2014 E3 Game Critics Awards - Evolve and PS4 on top

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#1 Edited by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -

http://www.gamecriticsawards.com/winners.html

Best of Show

Evolve

(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Original Game

No Man's Sky

(Hello Games for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game

Evolve

(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

(Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo for 3DS)

Best PC Game

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

Oculus Rift

(Oculus VR)

Best Action Game

Evolve

(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game

Batman: Arkham Knight

(Rocksteady/WBIE for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Role Playing Game

Dragon Age: Inquisition

(BioWare/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

(Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo for Wii U)

Best Racing Game

The Crew

(Ivory Tower/Reflections/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game

NHL 15

(EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Strategy Game

Civilization: Beyond Earth

(Firaxis/2K Games for Linux, OSX, OC)

Best Social/Casual/Family Game

Mario Maker

(Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii U)

Best Online Multiplayer

Evolve

(Turtle Rock/2K Games for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game

No Man's Sky

(Hello Games for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Innovation

No Man's Sky

(Hello Games for PlayStation 4)

It's surprising that Evolve is on top and also won the even managed to earn the most votes for "Best of Show." The demos they gave on the E3 show floor must've been really impressive. Release the Kraken!

Here's the voting breakdown:

2014 Winner Fast Facts

Winner Breakdown By # of Wins:

Four Wins:

Evolve

Three Wins:

No Man's Sky

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

One Win:

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege

Oculus Rift

Batman: Arkham Knight

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

The Crew

NHL 15

Civilization: Beyond Earth

Mario Maker

Publisher Breakdown:

Five Wins:

2K Games

Three Wins:

Hello Games

Nintendo

Two Wins:

Electronic Arts

Ubisoft

One Win:

Oculus VR

Platform Breakdown By # Of Wins(Notes: Multiplatform games are counted in all appropriate platform tallies. Information based on announced platforms for each game as of 7/1/2014)

PlayStation 4: 12 (+8 from 2013)

PC: 9 (-2 from 2013)

Xbox One: 9 (-1 from 2013)

PlayStation 3: 2 (-1 from 2013)

Xbox 360: 2 (-8 from 2013)

Wii U: 2 (+1 from 2013)

3DS: 1 (+1 from 2013)

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#2 Edited by sam890 (1108 posts) -

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#3 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

not really sure how Evolve is best of show but Rainbow 6 is best PC game, when Evolve is on PC

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#4 Edited by tonitorsi (8685 posts) -

#Godny Domination Continuation

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#5 Posted by SecretPolice (32746 posts) -

Neo wins again...Nice. :P

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#6 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

@lostrib said:

not really sure how Evolve is best of show but Rainbow 6 is best PC game, when Evolve is on PC

not impressed by rainbow six either. dont like how they are heavy focusing on Multiplayer. as a result AI will suffer.

Doom Teaser was best thing come from E3.

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#7 Posted by Nightflash28 (2344 posts) -

The awards for best console and PC game make no sense when both titles are on either platform...

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#8 Posted by Alucard_Prime (9138 posts) -

I've been sold on Evolve for a while now.....day 1 purchase....looks like L4D but much better with lots of fresh new ideas in there

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#9 Edited by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -

@Alucard_Prime said:

I've been sold on Evolve for a while now.....day 1 purchase....looks like L4D but much better with lots of fresh new ideas in there

It does look interesting. I'm still worried about those gamers who play alone on the Monster side though. Will we get lots of frustrated (or bored) quitters and be forced to play predictable Bots over 75% of the time?

In L4D 1 and 2, there were lots of mid-game quitters but there were still enough human players left on both sides to keep things interesting.

In Evolve, if we constantly see more Bots than Humans then the game could lose a huge part of its initial draw. It's a unique idea but also a risky one in terms of MP design

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#10 Posted by gago-gago (12048 posts) -

Dragon Age over The Witcher? Interesting.

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#11 Posted by AmazonAngry (968 posts) -

The Domination has won.

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#12 Posted by PAL360 (28960 posts) -

No Man's Sky :)

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#13 Posted by intotheminx (2590 posts) -

@speak_low: Not only that, but I imagine more people will join lobbies with their friends to hunt down the monster more so than that random guy that joins to be a monster.

Regardless, it's the only game I'm excited for this year, so I hope it works out.

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#14 Posted by RR360DD (13844 posts) -

PS4 on top with a multiplat lol

cows desperation reaches new lows. Hopefully sony will give you guys an exclusive AAA game soon.

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#15 Posted by Jankarcop (11056 posts) -

PS4 is on top with games that are better on PC.

Sounds like consoles to me.

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#16 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@Jankarcop said:

PS4 is on top with games that are better on PC.

Sounds like consoles to me.

well no man's sky hasn't been officially announced on PC

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#17 Posted by TheTruthIsREAL (809 posts) -

@RR360DD said:

PS4 on top with a multiplat lol

cows desperation reaches new lows. Hopefully sony will give you guys an exclusive AAA game soon.

And Xbox One's best game of E3 is on the PS4.

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#18 Posted by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

XposBone LOL!!

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#19 Posted by MonsieurX (37265 posts) -
@lostrib said:

@Jankarcop said:

PS4 is on top with games that are better on PC.

Sounds like consoles to me.

well no man's sky hasn't been officially announced on PC

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelthomsen/2014/06/17/born-to-sell-how-indie-games-went-mainstream-at-e3/

Of Course 'No Man's Sky' Is Coming To PC

@lglz1337 said:

XposBone LOL!!

PS4 doesn't have anything,don't see why you're laughing at it

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#20 Posted by NFJSupreme (6546 posts) -

No man's sky is not a ps4 exclusive

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#21 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:
@lostrib said:

@Jankarcop said:

PS4 is on top with games that are better on PC.

Sounds like consoles to me.

well no man's sky hasn't been officially announced on PC

http://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelthomsen/2014/06/17/born-to-sell-how-indie-games-went-mainstream-at-e3/

Of Course 'No Man's Sky' Is Coming To PC

that's an opinion article

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#22 Edited by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -

@intotheminx said:

@speak_low: Not only that, but I imagine more people will join lobbies with their friends to hunt down the monster more so than that random guy that joins to be a monster.

Regardless, it's the only game I'm excited for this year, so I hope it works out.

I hope it works out too. I loved L4D 1 and 2 (logged on hundreds of hours) but imo being the Tank wasn't all that fun and satisfying since you're a bullet sponge and you could be the best player ever and still not last very long.

But I think the devs knew this and gave the Monster many more stealth abilities than a Tank ever would have had. In a way, Evolve's Monster is like all the Infected rolled into one (long-range, up-close power, stealth, distraction), so it could be a lot of fun.

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#23 Edited by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

last year titanfall won a whole bunch of awards at e3 and people here gave those awards the exact correct amount of attention - none.

even if these awards carried any merit, i don't see any ownage here. The best console game and best pc game awards are both for multiplats.

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#24 Posted by R4gn4r0k (27742 posts) -

Didn't know that No Man's Sky was a PS4 exclusive ?

Just because Sony constantly makes it seem like games (Grim Fandango, GTA V) at E3 will be exclusively on PS4 doesn't mean they are.

Or did I miss the statement where Hello games said "PS4 exclusive"

@CrownKingArthur said:

last year titanfall won a whole bunch of awards at e3 and people here gave those awards the exact correct amount of attention - none.

even if these awards carried any merit, i don't see any ownage here. The best console game and best pc game awards are both for multiplats.

Everyone wins

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#25 Posted by Heil68 (57942 posts) -

No surprise SONY wins again.

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#26 Posted by Speak_Low (2248 posts) -

@CrownKingArthur said:

last year titanfall won a whole bunch of awards at e3 and people here gave those awards the exact correct amount of attention - none.

even if these awards carried any merit, i don't see any ownage here. The best console game and best pc game awards are both for multiplats.


That's true and that's actually what I thought of when I made the thread (Titanfall winning every E3 award last year but kind of going quiet these days)

It's not really just about Evolve and PS4 leading votes, but I admit to getting a kick out of seeing Nintendo on the bottom of lists after seeing threads about Nintendo "destroying" Sony/MS and "owning" E3.

If Nintendo won the most votes in this critic/media thingy they'd be posting it right away too.

Sorry Splatoon, but Evolve is the co-op MP winner today!

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@lostrib said:

not really sure how Evolve is best of show but Rainbow 6 is best PC game, when Evolve is on PC

yeah not sure how they do voting either. how could best of show win best console game but not best PC game when it is on both. also since rainbow is on both, how did it not win best console game over evolve? Plus best indie game is a funny category to have as well as an innovation ward?

either way congrats to evolve and no mans sky. I guess Multiplats win this year. Nothing from the exclusives won crap. I'm surprised at the lack of love for sunset overdrive. Wonder what categories it qualified for

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#28 Posted by cainetao11 (33565 posts) -

Dragon age over the Witcher 3? Ok. And how do they decide some multiplats are best "console" game, the other multiplats are best "PC" game when they will be on all? Weak and weird. No mans sky was really promising though.

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#29 Posted by lglz1337 (4942 posts) -

@MonsieurX: bb bb bbbut the no games.. LOL!

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#30 Edited by darkangel115 (4449 posts) -

@lglz1337 said:

@MonsieurX: bb bb bbbut the no games.. LOL!

well every award there was a mulitplat. Only non MP games were nintendo. PC and XO got 3 less because NMS won 3 awards, but its coming to PC anyway and probably at some point X1. No exclusives from Sony or MS won anything.

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#32 Posted by BigBadBully (1739 posts) -

Did NHL 15 get shown at E3? I didn't see any videos or see any articles.

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#33 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

Sunset NoOneCares

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#34 Posted by kinectthedots (3383 posts) -

These pre-release awards don't really mean anything. Game could come out and be less than amazing like the much hyped Titanfall turned out to be. It is good that a lot of interesting games are coming out to all systems though. (wii u am cry)

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#35 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

I'll be honest, The Order 1886 and Bloodborne killed my interest in Sony's e3 for the rest of the show.

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#36 Posted by Basinboy (13380 posts) -

@bbkkristian said:

I'll be honest, The Order 1886 and Bloodborne killed my interest in Sony's e3 for the rest of the show.

One word:

Powers

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#37 Edited by remiks00 (3797 posts) -

I dont see any SDC here cows. What I do see is an awesome multiplat overshadowing all of MS & Sony's exclusives though. No man's sky isn't confirmed to be exclusive yet.

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#38 Posted by Pffrbt (6612 posts) -

Awful choices all around.

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#39 Edited by HaibaneRenmei (270 posts) -

The title of this thread should be "Evolve & No Man's Sky on Top" ... how did you manage to inject PS4 into this?

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#40 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

@RR360DD said:

PS4 on top with a multiplat lol

cows desperation reaches new lows. Hopefully sony will give you guys an exclusive AAA game soon.

Where's Xbone on that list...oh right

LOL, lemmings continue their meltdown

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#41 Posted by Daious (2315 posts) -

I don't get the love for Evolve but that is just me.

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#42 Edited by MonsieurX (37265 posts) -

@lglz1337 said:

@MonsieurX: bb bb bbbut the no games.. LOL!

Someone's mad Bloodborne didn't get any attention ... LOL!

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#43 Edited by blackace (23576 posts) -

No Man's Sky isn't exclusive. They haven't even announced all the platforms yet. They have been showing the PS4 version, the other platforms are TBA. LOL @delusional cows.

Multiplat for the win. What happened with Bloodborne?

Wii U is the only console that had exclusive winning games.

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#44 Posted by GrenadeLauncher (6843 posts) -

Lems are mad.

Funny that cows and sheep don't need journalist hype and E3 awards to feel good about their investments.

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#45 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -
@GrenadeLauncher said:

Lems are mad.

Funny that cows and sheep don't need journalist hype and E3 awards to feel good about their investments.

this thread and much of system wars would say otherwise

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#46 Edited by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

Killing floor was better than left 4 dead so i assume killing floor 2 will probably better than Evolve and should get far more attention.