Best of E3 2014: People's Choice Award Winners Announced

You voted for your favorite games at E3, and now we have the total results. Check out the winners by platform, as well as the overall best game of E3 according to GameSpot readers.


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U
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GameSpot already shared its best games from E3 2014, but we also opened this up to you, the audience. The voting has been tallied, and we can finally announce the winners for the games you were most excited about following this year's E3.

Note that these were all games playable at the show flloor, so anticipated titles like The Legend of Zelda for Wii U and The Division were not eligible.

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The overall winners (with their total percentage of your votes in parentheses):

1st place: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (23%)

And here's the breakdown by console.

Note: Although the same game won across current-gen and last-gen platforms, voting was conducted for each platform independently.

And keep in mind that you can get a glimpse at how the most-anticipated upcoming games stack up in the GameSpot Fifty.

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If Nint gives 6 IPs n pple are not happy, its not bias or << LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> pestering which are your opinons,..its simply cos pple look at them n say "these are not fun games/they

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If Nint gives 6 IPs n pple are not happy, its not bias or pestering which are your opinons,..its simply cos pple look at them n say "these are not fun games/they << LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

are not my type of games"..simple as that...the other 2 consoles give out crappy games too, I for one will never buy any kinect games..

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The Witcher, Dragon Age, are also on pc!

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I can't argue with this list, because I have not played those games.

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The Witcher for life <3

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this comments section has too much TLDR

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I love that the top 3 are games I'd never buy - and I own systems to play them all.

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I'd buy Witcher 3 but definitely not Dragon Age; it doesn't look very appealing to me!

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You will miss out.

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RPGs <3

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Splatoon! Come on now lol.

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lol this just shows how many dude bros are on gamespot.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> dude bros play shooters not rpgs

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But RPGs won this year, which is good.

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Not if you don't like RPGs.

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Well if you don't like RPGs, deal with it, they won this year :P

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<< LINK REMOVED >> RPG games actually the best value that you get of you bucks .

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"anticipated titles like The Legend of Zelda for Wii U " ...winner for wii u -- << LINK REMOVED >>...smh..never understood n never will understand all the wii u supporters who argued wii u is a legitimate console on the same level as the other 2 can u even argue when ur anticipated titles are rehashed-to-death titles...smh

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Zelda and Smash are rehashed? How stupid are you? If you said Mario then maybe I could give you that one. This is the 4th Smash Bros game...1 per console. How many COD's, Battlefields, Final Fantasy's, God Of Wars, Halo's and so forth has their been? Wii U is the best 8th gen console. Other then the Miiverse on it being broken.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> i would agree wif u most fps are all rehashed, but do u see those fps titles u mentioned being "anticipated"? God of wars, Halo, assassin creed etc are STORY-based, they continue...and they are not even in anticipated list! notice that the other 2 winners are witcher 3 and dragon age ? tats right, the very least, presently we are looking at totally new IPS (or have been just released) like destiny, titanfall, watchdogs, sunset overdrive etc..the key here is totally NEW many yrs have i been hearing "legend of zelda" being anticipated?? Few months ago, there was already an article on gamespot tat states that most big time studios are NOT looking at developing titles for Wii U.. I will leave it to u to figure out why, use the time to think instead of calling others stupid.

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If your trying to say the reason 3rd parties are absent is due to Zelda then I can't even think of how to process such a stupid thing. The REASON Developers arent making games on the Wii U is a combination of 2 things. 1st of all THEY SIMPLY DON'T WANT TO. They are allowed to chose which console they want to work with. Much like how I wont be EVER putting my IP's on a Microsoft or Sony platform. Nintendo.....I'm undecided on. PC is where my IP's will be. Anyway, the other reason is THERE IS A BIAS AGAINST NINTENDO. Has been since the SNES days. Media, Analysts, Fanboy's so forth have always been against Nintendo. That will never change. Even if Nintendo gave in and said fine we will do what the other 2 companies are doing then people would bitch about "HA Nintendo sucks they had to copy Sony and Microsoft." No matter WHAT Nintendo does they will always be treated poorly. Even though if it wasn't for Nintendo and Miyamoto mainly there wouldn't even BE gaming in North America or anywhere other then Japan.

God Of War, Halo and Assassin's Creed are indeed anticipated. The only company that gets pestered about making NEW IP's is Nintendo. Then at E3 Nintendo gives like 6 new IP's and still people aren't happy. Witcher 3 is the 3rd so its not a new IP. Dragon Age has also been around a while. Destiny is technically a new IP, but not really. Its a new skinned Halo. Another space alien fps. Don't get me wrong its looking amazing and I'm forced to get a damn PS4 JUST for Destiny. That's right I'm spending $570 just to play the damn game. Cause I'm big fans of Bungie. But Destiny is Bungie's next "Halo" Its a Multiplat Halo basically. Sure its a massive online game. But its still shooting aliens in space and saving the world lol. Titan Flop was shit and will always be shit. Watch Dogs has promise but fell short, very short. It was a mediocre game. Normally I don't buy Ubifail games I can't stand the company both their games and practices. Last game I got of theirs before Watch Dogs was Red Steel 2 on the Wii which was great. I went years without getting a game of theirs. I ended up getting Watch Dogs on PC and it was meh to say the least.Sunset Overdrive while it LOOKS interesting, its once again another gun game. Which I am very sick of games with guns.

The reason Zelda is always anticipated is cause its basically the best game franchise ever made. By the god of game design himself, Miyamoto. People will hype themselfs up for Zelda cause each one is a BRAND new adventure. Sure your Link, and you stop Ganondorf, but other then that each game is entirely different from the last. People will hype themselfs up for the next Zelda when the new one launches.

And I already went over the devs not CHOOSING the Wii U. THEY CHOSE to not put their game on it. They know it wont sell well compared to Nintendo's IP's.

I hope I have educated you just a tad.



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Stating that devs simply choose not to put their IPs on wii u is just a choice n nthg else is a convenient argument that you probably made cos YOU CANT EVEN process a simple thought such as tat..Everyone makes a choice based on a reason, esp from business pov...What kinda company would make a choice simply cos they choose to??!! Now dun u tink for devs, profitability is 1st n foremost?? Next would be target audience where they tink they can make the most money from? So WHY would serious big time devs choose not to put their IPs on wii u? Again I leave it to u to tink...n i def do not tink its cos of zelda..

If Nint gives 6 IPs n pple are not happy, its not bias or pestering which are your opinons,..its simply cos pple look at them n say "these are not fun games/they are not my type of games"..simple as that...the other 2 consoles give out crappy games too, I for one will never buy any kinect games..

GOW, Halo, AC being anticipated is again your opinion..n lets stick to this list on this article since we are commenting here...And even then, I have already explained, these are STORY-based games, they continue....As for your points on those new IPs being not fun or being similar to old games, its your personal fact i never say i like those games cos i havent even play them so i will not judge...but u r missing the point! The point is they are at the very least NEW, totally NEW titles that have been released...If you are gonna argue on the concept of games, then nthg is new ...ALL games are rehashed even Nintendo games...arent all games in the world shooting/racing/adventure games? n even then, I could at least say "Last Of Us" is a fresh NEW game/concept that is fun, totally NEW can u say the same for Zelda?

While it is your personal opinion that Zelda is anticipated just simply cos its the "best franchise" ever made, it is my opinion that Zelda is a rehashed-to-death TITLE/IP... just as is my opinion that the god of game design is Hideo Kojima and god of game dev is Naughty Dog + Rockstar and not Miyamoto...and they chose to ignore Wii U..

So again I leave it to consider, instead of wasting your time making urself feel good that you have educated another lost soul-gamer in the world of internet....


uneducated I.W

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<< LINK REMOVED >> If it wasn't for Miyamoto back in the NES days making Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong and such gaming would have died off and would be ONLY in Japan, not around the whole world. There would be no Playstation or Xbox since Nintendo wouldn't have saved the Gaming Industry. Naughty Dog is okay, they were better in the past when they did Krash Bandicoot, now all they do is gun games like Unchanged (Uncharted) and TLOU both games I have 0 interest in. And what do you mean Naughty Dog ignored the Wii U? They are a SONY developer they only make games on Playstation like Retro Studios does for Nintendo. Also Retro Studios > Naughty Dog. As for Rockstar lol. They are known for GTA and thats it AGAIN ANOTHER violent gun game. Americans go towards it cause they NEED violence in their lives, they are naturally violent.

As for Zelda, other then playing as a new "Link" and stopping Ganondorf and having Zelda in the game each game is completely different. Not to mention 1 NEW game per console. instead of like COD where its a yearly copy and paste, or with The Last Of Us Remastered like come on now that came out LAST FUCKING YEAR and its already getting a remake...thats pathetic. If Sony just made the PS4 backwards compatible it would have been a much better thing. Which thankfully Nintendo does still do backwards compatibility.

Also Miyamoto was talking just the other day about making a new video game genre a NINTENDO genre whatever that means. So a new genre that can only be found on a Nintendo system. Well until Sony and or Microsoft copy it of course.

And lastly it is choice, look at Ubisoft they have a Wii U game done but wont release it yet even though that means they aren't getting paid, they want more people to own a Wii U first, the thing is when they do release it people will be like OH NOW you want us to buy it? No thank you. My team and I CHOOSE what platform to put our IP's on, well I do since I'm the boss...but anyway, Dev's chose what platform they are going to put their game on before they even start making it.

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Saying that Nintendo is the saviour of gaming is just a self proclaimation..for one I can safely say that I didnt continue gaming cos of Nintendo, if there was no Nintendo, I would still have picked up console gaming n Im sure there are many others as well...Nintendo was just ONE console i played when i was young, not that i can afford any but i had frens who could...likewise I could have said if not for PS n Xbox, pple would have been sick n tired of console gaming on Nintendo loooong ago n most would have migrate to PC gaming only....

My bad on the point of disregarding the fact that Naughty Dog is an exclusive PS dev...but when u say "Retro Studios > Naughty Dog" , I can safely say that I will be able to garner enuff support votes against ur point...If you have 0 interest in Unchartered & TLOU, then tats ur problem of living in ur own Nintendo world.. why dun u do a search around online / ask ur frens & gamers of all ages, on how well the gaming community receives both games? Your 0 interest in them DOESNT mean they are bad games, in fact it means u missed playing 2 of the best games ever....Rockstar while it may have only 2 very well done IPs- GTA & Red Dead Redemption, we r arguing abt quality here... rem ur point on Nintendo giving 6 new IPs n they were not well received/bias/ pestering (ur words)? Well rockstar just need 2 and they are making $$ n becoming 1 of the best dev studio...FYI im not american, n im def not fantasizing abt driving by & shooting my neighbours/strangers after playing GTA, so this has nothg to do wif violence inclination....In any case Im sure not ALL americans are violently inclined, n if u were to say that, Im sure u can say the same abt any n every race...

Whatever your point on Zelda, it still doesnt change the point that it is "Zelda" , a game TITLE/IP that has been rehashed again n again for dunno how many yrs ..I recall Zelda when i was only 10! n Im not even very old....not sure whether you can come to terms wif this simple point...u keep using COD as an eg when I'm not...n I have already stated that i agree wif u most fps are rehashed but im not looking at fps! Im looking at other totally NEW titles/ IP that have come out in recent yrs...U feel TLOU being remastered after 1 yr is bad, but the point here is ITS A TOTALLY NEW IP RELEASED IN 2013! 1 YR ONLY! nowwww can u say the same abt Zelda???

As for your totally new Nintendo genre, u can use it to argue when it is out n proven good, otherwise ur Miyamoto can come up wif 20 new genres & nobody would wan it even if he begs....

But sure i wish Nintendo best of luck....

If Ubisoft doesnt wanna release their game until more pple own a Wii u , well dun u tink the $1000000 question here would be : WHY are not more pple owning Wii u??

U keep stressing ur the boss n ur team CHOOSES wat platform to put ur IP, but again u have missed the essential point of making a choice...which is sure u have your reasons for making purchases when u r looking at buying a house/car/mobile phone... So the $2000000 question here is what is the REASON for making a choice not to put an IP on Wii U!

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<< LINK REMOVED >> I like how you basically are trying to say the story makes the game.

Last I checked I play games to be able to have fun INTERACTING. Story is nice but the gameplay is what matters most. And calling SSB rehashed you might as well start calling The Witcher rehashed as well

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Nobody I know in life cares for Naughty Dog these days, not since they stopped Krash Bandicoot. Never said TLOU and Uncharted are bad games, they just don't interest me in the slightest. nintendo's new IP's not well received? 1st of all you cant have your cake AND eat it to. Cant have people bitch for new IP's then get new IP's then hate the, and continue to bitch. And Splatoon, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, and Steam are all getting ALOT of good buzz about them. Sure Project Guard, and Project Giant Robot dont have much, cause those aren't final games, just concepts for games. Then Xenoblade Chronicles X is as hyped as ever, Bayonetta 2 is also a big buzzed game.

Also "American" is a Nationality NOT A RACE. I wish people would learn their shit by now.

Has Zelda been remastered 1 year after coming out? Nope. How many Zelda remakes have we had? 2...Ocarina and Windwaker. And lets bring up God Of War there has been more remakes of that then almost the actual amount of GOW games...

As for Miyamoto's new genre....he made Mario, Zelda, Pikmin, Donkey Kong, Starfox, F-Zero. ALL HUGE SUCCESS GAMES. His only mistake or goof up was Wii Music lol. But he is only a man, he can make 1 mistake out of every 10 franchises lol. Mario is still the best selling franchise in gaming.

As for the people not owning a Wii U, there are a number of reasons, though I should say its the same as Xbox One that question that is, even less Xbox One's out there then Wii U's. Nobody wants that. However the issue with the Wii U not selling was MAJOR lack of advertising, game droughts, and Nintendo not knowing what the **** they were doing. They were going after casuals who want nothing to do with consoles right now. Though Mario Kart 8 has helped the Wii U out quite a bit. PS4 is only 1.5 million ahead, not a big deal.

Lastly the choice of not putting a game on the Wii U is cause they know it wont sell as wel going up against Nintendo's franchises as well as most people buy a Nintendo console for NINTENDO games.

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I would have also thrown in Rainbow Six, for some odd reason, this site is completely ignoring it.

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That will be fun - it's on my 'must have' list for sure.

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zero innovation all graphics.

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ZERO Innovation!?


An RPG that is attempting an open world RPG with a good story and heavy consequences of your choices with damn good graphics (witcher 3), an RPG that is trying to redeem its fanbase (DAI), and I agree with Super Smash Bros, and I have no knowledge of Freedom Wars.

BUT ZERO INNOVATION!? So you are telling me that Rainbow Six Siege and Evolve bring more "Innovation" to the table than these games?

But yes, most of the games nowadays are focusing on the graphics, that I agree with.

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Open world RPG? Isn't that pretty much all of them?

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<< LINK REMOVED >> Nothing you said about Witcher 3 is innovative. how is redeeming a fanbase innovative? and when did I mention Rainbow Six Siege or Evolve and how did they enter the equation of having to be the only other choices of the around 200 games at E3?

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So you mean games like No Man's Sky then?

If you do, then I apologize, I misjudged you as one of those "hurr durr, every game that wins popularity contests are not innovative" kind of people, that is what I hope at least :P

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Oh No Man's Sky has amazing potential, definite innovation going on there.

Have no idea how good the game will be though, too early to tell..but that sure as hell beats the lets make another sequel with better graphics crap.

Like Witcher 3 touting open world, the original had open world so...? Its just going back to what the original had, and even if it didn't, that's not innovation because there are many RPGs that are open world.

Now Destiny may make the claim of being innovative as it is a RPG/ MMORPG hybrid...perhaps. I have to admit I don't know any of the details. If its persistent and always online then its just an MMORPG and not innovative in that respect. If its an RPG you can play online or offline, then you can say its innovative in that regard.

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<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Isn't Starfox similar? No Man's Sky.

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Good choice!

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mgsV > E3

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Another Wii U game that was at E3 floating around (no booth) was "Armikrog".

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Uhhh...Far Cry 4

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Never doubted it.