Super Mario Odyssey Takes Best of Show From E3 Game Critics

Nintendo is the top publisher from the show with four wins.

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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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