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Titanfall sweeps the E3 2013 Game Critic Awards

Tuesday, 2 July 2013 17:58 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The winners of the 2013 E3 Game Critic Awards have been announced, and Titanfall won in all six categories it was nominated in. Check out the entire list of winners below.

Here’s the full list of winners as chosen by the 30 media outlets that vote:

Best of Show – Titanfall

Best Original Game – Titanfall

Best Console Game – Titanfall

Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Tearaway

Best PC Game – Titanfall

Best Hardware/Peripheral – Oculus Rift

Best Action Game – Titanfall

Best Action/Adventure Game – Watch Dogs

Best Role Playing Game – The Elder Scrolls Online

Best Racing Game – Need for Speed: Rivals

Best Sports Game – NHL 14

Best Strategy Game – Total War: Rome II

Best Social/Casual Game – Fantasia: Music Evolved

Best Online Multiplayer – Titanfall

Best Downloadable Game -Transistor

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53 Comments

  1. Useful Pseudonym

    I’m still hoping for a PS4 reveal, did I miss something has it been announced?

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Dark

    Another brink in coming..

    #2 2 years ago
  3. deathm00n

    I don’t see why, what does titanfall have to make it so special? The trailer I saw showed nothing more than another shooter with a little twist of wall running/jump and mechs (wich isn’t something new in fps mind you)

    @2 Agreed.

    Even Watch_Dogs that is looking like a modern setting Assassin’s Creed made more excited because of really new things.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. GK

    titanfall win so much,but looks like simple shooter,we had seen that thousands times.nothing special.its made for stupid xbox players!
    what thinking critics i dont understand :D

    #4 2 years ago
  5. G1GAHURTZ

    Titanfall looks so hype!

    EA must be pretty pleased with themselves, right now…

    #5 2 years ago
  6. MCTJim

    I also think the game rocks..but a certain company…..Activision, may not be too happy..that’s what you get for firing the people that made you the most money..eat it Activision LOL. Kudos for the BEST game of the show..I couldn’t agree more…gonna really enjoy this title on my X1 :D

    #6 2 years ago
  7. fearmonkey

    Titanfall must have impressed gameplay wise, but so far I havent seen anything that really wowed me. However, I love the idea that Respawn has a hit, as Activision treated infinity ward badly, and id love to see COD be dethroned.

    Titanfall might the closest I get to a new Shogo, so I’ll give it a try.

    As far as PS4 goes, I bet its a timed exclusivity deal, not a forever exclusive. I can’t imagine Respawn throwing away money if its a hit on Xbone and PC.

    Watch Dogs so far is the must play launch title for me, but I am hoping Knack gets good reviews, and so does the new Killzone. I never played a Killzone game, but the new title looks very pretty.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. BD

    Titanfall is multiplayer only by the way.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. machy

    OVERRATED

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Useful Pseudonym

    Does anyone else remember when Rage was in this position.

    #10 2 years ago
  11. CyberMarco

    Like seriously, from all the next-gen offerings, TITANFALL is the best?

    What can I say, people go ape-shit for Justin Bieber too, so nothing special here I guess…

    #11 2 years ago
  12. DuckNation

    @9 +1 Yes it is

    #12 2 years ago
  13. No_PUDding

    You know… The overriding sentiment I’ve seen is ‘meh’.

    #13 2 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    I really couldnt imagine what else they could have picked. Overall E3 was pretty light on new games, especially ones that were actually there, more than just a single trailer.

    #14 2 years ago
  15. No_PUDding

    I’d have gone with The Division and inFamous all the way. Unfortunately neither were playable.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. Clupula

    It honestly looked pretty boring to me.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. PEYJ

    Surprised to see that “Murdered: Soul Suspect” is not on the list.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. The_Red

    Congrats to Respawn.

    Wait… I just noticed something. There were no serious fighting games at E3 outside KI and SSB (Both of which are hardly big ones like SF, KOF or MK).

    What happened? There was a sweet and awesome boom. SF4, MvC3, SC4-5, MK9, Injustice, Skull Girls, BlazBlue and then… poof. Really, REALLY hope to see some serious next-gen fighters during next E3. MK10 and SF5 going head to head please!

    #18 2 years ago
  19. MCTJim

    imo, it will stay exclusive to the X1, just like a few games were to the Xbox 360 and PS3. MS has deeper pockets and the server infrastructure to support this game..and probably, again imo, giving Respawn free servers or deeply discounted for this game to be on.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. Lengendaryboss

    Nominees for anyone interested: http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/nominees.html

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Gekidami

    @PUD
    Oh, if they were playable i’m sure this would be very different, if a lot more of the games announced at E3 were playable it would. But thats the real problem here, too many trailers not enough demos at this years E3.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. Belmont

    and people criticize the lack of innovation in the industry. Best online Multiplayer was the only title it deserved (or was it Destiny ?)

    #22 2 years ago
  23. MCTJim

    @20..thanks for the list :D

    #23 2 years ago
  24. SlayerGT

    Rivals beat out Forza..hm.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. SlayerGT

    And Rift beat out XBOne and PS4? Damn.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. bradk825

    I am disappointed there will be no story mode at all. I don’t really get how you win best anything without offering a story mode. Especially best of show. Gaming is moving toward being the best way to tell a story and present a work of fiction. How is it in this climate a game that completely lacks any storytelling is the best in show?

    Don’t get me wrong, I’ve got it pre-ordered, and it looks like fantastic gameplay. I just think it’s wrong to call a multiplayer-only game best in show.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Lahanas

    What? A console exclusive of Xbox One best of show? Xbox One the console with by far the most wins?

    Damn those judges. Didnt they ask the internet’s console warriors first? Didnt they hear that Titanfall is boring and generic (of course if it was for the PS4 it would be awesome)? Didnt they get the memo that saying anything positive for the Xbox One is banned? How in God’s name didnt the almighty PS4 sweep the awards?

    Oh I get it. MICROSOFT MONEYHATS!!1!1!

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Gheritt White

    WHY IS *NOBODY* BANGING ON ABOUT HOW AMAZING ‘INFAMOUS: SECOND SON’ LOOKED?!?!?!

    #28 2 years ago
  29. MCTJim

    @27 LOL…..how dare you speak in such a way..LOL :D

    #29 2 years ago
  30. naffgeek

    Can we have a list of who voted so the next time the ybemoan the lack of originality in the triple A titles we can tell them to shut the fuck up in the politest way possible of course.

    Did look good but mainly in a 14yr old pew pew kind of way.

    I may be too old! Where is my WiiU?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. SlayerGT

    @26 I have hard believing they could make a good story. I don’t recall any COD game from Infinity Ward having a good story.

    #31 2 years ago
  32. SlayerGT

    @28 I’m sorry I thought it was obvious :P I can’t wait to play it personally.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. Stephany Nunneley

    @20 & @23 The nominees are linked in there to a previous post we did. :*(

    #33 2 years ago
  34. Lengendaryboss

    @33
    Sorry Steph flew over my head. But heres something to cheer you up http://global3.memecdn.com/smart-dog_o_366048.jpg :P

    #34 2 years ago
  35. Stephany Nunneley

    @34 – :D Thanks! :)

    #35 2 years ago
  36. MCTJim

    #35 didnt look for the previous post..I was lazy

    #36 2 years ago
  37. zoopdeloop

    first Microsoft screws it over at E3 with their policies losing a lot of their fanbase.Then they retract,day after day we see comments and interviews from MS staff(in hope to win everyone back) and now this
    it’s actually a no brainer here

    #37 2 years ago
  38. MCTJim

    You are correct, Titanfall won hands down :D

    #38 2 years ago
  39. GK

    gamespot,E3 game chossen from people.now it is final stage.The Division vs Watch Dogs.

    by the way,The Division wins agains titanflop by mile.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. MCTJim

    @39 not according to the game critics award for 2013..game has to be playable and it was not. It is still killing people that the X1 exclusive won.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. pcbros

    @39 The Division and Titanfall are two different games. But I do know that Titanfall wins against Killzone ShadowFAIL.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. manamana

    The hypetrain is coming, better keep on running!

    #42 2 years ago
  43. MCTJim

    @42 could you imagine if any of the above games turned out like MoH…LOL

    #43 2 years ago
  44. DrDamn

    @15
    Infamous Second Son was nominated for Action Adventure, so was therefore playable.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. lookingglass

    Infamous looks like garbage. It takes itself too seriously for what it is. The PS4 reveal was hilariously bad. I’m excited for other PS4 titles but that game is ridiculous.

    Titianfall looks like quality and with the lack of any single player at all, the multiplayer has room to spread its wings. The FPS genre on consoles is lacking a pure, uncompromising multiplayer experience.

    I hope it takes a solid bite out of CoD.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Francis O

    LOL, these awards mean nothing. Titanfall was not that impressive. Bayonetta 2 was the most innovative and unique game at E3. But you know the western press. If it’s a shooter…it’s probably going to win.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. Clupula

    @46 – While I agree that Titanfall was not impressive, I am pretty sure if the same awards had been given to, say, Donkey Kong Country or X, you would be crowing up and down about how many E3 awards it won.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. Lengendaryboss

    @Francis
    Seriously go back and find the links I gave you. About B2 thats your opinion. About Titanfall again opinion look above and below: some people don’t agree/disagree. Until you tell me why each shooter is lame and i mean each shooter instead of palming off generalizations based on a sub-set of them: please file it under “Haters gonna Hate for no reason”.

    Jesus i hate COD but i don’t spam the shooters boards declaring my hatred for it on a daily basis.

    Now seeing into the future you will call me the ever so generic “chump” :(

    #48 2 years ago
  49. xxJPRACERxx

    Titanfall look really nice, but for my mp FPS needs I’ll go with bf4. I can’t wait for the new inFamous!

    #49 2 years ago
  50. MCTJim

    I will not buy BF4 until they allow you to host your own lobbies without having to purchase private servers…is it that hard to implement?

    #50 2 years ago
  51. TMRNetShark

    Uh, why is Titanfall so great? I clearly don’t see the appeal at all.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Se_7_eN

    @51 – You aren’t the only one my friend… I see nothing special about it, especially after their little “No single player” rant.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. MCTJim

    @27 says it all :D

    #53 2 years ago

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  • Payday 2 for PS4 and Xbox One includes “a year’s worth of paid DLC” for free

    Payday 2: Crimewave Edition will include a year’s worth of paid DLC from the PC version of the game for free. The new-gen version of the game will be available June 2015, and includes almost all of the paid and free DLC released so far for Overkill’s popular first-person shooter. That DLC includes The Big […]

  • Yes, Mortal Kombat X will require Xbox Live Gold or PS Plus

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  • This is what Destiny players most want next

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  • Google AI can play games now, so we’re probably all going to die

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  • First footage of Renowned Explorers: International Society surfaces

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  • Cities: Skylines developer commits to mod support

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  • Nosgoth update adds Vanguard, many fixes

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  • Xbox Live Gold 12 month sub $40 on Microsoft store

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  • Tomb Raider movie script to be penned by TMNT writer

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  • Shelter 2 pre-orders open, launch trailer debuts early

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  • That Batman: Arkham Knight trailer is full of codes

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  • Assassin’s Creed haystacks won’t save you from a fall

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  • Why are people buying PS4 and not Xbox One?

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  • Toejam and Earl are back with a new Kickstarter

    The early 90′s are alive and well in a new bid to bring back Toejam and Earl. Toejam and Earl released for Mega Drive (Genesis, Americans) in 1991, and the eponymous characters went on to count among Sega’s best-known characters. They appeared in a platformer, a light gun shooter and finally a 2002 Xbox game […]

  • New Wander trailer shows off Azertash form

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  • SOMA approaching beta phase on PC and PS4

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  • Square Enix does not condone Final Fantasy: Mystic Quest HD Remaster

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  • New Hunger teaser released by LittleBigPlanet Vita co-developers

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  • Here’s two Mario Party 10 overview videos, one featuring amiibo

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  • Clan Raids announced for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Companion App

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  • Play Battlefield Hardline starting March 12 through EA Access

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  • This video summarizes the contents of Destiny patch 1.1.1

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  • Destiny 1.1.1 patch notes out, update is live

    Destiny’s 1.1.1 patch arrives today, so if you have been kicked from activities, it means you will need to download the patch now that it’s live. We will be pushing the 1.1.1 patch for Destiny shortly. Players will be kicked from activities and required to download the patch. — Bungie Help (@BungieHelp) February 25, 2015 […]

  • Payday 2 packs based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number coming

    Starbreeze has announced another collaboration with Dennaton Games which will see masks based on Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number appear in Payday 2. The collaboration consists of two free updates when you acquire Hotline Miami 2 or its deluxe version on Steam from February 25. The two updates, called Hotline Miami Mask Pack and Jacket […]

  • Velocity 2X making its way onto Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One

    Velocity 2X will be released on Linux, Mac, PC and Xbox One Futurlab has announced. The developer is in charge of the port, which will be published by Sierra. According to Futurlab, the deal with Sierra came about when self-publishing proved to be difficult due to spending “more time doing PR and marketing on Velocity […]

  • Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number finally has a release date

    A release date for Hotline Miami 2: Wrong Number has been announced, finally. The game will arrive on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 3, PS4 and Vita March 10. It is now available for pre-order on GOG, Humble and Steam for 10% off for $13.49/£10.99. There’s also a Digital Special Edition available which includes tracks from […]

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena is a twin stick shooter MOBA for PC

    Warhammer 40,000: Dark Nexus Arena has been announced as a twin stick shooter MOBA blend from Whitebox Interactive. Set for a 2016 release on PC, the game’s beta will be on show at PAX East next month. An Early Access release is slated for Q2 2015 and you can already purchase early access for a […]

  • More information, videos for cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun surface

    A trailer for the cancelled Legacy of Kain: Dead Sun title from Climax which was reportedly set for an E3 2012 reveal, has surfaced. Along with the above video is another which is described as a pre-boss battle cutscene. It’s below. According to a source of NeoGAF’s Mama Robotnik, the game was being developed under […]

  • Three additional games added to Square Enix Humble Bundle

    Kane & Lynch Collection, Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light and Startopia have been added to the Square Enix Humble Bundle. All three are made available when paying the average price of $7.69. Those who have already purchased the bundle will automatically be granted the titles. All three are available for PC only. The […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 gets Fast & Furious with standalone expansion

    A Fast & Furious tie-in and standalone expansion to Forza Horizon 2 will arrive for Xbox consoles next month. Titled Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, the downloadable title does not require the base game to play. “We’ve been talking with the folks at Turn 10 for a number of years and have always […]

  • The Evil Within: The Assignment has a release date, new trailer

    The Evil Within: The Assignment will be released on March 10 in North America and March 11 in Europe, it was announced today. Along with an exact release date was a trailer detailing more information about the first set of DLC. The Assignment is the first of two DLCs centering on Detective Castellanos’ mysterious partner, […]

  • Steam and GOG cross-platform multiplayer added to AvP Classic 2000

    Steam and GOG have announced Aliens vs Predator Classic 2000 owners will be able play multiplayer with each other across both platforms. With the recent online multiplayer update for for AVP Classic 2000, Rebellion CEO Jason Kingsley has made good on his promise from June to offer cross-platform play between the Steam and GOG platforms. […]

  • OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood arrives on PS4, Vita next week

    Roll7 has announced it will release OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood next week. The developer announced the dates on Twitter this morning alongside the launch trailer. You will be able to download the game for PlayStation 4 and Vita March 3 in North America and March 4 in Europe.

  • Week 7: Play GTA Online with VG247 tonight at 8pm UK time!

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  • Batman: Arkham Knight – first look into the story

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  • Vita knocks New 3DS LL out of top slot on Media Create charts

    Thanks to four new titles, one of which was God Eater 2: Rage Burst, PlayStation Vita has knocked New 3DS LL out of the top slot on the Media Create charts in Japan. The handheld, which came in thrid place last week, moved 35,203 units for the February 16-22 period, compared to 10,901 units the […]

  • Dragon Quest Heroes coming west in 2015, PS4 only

    Dragon Quest Heroes will be making its way to west this year. Square Enix has announced that it’s bringing Dragon Quest Heroes to the west this year. The press release mentioned only PAL territories (Europe & Australia). Though it’s unlikely it will miss the US. The game will release on PlayStation 4, both digitally and […]

  • Destiny: how to make sure Crota stays down for longer

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  • NBA Live 15 added to EA Access just four months after release

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  • Deal: get Advanced Warfare Limited Edition Xbox One bundle + extra game for £299

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