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Destructoid's Best of E3 2014 nominees! photo
Destructoid's Best of E3 2014 nominees!

2:30 PM on 06.12.2014

The best games for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, and more!


E3 2014 is all about the games this year. The consoles launched last year, so now it's time for everyone to put up or shut up with their lineups that will make the new-gen worth it.

We nominated a ton of game s for Destructoid's E3 awards, spanning 13 categories. We even brought back the best fighting category as there's a lot of fighting games this year! We'll be announcing winners early next week after we've recovered from E3, but in the meantime you can see all of our top picks from the show 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:

  • Bloodborne
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Super Smash Bros. 
  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • EVE: Valykrie 
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Far Cry 4
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • No Man's Sky

Best PlayStation Exclusive:

  • BloodBorne
  • DriveClub
  • The Order: 1886
  • Hohokum
  • Persona 4: Dancing All Night
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Freedom Wars

Best Xbox Exclusive:

  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Forza Horizon 2
  • Fable Legends 
  • Killer Instinct
  • Ori and the Blind Forest
  • D4

Best Nintendo Exclusive:

  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire 
  • Hyrule Warriors
  • Yoshi's Woolly World
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Splatoon
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Mario Maker
  • Persona Q

Best PC game:

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth
  • The Sims 4
  • Skyforge
  • Gauntlet

Best Portable game:

  • Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
  • Theatrhythm: Curtain Call
  • Persona Q
  • Super Smash Bros
  • Freedom Wars
  • Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley
  • Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate 
  • Story of Seasons
  • Hitman Sniper

Best Action/Adventure: 

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Hyper Light Drifter
  • Assassin's Creed Unity
  • Batman Akrham Knight
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number
  • Bayonetta 2
  • Below
  • No Man's Sky

Best Shooter:

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Destiny
  • Evolve 
  • The Order: 1886
  • Battlefield: Hardline
  • Far Cry 4
  • EVE: Valykrie 
  • Sunset Overdrive
  • Splatoon
  • Halo: The Master Chief Collection

Best Strategy:

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth
  • Defense Grid 2
  • GreyGoo

Best Platformer:

  • Skylanders Trap Team
  • Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric
  • Disney Infinity 2.0 - Marvel Super Heroes
  • LEGO Batman 3
  • Oddworld: New 'n' Tasty
  • To Leave
  • LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Yoshi's Woolly World
  • Kirby and the Rainbow Curse
  • Ori and the Blind Forest

Best RPG:

  • The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
  • Fable Legends
  • Pokemon Omega Ruby / Alpha Sapphire
  • Bloodborne
  • Kingdom Hearts 2.5
  • Persona Q
  • Harvest Moon: The Lost Valley
  • Story of Season
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition 
  • Freedom Wars

Best Racing:

  • DriveClub
  • World of Speed
  • The Crew 
  • Forza Horizon 2

Best Sports:

  • NHL 15
  • Madden NFL 15
  • FIFA 15

Best Fighting:

  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Super Smash Bros.
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Killer Instinct - Season 2
  • Legend of Raven

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Editor's note: We only nominate up to a max of ten games per category. We also only select games that were actually playable in some form here at the show. 






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