The Steam Awards are open for nominations now! Vote for your favorite CRYENGINE games in various categories.
The Steam Awards are looking for the best games for a range of awards, and it’s not too late to nominate your favorite CRYENGINE game. You can check out the award categories over on Steam, and we think there’s a few worthy of your consideration across the following suggested categories:
Vanguard: Normandy 1944 – Better With Friends Award
Vanguard: Normandy 1944 features authentic, real-world battlefields that immerse players in the intensity of close-quarters infantry combat, where teamwork and tactics are vital to success. Set during the Allied invasion of Europe, you can choose to storm the Normandy coast as the British Commandos, play as the elite 6th Airborne, or attempt to hold back the assault in the ranks of the German Wehrmacht. Vanguard: Normandy 1944 presents a hardcore infantry combat experience where a single bullet can kill, and a careless mistake can cost both the player and their squad everything. The game has been developed in conjunction with historians to recreate authentic battlefields, weapons, and uniforms. This hardcore tactical shooter is an incredible multiplayer experience that rewards teamplay and is available now on Steam.
Pandemic Express - Most Innovative Gameplay Award
Pandemic Express is a team-based FPS where players must escape from an infected zombie horde. The game takes place in a vast open-world featuring multiple vehicles and weapons and begins with 30 players trapped on the outskirts of a post-Soviet industrial ghost town. One player is randomly infected and must infect all the other players in the match, recruiting them to their side. The other players must escape from the zombies by finding a train. Featuring a beautiful art style and chaotic, tense, and wild gameplay, Pandemic Express delivers a unique take on the zombie game genre. And you can get 50% off the game in the Steam Sale right now.
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem – Labor of Love Award
Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is an ambitious, beautiful action RPG with fast-paced combat based on weapon combos. There are no class restrictions, so you can play your way as you level up. From Wolcen Studio, based in Nice, France, the game allows you to shape-shift into a customized apocalyptic avatar of destruction, and who wouldn’t want to do that? Wolcen: Lords of Mayhem is an excellent example of how the community has shaped the development of an Early Access title, and you can pick the game up with a 30% discount in the Steam Sale right now.
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts - Outstanding Visual Style Award
Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts invites you to sign up as an assassin for hire in the brutal wilds of Siberia, Russia. Experience pure sniper gameplay in a brand new contracts-based system that encourages strategic thinking and take down a wide range of targets in hundreds of ways. Featuring the most realistic approach to combat in the series yet and with a focus on sniping, stealth, and tactics, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts gives you a range of toys to play with, including the Dynamic Reticle System, which allows you to manage the ballistics and atmospheric conditions as you take your shot. You’ll also be able to use gadgets like scout drones, an augmented reality mask, and specialist bullet types. From the forests to the mountains, you’re provided with vast and beautiful landscapes, powered by CRYENGINE, which provide deadly battlegrounds and the perfect backgrounds for Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts trademark slow-mo moments of bullet impact. Try it out for yourself on Steam now.
Heathen: Sons of the Law - Outstanding Story-Rich Game Award
Heathen – The Sons of the Law is a single-player action and adventure first-person shooter inspired by the novel The Islands of Doctor Moreau by H.G. Wells. Frog Factory is a team of just two people, Manuel Lacoste and Pierre Savel, and Heathen – The Sons of the Law is a remarkable example of what indie developers can achieve with the power of CRYENGINE. In the game you’re transported to an island where a mad scientist has experimented with nature itself to create half-human, half-animal beasts to work as slaves in the early 20th century. Change your form and play-style, from stealth to all-action assault, as you explore a beautiful yet terrifying island on a quest to unravel the dark mystery that lies within it. You can immerse yourself in Heathen’s rich world of story by checking out the game in Early Access on Steam right now.
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