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Titanfall named best game of E3 in Critics Awards

Meanwhile EA scores eight awards in US games media vote

The Game Critics Awards has announced its Best of E3 2013 winners, including Respawn and EA's Titanfall as Best of Show.

Winners are voted by "an independent group of 30 leading North American media" including Associated Press, Kotaku, Official Xbox Magazine, Polygon and Yahoo (full list here).

The awards are said to be aimed at recognising "games that will shape the future of interactive entertainment".

Here are their picks:


Best of Show

  • Titanfall - (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Original Game

  • Titanfall - (Respawn/EA for PC, XBox 360, Xbox One)

Best Console Game

  • Titanfall - (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

  • Tearaway - (Media Molecule/SCEA for PSVita)

Best PC Game

  • Titanfall - (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

  • Oculus Rift - (Oculus VR)

Best Action Game

  • Titanfall - (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Watch Dogs - (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii-U)

Best Role Playing Game

  • The Elder Scrolls Online - (Zenimax Online/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game

  • Need for Speed: Rivals - (Ghost Games/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game

  • NHL 14 - (EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game

  • Total War: Rome II - (Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)

Best Social/Casual Game

  • Fantasia: Music Evolved - (Harmonix/Disney Interactive for Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Titanfall - (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Downloadable Game

  • Transistor - (Supergiant Games for PC, PS4)

Winner Breakdown By # of Wins

Six Wins

  • Titanfall

One Win

  • Fantasia: Music Evolved
  • Need for Speed: Rivals
  • NHL 14
  • Oculus Rift
  • Tearaway
  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Total War: Rome II
  • Transistor
  • Watch Dogs

Publisher Breakdown

Eight Wins

  • Electronic Arts

One Win

  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Disney Interactive
  • Sega
  • Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Supergiant Games
  • Oculus VR
  • Ubisoft

Platform Breakdown By # Of Wins

(Notes: Multiplatform games are counted in all appropriate platform tallies. Information based on announced platforms for each game as of 7/1/2013)

  • PC: 11 (+4 from 2012; Same as 2011)
  • Xbox One: 10 (new)
  • Xbox 360: 10 (-2 from 2012; -4 from 2011)
  • PS4: 4 (new)
  • PS3: 3 (-12 from 2012; -6 from 2011)
  • Wii U: 1 (same as 2012)
  • PS Vita: 1 (same as 2012)