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Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2015 Nominees


Now that E3 is over, everyone has already staked their flag in the games that they feel had the best showing. Now it's time to see if the critics agree with you. A panel of 38 judges have compiled a list of their nominees for various E3 2015 awards. Check out the full list below and the winners will be announced on July 7th.

Best of Show
- Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
- Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/SCE)
- Oculus Touch (Oculus VR)
- Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/SCE)

Best Original Game
- Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
- Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
- Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/SCE)
- The Last Guardian (GenDesign/SCE Japan/SCE)
- Unravel (Coldwood Interactive/EA)

Best Console Game
- Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
- Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/SCE)
- Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
- Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/SCE)

Best Handheld Game
- Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
- Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (AlphaDream/Nintendo)
- Persona 4 Dancing All Night (Atlus)
- The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (Nintendo)

Best PC Game
- DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)
- Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
- Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios/Square-Enix)
- Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Hardware
- Microsoft HoloLens (Microsoft)
- Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)
- Oculus Touch (Oculus VR)
- Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment)
- Xbox Elite Wireless Controller (Microsoft)

Best Action Game
- DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)
- Halo 5: Guardians (343/Microsoft Studios)
- Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios/Square-Enix)
- Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Action/Adventure Game
- Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/SCE)
- Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions/Konami)
- Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Microsoft Studios)
- The Last Guardian (GenDesign/SCE Japan/SCE)
- Uncharted 4: A Thief's End (Naughty Dog/SCE)

Best RPG
- Dark Souls 3 (From Software/Bandai-Namco Games)
- Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
- Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
- Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (AlphaDream/Nintendo)
- Sword Coast Legends (n-Space/Digital Extremes/Wizards of the Coast)

Best Racing Game
- Forza Motorsport 6 (Turn 10/Microsoft Studios)
- Need for Speed (Ghost Games/EA)
- Trackmania Turbo (Nadeo/Ubisoft)

Best Sports Game
- FIFA 16 (EA Canada/EA)
- NHL 16 (EA Canada/EA)
- Madden NFL 16 (Tiburon/EA)
- Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami)
- Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (EA Tiburon/EA)

Best Family/Social Game
- Disney Infinity 3.0 (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive)
- Guitar Hero Live (FreeStyleGames/Activision)
- LEGO Dimensions (TT Games/WBIE)
- Rock Band 4 (Harmonix)
- Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)

Best Online Multiplayer
- Call of Duty: Black Ops III (TreyArch/Activision)
- Halo 5: Guardians (343/Microsoft Studios)
- Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
- Tom Clancy's The Division (Massive/Ubisoft)

Best Indie
- Abzu (Giant Squid/505)
- Below (Capy Games)
- Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
- No Man's Sky (Hello Games/SCE)
- Wattam (Funomena)

The following games were not made playable and therefore disqualified: Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and XCOM 2.

Games With Multiple Nominations

Five Nominations:
Star Wars Battlefront

Four Nominations:
Fallout 4
Horizon Zero Dawn

Three Nominations:
Rainbow Six Patriots
Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

Two Nominations:
Abzu
Cuphead
DOOM
Halo 5: Guardians
Just Cause 3
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam
Oculus Touch
The Last Guardian

Publisher Breakdown
EA - 11 Nominations
Sony Computer Entertainment - 11 Nominations
Bethesda - 7 Nominations
Microsoft Studios - 6 Nominations
Nintendo - 6 Nominations
Ubisoft - 5 Nominations
Oculus - 3 Nominations
Activision - 2 Nominations
Konami - 2 Nominations
Giant Squid/505 Games - 2 Nominations
Square-Enix - 2 Nominations
Studio MDHR - 2 Nominations

Nominee Breakdown by Platform
(Multiplatform games are counted in all appropriate platform tallies. Information based on announced platforms for each game/product as of 6/29/15.)

PlayStation 4: 47 Nominations
Xbox One: 46 Nominations
PC: 34 Nominations
Wii-U: 4 Nominations
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