E3 2019 Game Critics Awards – Final Fantasy 7 Remake wins Best of Show

By Stephany Nunneley, Thursday, 27 June 2019 19:46 GMT

Winners of the E3 2019 Game Critics Awards have been announced, with Final Fantasy 7 Remake walking off with the Best in Show award.

The game also walked off with Best RPG and Best Console awards.

You’ll notice quite a few games were missing from the E3 2019 Game Critics Awards list. This is because the game had to be “hands-on playable” to voting publications for at least five minutes at the show.

Due to this rule, you’ll find games like Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2, Marvel’s Avengers, Halo Infinite, Animal Crossing: New Horizons,  Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Rainbow Six: Quarantine, and others weren’t nominated.

You can look over the list of publication judges here. Winners of the E3 2019 Game Critics Awards are noted in bold below.

E3 2019 Game Critics Awards

 

E3 2019 Game Critics Awards nominees

BEST OF SHOW

  • Borderlands 3 (Gearbox/2K for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)
  • Doom Eternal (id/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox)
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Square Enix/Square Enix for PS4)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Respawn/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)

BEST ORIGINAL GAME

  • 12 Minutes (Luis Antonio/Annapurna for PC, Xbox)
  • Bleeding Edge (Ninja Theory/Xbox Game Studios for PC, Xbox)
  • Control (Remedy/505 Games for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • John Wick Hex (Bithell Games/Good Shepherd for Mac, PC)
  • The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division for PC, PS4, Xbox)

BEST CONSOLE GAME

  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Square Enix/Square Enix for PS4)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games/Nintendo for Switch)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Grezzo/Nintendo EPD/Nintendo for Switch)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Respawn/EA for PS4, Xbox)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft for PS4, Xbox)

BEST PC GAME

  • Borderlands 3 (Gearbox/2K for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)
  • Control (Remedy/505 Games for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Doom Eternal (id/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox)
  • The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (MachineGames/Arkane/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox)

BEST VR/AR GAME

  • Asgard’s Wrath (Sanzaru/Oculus Studios for PC)
  • Lone Echo 2 (Ready at Dawn/Oculus Studios for PC)
  • Minecraft Earth (Mojang/Xbox Game Studios for Android, iOS)
  • Phantom: Covert Ops (nDreams/Oculus Studios for Oculus Quest, PC)
  • Sniper Elite VR (Just Add Water/Rebellion for PC, PS4)

BEST HARDWARE/PERIPHERAL

  • Sega Genesis Mini (Sega)
  • Smach Z (Smach)
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (Microsoft)

BEST ACTION GAME

  • Borderlands 3 (Gearbox/2K for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Doom Eternal (id/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox)
  • Gears 5 (The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios for PC, Xbox)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (MachineGames/Arkane/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox)

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

  • Control (Remedy/505 Games for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games/Nintendo for Switch)
  • Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (Respawn/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening (Grezzo/Nintendo EPD/Nintendo for Switch)
  • Watch Dogs: Legion (Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

  • Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot (CyberConnect2/Bandai Namco for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Square Enix/Square Enix for PS4)
  • Monster Hunter: World Iceborne (Capcom for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield (Game Freak/The Pokemon Co. for Switch)
  • The Outer Worlds (Obsidian/Private Division for PC, PS4, Xbox)

BEST RACING GAME

  • Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Beenox/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • F1 2019 (Codemasters for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions (Playground Games/Xbox Game Studios for PC, Xbox)
  • GRID (Codemasters for PC, PS4, Xbox)

BEST SPORTS GAME

  • E-Football Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (Konami for PS4, Xbox)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Sega for Switch)
  • Madden NFL 20 (EA Tiburon/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Roller Champions (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC)

BEST STRATEGY GAME

  • Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition (Wicked Witch/Forgotten Empires/Tantalus/Xbox Game Studios for PC)
  • Desperados 3 (Mimimi Games/THQN for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Fire Emblem: Three Houses (Intelligent Systems/Koei Tecmo/Nintendo for Switch)
  • John Wick Hex (Bithell Games/Good Shepherd for Mac, PC)
  • Phoenix Point (Snapshot Games for Mac, PC, Xbox)

BEST FAMILY/SOCIAL GAME

  • Fall Guys (Mediatonic/Devolver for PC, PS4)
  • Luigi’s Mansion 3 (Next Level Games/Nintendo for Switch)
  • Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (Sega for Switch)
  • Minecraft Dungeons (Mojang/Xbox Game Studios for PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox)
  • Pokemon Sword and Shield (Game Freak/The Pokemon Co. for Switch)

BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

  • Bleeding Edge (Ninja Theory/Xbox Game Studios for PC, Xbox)
  • Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Gears 5 (The Coalition/Xbox Game Studios for PC, Xbox)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)
  • Wolfenstein: Youngblood (MachineGames/Arkane/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch Xbox)

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

  • 12 Minutes (Luis Antonio/Annapurna for PC, Xbox)
  • Carrion (Phobia Game Studio/Devolver for Linux, Mac, PC)
  • FALL GUYS (Mediatonic/Devolver for PC, PS4)
  • John Wick Hex (Bithell Games/Good Shepherd for Mac, PC)
  • Sayonara Wild Hearts (Simogo/Annapurna for Switch)

BEST ONGOING GAME

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)
  • Final Fantasy 14 (Square Enix for Mac, PC, PS4)
  • Fortnite (Epic for Android, iOS, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox)
  • Monster Hunter: World (Capcom for PC, PS4, Xbox)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)

Special Commendation for Graphics

  • Cyberpunk 2077

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