The 2023 Steam Awards winners revealed: Baldur’s Gate 3 takes the crown

Baldur’s Gate 3, the critically acclaimed isometric RPG from Larian Studios, emerged as the triumphant winner of the 2023 Steam Game of the Year Award, a fitting culmination to a year showered with accolades. Its popularity was no surprise, considering the numerous awards it had already bagged throughout 2023.

But Baldur’s Gate 3’s victory wasn’t the only highlight of the Steam Awards. Dive into the list below to discover the winners in all categories.

2023 Steam Awards

The 2023 Steam Awards winner list

The 2023 Steam Awards were a night filled with celebration, surprises, and some truly phenomenal games taking home the gold. This diverse range of winners shows the strength and breadth of the Steam community.


Whether you’re craving epic adventures, mind-bending puzzles, or just a relaxing dive, there’s an award-winning game on this list waiting to be discovered. So, without further ado, let’s dive into the winners who reigned supreme:

Game of the Year

  • FC24
  • Lethal Company
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Hogwarts Legacy

VR Game of the Year

  • Ghosts of Tabor
  • F1 23
  • Gorilla Tag
  • I Expect You To Die 3: Cog in the Machine
  • Labyrinthine – WINNER

Labor of Love

  • Rust
  • Deep Rock Galactic
  • Dota 2
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 – WINNER
  • Apex Legends

Best Game on Steam Deck

  • Diablo 4
  • Dredge
  • Brotato
  • Hogwarts Legacy – WINNER
  • The Outlast Trials

Better With Friends

  • Sons of the Forest
  • Sunkenland
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide
  • Lethal Company – WINNER
  • Party Animals

Outstanding Visual Style

  • Cocoon
  • Darkest Dungeon 2
  • Inward
  • Atomic Heart – WINNER
  • High on Life

Most Innovative Gameplay

  • Your Only Move is Hustle
  • Starfield – WINNER
  • Shadows of Doubt
  • Contraband Police
  • Remnant 2

Best Game You Suck At

  • Lords of the Fallen
  • FC 24
  • Sifu – WINNER
  • Street Fighter 6
  • Overwatch 2

Best Soundtrack

  • Hi-Fi Rush
  • The Last of Us Part 1 – WINNER
  • Chants of Senaar
  • Pizza Tower
  • Persona 5 Tactica

Outstanding Story-Rich Game

  • Love is All Around
  • Resident Evil 4
  • Baldur’s Gate 3 – WINNER
  • Lies of P
  • Star Wars Jedi: Survivor

Sit Back and Relax

  • Cities Skylines 2
  • Coral Island
  • Dave the Diver – WINNER
  • Train Sim World 4
  • Potion Craft

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