Game Critics Awards’ Best of E3 2015 Winners Announced; Fallout 4 Takes Best in Show

on July 8, 2015 11:02 AM

With E3 2015 now several weeks behind us, this year’s event wowed us with the likes of Fallout 4Star Wars: BattlefrontUncharted 4: A Thief’s End, and Horizon: Zero Dawn, with the annual Game Critics Awards once again providing a consensus on the best of E3 2015.

Following the group’s nomination announcement last week, the Game Critics Awards revealed their winners for the best of E3 2015, with Fallout 4 and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End tying for the most wins at three awards each, followed by Star Wars: Battlefront just behind with two wins:

Three Wins:
Fallout 4
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Two Wins:
Star Wars Battlefront

One Win:
FIFA 16
Horizon Zero Dawn
Need for Speed
No Man’s Sky
Oculus Touch
Super Mario Maker
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes

Breaking the winners down even further, the wins by publisher were as follows:

Five Wins:
Sony Computer Entertainment

Four Wins:
Electronic Arts

Three Wins:
Bethesda Game Studios

Two Wins:
Nintendo

One Win:
Oculus VR

Breaking down the awards by platform, PS4 took the top number of wins with 12 awards in all categories, including multiplatform titles and hardware where appropriate:

PlayStation 4: 12 (Same as 2014)
PC: 9 (Same as 2014)
Xbox One:  7 (-2 from 2014)
Wii U: 1 (-1 from 2014)
3DS: 1 (Same as 2014)

The full list of winners from this year’s Game Critics Awards for Best of E3 2015 are below:

Best of Show
Fallout 4

(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Original Game
Horizon Zero Dawn
(Guerrilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertianment for PlayStation 4)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
(Nintendo for 3DS)

Best PC Game
Fallout 4
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Oculus Touch
(Oculus VR)

Best Action Game
Star Wars Battlefront
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Role Playing Game
Fallout 4
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game
Need for Speed
(Ghost Games/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
FIFA 16
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Family/Social Game
Super Mario Maker
(Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii U)

Best Online Multiplayer
Star Wars Battlefront
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
No Man’s Sky
(Hello Games for PC, PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Graphics
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

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Ryan is the Features Editor at DualShockers, with over five years' experience in the world of video games culture and writing. He holds a BA in English & Cinema from Binghamton University, and lives in New York City.