PUBG wins Steam’s Game of the Year Award


PlayerUnknown’s BattleGrounds (PUBG) has won the Game of the Year Award in the latest Steam Awards.

The full list of nominees and winners of the 2018 Steam Awards can be found here. While PUBG took the most prestigious award, other winners included CD Projekt Red – acclaimed as Best Developer – Rocket League, which won the Most Fun with a Machine Award and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, which won the VR Game of the Year Award.

The other awards – voted for by Steam’s users – went to Grand Theft Auto V (Labour of Love Award), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Best Environment Award), Rainbow Six: Siege (Better With Friends Award) and Assassin’s Creed Odyssey (Best Alternate History Award).

Steam – rather bafflingly — acclaimed PUBG thus: “Maybe it was its immersive gameplay, or its gripping story… its well-crafted characters, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer. Whatever the reason, the winner of 2018’s Game of the Year Award is an instant classic.” Hmm: an instant classic, definitely, but we doubt PUBG’s story or characters were factors in the all-conquering battle royale game’s latest win.

For the latest Steam-related news, keep an eye on its website.

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Steve Boxer
Steve Boxer has been writing about videogames since the early 1990s. His first console was an Atari VCS, and he misspent most of his youth in the 1980s in the arcades. As well as for Green Man Gaming, he can be found writing for The Guardian, Empire, TechRadar and Pocket-Lint. He’s currently having trouble deciding whether his favourite console is his Xbox One X or his Switch, and plays a wide range of games, but especially RPGs (he loves a good JRPG) action-adventure titles, shooters of all descriptions and driving games. Follow him here.