Despite its server issues and bugs, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds has been crowned the king of Steam, winning Game Of The Year at the 2018 Steam Awards.
Back in December, Steam users were encouraged to vote for their favourite games in a total of eight categories in exchange for digital trading cards.
Thanks #PUBG community!!! We wouldn’t be the @Steam_Games Game of the Year without you all. Thank you for this honor.
See all the Winners: https://t.co/FZx0PTSRO6 pic.twitter.com/zEuypBxv77
— PUBG (@PUBG) February 8, 2019
Broadcasting the results live on Steam.tv, Valve awarded the following [via Eurogamer]:
Game of the Year Nominees: Monster Hunter: World, Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Hitman 2, Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, PUBG. Winner: PUBG.
VR Game of the Year Nominees: VR Chat, Beat Saber, Fallout 4 VR, Superhot VR, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR. Winner: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR.
Labor of Love Nominees: Grand Theft Auto 5, No Man’s Sky, Path of Exile, Dota 2, Stardew Valley. Winner: Grand Theft Auto 5.
Best Developer Nominees: CD Projekt Red, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Rockstar, Digital Extremes, Square Enix, Capcom, Paradox Interactive, Bandai Namco, Klei. Winner: CD Projekt Red.
Best Environment Nominees: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Subnautica, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, Far Cry 5, Dark Souls 3. Winner: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.
Game of the Year 2018 – Steam Awards is a joke ? #steamawards #steam #gamedev #pubg
— Senjin ?? (@sirsenjin) February 11, 2019
Better With Friends Nominees: Rainbow Six Siege, Payday 2, Dead By Daylight, CS:GO, Overcooked! 2. Winner: Rainbow Six Siege.
Best Alternate History Nominees: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Wolfenstein 2, Hearts of Iron 4, Civilization 6, Fallout. Winner: Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.
Wow, terrible picks for the Steam Awards. PUBG is game of the year? GTA 5 is Labor of Love?
— Cap (@cap_chas) February 8, 2019
Most Fun With a Machine: Rocket League, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Nier: Automata, Factorio, Space Engineers. Winner: Rocket League.
Did you take part in the awards? Should PUBG really have taken away Game Of The Year…? Twitter definitely doesn’t seem to think so.
What’s your opinion?
Featured Image Credit: PUBG Corp.