The Last of Us sweeps the E3 2012 Game Critics Awards

11:27 AM on 06.26.2012

Dale North

Former Dtoid EIC

You saw the Game Critics nominees for E3 2012 earlier this month, and you had a lot to say about them. I can't wait to hear what you'll have to say on the winners. While you're hatin', I'd like for you to keep in mind that I am on the Game Critics judges panel. You'll just have to imagine/pretend that I was on your side, picking your obvious choice. I'm sure I was.

The Last of Us swept the awards this year, taking five categories including Best of Show. It also took Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best Action/Adventure Game, and Best Sound. They basically won it all. Nice work, Naughty Dog.

The Last of Us was also Destructoid's Game of the Show for E3 2012.

For those keeping score, PlayStation was the top publisher, taking seven awards. PS3 was also the leading platform this year, with 14 of the winning games. 

Hit the jump to see all of the Game Critics Awards for the Best of E3 2012.

Best of Show
The Last of Us

(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)  

Best Original Game
The Last of Us 
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Console Game
The Last of Us
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Sound Shapes
(Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita, PS3)

Best PC Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
(Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Wii U
(Nintendo) 

Best Action Game
Halo 4 
(343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game
The Last of Us
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Role Playing Game
South Park: The Stick of Truth
(Obsidian Entertainment/THQ for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game
Injustice: Gods Among Us
(NetherRealm Studios/WBIE for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)

Best Racing Game
Need for Speed Most Wanted
(Criterion Games/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game
FIFA Soccer 13
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
(Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Social/Casual Game
Dance Central 3
(Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Motion Simulation Game
Dance Central 3
(Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer
Halo 4
(343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Downloadable Game
Unfinished Swan
(Giant Sparrow/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

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Special Commendations for Graphics
Star Wars 1313
(LucasArts for TBD Platforms)

Watch Dogs
(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Special Commendation for Sound
The Last of Us
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Special Commendation for Innovation 
Watch Dogs
(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

 

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