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Evolve Best of Show, No Man’s Sky Best Original Game among E3 2014 Game Critics Awards

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Posted on July 1, 2014 AT 12:15pm

This year’s E3 Game Critics Awards see Evolve taking home Best of Show, No Man’s Sky Best Original Game, Super Smash Bros. for 3DS best handheld, and more, the organizers announced today.

Awards are given by judges from 29 publications, including EGM. Of those awards, Evolve took him four, No Many’s Sky three, and the rest of the winners one each.

The full Best of breakdown is as follows:

Best of Show:
Evolve
(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Original Game:
No Man’s Sky
(Hello Games for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game:
Evolve
(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
(Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo for 3DS)

Best PC Game
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Oculus Rift
(Oculus VR)

Best Action Game
Evolve
(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Batman: Arkham Knight
(Rocksteady/WBIE for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Role Playing Game
Dragon Age: Inquisition
(BioWare/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
(Zenimax Online/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game
The Crew
(Ivory Tower/Reflections/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
NHL 15
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Strategy Game
Civilization: Beyond Earth
(Firaxis/2K Games for Linux, OSX, OC)

Best Social/Casual/Family Game
Mario Maker
(Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii U)

Best Online Multiplayer
Evolve
(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
No Man’s Sky
(Hello Games for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Innovation
No Man’s Sky
(Hello Games for PlayStation 4)

Source: Game Critic Awards

Chris Holzworth, News Editor
Chris Holzworth has wanted to write about games all his life. He first cut his teeth writing for enthusiast sites such as RPGFan, and after writing for just about every other enthusiast website he could came across, wound up as EGM's east coast news correspondent (read: editorial intern) before relocating to LA to serve as news editor. You can follow his rants about storytelling on Twitter @manadrive.[Meet the rest of the crew]

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