It has been over two weeks since E3 2011 ended, therefore people have had a chance to catch up with the long list of titles which showed up at the expo, now 35 publications have submitted their votes and we can reveal the E3 2011 Game Critic Award winners, games which done particularly well include BioShock Infinite, Battlefield 3 and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
Let’s start with BioShock Infinite, Irrational Games and 2K Games will be very happy with how well their title fared. Infinite won the honors for the best PC game, best original game, best action/adventure game and it also won the ‘Best of Show’ accolade. Just to note this title is coming to PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 and will be PlayStation Move compatible, it should arrive in Q2 2012.
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Things are also looking promising for Battlefield 3, this won the best action game and the best online multiplayer awards, this is great news for EA and DICE and seems to suggest that BF3 is on track to be a real competitor to Modern Warfare 3 later this year.
Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim also picked up two awards, one for being the best RPG at the show and another for being the best console game, we were impressed with the game’s screens from E3 2011 and we are excited to hear that it is said to be bigger and better than Oblivion, we wouldn’t be surprised if this also picks up some game of the year awards from critics.
One less well-known game at the expo which done very well was Sound Shapes which is coming to the PlayStation Vita, we must confess that we do not know a lot about this title, however you can see a video showing it off here. Sound Shapes is being developed by Queasy Games and has been voted the show’s best handheld game and the show’s best social/casual game.
We will now run through other games which picked up awards. Best Fighting Game = Street Fighter X Tekken, Best Racing Game = Forza 4, Best Sports Game = FIFA Soccer 12, Best Strategy Game = From Dust, Best Motion Simulation Game = The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and finally Best Downloadable Game = Bastion.
You can see all of the award winners here, also for more detailed information regarding the awards you should check out this link, one interesting statistic was that the 14 Xbox 360 titles won awards (more than any other platform), also the Nintendo Wii showed its age by winning no awards, perhaps it is a good thing that the Wii U was revealed. Finally the PlayStation Vita was regarded as the best new hardware at the show, we doubt that Nintendo will be happy with this.
Do you agree with the award winners?