Zelda: Breath of the Wild named E3 2016’s “Best of Show” by Game Critics Awards


The Game Critics Awards has handed out their annual “Best of E3” honors for this year’s show, and unsurprisingly, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was named “Best of Show.” The massive open-air game also took home awards for “Best Console Game” and “Best Action/Adventure Game.”

Even though Battlefield 1 secured the most nominations, only one other game was able to collect more than a single award, and that was Civilization VI, which was named “Best PC Game” and “Best Strategy Game.” This year’s “Special Commendation for Graphics” went to Sony’s God of War reboot.

All told, 13 games (and the PlayStation VR headset, which won for “Best Hardware”) were honored this year by the Game Critics Awards. The full list of winners can be found after the break.

Best of Show

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best Original Game

  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Console Game

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best PC Game

  • Civilization VI (Firaxis/2K)

Best VR Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady/WBIE)

Best Hardware

  • PlayStation VR (Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Action Game

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best RPG

  • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)

Best Fighting Game

  • Injustice 2 (NetherRealm/WBIE)

Best Racing Game

  • Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)

Best Sports Game

  • Steep (Ubisoft Annecy/Ubisoft)

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization VI (Firaxis/2K)

Best Family Game

  • Skylanders: Imaginators (Toys for Bob/Activision)

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Best Independent Game

  • Inside (Playdead)

Special Commendation for Graphics

  • God of War (Sony Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment)
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