Evolve Wins Best of Show and 3 Other Best of E3 Awards

best-of-e3-2014-headerAfter an E3 that didn’t really set the gaming world on fire for the remainder of 2014, the 29 media outlets on the Game Critics Awards panel have announced the official best of E3 award winners. The big winner was Evolve which picked up four awards, including Best of Show. Hot on its heels was No Man’s Sky which won three awards, one of which is was best Indie Game.

By the way, don’t try to make sense of why some games won some big awards but missed out on other awards. Given that I keep hearing about these awards from Geoff Keighley, I’d imagine that some VGX-style consolation prizing is going on.

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 (Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

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 (Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

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, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo 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 PS3, 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 (Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Innovation
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games for PlayStation 4)

Source: Game Critics Awards

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