Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Horizon, and VR take home Game Critics Best of E3 awards

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It's been almost a month since E3 2016, and the forty media outlets that make up the Game Critics Awards have come to a consensus. Drumroll please! The best game on the show floor this year was ... The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

The Legend of Zelda actually took home three awards: Best Action/Adventure Game, Best Console Game, and Best of Show. Sony tied Nintendo thanks to three wins of its own in the categories of Best Original Game (Horizon: Zero Dawn), Best Hardware/Peripheral (PlayStation VR), and Special Commendation for Graphics (God of War). To see the rest of this year's winners, check the full list below.

Best of Show

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best Original Game

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best VR Game

Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady/Warner Bros. Interactive Ent for PlayStation 4)

Best PC Game

Civilization VI (Firaxis/2K)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

PlayStation VR (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Action Game

Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best Role Playing Game

Final Fantasy XV (Square-Enix for PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game

Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game

Injustice 2 (NetherRealm/WBIE for PS4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game

Steep (Ubisoft Annecy/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Family Game

Skylanders: Imaginators (Toys for Bob/Activision for PC, PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One, Wii-U)

Best Online Multiplayer

Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game

Inside (Playdead for PC, Xbox One)

Special Commendation for Graphics

God of War (Sony Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4

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