PUBG Wins 2018 Game Of The Year At Valve's Steam Awards, As Voted On By Players

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has been named Game of the Year at the 2018 Steam Awards.

The battle royale title, which actually gave the genre its jump start that lead to massive cultural phenomena like Fortnite and Apex Legends come to the fore, was voted in as 2018's best Steam game by fans, who were prompted to name their favorites across eight awards.

The results have all been compiled and were revealed during a ceremony aired by Stream.tv this weekend, and PUBG came out on top in the Game of the Year category.

"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," Steam announced.

The game is certainly deserving, having left the gaming universe in awe following its release. Unfortunately, Fortnite took over and even that is now being overshadowed by Respawn and EA's launching of Apex Legends, a BR based on the Titanfall series that amazingly garnered 10 million users in its first three days.

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Continue reading to find out which games snatched the top spots for all eight award categories.

Game of the Year

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Monster Hunter: World

Kingdom Come: Deliverance

Hitman 2

Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey

VR Game of the Year

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR

VR Chat

Beat Saber

Fallout 4 VR

Superhot VR

Labor of Love – the best game that continues to receive new content despite being out for a while

Grand Theft Auto V

No Man’s Sky

Path of Exile

Dota 2

Stardew Valley

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Best Developer

CD Projekt Red



Rockstar Games

Digital Extremes

Square Enix


Paradox Interactive

Bandai Namco


Best Environment – the game with the best scenery

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Far Cry 5

Dark Souls III

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Better With Friends – the best multiplayer game

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege

Payday 2

Dead by Daylight


Overcooked! 2

Best Alternate History – the game with the best tinkering on the history books

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus

Hearts of Iron IV

Civilization VI

Fallout 4

Most Fun With a Machine – the best game featuring machines

Rocket League

Euro Truck Simulator

Nier: Automata


Space Engineers

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While PUBG has walked away with the majority of the plaudits for the said category, the game will face a major challenge where competing with Fortnite and Apex Legends is concerned this year.

The Fix PUBG campaign, which ended in November, was a step in the right direction as the developers sought to address the most concerning problems and performance issues in the game. But it looks like it could be a very difficult 2019.

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