TitanFall, Destiny, Watch Dogs lead all nominees in Best of E3 2013 awards

e3expologoThe 30 publications that form the Game Critics Awards judging panel have announced this year’s nominees for the Best of E3 2013. This year, Respawn’s TitanFall lead the way with six nominations. Bungie’s Destiny and Ubisoft’s Watch Dogs were close behind with five nominations apiece.

All three games were selected to be part of the “Best in Show” alongside new hardware from Sony (the PlayStation 4) and Oculus VR (the Oculus Rift HD). That has to sting for Microsoft and the continued debacle that is their Xbox One announcement. Though the Xbox One did get a nod in the “Best Hardware” category. I have a feeling it’s not going to win.

A complete list of all the nominees can be found after the break. The winners will be announced on July 2.

Best of Show

  • Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
  • Oculus Rift HD (Oculus VR)
  • PlayStation 4(Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/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 Entertainment/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 Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft)

Best Handheld 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 Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • Total War: Rome II (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Best Hardware

  • 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 Entertainment/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 RPG

  • Dark Souls II (From Software/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

  • 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

  • Battlefield 4 (DICE/Electronic Arts)
  • Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
  • Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment/Electronic Arts)
  • The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Downloadable

  • Contrast (Compulsion Games)
  • Octodad: Dadliest Catch (Young Horses)
  • Outlast (Red Barrels)
  • Rain (Japan Studio/Sony Computer Entertainment)
  • Transistor (Supergiant Games)
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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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