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Evolve, No Man's Sky Take Top E3 Game Critics Honors

| 1 Jul 2014 19:00
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E3 this year had some pretty cool games, and while we had our own view of the best games, the E3 Game Critics Awards are usually the ones that draw the most attention. Our own EIC Greg Tito was part of the panel and they have finally revealed their winners.

This year, Evolve wowed everyone, so it got four awards, including Best of Show. No Man's Sky for the PlayStation 4, which drew raves during Sony's press conference, grabbed three awards, including innovation and most original.

Here is a complete list of winners:

  • Best of Show: Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
  • Best Original Game: No Man's Sky (Hello Games for PlayStation 4)
  • Best Console Game: Evolve
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo for 3DS)
  • Best PC Game: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
  • Best Hardware/Peripheral: Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)
  • Best Action Game: Evolve
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
  • Best Role Playing Game: Dragon Age: Inquisition (BioWare/EA for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  • Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Best Racing Game: The Crew (Ivory Tower/Reflections/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
  • Best Sports Game: NHL 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  • Best Strategy Game: Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games for Linux, OSX, OC)
  • Best Social/Casual/Family Game: Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii U)
  • Best Online Multiplayer: Evolve
  • Best Independent Game: No Man's Sky
  • Special Commendation for Innovation: No Man's Sky
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