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Last week, the E3 2013 Game Critics award nominations were announced. The group, comprised of 30 outlets (including Game Informer), submitted votes for their favorite titles at this year's Expo.
Now, the awards have been announced. Titanfall takes home six awards, setting a new record for the Game Critics Awards. A majority of the winners (eleven of fourteen) will be available on PC, with ten coming to Xbox 360 and Xbox One, four arriving on PlayStation 4, three for PlayStation 3, and one each for Wii U and Vita. As a reminder, only those games that were playable were eligible for nomination.
Best of ShowTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Original GameTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, XBox 360, Xbox One)
Best Console GameTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Handheld/Mobile GameTearaway(Media Molecule/SCEA for PSVita)
Best PC GameTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Hardware/PeripheralOculus Rift(Oculus VR)
Best Action GameTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Action/Adventure GameWatch Dogs(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii-U)
Best Role Playing GameThe Elder Scrolls Online(Zenimax Online/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
Best Racing GameNeed for Speed: Rivals(Ghost Games/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Sports GameNHL 14(EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
Best Strategy GameTotal War: Rome II(Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)
Best Social/Casual GameFantasia: Music Evolved(Harmonix/Disney Interactive for Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Online MultiplayerTitanfall(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
Best Downloadable GameTransistor(Supergiant Games for PC, PS4)
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i don't understand how a game can get so many awards and it hasn't even came out yet....what if it sucks?
Titanfall doen't deserve all of these in my opinion, at the end of the day its just another shooter. Where the hell is Destiny?
Lotsa Titanfall there. Glad that GI gave best action game to Arkham City. Totally deserved it. Surprised that FF XV and Infamous Second Son didn't make anything on this list. And what about Bungie?! They worked their asses off with Destiny!
Tired of Call of Duty? Here, try Call of Duty with giant robots!
Seems kind of weird to vote for the best anything out of a group of unfinished games...
also, Titanfall is the best original game? It's a mashup of call of duty and Armored Core, there's nothing original about either of those..
I love all the ignorant folks who think that just because Titanfall is made by the guys who made the Original Call of Duty, that it's going to be Call of Duty with Mechs. Get over yourselves.....
Damn, Titanfall (Respawn)! Slow the *** down! You're making me forget about GTA V.
It's really strange to see Titanfall sweeping the awards even though it doesn't seem that original or unique. It's good to see Tearaway, Transistor, and Watch Dogs up there, at least. No love for Infamous: Second Son?
So are you guys square with Respawn now (this was your penance for leaking the announcement right)?