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The Last of Us Wins E3 Game Critics Awards

Posted on Tuesday, June 26 @ 16:08:50 Eastern by


Once again, the collective Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2012 have been revealed. The Last of Us won five of the categories, while Dance Central 3, Halo 4, Watch_Dogs, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown took two each. The majority of wins when to Sony (7) and Microsoft (4), with Nintendo only receiving 1 award.

Best of Show - The Last of Us
Best Original Game - The Last of Us
Best Console Game - The Last of Us
Best Handheld/Mobile Game - Sound Shapes
Best PC Game - XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Best Hardware/Peripheral - Wii U
Best Action Game - Halo 4
Best Action/Adventure Game - The Last of Us
Best Role-Playing Game - South Park: The Stick of Truth
Best Fighting Game - Injustice: Gods Among Us
Best Racing Game - Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Best Sports Game - FIFA Soccer 13
Best Strategy Game - XCOM: Enemy Unknown
Best Social/Casual Game - Dance Central 3
Best Motion Simulation Game - Dance Central 3
Best Online Multiplayer - Halo 4
Best Downloadable Game - Unfinished Swan

Special Commendations of Graphics - Star Wars 1313, Watch Dogs
Special Commendation for Sound - The Last of Us
Special Commendation for Innovation - Watch Dogs

Compared to our own Best of E3 Awards, which are not based on any categories this year, we also gave commendations to other games that were not given a Game Critics Award, including:
Tomb Raider, Borderlands 2, Dead Space 3, Assassin's Creed III, Beyond: Two Souls, Resident Evil 6, SimCity, Dishonored, Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance, Persona 4: Arena, and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch.
Yeah, that's a lot...

I'm not saying that the Game Critics Awards lack importance, but I think they might need to reconsider their categorical awards so that all these awesome games aren't ignored.
Related Games:   Halo 4, The Last of Us
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