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Winners of E3 2012 Game Critics Awards revealed

Personally, it’s not a surprise to see The Last of Us take home so many awards, though the “Best Hardware/Peripheral” category was most likely easily won by the Wii U. Check out the full list of winners down below.

(Winners are in bold)

Best of Show
– Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)
– Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Original Game
– Beyond: Two Souls (Quantic Dream/SCEE for PlayStation 3)
– Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Quantum Conundrum (Airtight Games/Square Enix for PC, PS3, Xbox
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3) 
– Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Console Game

– Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PS3, Xbox 360)
– Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks for PS3, Xbox 360)
– Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)
– Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square-Enix for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game 
– Assassin’s Creed III Liberation (Ubisoft Sofia/Ubisoft for PSVita)
– Epic Mickey: Power of Illusion (Dreamrift/Disney Interactive Studios for 3DS)
– Infinity Blade Dungeons (Epic Games/Epic Games for iOS)
– Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (Next Level Games/Nintendo for 3DS)
– New Super Mario Bros. 2 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for 3DS)
Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita)

Best PC Game 
– Company of Heroes 2 (Relic/THQ for PC)
– Hawken (Adhesive Games/Meteor Entertainment for PC)
– PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment/Sony Online Entertainment for PC)
– SimCity (Maxis/EA for PC)
– X-Com: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
– Astro A50 Wireless Gaming Headset (Astro)
– Rift VR Headset (Palmer Lucky/John Carmack/id Software)
– Wii U (Nintendo)
– Wonderbook (Sony Computer Entertainment Europe)
– Skylanders: Giants Figures (Toys for Bob/Activision)

Best Action Game 
– Borderlands 2 (Gearbox/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Treyarch/Activision for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Crysis 3 (Crytek/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)
– Metal Gear Rising: Revengence (Platinum Games/Kojima Pro/Konami for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game 
– Assassin’s Creed III (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Wii U, Xbox 360)
– Beyond: Two Souls (Quantic Dream/SCEE for PlayStation 3)
– Dishonored (Arkane Studios/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)
– Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Square Enix for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Role Playing Game 
– Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance (Square Enix/Square Enix for 3DS)
– Ni No Kuni (Level-5/Namco Bandai for PlayStation 3)
– Persona 4 Golden (Atlus/Atlus for PSVita)
– The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dawnguard (BGS/Bethesda for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/THQ for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game 
– Dead or Alive 5 (Team Ninja/Tecmo Koei for PS3, Xbox 360)
Injustice: Gods Among Us (NetherRealm Studios/WBIE for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)
– Persona 4 Arena (Arc System Works/Atlus for PS3, Xbox 360)
– PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale (SuperBot/SCEA for PlayStation 3, PSVita)
– Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (Namco Bandai Games/Namco Bandai Games for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Racing Game 
– F1 2012 (Codemasters/Codemasters for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Forza Horizon (Playground Games/Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)
– LittleBigPlanet Karting (United Front Games/Media Molecule/SCEA for PS3)
Need for Speed Most Wanted (Criterion Games/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Sonic & All Stars Racing Transformed (Sumo/Sega for PC, PS3, Xbox 360, PS Vita, 3DS)

Best Sports Game
FIFA Soccer 13 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Madden NFL 13 (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
– NBA 2K13 (Visual Concepts/2K Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
– NHL 13 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Pro Evolution Soccer 2013  (PES Productions/Konami for PC, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360, 3DS)

Best Strategy Game 
– Company of Heroes 2 (Relic/THQ for PC)
– End of Nations (Petroglyph Games/Trion Worlds for PC)
– SimCity (Maxis/EA for PC)
– Pikmin 3 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii U)
XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Social/Casual Game 
– Dance Central 3 (Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360) 
– Game & Wario (working title) (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo for Wii U)
– Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (TT/WBIE for PC, PS3, PSVita, X360, Wii, 3DS)
– Nintendoland (Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii U)
– Rock Band Blitz (Harmonix for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Motion Simulation Game
– Dance Central 3 (Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360) 
– Fable: The Journey (Lionhead/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)
– Game & Wario (working title) (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo for Wii U)
– Just Dance 4 (Ubisoft/Ubisoft for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii, and Wii U)
– Wii Fit U (Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii U)
– Wonderbook: Books of Spells (London Studio/SCEE for PlayStation 3)

Best Online Multiplayer Game 
– Borderlands 2 (Gearbox/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Call of Duty: Black Ops II (Treyarch/Activision for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)
– Need for Speed Most Wanted (Criterion/EA for PC, PS3, PSVita, Xbox 360)
– PlanetSide 2 (Sony Online Entertainment/Sony Online Entertainment for PC)

Best Downloadable Game

– Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (Arkedo Studio/Sega for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Quantum Conundrum (Airtight Games/Square Enix for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Retro City Rampage (VBlank Entertainment for PC, PS3, PSVita, Xbox 360, Wii)
– The Cave (Double Fine/Sega for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

 

Special Commendation for Graphics: Star Wars 1313Watch Dogs

Special Commendation for Sound: The Last of Us

Special Commendation for Innovation: Watch Dogs

 

Source: Game Critics Awards



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