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Game Critics’ Best Of E3 2019 Award Nominees Have Been Announced

by : Ewan Moore on : 26 Jun 2019 14:01
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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. 

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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

EA
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Borderlands 3, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Outer Worlds, Watch Dogs: Legion

BEST ORIGINAL GAME

Obsidian

12 Minutes, Bleeding Edge, Control, John Wick Hex, The Outer Worlds

BEST CONSOLE GAME

Ubisoft

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

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Bethesda

Borderlands 3, Control, Doom Eternal, The Outer Worlds, Wolfenstein: Youngblood

BEST VR/AR GAME

Microsoft

Asgard’s Wrath, Lone Echo II, Minecraft Earth, Phantom: Covert Ops, Sniper Elite VR

BEST HARDWARE/PERIPHERAL

SEGA

Sega Genesis Mini, Smach Z, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

BEST ACTION GAME

Gearbox

Borderlands 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Doom Eternal, Gears 5, Wolfenstein: Youngblood

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BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

Nintendo

Control, Luigi’s Mansion 3,  Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Watch Dogs: Legion

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

Square Enix

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, Final Fantasy VII Remake, Monster Hunter: World Iceborne, Pokémon Sword and Shield, The Outer Worlds

BEST RACING GAME

Activision

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled, F1 2019, Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions, GRID

BEST SPORTS GAME

Nintendo

EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Madden NFL 20, Roller Champions

BEST STRATEGY GAME

Microsoft

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition, Desperados III, Fire Emblem: Three Houses, John Wick Hex, Phoenix Point

BEST FAMILY/SOCIAL GAME

Devolver Digital

Fall Guys, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Minecraft Dungeons, Pokémon Sword and Shield

BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

Activision

Bleeding Edge, Call of Duty Modern Warfare, Gears 5, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, Wolfenstein: Youngblood

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

Devolver Digital

12 Minutes, Carrion, Fall Guys, John Wick Hex, Sayonara Wild Hearts

BEST ONGOING GAME

Bungie

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

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.

Topics: Gaming, best of, Call of Duty, Devolver Digital, E3 2019, Final Fantasy VII, Indie, Microsoft, Nintendo, PlayStation, Pokemon