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Battlefield 1 Leads E3 Game Critics Awards Nominees

All of 2016's Best of E3 nominees.


The nominations for the Best of E3 Game Critics Awards have been announced. EA and DICE's Battlefield 1 leads the pack with a total of five nominations.

The World War 1-era shooter is up for an award in the Best of Show, Best Console Game, Best PC Game, Best Action Game, and Best Online Multiplayer categories.

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Bethesda's Dishonored 2 and Sony's Horizon: Zero Dawn, meanwhile, each received four nominations. Take a look at the full list of categories and nominees below.

It's worth noting that to be eligible for consideration, games needed to be playable. The following games were not made playable to Game Critics judges at E3 and as a result were disqualified from main award consideration: Death Stranding, Destiny: Rise of Iron, God of War, Mass Effect: Andromeda, Prey, and Spider-Man PS4.

Best of Show

Best Original Game

  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • Sea of Thieves (Rare/Microsoft Studios)
  • We Happy Few (Compulsion Games)

Best Console Game

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane/Bethesda)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerilla/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • The Last Guardian (genDESIGN/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best PC Game

Best VR Game

Best Hardware

  • Oculus Touch (Oculus VR)
  • PlayStation VR (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Xbox One S (Microsoft)

Best Action Game

  • Battlefield One (DICE/EA)- Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
  • Lawbreakers (Boss Key/Nexon)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane/Bethesda)- Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Ent)
  • Mafia III (Hanger 13/2K)
  • The Last Guardian (GenDesign/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best RPG

Best Fighting Game

Best Racing Game

Best Sports Game

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization VI (Firaxis/2K)
  • Gwent: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)
  • Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly/343/Microsoft Studios)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (Relic/Sega)

Best Family Game

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Absolver (Sloclap/Devolver)
  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Lawbreakers (Boss Key/Nexon)
  • Sea of Thieves (RARE/Microsoft Studios)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Best Indie

  • Absolver (Sloclap/Devoler)
  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • We Happy Few (Compulsion Games)

Disclamer: GameSpot editors are part of the Game Critics Awards judges panel.

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