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Rock Band voted the king of E3

The Game Critics Awards, an awards body consisting of an independent group of journalists (including GamesRadar staff), has awarded Rock Band "Best of Show" for E3 2007. The music/rhythm action game additionally won "Best Hardware/Peripheral" and "Best Social/Casual/Puzzle."

It was only one of two games to scoop more than a single award -BioWare'sMass Effect being the other, having snagged"Best Console Game" and "Best Role Playing Game." The likes of Crysis, Call of Duty 4 and The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass won single awards.

Here's the list of winners in full:

Best of Show
Rock Band
(Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Original Game
LittleBigPlanet
(Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PS3)

Best Console Game
Mass Effect
(Bioware/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)

Best PC Game
Crysis
(Crytek/EAP)

Best Handheld Game
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
(Nintendo for Nintendo DS)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Rock Band Instruments
(Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Action Game
Call of Duty 4
(Infinity Ward/Activision for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game
BioShock
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, Xbox 360)

Best RPG
Mass Effect
(Bioware / Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)

Best Racing Game
Burnout Paradise
(Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game
Madden NFL 08
(Electronic Arts for All Platforms)

Best Fighting Game
Virtua Fighter 5
(Sega for Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game
World in Conflict
(Massive Entertainment/Sierra for PC)

Best Social/Casual/Puzzle
Rock Band
(Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer
Halo 3
(Bungie/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)

Special Commendation for Graphics
Killzone 2
(Guerilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PS3)

A more detailed breakdown and added stat fun can be found on the official Game Critics Awards website.

August 1, 2007