Game Critic Awards Reveal The Best of E3

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July 2, 2018
by Erik Gjetmundsen
By many accounts, this year's E3 was one of the best in recent memory, with a plethora of high-quality games making grand demonstrations in an effort to stand out. Naturally, people immediately started forming their own personal "Best Of" lists as well as many prolific publications, but what many choose to see as the de-facto "Best Of" are the Game Critic Awards. 

Below, we've compiled the complete list of winners in every category. It's important to note that although dozens upon dozens of games were shown at E3, in order to be eligible for the Game Critic Awards the game in question had to actually be playable, so a few games that may have had huge reactions (coughcoughHaloInfinitecoughcough) but were still in very early development were ruled out. 

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Best of Show
Resident Evil 2
Capcom – PC, PS4, Xbox One

Best Original Game
Dreams
Media Molecule/SIE – Playstation 4

Best Console
Marvel's Spider-Man
Insomniac Games/SIE – Playstation 4

Best VR/AR Game
Tetris Effect
Resonair/Enhance Inc – PSVR

Best PC Game
Anthem
BioWare/EA – PC, PS4, Xbox One

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Xbox Adaptive Controller
Microsoft

Best Action Game
Anthem
BioWare/EA – PC, PS4, Xbox One

Best Adventure Game
Marvel's Spider-Man
Insomniac Games/SIE – Playstation 4

Best RPG
Kingdom Hearts III
Square Enix – PS4, Xbox One

Best Fighting Game
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Bandai Namco Studios/Sorta Ltd. – Nintendo Switch

Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 4
Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios – PC, Xbox One

Best Sports Game
FIFA 19
EA Vancouver/EA – PS4, Xbox One

Best Strategy Game
Total War: Three Kingdoms
Creative Assembly/Sega – PC

Best Family/Social Game
Overcooked 2 
Ghost Town Games/Team 17 – PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Best Online Multiplayer
Battlefield V
EA Dice/EA – PC, PS4, Xbox One

Best Independent Game
Ori and the Will of the Wisps
Moon Studios/Microsoft – PC, Xbox One

Best Ongoing Game
Fortnite
Epic – iOS, Mac, PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Special Commendations for Graphics
Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red – PC, PS4, Xbox One

The Last of Us Part II
Naughty Dog/SIE – Playstation 4

Ghost of Tsushima
Sucker Punch/SIE – Playstation 4

Special Commendation for Sound
The Last of Us Part II
Naughty Dog/SIE – Playstation 4

Special Commendation for Innovation
Cyberpunk 2077
CD Projekt Red – PC, PS4, Xbox One


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