Rage, 3DS, Dance Central get Best of E3 nods

The Game Critics: Best of E3 2010 awards have been determined, and your “Best of Show” winner is… the Nintendo 3DS. Despite only having a handful of playable(ish) software, Nintendo’s hardware dazzled the critics (including myself) with its mind-bending 3D hardware, solid first- and third-party line-up, and magic powers.

Other leaders included id Software with three nominations, including “Best Console” title, as well as Harmonix’s Dance Central and Valve’s Portal 2 which took home two awards a piece.  Rage was also a judge favorite, winning Best Console Game, Best Action Game, Special Commendation for Graphics, and was also nominated for Best Original Game and Best PC game.

The full list of the winners can be found after the jump.

Best of Show

Nintendo 3DS
 (Nintendo)

Best Original Game

Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)

Best Console Game

Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Handheld Game

God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Ready at Dawn/Sony Santa Monica for PSP)

Best PC Game

Portal 2 (Valve)

Best Hardware

Nintendo 3DS 
(Nintendo)

Best Action Game

Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game

Portal 2 (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Role Playing Game

Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/LucasArts/EA for PC)

Best Fighting Game

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom for PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Racing Game

Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game

NBA Jam (EA Canada/EA Sports for Wii)

Best Strategy Game

Civilization V (Firaxis/2K Games for PC)

Best Social/Casual Game

Rock Band 3 (Harmonix/MTV Games/Electronic Arts for PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii)

Best Motion Simulation Game

Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer

Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Special Commendation for Graphics

Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Nick Chester