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The Last of Us and Sony win big in Game Critics Awards: Best of E3

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The Game Critics Awards and its members have announced the list of winners in this year’s ‘Best of E3’ awards, following the release of the extensive nominee list.

Naughty Dog and its game on show, The Last of Us, were the big winners across the different categories accruing no less than five awards, while Sony Computer Entertainment (by extension) was also smiling with seven awards total.

The full list of winners in this year’s Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 follows below:


Best of Show

  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Original Game

  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Console Game

  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita, PS3)

Best PC Game

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

  • Wii U (Nintendo)

Best Action Game

  • Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Role Playing Game

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/THQ for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us (NetherRealm Studios/WBIE for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)

Best Racing Game

  • Need for Speed Most Wanted (Criterion Games/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA Soccer 13 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game

  • 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)

Best Motion Simulation Game

  • Dance Central 3 (Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Downloadable Game

  • Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Special Commendations for Graphics

  • Star Wars 1313 (LucasArts for TBD Platforms)

  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Special Commendation for Sound

  • The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Special Commendation for Innovation

  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montrea`l/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Have a look at a breakdown of the winners by number of awards, all compared to previous award winners, at the Game Critics Awards ‘Fast Facts’ page over here.

Source: Game Critics Awards


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