The Last of Us Wins E3 Game Critics Awards

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.