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Destructoid's Best of E3 2012 nominations

11:45 AM on 06.07.2012 // Hamza CTZ Aziz

This E3 has a smaller vibe going for it compared to years past, but that doesn't take away from the fact that there are so many good games here to be seen.  

This year Destructoid has gone all out with our official E3 awards, spanning 17 different categories. We'll be announcing winners early next week, but in the mean time you can see all of our top picks below. 

And remember, we also have a community choice award where you can vote on your favorite game of E3 yourself.

Game of the Show: 
The Last of Us (PS3)
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
Dishonored (360, PS3, PC)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360, PS3)
Hawken (PC)
Beyond: Two Souls (PS3)
Rayman Legends (Wii U)
Tomb Raider (360, PS3)
Resident Evil 6 (360, PS3)

Best PlayStation 3 Game:
The Last of Us
Beyond: Two Souls
God of War: Ascension
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Best Xbox 360 Game:
Halo 4
Gears of War: Judgment
Mark of the Ninja
Skulls of the Shogun
Joe Danger: The Movie

Best Wii U Game:
Pikmin 3
Rayman Legends
Scribblenauts Unlimited
New Super Mario Bros Wii U 

Best PC Game:
PlanetSide 2
End of Nations
Arma 3
Company of Heroes 2
Natural Selection II

Best Portable Game:
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion (3DS)
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
LittleBigPlanet Vita (Vita)
New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
Assassin's Creed III: Liberation (Vita)

Best Downloadable:
Rock Band Blitz (XBLA, PSN)
Retro City Rampage (XBLA, PSN, PC)
Guacamelee! (PSN)
Zen Pinball 2 (PSN)
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (XBLA, PSN)

Best Indie:
Natural Selection II (PC)
Hawken (PC)
Retro City Rampage (XBLA, PSN, PC)
Guacamelee! (PSN)
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (XBLA, PSN, PC)
Dyad (PC)
Skulls of the Shogun (XBLA)
Joe Danger: The Movie (XBLA)
Mark of the Ninja (XBLA)

Best Action/Adventure:
Assassin's Creed III (360, PS3, PC)
The Last of Us (PS3)
Sleeping Dogs (PS3, 360, PC) 
Dishonored (360, PS3, PC)
Metal Gear Rising: Revegeance (360, PS3)
Resident Evil 6 (360, PS3)
Tomb Raider (360, PS3)
DmC (360, PS3, PC)
Dead Space 3 (PS3, 360, PC)
Watch Dogs (360, PS3, PC)

Best Shooter: 
Halo 4 (360)
Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC)
Metro: Last Light (PS3, 360, PC)
Aliens: Colonial Marines (360, PS3)
Borderlands 2 (360, PS3, PC)
Crysis 3 (360, PS3, PC)
Medal of Honor: Warfighter (360, PS3)
Gears of War: Judgment (360)

Best Platformer:
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (360, PS3, Wii)
Skylanders Giants (360, PS3, PC, Wii)
Quantum Conundrum (XBLA, PSN, PC)
Disney Epic Mickey: The Power of Two (360, PS3, Wii, PC) 
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time (PS3)
New Super Mario Bros Wii U (Wii U)
Rayman Legends (Wii U)

Best Role-Playing Game:
Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch (PS3)
The Last Story (Wii)
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
Paper Mario: Sticker Star (3DS)
South Park: The Stick of Truth (360, PS3, PC)

Best Fighting Game:
Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (360, PS3)
Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, Wii U)
PlayStation All-Starts Battle Royale (PS3, Vita)
Dead or Alive 5 (360, PS3)
Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3) 

Best Sports Game:
Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (360, PS3, PC)
Madden 13 (360, PS3, PC)
NHL 13 (360, PS3, PC)

Best Rhythm Game:
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
Rock Band Blitz (XBLA, PSN)
Kickbeat (Vita)
Dance Central 3 (360)
Just Dance 4 (360, PS3, Wii U)

Best Racing Game:
Need for Speed Most Wanted (360, PS3)
Forza Horizon (360)

Best Tech:
Gameglobe (Browsers)
Skylanders Giants / Portal of Power (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
The EVE + Dust 514 connection (PS3, PC)
SmartGlass (360, mobile)
Luminous Studio, Square Enix's next-gen Final Fantasy engine

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