Game Critics Awards: The Best of E3 08

Fallout 3 takes home Best of Show honors

It wouldn't be E3 without any subsequent fanboy bickering over which game or console "won" the show. Games journalists like to bicker, too, but they also like to come to a consensus every now and then. Thus, the Games Critics Awards, an independent coalition of 36 US games journalists from various media outlets, has just released theirBest of E3 2008 list.Any game present in hands-on playable form was eligible - so if you're wondering why Fat Princess isn't Best of Show, there you go.

Everyone from Popular Science to your humble ol' GamesRadarparticipated, and this is what they had to say:

Best of Show:
Fallout 3


Bethesda Softworks for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Best Original Game
Mirror's Edge


DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Best Console Game
LittleBigPlanet


Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 3

Best PC Game
Spore


Maxis/EA

Best Handheld Game
Resistance: Retribution


Bent Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment for PSP

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Rock Band 2 Ion "Drum Rocker" Set


Ion Audio/MTV Games for Xbox 360

Best Action Game
Gears of War 2


Epic Games/Microsoft Game Studios for Xbox 360

Best Action/Adventure Game
Dead Space


EA Redwood Shores/EA for PC, PlayStation3, Xbox 360


Best Role Playing Game
Fallout 3


Bethesda Softworks for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Best Racing Game
Pure


Black Rock/Disney Interactive Studios for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Best Sports Game
Madden NFL 09


Tiburon/EA for all systems

Best Fighting Game
Street Fighter IV


Capcom for Arcades

Best Strategy Game
Tom Clancy's EndWar


Ubisoft Shanghai/Ubisoft for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Best Social/Casual/Puzzle
LittleBigPlanet


Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 3

Best Online Multiplayer
Left 4 Dead


Valve/EAP for PC, Xbox 360

Aug 5, 2008

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