Game Critics Awards Best E3 2018 Nominees

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These Are the Nominees for Best of E3 2018 Game Critics Awards

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Game Critics Awards Best E3 2018 Nominees

There is no better way to end E3 than to announce the nominees for the Games Critics Awards; which represent special distinctions for the video games showcased at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

Every year the nominees for the Best of E3 Game Critics Awards are selected by major publications working in the entertainment field. This year we have 51 specialists from the gaming industry.

Their job was to select the best playable games at E3 2018; however, before announcing the winners, a list of nominees was created.

This list is revealed below, while the winners can be seen here.

It is worth mentioning that the Best of E3 2018 Game Critics Awards are given to playable titles only.

This means that games such as Cyberpunk 2077, Control, Fallout 76, or Elder Scrolls VI do not qualify for these awards; simply because they were not playable.

Some of these video games may still receive special honors for other features such as music or graphics; but not the E3 2018 Games Critics Awards. The said commendations will also be announced this Monday.

So, back to our list of nominees; where we can see that 11 of them are published by Ubisoft.

BioWare’s Anthem is nominated in 5 categories and FromSoftware’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice in 4; both of them competing for Best of Show Award against Marvel’s Spider-Man, Resident Evil 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Finally, 58 titles are playable on PlayStation 4, 55 on PC and 51 on Xbox One.

Here is the complete list of Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2018 nominees.

Best of Show

Best Original Game

  • Anthem for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (BioWare/EA)
  • Days Gone for PlayStation 4 (SIE Bend Studio/SIE)
  • Dreams for PlayStation 4 (Media Molecule/SIE)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (FromSoftware/Activision)
  • Skull & Bones for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Ubisoft Singapore/Ubisoft)

Best Console Game

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Ubisoft Quebec/Ubisoft)
  • Dreams for PlayStation 4 (Media Molecule/SIE)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 )Insomniac Games/SIE)
  • Resident Evil 2 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Capcom)
  • Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (FromSoftware/Activision)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch (Bandai Namco Studios)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Astro Bot: Rescue Mission for PSVR (SIE Japan Studio/SIE)
  • Déraciné for PSVR (FromSoftware/SIE Japan Studio/SIE)
  • Echo Combat for PC (Ready at Dawn/Oculus Studios)
  • Tetris Effect for PSVR (Resonair/Enhance Inc.)
  • Trover Saves the Universe for PlayStation 4 and PSVR (Squanch Games)

Best PC Game

Best Hardware/Peripheral

  • NEO GEO Mini (SNK)
  • Poké Ball Plus for Nintendo Switch
  • Starlink: Battle for Atlas for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft)
  • Vantage Controller for PS4 (SCUF Gaming)
  • Xbox Adaptive Controller (Microsoft)

Best Action Game

  • Anthem for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (BioWare/EA)
  • Battlefield V for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (EA DICE/EA)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Treyarch/Activision)
  • Metro: Exodus for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (4A Games/Deep Silver)
  • Rage 2 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Avalanche Studios/Bethesda Softworks)

Best Action/Adventure

Best RPG

  • Divinity: Original Sin II for PS4 and Xbox One (Larian Studios/Bandai Namco)
  • Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age for PS4, Xbox One, and Switch (Square Enix)
  • Kingdom Hearts III for PS4 and Xbox One (Square Enix)
  • Octopath Traveler for Nintendo Switch (Square Enix/Acquire)
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! for Nintendo Switch (Game Freak)

Best Fighting Game

  • Dead or Alive 6 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One (Team Ninja/Koei Tecmo)
  • Jump Force for PC, PS4, and Xbox One (Spike Chunsoft/Bandai Namco)
  • Soul Calibur VI for PC, PS4, and Xbox One (Bandai Namco)
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for Nintendo Switch ( Bandai Namco Studios)

Best Racing Game

  • F1 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One (Codemasters)
  • Forza Horizon 4 for PC and Xbox One (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
  • Team Sonic Racing for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One (Sumo Digital/Sega)
  • The Crew 2 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Ivory Tower/Ubisoft)
  • Trials Rising for PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One (Red Lynx/Ubisoft)

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 19 forPS4 and Xbox One (EA Vancouver/EA Sports)
  • Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch (Camelot Software Planning)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (PES Productions/Konami)

Best Strategy Game

  • Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (The Bearded Ladies/Funcom)
  • Total War: Three Kingdoms for PC (Creative Assembly/Sega)
  • Two Point Hospital for PC (Two-Point Studios/Sega)
  • Wargroove for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Chuckle Fish)

Best Family/Social Game

  • Dreams for PlayStation 4 (Media Molecule/SIE)
  • LEGO DC Super-Villains for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Traveler’s Tales/WBIE)
  • Pokémon: Let’s Go, Pikachu! and Eevee! for Nintendo Switch (Game Freak)
  • Overcooked 2 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)
  • Mario Tennis Aces for Nintendo Switch (Camelot Software Planning)

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Anthem for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (BioWare/EA)
  • Battlefield V for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (EA DICE/EA)
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PC, PlayStation 4,  and Xbox One (Treyarch/Activision)
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Bungie/Activision)
  • Skull & Bones for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Ubisoft Singapore/Ubisoft)
  • Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Massive Entertainment/Ubisoft)

Best Independent Game

  • Ori and the Will of Wisps for PC and Xbox One (Moon Studios/Microsoft Studios)
  • Outer Wilds for PC and Xbox One (Mobius Digital/Annapurna Interactive)
  • Overcooked 2 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Ghost Town Games/Team 17)
  • Sable for PC (Shedworks/Raw Fury)
  • Tunic for PC and Xbox One (Andrew Shouldice/Finji)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Destiny 2: Forsaken for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Bungie/Activision)
  • For Honor for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
  • Fortnite for iOS, Mac, PC, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One (Epic Games)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds for iOS, PC, and Xbox One (PUBG Corporation)
  • Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege for PC, PS4, and Xbox One (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

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