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BioShock Infinite steals the show, Game Critics Best of E3 2011 Awards winners announced

The Game Critics Best of E3 2011 Awards winners have been announced and BioShock Infinite was the big winner. Irrational Games’ third title in the BioShock series won Best of Show, but also won every other award it was nominated for, including Best Original Game, Best PC Game, Best Action/Adventure Game.

But BioShock Infinite wasn’t the only major player at E3 2011. Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim may have lost to BioShock Infinite for best PC Game, but managed to win Best Console Game and Best Role Playing Game. Other big winners include EA’s Battlefield 3 also took two awards, winning Best Action Game and Best Online Multiplayer.



The Game Critics Awards is an independent group consisting of GamesRadar, PC Gamer, OXM, PlayStation: The Official Magazine, and 30 other North American media outlets you may have heard of. Here’s the complete list of who won what. Do you agree with the critics? Check out the nominee list and tell us what you think.

Best of Show
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Original Game
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Console Game
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Handheld Game
Sound Shapes
(Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita)
 
Best PC Game
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Hardware
PlayStation Vita
(Sony Computer Entertainment)
 
Best Action Game
Battlefield 3
(DICE/EA Games for PC)
 
Best Action/Adventure Game
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Role Playing Game
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Fighting Game
Street Fighter X Tekken
(Capcom/Capcom for PS3, Xbox 360, PSVita)
 
Best Racing Game
Forza 4
(Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)
 
Best Sports Game
FIFA Soccer 12
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Strategy Game
From Dust
(Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Social/Casual Game
Sound Shapes
(Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita)
 
Best Motion Simulation Game
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
(Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)
 
Best Online Multiplayer
Battlefield 3
(DICE/EA Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)
 
Best Downloadable Game
Bastion
(Supergiant Games/WB Games for PC, Xbox 360)

Jun 28, 2011

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13 comments

  • brizzie - June 29, 2011 10:53 a.m.

    @hypetrain at e3 they were demoing battlefield 3's online so :p @bobob101 it's zelda that automatically kicks ass and it's exclusive to nintendo wii on another note TES:Skyrim FTW
  • KidKatana - June 29, 2011 9:25 a.m.

    @ Hypetrain I was just about to say that...as awesome as Infinite looks it's clearly built on the original Bioshock's mechanics, to the point that it still has the Bioshock name. A new setting doesn't equate to a new series - look at Zelda. Having said that, it was totally the game of the show for me too. Looks AMAZING.
  • Sensationo - June 29, 2011 6:24 a.m.

    I wasn't all that hyped by the video, or the screens. It looks fun but didn't really strike much interest in me as of yet.
  • HeroOfLegend - June 29, 2011 4:39 a.m.

    I'm really happy about this. It looks like Infinite has the chance to live up to the greatness of the original game.
  • EvilChicken - June 29, 2011 3:36 a.m.

    I actually never even liked Bioshock, never even cared for this one when I first heard about it. But seeing all this new stuff and all these winnings, it has sparked my interest and my actually pick it up
  • bobob101 - June 29, 2011 2:44 a.m.

    I like how the best motion controlled game is for Wii, to bad Kinect and Move.
  • Redeater - June 29, 2011 2:27 a.m.

    I'm actually playing Bioshock 2 while reading this! I can't wait for this freaking game!
  • Redeater - June 29, 2011 2:26 a.m.

    I'm actually playing Bioshock 2 while reading this! I can't wait for this freakin game!
  • Manguy17 - June 29, 2011 3 p.m.

    hmm, really not sure about Bioshock, it looks kinda nice but i really didnt like the first 2, just not my sort of game.
  • HereComesTheHypeTrainCHOOCHOO - June 29, 2011 4:30 a.m.

    Also, how can these gaming outlets be voting on the Best Online Multiplayer? No one has even had hands-on time with Battlefield 3 yet, let alone tested it out online. Might as well have a category of Best Game Not Shown at E3 if the whole thing is just a glorified popularity contest. All I know is that I better not hear any GamesRadar reviewers complaining when people criticize their scores for games that aren't out yet when they themselves have shown that they will rank games that they haven't played as well.
  • HereComesTheHypeTrainCHOOCHOO - June 29, 2011 4:21 a.m.

    Best Original Game!?! Being the third game in the Bioshock franchise I find that award quite puzzling. It must have edged out Call of Duty: Moder Warfare 3 in that category using that "logic".
  • AirickG - June 29, 2011 3:42 a.m.

    ugh, every time i see a screenshot for this game I'm reminded just how much of a dude i am...
  • UberNoob - June 29, 2011 3:22 a.m.

    GO BIOSHOCK INFINITE!!!YEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!!

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