Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2010 noms en-Rage-d

Id's postapocalyptic actioner leads multipublication panel's award nominees; Epic Mickey, Dance Central, and Portal 2 all net four nods each; winners to be revealed next week.

Over two weeks after the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo ended, the 46,500-person convention continues to make headlines. Today, the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2010 nominees were announced, with id Software's Rage leading the pack with five nominations, including Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best PC game, and best Action game. Though it has no firm release date, the postapocalyptic action and car combat game will be published by Bethesda Softworks simultaneously on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC, and Mac.

This guy is excited about Rage getting five Game Critics: Best of E3 2010 nominations.

Also lauded by the Game Critics' judges, which includes editors from 31 media outlets including GameSpot, was Epic Mickey. The Wii-exclusive new take on Disney's iconic rodent was nominated in four categories, including Best of Show, Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Original Game, and Best Console Game.

Portal 2 also racked up a quartet of nods from the jury following the shock announcement that the dimension-hopping action platformer--previously announced for the PC and Xbox 360--is coming to the PS3 in early 2011. Also racking up four nominations was Dance Central, the upcoming Xbox 360-exclusive dancing game, which uses the Kinect motion-sensing system.

A full list of the Game Critics: Best of E3 2010 is below, and the winners will be revealed on Tuesday, July 6. GameSpot just announced its own individual Best of E3 2010 Winners, viewable in the video below.


Best of Show
- Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
- Disney's Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
- Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo)
- Portal 2 (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360)
- Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Original Game
- Bulletstorm (People Can Fly/Epic Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)
- Child of Eden (Q Entertainment/Ubisoft for PS3, Xbox 360)
- Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
- Disney's Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
- Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Console Game
- Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
- InFamous 2 (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
- Kirby's Epic Yarn (Good-Feel/Nintendo for Wii)
- Portal 2 (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360)
- Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Handheld Game
- Ghost Trick (Capcom for Nintendo DS)
- God of War: Ghost of Sparta (Ready at Dawn/Sony Santa Monica for PSP)
- Okamiden (Capcom for Nintendo DS)
- Super Scribblenauts (5TH Cell/WBIE for Nintendo DS)
- Valkyria Chronicles 2 (Sega for PSP)

Best PC Game
- Civilization V (Firaxis/2K Games)
- Crysis 2 (CryTek/Electronic Arts)
- Portal 2 (Valve)
- Rage (id Software/Bethesda)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/LucasArts/EA)

Best Hardware
- Kinect (Microsoft for Xbox 360)
- Move (Sony for PlayStation 3)
- Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo)
- Rock Band 3 Pro Guitars (Harmonix/MTV Games/Mad Catz)
- Rock Band 3 Keyboard (Harmonix/MTV Games/Mad Catz)

Best Action Game

- Bulletstorm (People Can Fly/Epic Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops (TreyArch/Activision for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
- Gears of War 3 (Epic Game/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
- Halo: Reach (Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
- Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game

- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
- Dead Space 2 (Visceral Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
- Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
- Portal 2 (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)

Best Role Playing Game

- Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal/Square-Enix for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Fable III (Lionhead/Microsoft Game Studios for PC and Xbox 360)
- Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian/Bethesda for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/LucasArts/EA for PC)
- The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (CD Projekt RED STUDIO/Atari for PC)

Best Racing Game

- Gran Turismo 5 (Polyphony Digital/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
- MotorStorm: Apocalypse (Evolution Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
- Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
- Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Eden Games/Atari for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game

- Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds (Capcom for PS3 and Xbox 360)
- Mortal Kombat (NetherRealm/WBIE for PS3 and Xbox 360)
- WWE All Stars (THQ San Diego/THQ for PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game

- EA Sports MMA (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
- Madden NFL 11 (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
- NBA Jam (EA Canada/EA Sports for Wii)
- NCAA Football 11 (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
- NHL 11 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game

- Civilization V (Firaxis/2K Games for PC)
- Company of Heroes Online (Relic/THQ for PC)
- End of Nations (Petroglyph/Trion Worlds for PC)
- Shogun 2: Total War (The Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)

Best Social/Casual Game

- Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
- DJ Hero 2 (FreeStyle Games/Activision for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)
- Kinect Adventures (Good Science Studio/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
- Rock Band 3 (Harmonix/MTV Games/Electronic Arts for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)

Best Motion Simulation Game

- Child of Eden (Q Entertainment/Ubisoft for PS3 and Xbox 360)
- Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
- SOCOM 4 (Zipper/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)
- Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer Game

- Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
- Gears of War 3 (Epic Games/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360 )
- Halo Reach (Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
- Medal of Honor (EALA/DICE/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/LucasArts/EA for PC)

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162 comments
wedran123
wedran123

Moro10 YOU ARE A TOOL OP!....and that game is more crap put together than crysis 2....

JOSH1968
JOSH1968

editors choice awards suck this don't count for the million of people around the words. let the million of people around the words awards games not just 3or 4 editors

itachi100
itachi100

There may be hope for this game

Moro10
Moro10

CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS!!

john670
john670

please tell me I'm not the only person who finds this guy's voice BLOODY ANNOYING!

LegenderyPro
LegenderyPro

K I L L Z O N E 3 IS THE DA BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

iBlooba
iBlooba

Erhm, this list is crap. Sorry.

Xbox360Gamer15
Xbox360Gamer15

yay!!! assassins creed brotherhood gets 2 awards!!!!

FaintRain
FaintRain

no 360 slim in the hardware awards list?

Trendy67
Trendy67

really? kirby's epic yarn? gamespot might be turning into some IGNorant fools =P

kdawg88
kdawg88

I just thought of this...don't you think it'd be a bit weird for Warren Spector having a Deus Ex title at the show, and him having nothing to do with it?

gamingfrendly
gamingfrendly

what kind of lists is this a drunk list or a total trash list??? its just too much the same cr@#p over and over with no place for other games

rocka_
rocka_

@ Vojtass What make you say that? None of them being in HD? None of them being on a home console? None of them being western styled? Are you aware that DQ IX sold 4.2M only on Japan? Are you aware that GS was probably the best RPG to ever set foot on the GBA? And has being begging for a sequel for 7 years? And that FFgaiden is a throwback to the firsts FF games that made the series what they are? I beg to differ, but this 3 games are excellent games, and although the other might be also good games, some of this games should be on that list... they're clearly favoring western style RPGs. Anyway, that's just my opinion.

TrueIori
TrueIori

wonder where GS fav ? hmm i dont see it -_-. I laugh at that pink idiot, it nice to see some people thought Rage was awesome unlike a certain site ....

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

I just hope RAGE lives up to its hype, which are mainly because of the beautiful graphics. Maybe ID learned a few things from Doom 3. I want Rage to blow us all away.

Vojtass
Vojtass

@ rocka_ I'm pretty sure. None of them deserved to be on list. This is my final word.

Chavtheworld
Chavtheworld

If 3DS doesn't win best hardware my foot will Kinect with your ass and Move it into your face.

dawil123
dawil123

*until this point i have never gauged your recklessness and lazyness. have you left no sign of decency*? this show really embarrassed you. it just calls your credibility into question

betterthenu6
betterthenu6

wheres f1 2010 in best racing game it looks awesome

rocka_
rocka_

You must have meant Best WESTERN Role Playing Game. Dragon Quest IX Final Fantasy - 4 Heroes of Light Golden Sun - Dark Dawn None of this deserved to be on the list??? Are you sure?!!

Fusco1980
Fusco1980

Ha ha for Kirby winning the award for best of show. Too funny. Interesting how Playstation seems to be upping their ante. I'm waiting for Dead Space 2, Rage, Mortal Kombat, Crysis 2 and Guild Wars 2. Those are games for this year and next.

Khaos_Kiwi
Khaos_Kiwi

I see Black Ops didnt do too well. People must be sick of being dissapointed every time. I guess we will soon see if Treyarch can prove everybody wrong, or not.

MiniST
MiniST

meke186, what in the world are you talking about, I only see one nomination for dead space 2, lol

runstalker
runstalker

Deus Ex: HR likely deserves nomination in more than one category, outside that crowded Best RPG list.

Suly_K
Suly_K

where is lil big planet 2, its amazin

meke186
meke186

It also kind of sucks that dead space is nominated so much. i mean ya it was awesome and crazy but it's kinda like they are ignoring a lot of other games that could have won one of those titles instead

meke186
meke186

wait so with this 3d killzone and crysis do you need glasses. like the ones they give you at the movies becasue almost everyone has a pair of those

halflife2100
halflife2100

dead space 2 was show on ps3 our is the best 360 game,really

halflife2100
halflife2100

Dance Central ,please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

dkdk999
dkdk999

why is everyone hating on dance central? i think it looks cool.

5j3553
5j3553

I'm excited for AC Brotherhood :D

claykenobi
claykenobi

Such Sony haters.. I'm not into the 'Move', but the exclusives for Sony (KZ3,LBP2,Twisted Metal, Infamous 2) are great enough titles to get some recognition and cleaned up shop in my opinion..

Ampinoy88
Ampinoy88

WHAT THE,wheres Killzone 3,Little Big Planet 2,and Twisted Metal.These games should be in there.

Xx619MysterioxX
Xx619MysterioxX

@Saperon: Another great game to add to my list, Thanks! xD @joeborg14: Played the Demo already at E3? Plus Killzone 2 in General is a Skilled Shooter, I don't know what the heck was wrong with the controls at all. they seem fine to me. -__-

joeborg14
joeborg14

Quick Thought @Xx619MysterioxX: How can Killzone 3 be your favorite shooter if it hasn't even been released? Anyway, it was a pretty good list (Dance Central lol). I approve.

Saperon
Saperon

@ Xx619MysterioxX I think you'll like Spec Ops: the line to...Also a great looking game which I look forward to

Xx619MysterioxX
Xx619MysterioxX

Games on my List: Killzone 3, Assassins Creed: Brotherhood, Dead Space 2, Rage, Driver: San Fransisco, Gran Turismo 5, Gear of war 3, Socom 4, inFAMOUS 2, Crysis 2, Portal 2. Metal of Honor, NFS: Hot pursuit (Back to there Roots, Finally!), Spec Ops: the line, Twisted Metal, Little Big Planet 2, Metal Gear Solid: Rising. Yep After this, I'll be Broke no doubt. xD

IceJester45
IceJester45

Good to see "Dance Central" getting some props. The game looks to be light years ahead of any dancing/rhythm game on the market right now.

ptown58
ptown58

Rage !!!!! cant wait.

thespartaan
thespartaan

MY games of the show 1:killzone 3 2:Gran tourismo 5 3:crysis 2 4:portal 2 5:Rage WHAT the HELL gamespot, wheres killzone 3 and GT5 for game of the show cheap reviewers