BioShock Infinite tops E3 Game Critics Awards

By Andrew Yoon, Jun 28, 2011 11:30am PDT

Following E3, various outlets--Shacknews included--are invited every year to vote on the best of E3. After careful deliberation, the winners have been decided! Irrational Games' BioShock Infinite took home the top prizes, including Best of Show, Best Original Game and Best PC Game. Unexpectedly, Bethesda's Elder Scrolls game took home the award for Best Console Game.

PlayStation Vita beat out the Nintendo WiiU for Best Hardware, likely boosted by the strong showing of Sound Shapes (which also won Best Handheld Game and Best Casual Game). Nintendo didn't exactly get snubbed, though. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword took the prize as Best Motion Game, besting the new efforts of PlayStation Move and Kinect.

Here's the full list of winners:

Best of Show: BioShock Infinite

Best Original Game: BioShock Infinite

Best Console Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Handheld Game: Sound Shapes

Best PC Game: BioShock Infinite

Best Hardware: PlayStation Vita

Best Action Game: Battlefield 3

Best Action/Adventure Game: BioShock Infinite

Best Role Playing Game: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter X Tekken

Best Racing Game: Forza 4

Best Sports Game: FIFA Soccer 12

Best Strategy Game: From Dust

Best Social/Casual Game: Sound Shapes

Best Motion Simulation Game: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Online Multiplayer: Battlefield 3

Best Downloadable Game: Bastion

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