Battlefield 3 wins official 'Best of Gamescom' award

By Andrew Yoon, Aug 17, 2011 3:00pm PDT

This year's Gamescom was undoubtedly one of the biggest, and DICE's upcoming modern warfare shooter managed to earn top honors. The show's official awards were handed out today, and Battlefield 3 won "Best of Gamescom." Electronic Arts stole the show with four awards total, including wins for "Best Online Game" with Star Wars: The Old Republic, "Best Console Game" with FIFA 12, and "Best Browser Game" for The Sims Social.

Sony managed to win two awards thanks to its shiny new Vita handheld. PlayStation Vita won "Best Hardware," an easy win considering the lack of any other hardware at the show. Uncharted: Golden Abyss also won "Best Mobile Game." Take that, iOS!

Finally, Diablo III won "Best PC Game" and Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster won "Best Family Game."

Gran Turismo 5 won top honors at last year's show.

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