E3 2013 Game Critics Awards Winners Announced

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The Game Critics Association has announced its winners for Best of E3 2013. As expected, Titanfall swept all of its record six nominated categories including Best of Show and Best Original Game.

Although many intriguing games from this year’s E3 made it onto the GSA’s nominations list, most of them lost out to Titanfall in the end. Some of the more notable games the GSA “snubbed” included Destiny and Battlefield 4.

It’s also important to mention that not all of the games on display at E3 made it onto the nominees list. Games like The Division and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt – two of the more impressive demos from the show floor – were not eligible for awards consideration because they were not playable.

Check out the full list of E3 2013 winners below:

Best of Show
Titanfall

(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Original Game
Titanfall
(Respawn/EA for PC, XBox 360, Xbox One)

Best Console Game
Titanfall
(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Tearaway
(Media Molecule/SCEA for PSVita)

Best PC Game
Titanfall
(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Oculus Rift
(Oculus VR)

Best Action Game
Titanfall
(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Watch Dogs
(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii-U)

Best Role Playing Game
The Elder Scrolls Online
(Zenimax Online/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game
Need for Speed: Rivals
(Ghost Games/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
NHL 14
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game
Total War: Rome II
(Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)

Best Social/Casual Game
Fantasia: Music Evolved
(Harmonix/Disney Interactive for Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Online Multiplayer
Titanfall
(Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Downloadable Game
Transistor
(Supergiant Games for PC, PS4)

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E3 2013 was also a good year for technology as the Oculus Rift (a nominee for Best of Show) came away with the Best Hardware/Peripheral award, beating out the PS4, Xbox One, and Nvidia Shield. Game Rant Editor-in-Chief Rob Keyes came away from his Oculus Rift demo extremely impressed, and considered the VR headset one of his top E3 2013 experiences.

As a collective Game Rant group, Titanfall was one of our favorite demos of E3 2013, so it’s no surprise to see it take top honors from the Game Critics Association. In fact, Respawn Entertainment‘s first IP dominated the platform categories, taking Best Console Game, Best PC Game, Best Action Game, and Best Multiplayer Game.

Without a distinction between PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo no other game stood a chance. Luckily for Watch_Dogswhich won best action/adventure game – and a few of the other winners, Titanfall has a very specific focus as a multiplayer shooter.

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Speaking of other winners, there were a few genre-specific games that were able to grab an award including Need for Speed: Rivals, Transistor, NHL 14, and Fantasia: Music Evolved.

While it’s hard to deny that next-gen consoles dominated the conversation at E3 2013, there are still plenty of upcoming releases to look forward to. Whether these games will deliver on their promises will be decided in the forthcoming year.

What do you think of the Game Critics Association’s winners? Were there any choices that surprised you?

Source: Game Critics Awards