Game Critics Awards Best of E3 2019 winners: Here are the victors and nominees for every category

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The list of E3 2019 games (opens in new tab) was long and good, and now the Game Critics Awards have narrowed down their picks for the Best of E3 2019 to 17 winners. More than 50 media and influencer outlets from around the world (including GamesRadar+) cast their votes for 48 products across multiple categories, and the Game Critics Awards (opens in new tab) are finally ready to share the results.

Before you start wondering where games like Marvel's Avengers (opens in new tab) and Halo Infinite (opens in new tab) are, part of the criteria for voting was that each game must have been playable for at least five minutes at the show. That also ruled out Cyberpunk 2077 (opens in new tab), though it still didn't leave empty-handed from the awards. Here are the nominees and winners for each category.

Best of Show

Final Fantasy 7 Remake (opens in new tab) (Winner)

Borderlands 3 (opens in new tab)
Doom Eternal (opens in new tab)
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (opens in new tab)
The Outer Worlds (opens in new tab)
Watch Dogs: Legion (opens in new tab)

Best Original Game

The Outer Worlds (Winner)

12 Minutes
Bleeding Edge
John Wick Hex

Best Console Game

Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Winner)

Luigi’s Mansion 3
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Watch Dogs: Legion

Best PC Game

Doom Eternal (Winner)

Borderlands 3
The Outer Worlds
Wolfenstein: Youngblood (opens in new tab)

Best VR/AR Game

Phantom: Covert Ops (Winner)

Asgard’s Wrath
Lone Echo II
Minecraft Earth
Sniper Elite VR

Best Hardware/Peripheral

Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 (Winner)

Sega Genesis Mini
Smach Z

Best Action Game

Doom Eternal (Winner)

Borderlands 3
Call of Duty Modern Warfare (opens in new tab)
Gears 5 (opens in new tab)
Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Best Action/Adventure

Watch Dogs: Legion (Winner)

Luigi’s Mansion 3
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening

Best RPG

Final Fantasy 7 Remake (Winner)

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot
Monster Hunter: World Iceborne
Pokemon Sword and Shield
The Outer Worlds

Best Racing Game

Crash Team Racing (Winner)

F1 2019
Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions

Best Sports Game

eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 (Winner)

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Madden NFL 20
Roller Champions

Best Strategy Game

John Wick Hex (Winner)

Age of Empires 2: Definitive Edition
Desperados 3
Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Phoenix Point

Best Family/Social Game

Luigi's Mansion 3 (Winner)

Fall Guys
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
Minecraft Dungeons
Pokemon Sword and Shield

Best Online Multiplayer

Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Winner)

Bleeding Edge
Gears 5
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint (opens in new tab)
Wolfenstein: Youngblood

Best Independent Game

12 Minutes (Winner)

Fall Guys
John Wick Hex
Sayonara Wild Hearts

Best Ongoing Game

Destiny 2 (opens in new tab) (Winner)

Final Fantasy 14
Fortnite (opens in new tab)
Monster Hunter: World (opens in new tab)
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 (opens in new tab)

Special Commendations for Graphics

Cyberpunk 2077

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Connor Sheridan

I got a BA in journalism from Central Michigan University - though the best education I received there was from CM Life, its student-run newspaper. Long before that, I started pursuing my degree in video games by bugging my older brother to let me play Zelda on the Super Nintendo. I've previously been a news intern for GameSpot, a news writer for CVG, and now I'm a staff writer here at GamesRadar.