E3 2019 is done and dusted, which leaves us with two things; a massive vaccuum where all the gaming news used to be just a few weeks ago, and plenty of new trailers, gameplay footage, and reveals to dissect and discuss in the coming months.
We’ve already put together our own list of what we reckon were the best games from E3 2019 (which you can read right here), but The Game Critics have now gathered to release the list of banded together for nominees for the annual Best of E3 Awards.
The winners will be announced tomorrow (June 27), but for now, you can scroll below to check out which games made the cut across the 16 categories. Obsidian’s promising sci-fi RPG The Outer Worlds is leading the charge with four nominations, while PC is the best represented platform by far this year.
BEST OF SHOW
Borderlands 3, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Outer Worlds, Watch Dogs: Legion
BEST ORIGINAL GAME
12 Minutes, Bleeding Edge, Control, John Wick Hex, The Outer Worlds
BEST CONSOLE GAME
Final Fantasy VII Remake, Luigi’s Mansion 3, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Watch Dogs: Legion
BEST PC GAME
Borderlands 3, Control, Doom Eternal, The Outer Worlds, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
BEST VR/AR GAME
Asgard’s Wrath, Lone Echo II, Minecraft Earth, Phantom: Covert Ops, Sniper Elite VR
Sega Genesis Mini, Smach Z, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
BEST ACTION GAME
Borderlands 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Doom Eternal, Gears 5, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME
Control, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Watch Dogs: Legion
BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME
Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Monster Hunter: World Iceborne, Pokémon Sword and Shield, The Outer Worlds
BEST RACING GAME
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions, GRID
BEST SPORTS GAME
EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Madden NFL 20, Roller Champions
BEST STRATEGY GAME
Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Desperados III, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, John Wick Hex, Phoenix Point
BEST FAMILY/SOCIAL GAME
Fall Guys, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Minecraft Dungeons, Pokémon Sword and Shield
BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER
Bleeding Edge, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Gears 5, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Wolfenstein: Youngblood
BEST INDEPENDENT GAME
12 Minutes, Carrion, Fall Guys, John Wick Hex, Sayonara Wild Hearts
BEST ONGOING GAME
Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, Monster Hunter: World, Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Nominees are chosen by a panel of 64 publications (including UNILAD Gaming, hi), and each game must have offered a hands-on demo of at least five minutes to press, which is why Cyberpunk 2077, Dying Light 2, and Marvel’s Avengers didn’t make the cut this year.
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Ewan Moore is a journalist at UNILAD Gaming who still quite hasn’t gotten out of his mid 00’s emo phase. After graduating from the University of Portsmouth in 2015 with a BA in Journalism & Media Studies (thanks for asking), he went on to do some freelance words for various places, including Kotaku, Den of Geek, and TheSixthAxis, before landing a full time gig at UNILAD in 2016.