Resident Evil 2 Wins Top Honor In E3 Game Critics Awards

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The votes are tallied and the Game Critics Awards for the best of E3 2018 have been announced. Capcom took home the biggest prize with Best of Show for Resident Evil 2. Four games shared the distinction of getting two honors: Anthem and Marvel's Spider-Man with two awards, and Cyberpunk 2077 and The Last of Us Part 2 with two commendations.

Other notables include Media Molecule's Dreams for Best Original Game, Spider-Man for Best Console Game, Tetris Effect for Best VR/AR Game, and Anthem for Best PC Game. The monstrously popular Fortnite won for Best Ongoing Game. Kingdom Hearts 3, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Forza Horizon 4, and FIFA 19 all won awards for their respective genres, among others.

Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us Part 2, and Ghost of Tsushima won special commendations for graphics. TLU Part 2 won a special commendation for sound as well, and Cyberpunk won another commendation for innovation.

By publisher, Sony Interactive Entertainment received the most with six in total, followed by Electronic Arts with four and Microsoft with three. And if you're counting by platform, PlayStation 4 took the day with 17 awards in all, followed by Xbox One with 12 and PC with 10. Switch trailed with just four. Multiplatform games are counted across all appropriate platforms for that tally.

Check below for the full list of nominees and winners. Winners are marked in bold.

Game Critics Award Best of E3 2018

Best of Show Nominees

  • Anthem (BioWare/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE for PlayStation 4)
  • Resident Evil 2 (Capcom for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai Namco Studios/Sorta Ltd./Nintendo for Switch)

Best Original Game Nominees

  • Anthem (BioWare/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Days Gone (SIE Bend Studio/SIE for PlayStation 4)
  • Dreams (Media Molecule/SIE for PlayStation 4)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Skull & Bones (Ubisoft Singapore/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Console Game Nominees

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft for PS4, Xbox One)
  • Dreams (Media Molecule/SIE for PlayStation 4)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE for PlayStation 4)
  • Resident Evil 2 (Capcom for PS4, Xbox One)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision for PS4, Xbox One)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai Namco Studios/Sorta Ltd./Nintendo for Switch)

Best VR/AR Game Nominees

  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission (SIE Japan Studio/SIE for PSVR)
  • Déraciné (FromSoftware/SIE Japan Studio/SIE for PSVR)
  • Echo Combat (Ready at Dawn/Oculus Studios for PC)
  • Tetris Effect (Resonair/Enhance Inc for PSVR)
  • Trover Saves the Universe (Squanch Games for PlayStation 4/PSVR)

Best PC Game Nominees

  • Anthem (BioWare/EA)
  • Battlefield V (EA DICE/EA)
  • Metro: Exodus (4A Games/Deep Silver)
  • Rage 2 (Avalanche/id/Bethesda)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Hardware/Peripheral Nominees

  • Neogeo Mini (SNK)
  • Poké Ball Plus (Nintendo for Switch)
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas (Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft for PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Vantage Controller for PS4 (SCUF Gaming)
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller (Microsoft)

Best Action Game Nominees

  • Anthem (BioWare/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Battlefield V (EA DICE/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Metro: Exodus (4A Games/Deep Silver for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Rage 2 (Avalanche/id/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Nominees

  • Assassin's Creed Odyssey (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Marvel's Spider-Man (Insomniac Games/SIE for PlayStation 4)
  • Resident Evil 2 (Capcom for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (FromSoftware/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Massive Entetainment/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best RPG Nominees

  • Divinity: Original Sin II (Larian Studios/Bandai Namco for PS4, Xbox One)
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age (Square Enix for PC, PS4, Switch)
  • Kingdom Hearts III (Square Enix for PS4, Xbox One)
  • Octopath Traveler (Square Enix/Acquire/Nintendo for Switch)
  • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! (Game Freak/Nintendo for Switch)

Best Fighting Game Nominees

  • Dead or Alive 6 (Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Jump Force (Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Soul Calibur VI (Bandi Namco for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (Bandai Namco Studios/Sorta Ltd./Nintendo for Switch)

Best Racing Game Nominees

  • F1 2018 (Codemasters for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Forza Horizon 4 (Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)
  • Team Sonic Racing (Sumo Digital/Sega for PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • The Crew 2 (Ivory Tower/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Trials Rising (Red Lynx/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game Nominees

  • FIFA 19 (EA Vancouver/EA for PS4, Xbox One)
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo for Switch)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 (PES Productions/Konami for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Strategy Game Nominees

  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden (The Bearded Ladies/Funcom for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms (Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)
  • Two Point Hospital (Two Point Studios/Sega for PC)
  • Wargroove (Chuckle Fish for PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

Best Family/Social Game Nominees

  • Dreams (Media Molecule/SIE for PlayStation 4)
  • Lego DC Super-Villains (Traveler’s Tales/WBIE for PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! (Game Freak/Nintendo for Switch)
  • Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games/Team 17 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Mario Tennis Aces (Camelot Software Planning/Nintendo for Switch)

Best Online Multiplayer Nominees

  • Anthem (BioWare/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Battlefield V (EA DICE/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (Treyarch/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Skull & Bones (Ubisoft Singapore/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Tom Clancy's The Division 2 (Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game

  • Ori and the Will of Wisps (Moon Studios/Microsoft for PC, Xbox One)
  • Outer Wilds (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive for PC, Xbox One)
  • Overcooked 2 (Ghost Town Games/Team 17 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • Sable (Shedworks/Raw Fury for PC)
  • Tunic (Andrew Shouldice/Finji for PC, Xbox One)

Best Ongoing Game Nominees

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken (Bungie/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • For Honor (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • Fortnite (Epic for iOS, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)
  • PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp for iOS, PC, Xbox One)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Special Commendation for Graphics (all E3 games eligible)

  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD PROJEKT RED for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/SIE for PlayStation 4)
  • Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Sound (all E3 games eligible)

  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Innovation (all E3 games eligible)

  • Cyberpunk 2077 (CD PROJEKT RED for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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Ready4Run

I don't believe that Anthem a best act game, wut . Whole world looks good but empty .

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clay544888

Haha that LGBT nonsense Last Of Us 2 didn't win anything. Hell, it was barely even nominated for anything. Because it was going about its development for the wrong reasons. They should've just made it like the first one where it focused on human authentic simplicity. But no, they had to fall in the trap of following stupid trends. Well I'm glad it failed at the awards, maybe this will send a message to stop with this over saturated LGBT garbage.

It's fantastic to see a regular approach game with high quality like the RE2 Remake get the recognition it deserves. Now that's how a great high quality game is supposed to look like guys! Not stupid "statement" games like The Last Of Us 2! Back to quality like Resident Evil 2! Thank you Capcom!

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Jimbowesker

Glad to see ppl still believe in Capcom and that RE got the praise and recognition it deserves.

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nintendians

well you can't hate on a classic that being remake.

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videogameninja

YES! YES! YES!!!!

Wow, I was hoping Resident Evil 2 Remake would get the accolades it deserved but I didn’t really think it would come out on top when compared to some of the bigger name titles on that list. The way Anthem has been getting so much coverage I was almost certain it would snag the top award.

This is great news for fans of the Resident Evil series and hopefully all this success (even though it’s just at E3.) will help RE2 Remake to gain more traction from the everyday videogame player who may not exactly have Resident evil on their radar.

I really think Capcom did an amazing job at this years E3 by not only announcing but having a fully playable demo of one of those “mythical” titles many thought was stuck in Videogame limbo. The fact that they not only had all that in attendance but also had a firm release date slated for around half a year from now just cemented the excitement and threw it up a few more notches.

Can’t wait for the final game and I hope this (as well as their other recent titles; Resident Evil 7, Monster Hunter: World, etc…) is an indication of the direction Capcom will be going from now on and into the future.

-THERE IS A GOD… NINJA APPROVED-

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clay544888

@videogameninja: I don't think amazing art like Resident Evil 2 could exist without a God! It's just too beautiful to be an accident. He created the world and universe to possess the possibility for these beautiful creations!

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Kyrylo

>Anthem best action game? I don't think so.

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Spaced92

Who the hell was voting for Anthem after that borefest? Actually best ongoing game is a bemusing award, and Warframe isn't even in it?

RE 2 wasn't facing a lot of competition in terms of playable games that people are excited about.,

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clay544888

@spaced92: I actually thought The Last Of Us 2 was gonna get all the love. Glad it didn't!

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aross2004

Spiderman was my game of show, but REmake 2 looked awesome.

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masscrack

Well done, that's what I would have picked as well. That was my game of show.

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Yeezer

Very well deserved. I like how they actually showed up to the show, gave us a detailed trailer, announced a release date and allowed people to actually play the game on the showroom floor. Unlike Cyberpunks shady presence and shilling at E3

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ZmanBarzel

@yeezer: It's almost as if one of the games was just seven months from release, while the other was showing a pre-alpha demo for a game not coming out for at least two years.

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Yeezer

@zmanbarzel: it's almost as if CD projekt Red should have done what Rockstar has been doing with Red Dead Redemption 2. Tease the game through trailers for a few years, then allow critics to see the game about 7 months ahead of time and then show a Gameplay trailer off 2 or 3 months ahead of release for audiences. Instead, what we have got is a supposed alpha build that may not even represent what the game will look like in three or more years.

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videogameninja

@yeezer: ^THIS!

That's how you do E3 right.

-MCGA (MAKE CAPCOM GREAT AGAIN.) NINJA APPROVED-