With Bethesda‘s myriad tweaks and refinements to one of the video game industry’s most discussed franchises, it will be no surprise if Fallout 4 goes on to become this year’s most sought after title for consumers. Additionally, after the overwhelmingly positive reception for the post-apocalyptic RPG’s debut at E3 2015, Fallout 4 ought to garner just as much acclaim from critics in the coming months as it does from die-hard fans.
As far as their previous releases are concerned, it goes without saying that Bethesda’s attention to detail appears to be second to none when it comes to Fallout 4. In fact, E3’s pundits are taking notice of the major effort that the developer has put into the game by bestowing it with the top honor at the E3 2015 Game Critics Awards. After counting up the votes from 38 different media outlets, the general consensus is that the forthcoming entry in the nuclear holocaust-themed role-playing game was this year’s overall Best in Show.
While Fallout 4 is certainly the favorite amongst fans and reviewers alike with its awards for Best PC Game, Best Role-Playing Game, and as previously mentioned, Best in Show, Bethesda’s wasteland beauty didn’t sweep all of the categories. In fact, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End came out on top of Fallout 4 to win Best Console Game. Additionally, Naughty Dog’s forthcoming title featuring their loveable rapscallion Nathan Drake also won Best Action/Adventure Game and Special Commendation for Graphics.
Breaking down the nomination victories by publisher, Bethesda was clearly a potent force to be reckoned with, as their games received three nominations in total. However, the Fallout 4 developers were bested by Electronic Arts with four, and by Sony with five.
Furthermore, it’s important to note that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, XCOM, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands didn’t have demos for judges to play, so they were excluded from the voting process. However, even if those games did have playable demos, they would have needed to really deliver the goods in order to sway enough minds to affect most of the current outcomes. Although, if they were in the running, it could have been possible for a decent amount of votes to have been siphoned off, which would have made for an even closer race.
Do you believe that Fallout 4 deserves to be named Best in Show at the E3 2015 Game Critics Awards? If not, which title do you think deserved top honors this year? Before commenting, make sure to check out the full list of winners, which are bolded on the next page so as to make the most informed decision.
Fallout 4 is set to be released from the vault on November 10, 2015 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.