Evolve recognized as the best game of E3 2014 Award Game Critics Awards

| July 3, 2014

Organizers of the annual award Game Critics Awards, awarded best games E3, announced this year’s winners . The greatest number of prizes, including the main office, his co-op shooter created Evolve from Left 4 Dead studio Turtle Rock. The game surpassed its competitors in four of the six categories, which was nominated for “Best Game of E3”, “Best Console Game” and “Best Action” and “Best game with online multiplayer.”

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The title of the game worthy of the Los Angeles exhibition claimed five more games: Alien: Isolation , Batman: Arkham Knight, Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor, No Man’s Sky and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. Such potential hits as Tom Clancy’s The Division, Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, were not included in the list of nominees because the developers at the event did not provide journalists an opportunity to play them.

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Second highest number of awards won promising research simulator No Man’s Sky for PlayStation 4 from British studio Hello Games, known for a series of Joe Danger. Game about learning procedurally generated fantasy worlds won in three categories: “Best Original Game”, “Best Indie Game” and “Special Prize for innovation.” In an interview with Eurogamer at E3 studio co-founder Sean Murray (Sean Murrey) said that after the release of the console game may appear on the PC.

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Other winners took only one prize. Title of the best games for portable or mobile platforms awarded Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS, and the best computer game – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege. Batman: Arkham Knight walked Sunset Overdrive and Assassin’s Creed Unity in the fight for the title of the best action adventure. In the category of “Best Role Playing Game,” in which, among other nominated Fable Legends and Bloodborne , acknowledged winner of Dragon Age: Inquisition. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U was the best fighting game, leaving behind Mortal Kombat X and Killer Instinct: Season 2.

Among the racing games forward broke The Crew, bypassed Forza Horizon Drive and 2, and the best sports game called NHL 15 adjacent to FIFA 15 and Madden NFL 15. Civilization: Beyond Earth was awarded the title of best strategy and designer Mario Maker named the best in the category ” best social / casual / family game. ” Finally, virtual reality helmet Oculus Rift liked critics more than Project Morpheus, PlayStation TV and other devices presented at the exhibition.

A full list of nominees and winners can be found below.

Best game of the exhibition:

  • Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)

Best original game:

  • Destiny (Bungie / Activision)
  • Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac / Microsoft Studios)

Best Console Game:

  • Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Destiny (Bungie / Activision)
  • Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)

Best portable game:

  • Murasaki Baby (Ovosonico / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus / Atlus)
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (Sora / Namco-Bandai / Nintendo)
  • Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square-Enix/Square-Enix)

Best computer game:

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware / EA)
  • Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)

Best device:

  • Alienware Alpha (Alienware)
  • Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)
  • PlayStation TV (Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best shooter:

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
  • Destiny (Bungie / Activision)
  • Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
  • Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)

Best action adventure:

  • Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Assassin’s Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac / Microsoft Studios)
  • The Order: 1886 (Ready at Dawn / Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Role Playing Game:

  • Bloodborne (From Software / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware / EA)
  • Fable Legends (Lionhead / Microsoft Studios)
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith / WBIE)
  • Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus / Atlus)

Best fighting game:

  • Guilty Gear Xrd-SIGN-(Arc System Works / Aksys Games)
  • Killer Instinct Season 2 (Iron Galaxy Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Arc System Works / Atlus)
  • Super Smash Bros Wii U (Sora / Namco-Bandai / Nintendo)

Best racing game:

  • Driveclub (Evolution / Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games / Microsoft Studios)
  • The Crew (Ivory Tower / Reflections / Ubisoft)

Best sports game:

  • FIFA 15 (EA Canada / EA Sports)
  • NHL 15 (EA Canada / EA Sports)
  • Madden NFL 15 (Tiburon / EA Sports)

The best strategy:

  • Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games)
  • Grey Goo (Petroglyph / Grey Box)

Best Social / Casual Game:

  • Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Avalanche / Disney Interactive)
  • Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix / Disney Interactive)
  • LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (TT Games / Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment)
  • Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel/Nintendo)

Play with the best online multiplayer:

  • Battlefield: Hardline (Visceral / EA)
  • Destiny (Bungie / Activision)
  • Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
  • Splatoon (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)

The best independent game:

  • Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)
  • CounterSpy (Dynamighty)
  • Below (Capy Games)
  • No Man’s Sky (Hello Games)
  • Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Game Studio)

 

Special prize for innovation:

  • No Man’s Sky

Game Critics Awards Prize has been awarded since 1998, regardless of the organizers of E3. This year’s jury consisted of 39 representatives of the foreign press, including multidirectional media – from the core to the largest news agencies in the world. Among them, Associated Press, LA Times, USA Today, Wired, Destructoid, GameSpot, IGN, Kotaku and PC Gamer. GCA biggest winner in 2013 was the shooter Titanfall from Respawn Entertainment and Electronic Arts, who had called for awards in all six categories, which was nominated, including “Best Game of E3.”

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