E3 2010’s Game Critics Awards

June 29, 2010, By Christian Davis

With E3 now 2 weeks behind us, it’s now time to see who really stole the show. There was a lot shown this year, but according to the Game Critics, these were the standout titles that needed the be recognized. Amongst these elite titles are: Epic Mickey, Dance Central, Rage, Portal 2, and several others.

Best of Show
– Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
– Disney’s Epic Mickey  (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
– Nintendo 3DS  (Nintendo)
– Portal 2 (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3 and Xbox 360)
– Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360) 

Best Original Game
– Bulletstorm (People Can Fly/Epic Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)
– Child of Eden (Q Entertainment/Ubisoft for PS3, Xbox 360) 
– Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
– Disney’s Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
– Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Console Game
– Disney’s Epic Mickey (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
– InFamous 2 (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
– Kirby’s Epic Yarn  (Good-Feel/Nintendo for Wii)
– Portal 2  (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360)
– Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Handheld Game
– Ghost Trick (Capcom for Nintendo DS)
– God of War: Ghost of Sparta  (Ready at Dawn/Sony Santa Monica for PSP)
– Okamiden (Capcom for Nintendo DS)
– SuperScribblenauts (5TH Cell/WBIE for Nintendo DS)
– Valkyria Chronicles  2 (Sega for PSP)

Best PC Game
– Civilization V  (Firaxis/2K Games)
– Crysis 2 (CryTek/Electronic Arts) 
– Portal 2 (Valve)
– Rage (id Software/Bethesda)
– Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/LucasArts/EA)

Best Hardware
– Kinect (Microsoft for Xbox 360)
– Move (Sony for PlayStation 3)
– Nintendo 3DS (Nintendo)
– Rock Band 3 Pro Guitars (Harmonix/MTV Games/Mad Catz)
– Rock Band 3 Keyboard (Harmonix/MTV Games/Mad Catz)

Best Action Game
– Bulletstorm (People Can Fly/Epic Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)
– Call of Duty: Black Ops (TreyArch/Activision for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360) 
– Gears of War 3  (Epic Game/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
– Halo: Reach  (Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
– Rage (id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game
– Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
– Dead Space 2 (Visceral Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
– Disney’s Epic Mickey  (Junction Point/Disney Interactive Studios for Wii)
– Portal 2 (Valve for PC / Mac, PS3, and Xbox 360)
– The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)

Best Role Playing Game
– Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal/Square-Enix for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
– Fable III (Lionhead/Microsoft Game Studios for PC and Xbox 360)
– Fallout: New Vegas (Obsidian/Bethesda for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
– Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/LucasArts/EA for PC)
– The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (CD Projekt RED STUDIO/Atari for PC)

Best Racing Game
– Gran Turismo 5  (Polyphony Digital/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
– MotorStorm: Apolcalypse  (Evolution Studios/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
– Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
– Test Drive Unlimited 2 (Eden Games/Atari for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game
– Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds  (Capcom for PS3 and Xbox 360)
– Mortal Kombat (NetherRealm/WBIE for PS3 and Xbox 360)
– WWE All Stars (THQ San Diego/THQ for PS3 and Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game
– EA Sports MMA (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
– Madden NFL 11 (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
– NBA Jam (EA Canada/EA Sports for Wii)
– NCAA Football 11 (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)
– NHL 11 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game
– Civilization V (Firaxis/2K Games for PC)
– Company of Heroes Online (Relic/THQ for PC)
– End of Nations (Petroglyph/Trion Worlds for PC)
– Shogun 2: Total War (The Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)

Best Social/Casual Game
– Dance Central  (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
– DJ Hero 2  (FreeStyle Games/Activision for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)
– Kinect Adventures  (Good Science Studio/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
– Rock Band 3   (Harmonix/MTV Games/Electronic Arts for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii)

Best Motion Simulation Game
– Child of Eden (Q Entertainment/Ubisoft for PS3 and Xbox 360)
– Dance Central (Harmonix/MTV Games/Microsoft for Xbox 360)
– Socom 4  (Zipper/Sony Computer Entertainment for PS3)
– The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)
– Your Shape: Fitness Evolved   (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer Game
– Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360)
– Gears of War 3  (Epic Games/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360 )
– Halo Reach  (Bungie/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360)
– Medal of Honor  (EALA/DICE/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360) 
Star Wars: The Old Republic (BioWare Austin/LucasArts/EA for PC)

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