Whereas ligament and bone had been nonetheless knitting collectively in our Christmas vats, Valve popped out some end-of-year Steam materials. That features lists of the high promoting and most performed video games of 2021, and the outcomes of the user-voted Steam Awards.
The Steam Awards are all the time barely odd, as a result of they’re user-voted they usually usually favour video games with giant on-line playerbases. The clearest instance of that this 12 months is perhaps Forza Horizon 5 successful “excellent visible model.” It is a very fairly sport, for certain, however is its model excellent? The runners up included Subnautica Beneath Zero, Little Nightmares 2, Vibrant Reminiscence: Infinite, and Psychonauts 2 which actually most likely ought to have received.
Resident Evil Village took Sport Of The 12 months, however maybe most attention-grabbing is that Cyberpunk 2077 received “excellent story-rich sport”. Are folks mad about that? Actually, it deserves it. I favored Cyberpunk 2077 a lot once I reviewed it, but it surely has grown in my estimation over the previous 12 months of serious about it. I lastly determined to replay it over the Christmas break and its story shines – even whereas the RPG methods, taking pictures and bugs proceed to disappoint barely.
On the high sellers record, Cyberpunk 2077 may solely handle to land within the “Silver” class. The highest-sellers had been principally made up of long-running service video games – Siege, CSGO, GTA5, Dota 2, and so forth. – however there have been a number of new entries similar to Naraka Bladepoint and Valheim. Alongside the highest of the web page you will discover filters that allow you to take a look at simply 2021’s new releases, which presents a extra attention-grabbing record albeit one nonetheless crammed with longrunning collection. Congrats to Wildermyth, which is within the Platinum tier for video games which graduated from early entry final 12 months.
You may hit the hyperlinks above for tons extra lists and picks, however here is the total record of Steam Awards winners:
- Sport Of The 12 months: Resident Evil Village
- VR Sport Of The 12 months: Cooking Simulator VR
- Labor Of Love: Terraria
- Higher With Buddies: It Takes Two
- Excellent Visible Model: Forza Horizon 5
- Most Revolutionary Gameplay: Deathloop
- Finest Sport You Suck At: Nioh 2 – The Full Version
- Finest Soundtrack: Marvel’s Guardians Of The Galaxy
- Excellent Story-Wealthy Sport: Cyberpunk 2077
- Sit Again And Chill out: Farming Simulator 2022