Gran Turismo 5 speeds off with Gamescom's top prize

Convention's jury crowns Sony's long-awaited, 3D-enabled racing game as best of show, best console title; PlayStation Move, Guild Wars 2, Crysis 2 also take prizes.

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Every year after the Electronic Entertainment Expo, a panel of game journalists from top press outlets convene to bestow the Game Critics Awards on the convention's top games. Nintendo's 3DS handheld took top honors this year, along with Bethesda and id's postapocalyptic shooter-driving game Rage.

Gran Turismo 5 took two top honors at Gamescom 2010.

Today, Gamescom announced the winners of its own equivalent of the Game Critics Awards. A jury of press and industry figures selected by the organizers of the Cologne, Germany-based convention handed out awards in seven categories. Gran Turismo 5, the long-awaited racing game from Polyphony Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment, won in two of those categories: Best of Gamescom and Best Console Game.

Sony also earned another trophy for Best Hardware Accessories with its PlayStation Move motion-sensing system, due out in North America on September 19. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and 5th Cell snagged the Best Handheld/Mobile Game prize with Super Scribblenauts, and NCsoft got the Best Online Game award for Guild Wars 2.

The Best PC Game honor went to the recently delayed Crysis 2, which will also be out on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Curiously, the jury also handed out an award in a Best Family Entertainment category, which Nintendo nabbed with Kirby's Epic Yarn for the Wii.

Best of Gamescom: Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Best Hardware Accessories: PlayStation Move (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Best Console Game: Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
Best Online Game: Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft)
Best PC Game: Crysis 2 (EA/Crytek)
Best Family Entertainment: Kirby’s Epic Yarn (Nintendo)

Discussion

477 comments
Reiken37
Reiken37

Wow, fail Gamescom is fail. Cataclysm doesnt get online game of the year, Playstaion Move actually won a prize, thas amazing too, especially with the 3DS and somehow a game that took 7 years to make (more then that actually) won two of the awards including Best of Gamescom. I'm not sure how Kirby is family entertainment at its' best, but I didnt see much that went under that category so whatever.

Dejanji
Dejanji

It's not surprising, and GT5 WILL be amazing in so MANY aspects, but seriously, what the hell is "Gamescom"...

mm551144
mm551144

i think sony nailed the tgs this yeat

Rovelius
Rovelius

I hope GT5's gonna be good, it's the only PS3 game left to buy for me this year since LBP2 has been delayed. Epic Yarn is out in less than a month, that's something I'm also looking forward to :)

bloodyaltair
bloodyaltair

@ macekrace just to let you know dude ps3 games can be leaked

dg3215
dg3215

I propose an award for two things: 1.) An award for top developer not yet developing anything. 2.) Best console not yet created. Bonus award.) Best gamer who never played.

frazzle00
frazzle00

Look at all the SalerianChemist hate. Come on guys, if you're going to rail against fanboys don't discriminate. Look at all the Sony fanboys like luna_chanfui who are raking in the thumbs up. A fanboy is a fanboy, regardless of their choice of corporation, and they ALL give us regular gamers a bad name. Now as to Gran Turismo 5 being the best racing game well that's 1) premature (I doubt many people have got quality hands-on time with the game yet) and 2) subjective. Different strokes for different folks! @theku You should learn to differentiate between fact and opinion. You may prefer PS3 exclusives, others may not. There are plenty of people who prefer 360 exclusives and plenty of people who prefer Wii exclusives as well. You haven't mentioned any facts in that statement of yours 8).

prodrive82
prodrive82

well done gt5 for scooping up 2 awards it just shows what a perfect game gt5 will be its only 2 more months away. in my opinion gt5 will probily rival mw2's 1st day sale.

wizardv12222
wizardv12222

@BARDICUNDERLORD Awards for games that are not complete do make sense, especially to shareholders. In today's market the only games that get the funding they need are games that they are sure will make money. And if a game has been in development for a long time, what easier way to prove to the people paying for the development that they should keep paying then by showing them that it is winning trade show awards and getting acclimates. After the game is released the best award us as consumers can give them is to buy the game and support their hard work and innovation.

azazelis
azazelis

BARDICUNDERLORD I think Blizzard games would get the "Slowest Game Ever Developed" award.

ZombiePhoenix72
ZombiePhoenix72

The only GT game I own is the very first one and it was GREAT (Even though I was like 5 and didn't know what I was doing.) I can't wait to see how the series has changed.

BARDICUNDERLORD
BARDICUNDERLORD

THESE WERE DEVELOPERS CHOSEN BY A CONVENTION COMPANY TO HAVE AWARDS THAT MEAN NOTHING TO ME AS A CONSUMER AND GAMER. MY POINT IS THAT WE HAVE AWARDS FOR THIS NOW (GAMES THAT ARENT EVEN OUT YET). WHAT NEXT AN AWARD FOR PEOPLE THAT GIVE AWARDS?????????? OVER 7 YEARS TO DEVELOP A GAME (GT5) AND ITS GETTING AWARDS. IT SHOULD GET ONE FOR BEING THE SLOWEST GAME EVER DEVELOPED. :P

BARDICUNDERLORD
BARDICUNDERLORD

I WILL KEEP CAPS LOCK ON IF I WANT TO...IT IS MY CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO HAVE FREEDOM OF SPEECH. :P

TheTHCGamer
TheTHCGamer

GeOstyle your an idiot have you even played the game? so how can you say its barebones when you havent even played the game to begin with. obviously it won for a reason because its a pretty damn good game. now be honest with yourself your probably not a fan of racing games which is fine because neither am i but i wont deny how great GT5 is turning out from what ive seen/read. you have to admit barebones was a stupid comment because the GT games have always offered more than any other racing games but you had to have played them to know that. with that comment its obvious you havent or just dont like racing games in general.

GeOstyle
GeOstyle

So a barebones racer won gamercom man germany needs to get out more!

luna_chanfui
luna_chanfui

@ Lord_Midas No Kinect please.. It will make me look like an idiot , a retard in my living room.

progamemania
progamemania

@ Lord_Midas kinect? lol, you obviously didn't see Kevin Butler making a gun sign with his hand and starts saying "pishew pishew"

luna_chanfui
luna_chanfui

I wonder if GT FullSpec is out, REAL CAR RACERS will play this game and post their best time? If it is it'd be very cool. Every car lovers, car fans, hardcore gamers, car racers will gather in this GT community.. wow...

Sindri0x
Sindri0x

@Evo8u Yeah no worries mate :) Honestly, I feel sorry for people that can't play both Forza 3 and GT5; they don't know what they are missing out on, both brilliant games. @Lunahawk83 Yeah he's (SalarianChemist) stirring up crap and even the devout IGN followers are giving him sh*t, it's pretty funny. @BARDICUNDERLORD Games that's aren't complete get awards all the time....for being the best games displayed at trade-shows. Look at E3; a game like, for example, Rage may be awesome at the trade-show and thus get awards for being the best of the show but when it is released, it may disappoint a lot of people and not live up to expectations. I.e. with Gran Turismo 5, it won all these awards because it was thought of to be the best game of the show by the judges, and thus expectations are now even higher for the game's release (they were already unbelievably high). Knowing that it's Polyphony Digital, they won't disappoint.

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

@ Evo8u, I'm not going to lie to you, I really did enjoy prologue more than Forza 3. I think that mainly has to do with the fact that it's Gran Turismo though. It's the racing simulator I grew up with, so it's bound to make me a little biased. It's just my roots :)

TevoxZi
TevoxZi

@BARDICUNDERLORD You could try pressing Caps Lock once. Not many people love seeing MESSAGES LIKE THIS. :) Also, 60 bucks isn't even all that much.

BARDICUNDERLORD
BARDICUNDERLORD

ITS ALL A BUNCH OF BS. THEY'RE PATTING EACH OTHERS BACKS BEFORE THESE ARE EVEN OUT. SEEMS ABSURD TO ME. AWARDS SHOULD BE GIVEN BY THE PEOPLE THAT PAY AND PLAY THESE GAMES. THESE ARE PROMOTION TECHNIQUES, BUT IM NOT FALLING FOR JEDI MIND TRICKS. I MIGHT BUY CRYSIS 2 AND GT5 BUT NOT BECAUSE THEY SUPPOSEDLY WON SOME FANCY BS AWARD. I WILL BUY FOR CONTENT AND ENTERTAINMENT VALUE, AND PROBABLY A YEAR AFTER THEY ARE OUT AND I CAN FIND EM FOR 20 BUCKS EACH. 60 BUCKS FOR THESE GAMES IS ASININE IMO!!!

BARDICUNDERLORD
BARDICUNDERLORD

HOW CAN GAMES THAT AREN'T COMPLETE OR EVEN BETA GET AWARDS?????????? WTF!!!

Evo8u
Evo8u

@Sindri0x i agree with u!! I will own both once gt5 is out, honestly i cat wait 4 gt 5.

Evo8u
Evo8u

TheDecoy2124 I said Forza 3 crushes Prologue not Gt 5, and it is just my opinion.

Lunahawk83
Lunahawk83

@Sindri0x Thank you for saying that SalarianChemist probably taking up up residence at IGN as I will be avoiding IGN for now on :p On topic, I know I can't for GT5 to come out as I played Gran Turismo, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Prologue and loved them. With all the content that is being announced for the game, it is definitely a Day 1 purchase for me.

theku
theku

@mrzero11982pt2 I'm not a fanboy ... I'm just saying in the last 2 years Sony has had better exclusives than the 360.. and the Wii is still dominating because of the amount of kids in the world today.. These are cold hard facts...Take it easy man lol

Lord_Midas
Lord_Midas

Move as best accessory? WTF! Honestly, how does a Nintendo remote with a ping pong ball on the end get best accessory? The Kinect is a far superior piece of hardware and much more forward thinking. Honestly. Why don't they get some Sony fanboys on the judges panel!

Sindri0x
Sindri0x

@Evo8u I believe Gran Turismo 5 has a far more realistic and far better running physics engine than any other racing game, you only have to look at gameplay videos and even play the Prologue to realize this. Having said that, if any game was close to GT5 in terms of realism it would definitely be Forza 3. I respect your opinion, to cut it short :) I'm confident GT5 will be as great as Forza 3, and I can't see why people have to 'bash' the two games because of some fanboy war; they are both brilliant games (or will be), I can't see why people just won't accept that. By the way guys, IMPORTANT NEWS! I believe SalarianChemist has now taken up residence on IGN....under the alias "mike_mgoblue". In a certain article about Gran Turismo 5 he perfectly quotes SalarianChemist's *cough* moronic *cough* statements about GT5 without making any accreditation...

Phazor58
Phazor58

FYI, ArenaNet should be included in the developer/publisher section for Guild Wars 2. ArenaNet is the developer and the main driving force behind the game, not NCSoft.

Ricochet93
Ricochet93

@Evo8u Sorry, I tried looking for it but couldn't find it, but search around GTPlanet, it was in a Japanese interview and someone translated it like that. As for the Tire wear/deformation, they were in previous GT's so it would be non-sense to cut them out of GT5. And road bumps? Have you even played GT4? Youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GgttfnWSRZA

TheDecoy2124
TheDecoy2124

@Evo8u, Your comment wouldn't have been a problem except you were bashing my opinion. Did I say once that Forza 3 was bad? In short, no. Did I say you were a fanboy? While I did, you did it first, so that's what caused it. You also say we can't compare them yet while in your first comment you claimed Forza crushes it. I just think that with all the time and work that's gone in to a game like GT5 and all the reviews from people who have had the chance to test it, it will be the better game. Remember, prologue was released two years ago, and time trials was an all around crapped out version for a contest. I think we'll all be surprised with GT5's final outcome.

Evo8u
Evo8u

@MEDzZ3RO The 360 FPS I was referring to how fast the physic's engine in Forza 3 moves, Ricochet93 is claiming that GT5 moves at 600 FPS and I was wanting him to show me where he read it because I have read all I can find on Gt 5 and there was no mention as to how fast it's physics engine moves.

MEDzZ3RO
MEDzZ3RO

@KrazzyDJ You know why most don't don't you?,the PC market is gradually shrinking year by year;it can't beat a consoles price or practicality any more due to the specs margin not being as huge as it used to be. @Evo8u 360fps??,are you sure??,that's an incredible feat with the visuals GT5 has if it's true.

Evo8u
Evo8u

@Ricochet93 Please give me the link where u read that I would love to see it for my self.

Ricochet93
Ricochet93

@Evo8u GT5's Physics engine runs close 600 cps. Tire heat, pressure, and road bumps DO play a major role in the game. I believe you have to play the demo or any event builds with the G27 or DFGT to actually realise that.

KrazzyDJ
KrazzyDJ

At least they still award a Best "PC" Game !!!

Evo8u
Evo8u

This is right from joystiq and I agree with it!!! The Gamescom awards have been handed out by an "expert jury" from the publishing and media sector, with Gran Turismo 5 taking the "Best of Gamescom" award. Unlike the E3 Game Critics Awards, which is a collaborative effort by outlets you've heard of, the Gamescom accolades appear to come from six folks whose names we don't quite (be polite, be polite!) ... recognize. The short list of winners selected by the brotzeit club were: * Best of Gamescom: Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH) * Hardware accessories: PlayStation Move (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH) * Console games: Gran Turismo 5 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH) * Mobile games: Super Scribblenauts (Warner Bros. Games) * Online games: Guild Wars 2 (NCsoft West) * PC games: Crysis 2 (Crytek GmbH) * Best of Family Entertainment: Kirby's Epic Yarn (Nintendo of Europe GmbH) Those are certainly some adequate choices, but considering the international presence and size of the show, it would seem prudent that the Gamescom awards seek out a better mix and quantity of judges for future shows HMMM was this a fix maybe I think so Get some dam judges that r not fanboys.

Evo8u
Evo8u

@TheDecoy2124 Fist off I am not saying that I prefer anything right now because Gt 5 is obviously not out yet for me to compare yet. What I did say is the Demo ok the time trail no matter what u want to call it blew in a major way, and prologue was garbage compared to F3 that's all I said. Call me a fanboy all u want I own both systems and if u need prof just check my page I have a pic of my set up and u can see that I have a Ps3 slim MY 3rd Ps3 I have bought because of system options changing I am not fanboy I am just harsh when it comes to gaming and I thing that Hype can create a lot of BS. There r way to many games that get over hyped and then fanboys from from both consoles go way over board to try and defend the games when the games are just MEDIOCRE. HALO 3, FABLE 2, KILLZONE 2, INFAMOUS, just to name a couple for each console. To me the true test will be when Gt 5 comes out, I road race and drag my evo and so far out of all the Gt games Forza takes the cake for realism hands down, Gt 5 might make me change my mind but the fact that F3's Physics engine moves at 360 frames a second to take into account every possible effect that the road, bumps, wind, tire heat, ect can have on the car I think it will be difficult for gt 5 to surpass, but we will see on Nov 2nd.

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

This is probably the only time I have thought to myself "I'm not really buying a driving game, I'm buying a driving experience." On an extra note, the fact that I can have my head movements tracked by my eye camera and replicated on the screen, is incredible. I just wish I had a real driving cockpit to experience the game to its fullest, that would be amazing.

progamemania
progamemania

@ hitomo get your eyes tested or wear freakin glasses, if these Graphix are not good. Then i guess reality is not good for you either, GT5 PROLOGUE made other games look like games while it looks like reality. you don't need to trash it coz it is obvious. you might as well make your peace with that

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

@ johny300 Maybe getting too much thumb downs, or his just a Xbot and got reported :P

Sindri0x
Sindri0x

@y2kern Maybe it deserved those awards, considering it has gotten several awards from many different reviewers, journalists and experts? Or, according to you, it's some big conspiracy theory where the games that get so many awards are actually sh*thouse....

ShroudedEagle
ShroudedEagle

Haha, cool it even has the Top Gear test track now. Awesome! :D

johny300
johny300

@FuryX-4 What did he do to get banned?

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

My biggest dream is too be able to drive GT5 out with a 1989 Trans-Am GTA or a Chapparal 2A on Nurburgring, while there's a storm, midnight time. Imagine that. someone knows if my dream gonna be real?

AceJakk
AceJakk

finally, finally, finally - good riddance to certain scientific aliens who will soon be playable on the PS3! I respect and adore said banhammer.

FuryX-4
FuryX-4

@johny300 banned! @amaan4ever banned like kicked out forever