Destructoid’s Best of E3 2012 winners revealed!

As we announced last week, The Last of Us took home our Game of the Show award for E3 2012. And unlike in years past, we went all out with our E3 awards by expanding to a total of 18 categories. We tried to cover all the major areas, from best console game, best PC game, best indie, best tech, and much more.

After much deliberation, we can finally reveal the winners of each category today, including our Community Choice winner. While we could only pick one winner for each category, it’s a safe bet to say that we’re in for an excellent year of gaming with all these offerings on the horizon.

Congratulations to all the winners and nominees!

Game of the Show: 

Winner: 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)

Community Choice Award:

Winner: Watch Dogs (360, PS3, PC)

Community choice runner-ups (in order):

The Last of Us (PS3)
Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
PlanetSide 2 (PC)
Halo 4 (360)
Assassin’s Creed III (PS3, 360)
ZombiU (Wii U)
South Park: The Stick of Truth
Tomb Raider
Dishonored

    Best PlayStation 3 Game:

    Winner: The Last of Us

    Beyond: Two Souls
    God of War: Ascension
    Dyad
    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

    Best Xbox 360 Game:

    Winner: Halo 4

    Gears of War: Judgment
    Mark of the Ninja
    Skulls of the Shogun
    Joe Danger: The Movie

    Best Wii U Game:

    Winner: Pikmin 3

    Rayman Legends
    ZombiU
    Scribblenauts Unlimited
    Nintendoland
    New Super Mario Bros Wii U 

    Best PC Game:

    Winner: Hawken

    PlanetSide 2
    Neverwinter Nights
    End of Nations
    Arma 3
    SimCity
    Company of Heroes 2
    Natural Selection II

    Best Portable Game:

    Winner: Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation (Vita)

    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)

    Best Downloadable:

    Winner: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (XBLA, PSN, PC)

    Rock Band Blitz (XBLA, PSN)
    Retro City Rampage (XBLA, PSN, PC)
    Guacamelee! (PSN)
    Zen Pinball 2 (PSN)

    Best Indie:

    Winner: Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit (XBLA, PSN, PC)

    Natural Selection II (PC)
    Hawken (PC)
    Retro City Rampage (XBLA, PSN, PC)
    Guacamelee! (PSN)
    Dyad (PC)
    Skulls of the Shogun (XBLA)
    Joe Danger: The Movie (XBLA)
    Mark of the Ninja (XBLA)

    Best Action/Adventure:

    Winner: Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance (360, PS3)

    Assassin’s Creed III (360, PS3, PC)
    The Last of Us (PS3)
    Sleeping Dogs (PS3, 360, PC) 
    Dishonored (360, PS3, PC)
    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:

    Winner: Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC)

    Halo 4 (360)
    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:

    Winner: Rayman Legends (Wii U)

    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)

    Best Role-Playing Game:

    Winner: South Park: The Stick of Truth (360, PS3, PC)

    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)

    Best Fighting Game:

    Winner: Persona 4 Arena (360, PS3)

    Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (360, PS3)
    Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, Wii U)
    PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale (PS3, Vita)
    Dead or Alive 5 (360, PS3)

    Best Sports Game:

    Winner: NHL 13 (360, PS3, PC)

    Pro Evolution Soccer 2013 (360, PS3, PC)
    Madden 13 (360, PS3, PC)

    Best Rhythm Game:

    Winner: Kickbeat (Vita)

    Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (3DS)
    Rock Band Blitz (XBLA, PSN)
    Dance Central 3 (360)
    Just Dance 4 (360, PS3, Wii U)

    Best Racing Game:

    Winner: Need for Speed Most Wanted (360, PS3)

    Forza Horizon (360)

    Best Tech:

    Winner: Luminous Studio, Square Enix’s next-gen Final Fantasy engine

    Gameglobe (Browsers)
    Skylanders Giants / Portal of Power (360, PS3, Wii, PC)
    The EVE + Dust 514 connection (PS3, PC)
    SmartGlass (360, mobile)

    Hamza Aziz