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Award winnersEdit

Note on "all systems" as platform: Because games shown at E3 are still in development, the platforms for which the game is published might still be in question.

Best of ShowEdit

2019: Final Fantasy VII Remake (for PlayStation 4)
2018: Resident Evil 2 (for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2017: Super Mario Odyssey (for Switch)
2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (for Wii U and Switch)
2015: Fallout 4 (for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2014: Evolve (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2013: Titanfall (for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
2012: The Last of Us (for PlayStation 3)
2011: BioShock Infinite (for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)
2010: Nintendo 3DS
2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (for PlayStation 3)
2008: Fallout 3 (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2007: Rock Band (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2006: Wii
2005: Spore (for PC and Mac)
2004: PlayStation Portable
2003: Half-Life 2 (for PC)
2002: Doom 3 (for PC)
2001: GameCube
2000: Black & White (for PC)
1999: Freelancer (for PC)

Best Original GameEdit

2019: The Outer Worlds (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2018: Dreams (for PlayStation 4)
2017: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (for Switch)
2016: Horizon Zero Dawn (for PlayStation 4)
2015: Horizon Zero Dawn (for PlayStation 4)
2014: No Man's Sky (for PlayStation 4)
2013: Titanfall (for PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One)
2012: The Last of Us (for PlayStation 3)
2011: BioShock Infinite (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2010: Dance Central (for Xbox 360)
2009: Scribblenauts (for Nintendo DS)
2008: Mirror's Edge (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2007: LittleBigPlanet (for PlayStation 3)
2006: Spore (for PC)
2005: Spore (for PC)
2004: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (for GameCube)
2003: Full Spectrum Warrior (for PC and Xbox)
2002: Psychonauts (for Xbox)[3]
2001: Majestic (for PC)
2000: Black & White (for PC)
1999: Black & White (for PC)

Best Console GameEdit

2019: Final Fantasy VII Remake (for PlayStation 4)
2018: Spider-Man (for PlayStation 4)
2017: Super Mario Odyssey (for Switch)
2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (for Wii U and Switch)
2015: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (for PlayStation 4)
2014: Evolve (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2013: Titanfall (for Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
2012: The Last of Us (for PlayStation 3)
2011: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC)
2010: Rage (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (for PlayStation 3)
2008: LittleBigPlanet (for PlayStation 3)
2007: Mass Effect (for Xbox 360)
2006: Gears of War (for Xbox 360)
2005: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (for GameCube)
2004: Halo 2 (for Xbox)
2003: Halo 2 (for Xbox)
2002: The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (for GameCube)
2001: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (for PlayStation 2)
2000: Jet Grind Radio (for Dreamcast)
1999: Perfect Dark (for Nintendo 64)
1998: Metal Gear Solid (for PlayStation)

Best PC GameEdit

2019: Doom Eternal
2018: Anthem
2017: Destiny 2
2016: Civilization VI
2015: Fallout 4
2014: Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
2013: Titanfall
2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
2011: BioShock Infinite
2010: Portal 2
2009: Star Wars: The Old Republic
2008: Spore
2007: Crysis
2006: Spore
2005: Spore
2004: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory
2003: Half-Life 2
2002: Doom 3
2001: Star Wars Galaxies
2000: Black & White
1999: Freelancer
1998: Half-Life

Best Handheld GameEdit

2017: Metroid: Samus Returns (for Nintendo 3DS)
2015: The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (for Nintendo 3DS)
2014: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (for Nintendo 3DS)
2013: Tearaway (for PlayStation Vita)
2012: Sound Shapes (for PlayStation Vita)
2011: Sound Shapes (for PlayStation Vita)
2010: God of War: Ghost of Sparta (for PlayStation Portable)
2009: Scribblenauts (for Nintendo DS)
2008: Resistance: Retribution (for PlayStation Portable)
2007: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (for Nintendo DS)
2006: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass (for Nintendo DS)
2005: Nintendogs (for Nintendo DS)

Best Peripheral/HardwareEdit

2019: Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
2018: Xbox Adaptive Controller
2017: Xbox One X
2016: PlayStation VR
2015: Oculus Touch
2014: Oculus Rift
2013: Oculus Rift
2012: Wii U
2011: PlayStation Vita
2010: Nintendo 3DS
2009: Project Natal (for Xbox 360)
2008: Rock Band 2 Ion "Drum Rocker" Set
2007: Rock Band instruments
2006: Wii
2005: PlayStation 3
2004: PlayStation Portable
2003: EyeToy (for PlayStation 2)
2002: WaveBird Wireless Controller (for GameCube)
2001: (PC) Nvidia GeForce 3
2001: (Console) GameCube
2000: (PC) nVidia GeForce 2
2000: (Console) Xbox
1999: (PC) Nvidia RIVA TNT2
1999: (Console) Dreamcast
1998: Microsoft SideWinder Freestyle Pro

Best Action GameEdit

2019: Doom Eternal (for PC, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, and Xbox One)
2018: Anthem (for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2017: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2016: Battlefield 1 (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2015: Star Wars Battlefront (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2014: Evolve (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2013: Titanfall (for PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One)
2012: Halo 4 (for Xbox 360)
2011: Battlefield 3 (for PC)
2010: Rage (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2009: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2008: Gears of War 2 (for Xbox 360)
2007: Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2006: Gears of War (for Xbox 360)
2005: F.E.A.R. (for PC)
2004: Halo 2 (for Xbox)
2003: Half-Life 2 (for PC)
2002: Doom 3 (for PC)
2001: Star Wars Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader (for GameCube)
2000: Halo: Combat Evolved (for PC)
1999: Team Fortress (for PC)
1998: Half-Life (for PC)

Best Action/Adventure GameEdit

2019: Watch Dogs: Legion (for PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One)
2018: Spider-Man (for PlayStation 4)
2017: Super Mario Odyssey (for Switch)
2016: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (for Wii U and Switch)
2015: Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (for PlayStation 4)
2014: Batman: Arkham Knight (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2013: Watch Dogs (for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U)
2012: The Last of Us (for PlayStation 3)
2011: BioShock Infinite (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2010: Portal 2 (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2009: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (for PlayStation 3)
2008: Dead Space (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2007: BioShock (for Xbox 360)
2006: Assassin’s Creed (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2005: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (for GameCube)
2004: Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (for PC)
2003: Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (for multiple systems)
2002: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (for multiple systems)
2001: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (for PlayStation 2)
2000: Escape from Monkey Island (for PC)
1999: Oni (for PC)
1998: Grim Fandango (for PC)

Best Role Playing GameEdit

2019: Final Fantasy VII Remake (for PlayStation 4)
2018: Kingdom Hearts III (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2017: Ni no Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (for PC and PlayStation 4)
2016: Final Fantasy XV (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2015: Fallout 4 (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2014: Dragon Age: Inquisition (for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One)
2013: The Elder Scrolls Online (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2012: South Park: The Stick of Truth (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2011: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2010: Star Wars: The Old Republic (for PC)
2009: Mass Effect 2 (for PC and Xbox 360)
2008: Fallout 3 (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2007: Mass Effect (for Xbox 360)
2006: Mass Effect (for Xbox 360)
2005: The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (for PC and Xbox 360)
2004: Jade Empire (for Xbox)
2003: Fable (for Xbox)
2002: Neverwinter Nights (for PC)
2001: Neverwinter Nights (for PC)
2000: Neverwinter Nights (for PC)
1999: Vampire: The Masquerade – Redemption (for PC)
1998: Baldur's Gate (for PC)

Best Racing GameEdit

2019: Crash Team Racing (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2018: Forza Horizon 4 (for PC and Xbox One)
2017: Forza Motorsport 7 (for PC and Xbox One)
2016: Forza Horizon 3 (for PC and Xbox One)
2015: Need for Speed (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2014: The Crew (for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360)
2013: Need for Speed Rivals (for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox )
2012: Need for Speed: Most Wanted (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2011: Forza Motorsport 4 (for Xbox 360)
2010: Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2009: Split/Second (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2008: Pure (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2007: Burnout Paradise (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2006: Excite Truck (for Wii)
2005: Burnout Revenge (for PlayStation 2 and Xbox)
2004: Burnout 3: Takedown (for PlayStation 2 and Xbox)
2003: Gran Turismo 4 (for PlayStation 2)
2002: Auto Modellista (for PlayStation 2)
2001: Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (for PlayStation 2)
2000: Need For Speed: Motor City (for PC)
1999: Driver (for PC and PlayStation)
1998: Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit (for PC and PlayStation)

Best Sports GameEdit

2019: eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2018: FIFA 19 (for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2017: FIFA 18 (for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One)
2016: Steep (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2015: FIFA 16 (for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, Xbox One, Xbox 360, iOS, and Android)
2014: NHL 15 (for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One)
2013: NHL 14 (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2012: FIFA Soccer 13 (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2011: FIFA Soccer 12 (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2010: NBA Jam (for Wii)
2009: Fight Night Round 4 (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2008: Madden NFL 09 (for multiple systems)
2007: Madden NFL 08 (for multiple systems)
2006: Wii Sports (for Wii)
2005: Madden NFL 06 (for multiple systems)
2004: Madden NFL 2005 (for multiple systems)
2003: Tony Hawk's Underground (for multiple systems)
2002: NFL 2K3 (for GameCube, PlayStation 2, and Xbox)
2001: Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 (for PlayStation 2)
2000: Madden NFL 2001 (for PlayStation 2)
1999: NFL 2K (for Dreamcast)
1998: Madden NFL 99 (for PC, Nintendo 64, and PlayStation)

Best Fighting GameEdit

2018: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (for Switch)
2017: Dragon Ball FighterZ (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2016: Injustice 2 (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2014: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (for Wii U)
2012: Injustice: Gods Among Us (for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii U)
2011: Street Fighter X Tekken (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PlayStation Vita)
2010: Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2009: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (for Wii)
2008: Street Fighter IV (for Arcade)
2007: Virtua Fighter 5 (for PlayStation 3)
2006: Heavenly Sword (for PlayStation 3)
2005: Soulcalibur III (for PlayStation 2)
2004: Def Jam: Fight for NY (for multiple systems)
2003: Soulcalibur II (for multiple systems)
2002: Tekken 4 (for PlayStation 2)
2001: Super Smash Bros. Melee (for GameCube)
2000: Ultimate Fighting Championship (for Dreamcast)
1999: Soulcalibur (for Dreamcast)
1998: Tekken 3

Best Strategy GameEdit

(Real-Time or Turn-Based)

2019: John Wick Hex (for Mac and PC)
2018: Total War: Three Kingdoms (for PC)
2017: Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (for Switch)
2016: Civilization VI (for PC)
2014: Civilization: Beyond Earth (for PC)
2013: Total War: Rome II (for PC)
2012: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2011: From Dust (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2010: Civilization V (for PC)
2009: Supreme Commander 2 (for PC and Xbox 360)
2008: Tom Clancy's EndWar (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2007: World in Conflict (for PC)
2006: Supreme Commander (for PC)
2005: Company of Heroes (for PC)
2004: The Lord of the Rings: The Battle for Middle-earth (for PC)
2003: Command & Conquer: Generals (for PC)
2002: Rome: Total War (for PC)
2001: Age of Mythology (for PC)
2000: Black & White (for PC)
1999: Homeworld (for PC)
1998: (RTS) Homeworld
1998: (turn-based) Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri

Best Social/Casual/Puzzle/Family GameEdit

2019: Luigi's Mansion 3 (for Switch)
2018: Overcooked 2 (for PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One)
2017: Hidden Agenda (for PlayStation 4)
2016: Skylanders: Imaginators (for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U)
2015: Super Mario Maker (for Wii U)
2014: Mario Maker (for Wii U)
2013: Fantasia: Music Evolved (for Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
2012: Dance Central 3 (for Xbox 360)
2011: Sound Shapes (for PlayStation Vita)
2010: Rock Band 3 (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii)
2009: DJ Hero (for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii)
2008: LittleBigPlanet (for PlayStation 3)
2007: Rock Band (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2006: Guitar Hero II (for PlayStation 2)
2005: We Love Katamari (for PlayStation 2)
2004: Donkey Kong Jungle Beat (for GameCube)
2003: The EyeToy Games (for PlayStation 2)
2002: Super Monkey Ball 2 (for GameCube)
2001: Pikmin (for GameCube)
2000: Samba de Amigo (for Dreamcast)
1999: Um Jammer Lammy (for PlayStation)
1998: Sentinel Returns

Best Online MultiplayerEdit

2019: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2018: Battlefield V (for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One)
2017: Star Wars Battlefront II (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2016: Titanfall 2 (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2015: Star Wars Battlefront (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2014: Evolve (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2013: Titanfall (for PC, Xbox 360 and Xbox One)
2012: Halo 4 (for Xbox 360)
2011: Battlefield 3 (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2010: Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2009: Left 4 Dead 2 (for PC and Xbox 360)
2008: Left 4 Dead (for PC and Xbox 360)
2007: Halo 3 (for Xbox 360)
2006: Enemy Territory: Quake Wars (for PC)
2005: Battlefield 2 (for PC)
2004: Halo 2 (for Xbox)
2003: City of Heroes (for PC)
2002: Star Wars Galaxies (for PC) [2]
2001: Star Wars Galaxies (for PC) [1]
2000: Neverwinter Nights (for PC)
1999: Team Fortress (for PC)
1998: EverQuest

Best Independent GameEdit

2019: 12 Minutes (for PC and Xbox One)
2018: Ori and the Will of the Wisps (for PC and Xbox One)
2017: The Artful Escape (for PC and Xbox One)
2016: Inside (for PC and Xbox One)
2015: No Man's Sky (for PlayStation 4)
2014: No Man's Sky (for PlayStation 4)

Best VR/AR GameEdit

2019: Phantom: Covert Ops (for Oculus Quest and PC)
2018: Tetris Effect (for PlayStation 4)
2017: Lone Echo (for PC)
2016: Batman: Arkham VR (for PlayStation 4)

Best Ongoing GameEdit

2019: Destiny 2 (for PC, PlayStation 4, Stadia, and Xbox One)
2018: Fortnite (for iOS, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Switch and Xbox One)

Special Commendation for Graphics, Sound or InnovationEdit

2019: (G) Cyberpunk 2077 (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2018: (G) Cyberpunk 2077 (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2018: (G) The Last of Us Part II (for PlayStation 4)
2018: (G) Ghost of Tsushima (for PlayStation 4)
2018: (S) The Last of Us Part II (for PlayStation 4)
2018: (I) Cyberpunk 2077 (for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One)
2016: (G) God of War (for PlayStation 4)
2015: (G) Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (for PlayStation 4)
2014: (I) No Man's Sky (for PlayStation 4)
2012: (G) Star Wars 1313 (for TBA)
2012: (G) Watch Dogs (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2012: (S) The Last of Us (for PlayStation 3)
2012: (I) Watch Dogs (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2010: (G) Rage (for PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360)
2007: (G) Killzone 2 (for PlayStation 3)
2005: (G) Killzone (for PlayStation 3)
2004: (G) Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (for PC)
2003: (G) Half-Life 2 (for PC)
2002: (S) Doom 3 (for PC)
2001: (S) Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (for PC)
2000: (G) Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (for PlayStation and GameCube)
1999: (G) Freelancer (for PC)
1999: (+S) Outcast (for PC)
1999: (+S) Um Jammer Lammy (for PlayStation)

Winners of older awardsEdit

Best Downloadable GameEdit

2013: Transistor (for PC and PlayStation 4)
2012: The Unfinished Swan (for PlayStation 3)
2011: Bastion (for PC and Xbox 360)

Best Motion Simulation GameEdit

2012: Dance Central 3 (for Xbox 360)
2011: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (for Wii)
2010: Dance Central (for Xbox 360)

Best Simulation GameEdit

(Combat, Flight, Non-Combat)

2008: Tom Clancy's EndWar (for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360)
2006: Spore (for PC)
2005: Spore (for PC)
2004: The Sims 2 (for PC)
2003: Full Spectrum Warrior (for PC and Xbox)
2002: The Sims Online (for PC)
2001: The Sims Online (for PC)
2000: MechWarrior 4: Vengeance (for PC)
1999: (|F) Jane's USAF (for PC)
1999: (|N) Freelancer (for PC)
1998: (|C) Fighter Legends (for PC)
1998: (|N) Railroad Tycoon II (for PC)

Best PlatformerEdit

1999: Donkey Kong 64 (for Nintendo 64)

Most Promising New GameEdit

1998: Homeworld

Best BoothEdit

1999: Electronic Arts

Best PartyEdit

1998 : Babylon 5

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Tor Thorsen (22 June 2011). "E3 2011: BioShock Infinite, Uncharted 3 lead Game Critics Awards nominations". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 23 June 2011. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  2. ^ "Game Critics Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 22 June 2011.
  3. ^ 2002 winners

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