Game Critics Awards reveals E3 2013 nominees

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 25, 2013 9:45pm PDT

Every year, dozens of video game outlets--Shacknews included--vote on their favorite games from E3. The Last of Us won last year's awards, and that turned out pretty good. But what will take home the crown this year? Before the judges decide the ultimate winner, the organization has released this year's "Best of" nominees.

Titanfall takes not only the most nods this year, but ever in the history of the organization. Other top contenders include Destiny and Watch Dogs. Electronic Arts is the most nominated publisher of the year, with 16 nods. Finally, Xbox 360 is home to the most nominated games, with 37 nominations total, proving that current-gen is still a pretty great bet for gamers.

Best of Show

- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

- Oculus Rift HD (Oculus VR)

- PlayStation 4(Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)

- Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)

Best Original Game

- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

- Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)

- Rain (Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)

- Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)

Best Console Game

- Batman: Arkham Origins (WBIE Montreal/WBIE)

- Beyond: Two Souls (Quantic Dream/Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

- Infamous: Second Son (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Titanfall (Respawn Games/Electronic Arts)

- Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game

- Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate (Armature Studio/WBIE)

- Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney - Dual Destinies (Capcom/Capcom)

- Plants vs. Zombies 2 (Popcap/EA)

- Tearaway (Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment)

- The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Two Worlds (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

Best PC Game

- Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)

- Company of Heroes 2 (Relic/Sega)

- The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)

- Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)

- Total War: Rome II (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

- Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)

- PlayStation 4 (Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Blade (Razr)

- Shield (Nvidia)

- Xbox One (Microsoft)

Best Action Game

- Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)

- Call of Duty Ghosts (Infinity Ward/Activision)

- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

- Killzone: Shadow Fall (Guerilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)

Best Action/Adventure Game

- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

- Batman: Arkham Origins (WBIE Montreal/WBIE)

- Bayonetta 2 (Platinum Games/Nintendo)

- Infamous: Second Son (Sucker Punch/Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Role Playing Game

- Dark Souls II (FromSoftware/Namco-Bandai)

- The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)

- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (AlphaDream/Nintendo)

- Shin Megami Tensei IV (Atlus/Atlus)

- South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian/Ubisoft)

Best Racing Game

- Forza 5 (Turn 10 Studio/Microsoft Studios)

- Gran Turismo 6 (Polyphony Digital/Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

- Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games/Electronic Arts)

- The Crew (Ivory Tower/Ubisoft)

Best Sports Game

- FIFA 14 (EA Canada/EA Sports)

- NHL 14 (EA Canada/EA Sports)

- Madden NFL 25 (Tiburon/EA Sports)

- Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Strategy Game

- Command and Conquer (Victory Games/Electronic Arts)

- Company of Heroes 2 (Relic/Sega)

- Pikmin 3 (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

- Total War: Rome II (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Social/Casual Game

- Disney Infinity (Avalanche/Disney Interactive)

- Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)

- LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games/WBIE)

- Plants vs. Zombies 2: It's About Time (Popcap/EA)

- Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions/Activision)

- Project Spark (Team Daokta/Microsoft Studios)

Best Online Multiplayer Game

- Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)

- Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

- Titanfall (Respawn/Electronic Arts)

- The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)

- Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Downloadable Game

- Contrast (Compulsion Games)

- Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses Inc)

- Outlast (Red Barrels)

- Rain (Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)

- Transistor (Supergiant Games)

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