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Game Critics Awards – The Last of Us wins E3 Best of Show, four more awards

Tuesday, 26th June 2012 17:56 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The Last of Us took home five awards including Best of Show from the E3 2012 Game Critics Awards. The Naughty Dog title won for Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best Action/Adventure Game, and Best Sound. Other winners are posted below.

Here’s the entire list in full:

Best of Show

  • The Last of Us – (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Original Game

  • The Last of Us – (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Console Game

  • The Last of Us – (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Sound Shapes – (Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita, PS3)

Best PC Game

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown – (Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

  • Wii U – (Nintendo)

Best Action Game

  • Halo 4 – (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • The Last of Us – (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Role Playing Game

  • South Park: The Stick of Truth – (Obsidian Entertainment/THQ for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game

  • Injustice: Gods Among Us – (NetherRealm Studios/WBIE for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)

Best Racing Game

  • Need for Speed Most Wanted – (Criterion Games/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA Soccer 13 – (EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game

  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown – (Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Social/Casual Game

  • Dance Central 3 – (Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Motion Simulation Game

  • Dance Central 3 – (Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Halo 4 – (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Downloadable Game

  • Unfinished Swan – (Giant Sparrow/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Special Commendations for Graphics

  • Star Wars 1313 – (LucasArts for TBD Platforms)
  • Watch Dogs – (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Special Commendation for Sound

  • The Last of Us – (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Special Commendation for Innovation

  • Watch Dogs – (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

The full list of nominees were announced last week.

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13 Comments

  1. The_Red

    Go Injustice and South Park. DC really deserves a good fighting game and so far, all of their fighting games have been crap (JL: Task Force anyone?) to meh (MKvsDC).

    As for South Park, they’ve gotten so many crappy games (N64 ones say hello) that it’s almost hard to believe they are getting a decent one. Also, “crappy” look of SP FTW!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. DSB

    @1 Yeah, I agree.

    If it turns out to be really good, then it’ll probably go a long way to help THQ as well.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Erthazus

    The Last of Us really deserves the award.

    South Park looks great because it is made by Obsidian. The only thing that is interesting if that thing have LOTS OF BUGS. Like Obsidian Games always have.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. stealth

    this just proves any piece of shit can win a fake award

    #4 3 years ago
  5. TD_Monstrous69

    Can’t wait to play The Last of Us. The game looked phenomenal at E3, and I’m not suprised it’s won as many awards as it had from Game Critics (thogh I am suprised that it didn’t win more awards from media outlets like IGN and Gametrailers, outside of best PS3 game, but that’s just their opinions).

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Beta

    TLOU completely deserved the award IMO

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Edo

    Watch_Dogs wasn’t playable at E3 so this sounds reasonable enough.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. Erthazus

    I liked that in the Last Of Us there was inventory/craft and No regeneration.
    Animation, cool cinematic gameplay and etc. is cool and all but “no regeneration” and inventory/craft in the TPS title on the console is awesome. That just makes ND above all others at this E3. That shows that you can have great survival games with med kits and craft system on consoles in 2013.

    so i’m really excited about it. Naughty Dog is indeed a fantastic developer. I hope for a sequel already. Yeah.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. deathm00n

    @4 Just shut up…

    @7 If it was playable it would win a lot of awards for sure, Watch Dogs is one of the first games that really surprised me in this decade

    #9 3 years ago
  10. DSB

    @3 I think the encouraging thing is that they’re going for a JRPG vibe.

    If Obisidian can fuck up something as simple as a JRPG game, I think that takes the cake.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. Edo

    @7 If it even remotely lives up to the hype surrounding it(and deservengly so)it could be a true masterpiece.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    @10, JRPG is not that easy as you think to balance. JRPG design is tricky and this generaton of crappy JRPG titles shows that.

    Obsidian can fuck up everything these days that is not Fallout.

    #12 3 years ago
  13. The_Red

    @2

    True. If they can get away from the bugs that usually riddle their games, this could be something special. Heck, New Vegas could have destroyed Fallout 3 if it wasn’t for its added bugs (Seriously, how did they manage to add even more bugs to the horrible mess that Bethesda had made?).

    #13 3 years ago

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