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Baldur's Gate 3 wins Game of the Year in the 2023 Steam Awards

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Not really a big surprise here and thoroughly deserved! The 2023 Steam Awards are over and Baldur's Gate 3 has won Game of the Year. Here's all the results for you.

Game of the Year: Baldur's Gate 3

VR Game of the Year: Labyrinthine

Labor of Love: Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Game on Steam Deck: Hogwarts Legacy

Better With Friends: Lethal Company

Outstanding Visual Style: Atomic Heart

Most Innovative Gameplay: Starfield

Best Game You Suck At: Sifu

Best Soundtrack: The Last of Us Part I

Outstanding Story-Rich Game: Baldur's Gate 3

Sit Back and Relax: DAVE THE DIVER

What are you thoughts on the winners this year?

See more on the Steam Awards page.

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Pikolo Jan 3
Starfield winning most innovative? LOL.
Optimistically, Heretic's Fork was in the running for Most Innovative, but that was always a long shot.

Baldur's Gate winning best game - no surprises there, that's a deserved one.

I was hoping WarThunder had a chance for Labor of Love, but no luck.

Never heard of Lethal Company - it seems to be in Early Access.

Hogwarts Legacy winning the Linux category is also surprising - I refunded it as it would not run on my Nvidia GPU, but probably the AMD GPU performance was better.


Last edited by Pikolo on 3 January 2024 at 11:04 am UTC
Absolutely, Starfield has pretty much zero innovation. It's a decent game, but innovation is not part of it, at all.
TLoU robbing games like Hi-Fi RUSH for Best OST and REmake4 being nominated for story-rich are also... not great at all.

At least the latter had zero chance of winning against BG3, but still...


Last edited by williamjcm on 3 January 2024 at 11:10 am UTC
such Jan 3
Quoting: blindcoderAbsolutely, Starfield has pretty much zero innovation. It's a decent game, but innovation is not part of it, at all.
This nomination has to be a troll, honestly. It's just too perfect.

Same goes for RDR2. People have been complaining Rockstar abandoned the game for years.


Last edited by such on 3 January 2024 at 11:35 am UTC
nenoro Jan 3
BG3 = Divinity Original Sin + Dragon Age

For me Beamdog is still the master of Baldur's Gate (Even i own both but never played and i know i have to play them)

Larian has stolen the spotlights and i'm pissed...

I have voted for Hogwarts Legacy as GoTY but noooooo random NPCS who think using dices non stop and reloading over 100 times the save to avoid failure is funny.. Those guys should play Solasta it has no romance but it's like you play D&D with friends in the garage.

Labor of Love i have voted DRG... i don't know why AAA games keep hacking the awards

Best game on steam deck (i don't own) but brotato was my vote, could have been dredge

Better with friends well Lethal Company is small indie early access where's it's more fun with friends and it is well deserve it doesn't use a big licence like warhammer

Atomic Heart won an award that's good i was tired of people giving hate

Starfield won = Todd Howard aren't fired... Remnant 2 should have won

The Trash of US remake after remake... i have voted for Hi-Fi Rush but noooo AAA games from brain dead

Outstanding story-rich sorry but Love is all around could have won it

Like Game awards everything is biased. No spotlights for indie devs who work hard to serve us good gems
Pengling Jan 3
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QuoteWhat are you thoughts on the winners this year?
Mostly a pretty sorry bunch, I'm sad to say - there were only a few well-deserved wins, and it was largely like an echo of Geoff Keighley's The Godawful Awards.

Except, unlike those, they're not telling the guys behind Baldur's Gate 3 to please wrap it up whilst they pay tribute to a deceased colleague (it was an automated prompt to hurry all gaming-related content along to make as much room as possible for advertisements, but it still wasn't a good look).
Brokatt Jan 3
Quoting: blindcoderAbsolutely, Starfield has pretty much zero innovation. It's a decent game, but innovation is not part of it, at all.

This is probably why Starfield won. https://www.gamesradar.com/starfields-new-game-plus-narrative-is-bethesda-rpg-innovation-at-its-finest/
Quoting: Brokatt
Quoting: blindcoderAbsolutely, Starfield has pretty much zero innovation. It's a decent game, but innovation is not part of it, at all.

This is probably why Starfield won. https://www.gamesradar.com/starfields-new-game-plus-narrative-is-bethesda-rpg-innovation-at-its-finest/

Ah yes, the innovative power of "New Game+"! Such trendsetters, such visionaries.
dpanter Jan 3
Deep Rock Galactic was robbed, these awards are a joke.

Random crud hentai game for GOTY 2024!
First time since they dropped their own awards that I honestly didn't even vote. Wasn't feeling the list of games they make us vote on. Congrats to Baldur's Gate 3, Atomic Heart, and Sifu.
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