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Sekiro, A Plague Tale and GTA V among Steam Awards 2019 winners

Published: 15:53, 03 January 2020
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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice

Another year is officially behind us and it certainly wasn't uneventful for Valve either. Before we start looking onwards, though, it's time to see which games were voted amongst Steam's elite, and as you can see, Sekiro and GTA V are both there.

Note that these aren't the end-of-the-year charts that Steam measures by performance, but rather the sort voted for by the platform's users. If you're looking for those awards, you can find them here

So, Steam's Game of the Year award went to Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software and Activision. "Maybe it was its immersive gameplay, or its gripping story... its well-crafted characters, immaculate design, or addictive multiplayer", they wrote. 

To win the award, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice beat Resident Evil 2 (2019), Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Destiny 2 and Devil May Cry. 

Grand Theft Auto V continues to prove its worth over and over again, and Steam recognised Rockstar's efforts in the Labor of Love category. GTA V is still getting content and its sales put many newer games to shame, so it's more than well deserved. 

Steam's Better With Friends award went to DayZ, who fended off Dota Underlords, Ring of Elysium, Risk of Rain 2 and Age of Empires: Definitive Edition. Most Innovative Gameplay award was won by My Friend Pedro, DeadToast Entertainment's awesome shoot 'em up. 

The award for Outstanding Story-Rich Game went to A Plague Tale: Innocence. "Some days, only a narrative-heavy game will hit the spot, and this one packs a wallop. It's as gripping as any soap opera, and as well-tuned as a prestige-TV screenplay. Bravissimo -- for making us feel things!"

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Gris won the award for Outstanding Visual Style, quite deservedly so , but Steam's wordsmiths put it better by saying, " This game displays visual cohesion and expression that not only fit the game's world, but make our world look paltry by comparison."

You can check out all the awards here .

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice by From Software and Activision

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