BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 Award

June 28, 2011 -

The results are in for the 2011 Game Critics Awards: Best of E3, and the big winners this year (according to games journalists for various publications) are BioShock Infinite, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 3, and Sound Shapes.

Irrational Games' next BioShock game won four awards including Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best PC Game, and Best Action/Adventure Game.

Bethesda's The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim picked up two awards - Best Console Game and Best role Playing Game, while Battlefield 3 picked up awards for Best Action Game, and Best Online Multiplayer. Finally, Queasy Games' Sound Shapes won Best Handheld Game and Best Social/Casual Game. The full list of winners can be found below:

Best of Show:
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Original Game:
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Console Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Handheld Game:
Sound Shapes
(Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita)

Best PC Game:
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Hardware:
PlayStation Vita
(Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Action Game:
Battlefield 3
(DICE/EA Games for PC)

Best Action/Adventure Game:
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Role Playing Game:
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game:
Street Fighter X Tekken
(Capcom/Capcom for PS3, Xbox 360, PSVita)

Best Racing Game:
Forza 4
(Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game:
FIFA Soccer 12
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game:
From Dust
(Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Social/Casual Game:
Sound Shapes
(Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita)

Best Motion Simulation Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
(Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)

Best Online Multiplayer:
Battlefield 3
(DICE/EA Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Downloadable Game:
Bastion
(Supergiant Games/WB Games for PC, Xbox 360)

Congratulations to all of this year's winners. We hope you can live up to the accolades and hype you've earned at E3.


Comments

Re: BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 ...

Great. Awards for games that haven't even been friggin' released yet, based solely on presentation.

Re: BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 ...

The naive and impulse buyers outweigh the conservatives. So, I'm pretty sure it's a gold mine. It's a safety net in case of utter failure. Wasn't BioShock 2 a complete diaster?

And I do like a little mystery as to what's in the game rather than seeing it 3-4... 5-6 years before it's offically released. Nonetheless, the game does look pretty sweet :)

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Re: BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 ...

Need to bear in mind, hearing about it is absolutely nothing compared to seeing it first hand.

Re: BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 ...

You don't say?

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Re: BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 ...

Yup, exactly what I was thinking.  It's awards for a marketing presentation.  Not just a award, but 17 of them with 5 nominations each.  This is the most useless thing I think I've ever seen, from a group that should know better.

Re: BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 ...

Pretty much what I was thinking. Such awards seems so utterly pointless. Presentation means nothing compared to what the final product will turn out to be.

Re: BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 ...

Well done Irrational Games!

Now just dont let your publisher 2K Games screw up all your hard work with ham fisted DRM and you might have a money maker on your hands.

Re: BioShock Infinite Wins Top Game Critics: Best of E3 ...

And if the collector's edition comes with that Skyhook prop, it might be the first collector's edition I ever buy.

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