Valve has revealed the community-voted picks for the best games of 2021.
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It's almost time for the Steam Winter Sale to come to an end. You have just two days remaining to save a lot of money on what can be described as a "metric buttload" of video games. This also means it's time to see who won in each category for the 2021 Steam Awards.

Remember that each category had titles that were selected by the Steam community in November 2021. You were able to vote on which of those games should win in each category during the current Steam Winter Sale. The winners were revealed today, which means that there are still a couple of days remaining in the sale to pick up any of the winners if you're into that sort of thing.

If you don't want to visit the Steam page to see the winners, I've included them all below. Winners are highlighted in bold.

Game of the Year 2021
  • Valheim
  • New World
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Forza Horizon 5

VR Game of the Year
  • Sniper Elite VR
  • Cooking Simulator VR
  • Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond
  • I Expect You to Die 2
  • Blair Witch VR Edition

Labor of Love
  • DOTA 2
  • Terraria
  • RUST
  • No Man's Sky
  • Apex Legends

Better with Friends
  • Valheim
  • Back 4 Blood
  • Halo Infinite
  • It Takes Two
  • Crab Game

Outstanding Visual Style
  • Psychonauts 2
  • Subnautica Below Zero
  • Little Nightmares 2
  • Bright Memory Infinite
  • Forza Horizon 5

Most Innovative Gameplay
  • Inscryption
  • Twelve Minutes
  • Moncage
  • Deathloop
  • Loop Hero

Best Game You Suck At
  • World War Z: Aftermath
  • Naraka: Bladepoint
  • Nioh 2
  • Age of Empires IV
  • Battlefield 2042

Best Soundtrack
  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
  • NieR Replicant ver.1.22474487139...
  • Persona 5 Strikers
  • Guilty Gear -Strive-
  • Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Hinokami Chronicles

Outstanding Story-Rich Game
  • Life is Strange True Colors
  • Cyberpunk 2077
  • Resident Evil Village
  • Days Gone
  • Mass Effect Legendary Edition

Sit Back and Relax
  • Unpacking
  • Potion Craft
  • Farming Simulator 22
  • Townscaper
  • Dorfromantik
Cyberpunk beat Mass Effect for the story-rich category? Cyberpunk beat out all of those games for story-rich? What a weird timeline we're living in.