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Game Critics Awards For E3 2017 Nominees Revealed

It’s that time of year when we find out just who stole the show at this year’s E3 event Los Angeles. There were a host of fantastic looking games and some very unique concepts. The 38 judging publications for the 2017 Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 have produced a list of nominees for various awards with Super Mario Odyssey, and surprisingly Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, up for Game of the Show. Here’s the nominees for this year:

Best of Show
– Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
– Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
– Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft Milan/Ubisoft)
– Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Monolith/Warner Bros Interactive Ent.)
– Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Machine Games/Bethesda)

Best Original Game
– Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
– Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
– Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft Milan/Ubisoft)
– Sea of Thieves (Rare/Microsoft)
– Skull & Bones (Ubisoft Singapore/Ubisoft)

Best Console Game
– Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
– Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)
– Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft Milan/Ubisoft)
– Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Monolith/Warner Bros Interactive Ent.)
– Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Machine Games/Bethesda)

Best PC Game
– Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
– Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Monolith/Warner Bros. Interactive Ent)
– Mount & Blade II: Bannerlords (TaleWorlds Entertainment)
– Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly/Sega)
– Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Machine Games/Bethesda)

Best VR Game
– Doom VFR (id Software/Bethesda)
– Fallout 4 VR (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
– Lone Echo (Ready at Dawn/Oculus Studio)
– Moss (Polyarc)
– Transference (SpectreVision/Ubisoft)

Best Mobile/Handheld
– Durango (What Studio/Nexon)
– Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam/Nintendo)
– Hidden Agenda (Supermassive Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
– King’s Knight: Wrath of the Dark Dragon (Square Enix)
– Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey Redux (Atlus)

Best Hardware
– Astro A10 Gaming Headset (Astro)
– DisplayLink XR (DisplayLink)
– Razer Thresher Ultimate (Razer)
– Logitech PowerPlay Mat (Logitech)
– Xbox One X (Microsoft)

Best Action Game
– Call of Duty: WWII (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
– Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
– Far Cry 5 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
– Star Wars Battlefront II (EA DICE/Motive/Criterion/Electronic Arts)
– Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Machine Games/Bethesda)

Best Action/Adventure Game
– Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
– Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
– Days Gone (SIE Bend Studio/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
– Middle-earth: Shadow of War (Monolith/Warner Bros. Interactive Ent).
– Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo)

Best RPG
– Battle Chasers: Nightwar (Airship Syndicate/THQ Nordic)
– Kingdom Come: Deliverance (Warhorse Studios/Deep Silver)
– Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlords (TaleWorlds Entertainment)
– Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
– South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft SF/South Park Digital Studios/Ubisoft)
– Vampyr (Dotnod Entertainment/Focus Home Interactive)

Best Fighting Game
– ARMS (Nintendo)
– Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
– Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite (Capcom)
– Pokken Tournament DX (Bandai Namco Studios/The Pokemon Co.)

Best Racing Game
– Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios)
– Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital/Sony Interactive Ent)
– Need for Speed Payback (Ghost Games/Electronic Arts)
– Project CARS 2 (Slighty Mad Studios/Bandai Namco Entertainment)
– The Crew 2 (Ivory Tower/Ubisoft Reflections/Ubisoft)

Best Sports Game
– FIFA 18 (EA Canada/Electronic Arts)
– Madden NFL 18 (EA Tiburon/Electronic Arts)
– Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Strategy Game
– Battletech (Harebrained Schemes/Paradox Interactive)
– Frostpunk (11 bit Studios)
– Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft)
– Total War: Arena (Creative Assembly/Sega/Wargaming)
– Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Family/Social Game
– DropMix (Harmonix/Hasbro)
– Just Dance 2018 (Ubisoft)
– LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2 (TT Games/Warner Bros Interactive Ent.)
– Hidden Agenda (Supermassive Games/Sony Interactive Ent.)
– That’s You (Wish Studios/Sony Interactive Ent.)

Best Online Multiplayer
– Call of Duty: WWII (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
– Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
– Star Wars Battlefront II (EA DICE/Motive/Criterion/Electronic Arts)
– Sea of Thieves (Rare/Microsoft)
– Skull & Bones (Ubisoft Singapore/Ubisoft)

Best Independent Game
– Ashen (Aurora 44/Annapurna Interactive)
– Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (Inti Creates/505 Games)
– Donut County (Ben Esposito/Annapurna Interactive)
– Laser League (Roll7/505 Games)
– The Artful Escape of Francis Vendetti (Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive)

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9 comments

  1. WTF?

    DragonBall FighterZ Best Original game? That game is like Marvel vs Capcom but with Dragon Ball Characters.

    Hey?!. Where is Overwatch? Isn’t that game the best online game anymore?

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  2. Best of Show
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Original Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Console Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best PC Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best VR Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Mobile/Handheld
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Hardware
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Action Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Action/Adventure Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best RPG
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Fighting Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Racing Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Sports Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Strategy Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Family/Social Game
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Online Multiplayer
    – Metroid prime 4

    Best Independent Game
    – Metroid prime 4

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  3. Best of Show: Assassin’s Creed: Origins

    Best Original Game: Detroit: Become Human

    Best Console Game: Assassin’s Creed: Origins

    Best Mobile/Handheld: Metroid: Samus Returns (Quit putting Mobile & Handheld into the same fucking category! Might as well change the category to Portable & throw Switch games into the mix!)

    Best Action/Adventure Game: Days Gone

    Best RPG: Vampyr

    Best Racing Game: Need for Speed Payback

    Best Family/Social Game: Hidden Agenda

    Best Indepedendent Game: Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

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  4. In my opinion:

    Best of Show: Super Mario Odyssey

    Best Original Game: Detroit: Become Human

    Best Console Game: Super Mario Odyssey

    Best PC Game: Destiny 2

    Best VR Game: Doom VFR

    Best Mobile/Handheld: Metroid: Samus Returns

    Best Hardware: Logitech PowerPlay Mat

    Best Action Game: Star Wars Battlefront II

    Best Action/Adventure Game: Super Mario Odyssey

    Best RPG: South Park: The Fractured But Whole

    Best Fighting Game: Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite

    Best Racing Game: Need for Speed Payback

    Best Sports Game: FIFA 18

    Best Strategy Game: Battletech

    Best Family/Social Game: LEGO Marvel Super Heroes 2

    Best Online Multiplayer: Star Wars Battlefront II

    Best Independent Game: Ashen

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