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Evolve and 2K lead the way for E3 Game Critics Awards nominations


3:15 PM on 06.24.2014
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With E3 2014 in the rear-view mirror, it's time to see which publishers and games impressed the Game Critics judges the most. The Game Critics Awards are handed out after judges from 39 outlets vote on titles that were at E3. These awards have such clout that even a nomination is a substantial accomplishment.

This year, Turtle Rock's Evolve leads the way with six nods, including Best of Show. Due in part to Evolve's strong showing, 2K Games is the publisher with the most nominations -- eight. PlayStation 4 barely edged the competition with 26 total games nominated; Xbox One and PC had 25 and 24 respectively (all multiplatform titles are tallied once for each appropriate platform).

While Destructoid's Best of Show was Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, it wasn't available to judges for hands-on time, thus making it not eligible for voting. The same is true for Tom Clancy's The Division, and Witcher 3: Wild Hunt.

Here's the full breakdown of categories and nominees:

Best of Show:

Best Original Game:

Best Console Game:

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Destiny
  • Evolve
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Best Handheld Game:

  • Murasaki Baby
  • Personal Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call

Best PC Game:

Best Hardware:

  • Alienware Alpha
  • Oculus Rift
  • PlayStation TV
  • Project Morpheus

Best Action Game:

Best Action/Adventure Game:

Best RPG:

  • Bloodborne
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Fable Legends
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth

Best Fighting Game:

Best Racing Game:

Best Sports Game:

Best Strategy Game:

Best Social/Casual Game:

Best Online Multiplayer:

Best Indie:

Best of E3 2014 [Game Critics Awards]






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