
    • Persona 5 Strikers
    • Guilty Gear Strive
    • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles
  • Outstanding Story-Rich Game
    • Life is Strange: True Colors
    • Cyberpunk 2077
    • Resident Evil Village
    • Days Gone
    • Mass Effect Legendary Edition
  • Sit Back and Relax
    • Unpacking
    • Potion Craft
    • Farming Simulator 22
    • Townscaper
    • Dorf Romantik

Double Nominations

For those of you keeping count, you’ll probably notice that there are not many repeat nominations. Only four games have two nominations, and these are Valheim, Resident Evil Village, Cyberpunk 2077, and Forza Horizon 5.

Valheim is also nominated for Better with Friends while Forza Horizon 5 is also hoping to get the nod for Outstanding Visual Style. Meanwhile, Resident Evil Village and Cyberpunk 2077 are not only fighting for the Game of the Year title but also for the Outstanding Story-Rich game.

It's also worth mentioning that the recently released Squid Game parody Crab Game has earned a nomination.

So which games are you rooting for?

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