Titanfall tops E3 2013 Game Critics Awards nominations

Thursday, 27 June 2013 02:50 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Respawn Entertainment’s debut title Titanfall has emerged as a clear favourite in nominations for the E3 2013 Game Critic Awards.

By scoring six nominations, Titanfall set a new record for the Game Critic Awards; Pat was pretty please by it, in case you were wondering.

Every game and device on the show floor was eligible for a nomination. Titanfall was closely followed by Bungie’s Destiny and Ubisoft Montreal’s Watch Dogs, which each scored five nods. All three are in the running for the coveted Best of Show category, along with the Oculus Rift HD and PlayStation 4.

Although it didn’t get a Best of Show nod, the Xbox One did score a nomination in the Best Hardware category, and Microsoft took out top spot in terms of games; 37 Xbox 360 titles were nominated for awards. The Xbox One and PC followed with 34 titles each, then PlayStation 4 with 33 and PlayStation 3 with 32. The Wii U trailed with 13.

Although a large number of games managed two nominations, only two managed three – Battlefield 4 and The Elder Scrolls Online.

EA led the pack with 16 nominations, with Sony in second place with ten. Ubisoft took eight and Activision, seven.

A full list of nominees is available below.

Last year, The Last of Us took home a slew of awards, and BioShock Infinite was the big winner in 2011. results don’t always tie in with post-launch critical acclaim, though; in 2010 Rage scored a number of gongs.

  • Best of Show
    - Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    - Oculus Rift HD (Oculus VR)
    - PlayStation 4(Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)
    - Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
  • Best Original Game
    - Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    - Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
    - Rain (Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)
    - Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
  • Best Console Game
    - Batman: Arkham Origins (WBIE Montreal/WBIE)
    - Beyond: Two Souls (Quantic Dream/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    - Infamous: Second Son (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)
    - Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)
  • Best Handheld Game
    - Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Armature Studio/WBIE)
    - Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies (Capcom/Capcom)
    - Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Popcap/EA)
    - Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Two Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
  • Best PC Game
    - Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)
    - Company of Heroes 2 (Relic/Sega)
    - The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)
    - Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)
    - Total War: Rome 2 (Creative Assembly/Sega)
  • Best Hardware
    - Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)
    - PlayStation 4 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Blade (Razr)
    - Shield (Nvidia)
    - Xbox One (Microsoft)
  • Best Action Game
    - Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)
    - Call of Duty Ghosts (Infinity Ward/Activision)
    - Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    - Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)
  • Best Action/Adventure Game
    - Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
    - Batman: Arkham Origins (WBIE Montreal/WBIE)
    - Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)
    - Infamous: Second Son (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Best RPG
    - Dark Souls 2 (FromSoftware/Namco-Bandai)
    - The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)
    - Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (AlphaDream/Nintendo)
    - Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus/Atlus)
    - South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian/Ubisoft)
  • Best Racing Game
    - Forza 5 (Turn 10 Studio/Microsoft Studios)
    - Gran Turismo 6 (Polyphony Digital/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    - Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games/Electronic Arts)
    - The Crew ( Ivory Tower/Ubisoft)
  • Best Sports Game
    - FIFA 14 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
    - NHL 14 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
    - Madden NFL 25 (Tiburon/EA Sports)
    - Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PES Productions/Konami)
  • Best Strategy Game
    - Command and Conquer (Victory Games/Electronic Arts)
    - Company of Heroes 2 (Relic/Sega)
    - Pikmin 3 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
    - Total War: Rome 2 (Creative Assembly/Sega)
  • Best Social/Casual
    - Disney Infinity (Avalanche/Disney Interactive)
    - Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
    - LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games/WBIE)
    - Plants vs. Zombies 2: It’s About Time (Popcap/EA)
    - Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions/Activision)
    - Project Spark (Team Daokta/Microsoft Studios)
  • Best Online Multiplayer
    - Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)
    - Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
    - Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
    - The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)
    - Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Best Downloadable
    - Contrast (Compulsion Games)
    - Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses Inc)
    - Outlast (Red Barrels)
    - Rain (Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)
    - Transistor (Supergiant Games)

Thanks, Units.

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