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Super Mario Odyssey Takes Best of Show From E3 Game Critics

Super Mario Odyssey was widely acclaimed at E3 2017 for great gameplay and fun implementation. The E3 Game Critics obviously felt that way as well, giving the action/adventure from Nintendo three awards. Nintendo also was the top publisher with four wins.

Coming in second was Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle, taking best Original and best Strategy game. Ubisoft had topped the list with 14 nominations, but only ended up with two awards, both for Mario + Rabbids.

Here is the complete list:

Best of Show

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo for Nintendo Switch)

Best Original Game

  • Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom (Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft Milan/Ubisoft for Nintendo Switch)

Best Console Game

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo for Nintendo Switch)

Best VR Game

  • Lone Echo (Ready at Dawn/Oculus Studios for PC)

Best PC Game

  • Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)

Best Handheld Game

  • Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam/Nintendo for Nintendo 3DS)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

  • Xbox One X (Microsoft)

Best Action Game

  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Machine Games/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo for Nintendo Switch)

Best Role Playing Game

  • Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5/Bandai Namco Entertainment for PC, PS4)

Best Racing Game

  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game

  • Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works/Bandai Namco Entertainment for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 18 (EA Canada/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Strategy Game

  • Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom (Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft Milan/Ubisoft for Nintendo Switch)

Best Family Game

  • Hidden Agenda (Supermassive Games/Sony Interactive Ent for PS4)

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Star Wars Battlefront II (EA DICE/Motive/Criterion/Electronic Arts for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game

  • The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive for PC, Xbox One)
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