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Evolve Wins Best of Gamescom 2014 Award, Other Winners Announced

Super Smash Bros. For 3DS wins Best Mobile Game, PES 2015 wins Best Sports Game over FIFA 15.

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2K Games' 4-versus-1 first-person monster hunting game Evolve won the Best of Gamescom 2014 Award, Gamescom organizers have announced. It also won in the most categories. In addition to winning the Best of Gamescom Award, the expert jury named it the Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox, Best Action Game, Best PC Game, and Best Online Multiplayer Game.

Sony and Nintendo are the only other companies to win in multiple categories. Nintendo won the Most Wanted Consumer Award (getting the most votes from consumers online and Gamescom attendees) with Super Smash Bros., Best Console Game Nintendo Wii with its paint-based shooter Splatoon, and Best Mobile Game with Super Smash Bros. for 3DS. Sony won both the Best Family Game and the Best Social, Casual, or Online Game awards with LittleBigPlanet 3.

A total of 140 submissions were entered for this year's Gamescom awards, 54 of which made it to the group of nominees.

Here's the full list of winners and nominees:

Best of Gamescom Award:

  • Winner -- Evolve (Take-Two Interactive/2K)

Most Wanted Consumer Award

Best Console Game Sony PlayStation:

Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox:

Best Console Game Nintendo Wii:

Best Role Playing Game:

Best Action Game:

  • Winner -- Evolve (Take-Two Interactive/2K)
  • The Order: 1886 (Sony)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft)
  • Super Smash Bros. For Wii U (Nintendo)

Best Simulation Game:

Best Sports Game:

Best Family Game:

  • Winner -- LittleBigPlanet 3 (Sony)
  • Skylanders Trap Team (Activision Blizzard)
  • Silence (Daedalic Entertainment)
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Yoshi's Woolly World (Nintendo)

Best PC Game:

  • Winner -- Evolve (Take-Two Interactive/2K)
  • Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks/ZeniMax)
  • Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Take-Two Interactive/2K)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best Mobile Game

Best Social / Casual / Online Game:

Best Online Multiplayer Game:

  • Winner -- Evolve (Take-Two Interactive/2K)
  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Activision Blizzard)
  • Heroes of the Storm (Blizzard Entertainment)
  • FIFA 15 (Electronic Arts)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)

Best Hardware (including peripherals):

  • Winner -- Oculus Rift DK 2 (Oculus VR)
  • Virtualizer (Cyberith)
  • Project Morpheus (Sony)
  • Amiibo (Nintendo)
  • SHIELD Tablet and SHIELD Wireless Controller (NVIDIA)

We have even more coverage of the games and stories around Gamescom throughout the weekend, but you can check it all out on our hub page here.

[CORRECTION] An earlier version of this story wrongly stated that Evolve was the only game to win in multiple categories. LittleBigPlanet 3 did as well. GameSpot regrets the error.

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