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Best of E3 Awards: Game Critics Awards 2014 Winners Revealed

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If Hollywood has a multitude of awards show every year, video gamers have the Game Critics Awards to look forward to! The Game Critics Awards 2014 Winners were announced yesterday, tallying the picks of 17 different categories from 29 publications namely:

ArsTechnica

Associated Press

Destructoid

Digital Trends

EGM

Electric Playground

Entertainment Weekly

The Escapist

Fortune

Game Informer

GamesRadar

GameSpot

Gannett ContentOne

GiantBomb

Hollywood Reporter

IGN

Joystiq

Kotaku

L.A. Times

Machinima

PC Gamer

Polygon

Spike TV

Sun Media

USA Today

US Gamer

VentureBeat

Wired

Yahoo

What game got the most awards you ask? The winner of the Best of Show Award goes to EVOLVE,?Turtle Rock?s competitive shooter. EVOLVE got several awards such as Best Console Game, Best Online Multiplayer, and Best Action Game. Publisher Turtle Rock is now popping the champagne and celebrating its victory. They must be very proud of their achievement.

Here is the complete list of Game Critics Award Winners: (Source: http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/)

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)

 

Though there are more games that were spotted during the E3 conference, just a few of them stood out. One example is the independent developer Hello Games? No Man?s Sky?which took a couple of awards during the Game Critics Award this year, and for a four-person developer team, it is really hard to pull something like that. They totally deserve the spot. It gets a lot better as they also took the Special Commendation for Innovation Award. Kudos to these guys!

Do you think the developers deserve their respective awards? Let us know through your comments!

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