The Last of Us wins Best of Show from E3 Game Critics

Hyperviolence was all the rage at this year's E3. However, only one hyperviolent game could take the crown. The Game Critics Awards have finally been determined, and Naughty Dog has come on top with The Last of Us. Its strong performance pushed PS3 to the top of the heap, with PS3 as the most-winning platform. Sony Computer Entertainment is the most-winning publisher as well, with 7 awards.

Nominees for Game Critics Awards must be playable to E3 judges, comprised of representatives from a number of outlets (Shacknews included). However, the following "Special Commendation" awards can be given to games that weren't playable at the show.

  • Special Commendations for Graphics - Star Wars 1313 & Watch Dogs
  • Special Commendation for Sound - The Last of Us
  • Special Commendation for Innovation - Watch Dogs

Last year's winner was BioShock Infinite. With both Last of Us and BioShock Infinite releasing in 2013, it'll be interesting to see which (if either) "Best of E3" winner can steal Game of the Year.