Evolve wins big at E3 Game Critics awards

Tuesday, 1st July 2014 19:46 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Turtle Rock’s shooter Evolve won a Best in Show along with three other Game Critics Awards. No Man’s Sky won three.


Other awards won by the developer include Best Action Game, Best Online Multiplayer, and Best Console Game. No Man’s Sky won Best Original Game, Best Independent Game and Special Commendation for Innovation.

The full list of winners are below.

  • Best of Show: Evolve
  • Best Original Game: No Man’s Sky
  • Best Console Game: Evolve
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
  • Best PC Game: Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege
  • Best Hardware/Peripheral: Oculus Rift
  • Best Action Game: Evolve
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: Batman: Arkham Knight
  • Best Role Playing Game: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Best Racing Game: The Crew
  • Best Sports Game: NHL 15
  • Best Strategy Game: Civilization: Beyond Earth
  • Best Social/Casual/Family Game: Mario Maker
  • Best Online Multiplayer: Evolve
  • Best Independent Game: No Man’s Sky
  • Special Commendation for Innovation: No Man’s Sky



  1. pukem0n

    how can Evolve be the Best Game of the Show, and Rainbow Six be the best PC game while Evolve also comes out on the PC?

    those awards are bogus anyways ^^

    #1 6 months ago


    Valid point, perhaps Evolve wasn’t running on the PC platform during the event and RB6:Siege was ? (This could be false however, I didn’t attend so would not know)

    Looking at best racing title and I’m surprised. There usn’t a great deal of depth in that genre at the moment but The Crew didn’t tick many boxes for me and it doesn’t say much for Sony’s offering.

    Game of show I would’ve awarded to No Man Sky just purely on WOW FACTOR, each time you see it there is another major improvement and when it appeared during Sony’s presser my jaw dropped, it is astonishing considering how small the studio is.

    #2 6 months ago
  3. SlayerGT

    So The Witcher wasn’t eligible I take it?

    #3 6 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @SlayerGT What’s even more baffling than that omission is the lack of an MGSV: The Phantom Pain or a stealth category.

    #4 6 months ago
  5. The_Red

    WTF is going on here?

    Dragon Age wins RPG when Witcher 3 exists? And Smash for fighters when next-gen iterations of both Guilty Gear and MK showed much more promise rather than the same old chaotic fanfest? Are these awards real?

    #5 6 months ago
  6. Matt Martin

    It’s worth noting that these are judged about a month before E3 actually begins. So if a specific build isn’t ready at that point it’s not likely to be shown to the (US) critics who choose the winners.

    #6 6 months ago

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