E3 06 Game Critics Award nominees revealed

Gears of War grinds out five, with Spore and more in hot pursuit

Best PC Game
- Crysis -- (Crytek/Electronic Arts for PC)
- Enemy Territory: Quake Wars -- (Splash Damage/id/Activision for PC)
- Hellgate: London -- (Flagship Studios/Namco Bandai Games for PC)
- Supreme Commander -- (Gas Powered Games/THQ for PC)
- Spore -- (Electronic Arts for PC)

Best Console Game
- Assassin’s Creed -- (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PlayStation 3)
- Bioshock -- (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC and Xbox 360)
- Gears of War -- (Epic Games/Microsoft Games Studios for Xbox 360)
- Mass Effect -- (BioWare/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)
- Super Mario Galaxy -- (Nintendo for Wii)

Best Handheld Game
- Elite Beat Agents -- (Inis/Nintendo for Nintendo DS)
- Killzone: Liberation -- (Guerrilla/Sony Computer Entertainment for PSP)
- LocoRoco -- (SCEJ/Sony Computer Entertainment for PSP)
- Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops -- (Kojima Productions/Konami for PSP)
- The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass -- (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)


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