Fallout 4 Gets E3 2015 Best of Show Award; Full List of Winners Revealed

Bethesda's upcoming title also takes home awards for Best PC Game and Best Role-Playing Game.

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Bethesda's Fallout 4 has taken the top honor at the E3 2015 Game Critics Awards. After tallying votes from 38 media outlets, the upcoming post-apocalyptic role-playing game was named overall Best of Show.

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Naughty Dog's Uncharted 4: A Thief's End, DICE's Star Wars Battlefront, Guerrilla Games' Horizon: Zero Dawn, and the Oculus Touch controllers were also nominated for the award.

Fallout 4 took home a total of three awards, also garnering Best PC Game, Best Role-Playing Game, and, as mentioned earlier, Best of Show. Uncharted 4 also won three awards: Best Console Game, Best Action/Adventure Game, and the Special Commendation for Graphics.

Looking at nominations by publisher, Sony performed best with five, followed by Electronic Arts with four, and Bethesda with three.

See below for the full rundown of E3 2015 Game Critics Awards winners, which are bolded. GameSpot was part of the voting process.

One thing to note is that Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, XCOM 2, and Ghost Recon: Wildlands were not made playable to judges so they were not in the running.

Best of Show

  • Fallout 4
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Oculus Touch
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Best Original Game

Best Console Game

  • Fallout 4
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn
  • Star Wars Battlefront
  • Super Mario Maker
  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Best Handheld Game

Best PC Game

Best Hardware

  • Microsoft HoloLens
  • Oculus Rift
  • Oculus Touch
  • Project Morpheus
  • Xbox Elite Wireless Controller

Best Action Game

Best Action/Adventure Game

Best RPG

Best Racing Game

Best Sports Game

Best Family/Social Game

Best Online Multiplayer

Best Indie

Special Commendations for Graphics

  • Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

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Vad3r666

This is no surprise for me . Fallout 4 might be the epic game! In E3 on this year was a lot of great games, especially Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End . Nice surprise for me was Sniper: Ghost warrior 3 , an idea to build an open world for sniper game, is exciting. hope we soon see some more info about these games.

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Skalpel_24

It's going to be an awesome game. Gonna get some screens on http://glitchbay.net/

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tiffanystarrxxx

Yay uncharted 4! I can't wait for this game. My panties are so wet right now.

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Pelezinho777

@tiffanystarrxxx: send me some pictures of it via mailbox or pm.

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Pelezinho777

Yet still no driving in Fallout....:(

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alpha_unit97

@Pelezinho777: I had this wish too after seeing mad max. But come to think of it, Fallout just has too much interesting stuff going on that it makes sense to walk around and enjoy it slowly.

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BuyaPC

@Pelezinho777: Terrible idea, this isnt some generic open world game with nothing to explore for like far cry, fallout is a slow burn sort of a game. If you really think it would be better to have a car and fly past all kinds of interesting things on the way to your destination it makes me wonder if you even played or enjoyed the last 2 fallout games. Fallout is about venturing out into the unknown to see what you come across, not taking a road trip cross country with only the destination in mind. Besides all that even though 4 is a bigger world, its still much to small to have vehicles as a viable option. Bethesda games are filled to the brim with interesting things to see and do, if they made a world so huge that you needed a vehicle for it it would take them decades to finish unless they just added a bunch of empty space you could drive through just for the purpose of adding vehicles but that would be stupid and its not their style.

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The-Neon-Seal

@Pelezinho777: Driving just wouldn't feel right though.

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JustBeFahad

Glad to see Horizon: Zero Dawn got the recognition it deserves.

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APiranhaAteMyVa

@justbefahad: We know almost nothing about the game, and it is Guerilla Games who made Killzone which is an awful series. They are like Crytek; great graphics, but can't make a good game.

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Arkhalipso

Killzone is a great series. Just because the last game wasn't as good as the previous ones doesn't mean it's bad, that's something fanboys who haven't played any of the games would say.

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APiranhaAteMyVa

@Arkhalipso: Killzone on PS2 was pretty much unplayable, Killzone 2 and 3 was OK but the online died quickly

Never played Shadow Fall, but the series is so underwhelming I have no desire to.

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BuyaPC

@APiranhaAteMyVa: Yeah, im not sure why everyone is licking that games balls so hard already. Yeah it looks cool but lets not get ahead of ourselves. Everyone knows what happens when we let the hype out of the barn too early----------Watch dogs happens

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jenovaschilld

I am sorry, but awards given to games before they even come out ... that is like giving away awards to weathermen before you see what tomorrows actual weather is. Many E3 award winners like the ones above never get made, get changed considerably, or get delayed like Last Guardian- which has racked up plenty of E3 'games that might come out someday' ... awards.

I would rather see Best developer 'presentation' or what console maker did best at E3 2015. For a while I thought Microsoft had it in the bag until Sony drops the 'F' bomb ... FF7 remake- nuke -turned E3 into barren wasteland of glass as far as I am concerned.

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tinoush

Horizon: Zero Dawn is almost in every list, i can't wait to play it.

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zulwalks

Just Cause, the most actiony-action action game out there, didn't win best action game?

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NunoALC

Not a single award for Xbox.. Not surprised at all.

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Daelusca

@NunoALC: lol...go play your PS4 online....oops :)

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NunoALC

@Daelusca: I did it last night, and today too. It was down for 2 hours LOL fail :)

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joel_c17

@NunoALC: bu bu bu didnt they win e3?

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Chaos_Dante_456

@joel_c17: Fallout 4 won E3... which means we all won!

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joel_c17

@Chaos_Dante_456: God i cant wait for fallout 4 - im not going to get in on release though, give them a few weeks to iron out the bugs.

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NunoALC

@joel_c17: Only xbox fanboys believe that, their press conference was more depressing than a funeral, nobody cared about most products or even clapped most times they wanted people to clap haha sad

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Dcyple3000

Good Job Guerrilla Games on Horizon:Zero Dawn!

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TristanPR77

Wait a minute... Xbox not a single award?

Lol

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Suikogaiden

E3 has become too commercialized. These "awards" are just advetisments.

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Chaos_Dante_456

@Suikogaiden: e3 has always been commercialized that's it's hole point

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neowarrior793

lol forza losing to need for speed, that's got to be a kick in the teeth.

i think the Horizon: Zero Dawn was a really big surprise for everyone, it really wasn't a game people were expecting at all but also seemed to be a game people longed for as well. must hand it to the dev's they thought very well about making an original game.

its no question that fallout 4 was the best in show, its a highly anticipated game for starters and the fact they showed so much to us all and really spoiling there fan-base, with so much stuff it just had to win.

im really surprised halo 5 lost in multiplayer not that im belittling halo games but once the campaign is done, the next best thing is usually there online multiplayer (with the accept-ion of MCC mishap), iv seen alot of people who really didn't enjoy battlefront so that outcome is kinda shocking.

i think in terms of indie no man sky won that hands down, its an indie game that seem AAA in size not surprising there either.

the hololens should really of won that hardware group, its easy to say there demonstration blew a lot of people away (myself included) im guessing thoes judges didn't get the same experiences or something.

most the other games seem to deserve there awards tho i do find uncharted for graphics as well controversial, they must of played a really good demo or showed off a really graphically superior version or something.

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Seco_the_2nd

I wonder if Fromsoftware actually showed Dark Souls 3 game-play would they have of won best RPG? Doubt it.

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Bahamut50

@seco_the_2nd: I doubt it would have happened this way but if persona 5 showed some serious gameplay footage i think it could have won rpg of show in my mind at least :P. I suppose it'd be too traditionally jrpg for the award though.

(Yes, obviously i know it didn't actually get shown)

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Seco_the_2nd

No Mans Sky won over Cuphead? Damn

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DeusGladiorum

DAMN RIGHT

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streetz_86

Wow, Bioshock should've been on that list. I can't believe it got overlooked, besides the fact it has some pretty good competition with new Gears 4 game coming out the same year as it. Oh, well...time will tell which game stands up to be the better one.

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BuyaPC

@streetz_86: i want some of whatever you ingested during e3. You saw new bioshock worlds, what was it like? because i saw no such thing

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VelocityEvo

@streetz_86: There is no Bioshock game, what the **** are you talking about? ....

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streetz_86

@VelocityEvo: I'm pretty sure I remember seeing a promo trailer for it....

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VelocityEvo

@streetz_86: I'm pretty sure you didn't, there was no Bioshock game announced...

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streetz_86

@VelocityEvo: Wasn't there..? I could've sworn I saw the words 'Bioshock 4' in big print at the Ubi conference. Does no one else know what I'm talking about??

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streamline

@streetz_86: They showed off a new bioshock game at E3 this year?

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Chaos_Dante_456

@streamline: Yeah it was the biggest announcement. you can customize your own village in this one. and you can ride in a helicopter, use a jet boosted power suit, and you even get a dog . unfortunately there doesn't see to be any type of plasmids this time

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streetz_86

@Chaos_Dante_456: ^^ See, this guy remembers. ^^

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VelocityEvo

@streetz_86: That was Fallout 4.

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streetz_86

@VelocityEvo: No, no....you're thinking of Fallout 4 as opposed to the new Bioshock that was announced.

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