NY Video Game Critics Awards: A Link Between Worlds And Super Mario 3D World Amongst Winners

Nintendo’s Wii U and 3DS games have been up for a number of awards this year, and last night the third annual New York Video Game Critics Circle Awards took place to honour the best games of 2013. Nintendo’s games were nominated in many categories, including the final award of the evening: Best Game.

With Nintendo dominating the handheld category, it was clear a winner would be on the cards. But it was the critically acclaimed The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds on the Nintendo 3DS which whipped the New York critics into a frenzy to win Best Handheld game. Super Mario 3D World for the Wii U was also a winner, taking the trophy for Best Kids Game. However, Super Mario 3D World just missed out on Best Game of 2013, with The Last of Us taking home the crown.

Nintendo Loses Out At Game Critics E3 2012 Awards

Nintendo only managed to scoop one award at this years Game Critics Awards. The company managed to scoop the award for best hardware/peripheral with their forthcoming Wii U console. Sony and Naughty Dog were the biggest winners, as they managed to claim five awards. Here’s the full list of the winners.

  • 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)
  • 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 Montrea`l/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Wii U, Kingdom Hearts & Luigi’s Mansion 2 Featured In Game Critics E3 Award Nominations

The nominees for this years Game Critics E3 Awards are now available to view online. Nominees for the seventeen categories include games such as Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and Nintendo Land. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 26th. You can check out all the nominees here.