E3 2014 Game Critics Awards Nominations Announced

By   /   Jun 24, 2014

The Game Critics Awards nominations have been announced from E3 2014, arming the selected publishers and developers with weapons to use in the marketing of their upcoming titles.

In the entire list below, upcoming co-op shooter Evolve takes a mighty lead with six nominations. Ubisoft’s surprise reveal this year of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, along with their similar surprise announcement of The Division from last year’s E3 took second place with four nominations each.

Best of Show
Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)
Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Original Game
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac/Microsoft Studios)

Best Console Game
Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)

Best Handheld Game
Murasaki Baby (Ovosonico/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus/Atlus)
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo)
Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square-Enix/Square-Enix)

Best PC Game
Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware/EA)
Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Hardware
Alienware Alpha (Alienware)
Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)
PlayStation TV (Sony Computer Entertainment)
Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Action Game
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)
Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)
Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac/Microsoft Studios)
The Order: 1886 (Ready at Dawn/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best RPG
Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware/EA)
Fable Legends (Lionhead/Microsoft Studios)
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)
Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus/Atlus)

Best Fighting Game
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (Arc System Works/Aksys Games)
Killer Instinct Season 2 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)
Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios/WBIE)
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Arc System Works/Atlus)
Super Smash Bros Wii-U (Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo)

Best Racing Game
Driveclub (Evolution/Sony Computer Entertainment)
Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
The Crew (Ivory Tower/Reflections/Ubisoft)

Best Sports Game
FIFA 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
NHL 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)
Madden NFL 15 (Tiburon/EA Sports)

Best Strategy Game
Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games)
Grey Goo (Petroglyph/Grey Box)

Best Social/Casual
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Avalanche/Disney Interactive)
Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)
Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (TT Games/WBIE)
Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel/Nintendo)

Best Online Multiplayer
Battlefield: Hardline (Visceral/EA)
Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
Splatoon (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Indie
Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
CounterSpy (Dynamighty)
Below (Capy Games)
No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Game Studio)

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