The daily voting for the Steam 2017 / Steam Awards 2017, which lasted for the last two weeks, finally approached the the end and the service announced the winners.
The winner game in each category is listed first and highlighted bold:
Choices Matter Award
"Games are built around your actions, and this award is for the one where they are diverse. Maybe it has 31 ways to enter the den of the villain? Or dozens of possible partners ready to go with you to a happy tomorrow? And suddenly you do not leave reflections about where to put the turnip this time? All three examples are related by one principle: the choice is always yours. "
- The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
- Divinity: Original Sin 2
- Life is Strange: Before the Storm
- The Walking Dead: A New Frontier
- Dishonored 2
"Mom's Spaghetti" Award
"There are games that please. There are games from which heat is on the soul. And there are games that cause reflexes. Sweet hands. Weakness in the legs. Little surprises from fright. Friends remind us to breathe. In general, everything that happens from my mother's spaghetti. "
- PLAYERUNKNOWN'S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Outlast 2
- RESIDENT EVIL 7
- The Evil Within 2
- Alien: Isolation
" Favorite Child " "Labor of Love" Award
"This game is no longer a novelty. Far behind is the time when the developers first showed the world their creation. Like true loving parents, they do not stop growing and supporting their child. In the game to this day, something new is added. "
- Team Fortress 2
- Titan Quest Anniversary Edition
- Path of Exile
- Crusader Kings II
" Incredible but true " / "Suspension of Disbelief" Award
"Let's face it: in games there are quite ridiculous elements … Such are the moving plot of events, ways to overcome difficulties, and even the very hero himself. This bonus is intended for a game built around an element whose description out of context looks absolutely wild. However, in the game he does not cause a single question – this element is so well integrated. "
- Rocket League
- Saints Row IV
- Goat Simulator
- South Park the Fractured But Whole
- Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
"The world is so cruel, let's live together" / "The World Is Grim Enough Let's Just All Get Along" Award
"Games please us and entertain, giving a much-needed respite from life's sorrows and tribulations … And we will be frank with you: for many, the last year turned out to be very difficult. Therefore, KOKI decided to reward the game, where there is no place for brutality and strife. "
- Stardew Valley
- Cities: Skylines
- Slime Rancher
- To the Moon
" I love you any "/" No Apologies "Award
" This award is for a game that you love unconditionally. Are there any flaws in it? Maybe. Others do not understand what's in it? Certainly. However, do not be shy. There is nothing shameful about it. One complete pleasure. "
- The Witcher: Enhanced Edition (The Witcher 1)
- Mount & Blade: Warband
- Gothic II: Gold Edition
" Words can not be described " / "Defies Description" Award
"This game … Well, it's very similar to … Imagine a mixture of … these … In general, it's impossible to describe! Just play it, and that's it. "
- Garry's Mod
- The Stanley Parable
- Pony Island
- Doki Doki Literature Club
" No quarter of mercy, let the dogs of war " "Cry Havoc And Let's Slip The Dogs of War" Award
"Shakespeare took off like a tongue. The main thing in the game is not grand explosions … but something more interesting. Capabilities. The opportunity to be the all-destroying force of nature. Or something else. It does not matter. The main thing is that you carry chaos and no one gives you a decree. "
- Just Cause 3
- Total War: Warhammer II
- Red Faction: Guerilla Steam Edition
- Middle-earth: Shadow of War
"I even dream" / "Haunts My Dreams" Award
"The title of this award is a bit inaccurate, because this game not only dreams you. Thoughts about her fill every moment of your conscious life. And this game does not require your time … You give it to yourself. "
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- Dota 2
- Dark Souls III
- Sid Meier's Civilization VI
Soul of Vitruvius "Award
" Leonardo created the Vitruvian man as an ideal physique. Inspired by his ideas, KOKI has nominated a prize to play with the character of the most exquisite forms … whether it's a person, an alien, an anthropomorphic cat or even an agricultural product. "
- Rise of the Tomb Raider
- NieR: Automata
- Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice
- I am Bread
"Nifigasebe! (version 2.0) "/" Whoooaaaaaaa, Dude! 2.0 "Award
" Last year, KOKI described this award is not entirely clear. Let's try again. This award is worthy of a game that can be called "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" of the gaming industry. "
- The Evil Within 2
- Hotline Miami
- CPU Invaders
"Best Soundtrack" Award
"Little that complements the game the way music does. Correctly selected composition can set the tone for the entire process: from simple exploration of the game world to grand battles with bosses. This award is for a soundtrack that conveys the essence of the game so accurately that players have no choice but to dive into it. "
- Nier: Automata
- Crypt of the Necrodancer
- Undertale  Transistor
"Better Expectations" / "Even Better Than I Expected" Award
"A familiar situation? You are extremely interested in the game, you do it pre-order and nervously wait for the download to finish. And here it is, the long-awaited launch. What sensations? If your answer is close to "Pose, brethren, for even I, the machinist of a high-flown train, is shocked at how good she is", then you have a good nominee for this award. "
- Assassin's Creed Origins
- Call of Duty: WWII
- Hollow Knight
- Sonic Mania
Note that each of the categories was open for voting exactly 24 hours, after which voting began in the next category, so those who wanted to vote for each of them, had to log in to Steam every day.
Recall that yesterday Steam called "Best Games for 2017" in the cat the world's best selling, novelties, VR games, early access projects and leaders by the number of players.