Battlefield 1, Dishonored 2, and Horizon Lead the 2016 Game Critics: Best of E3 Nominees

Battlefield 1, Dishonored 2, and Horizon Lead the 2016 Game Critics: Best of E3 Nominees

Here's a list of all the game that'll be potentially honored as the best games of E3 2016.

The full list of nominees for 2016 Game Critics: Best of E3 Awards has been released. These are titles that are voted on a select group of game critics from various sites and publications.

Battlefield 1 leads the nominees with a total of 5 nominations, while Dishonored 2 and Horizon: Zero Dawn followed closely with 4 nominations a piece. Then comes a solid list of games with 3 nominations, including The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Absolver, and Sea of Thieves. EA walked away with the most nominations as a publisher, with a total of 10. And If you're wondering where some fan favorites like Prey or God or War are, every title in this list had to be playable in some fashion at the show.

The full list is below:

Best of Show

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane/Bethesda)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerilla/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • Sea of Thieves (Rare/Microsoft Studios)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Best Original Game

  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
  • Detroit: Become Human (Quantic Dream/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • Sea of Thieves (Rare/Microsoft Studios)
  • We Happy Few (Compulsion Games)

Best Console Game

  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane/Bethesda)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerilla/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • The Last Guardian (genDESIGN/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best PC Game

  • Battlefield 1 (id Software/Bethesda)
  • Civilization VI (Firaxis/2K)
  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane/Bethesda)
  • GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (Relic/Sega)

Best VR Game

  • Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady/WBIE)
  • Resident Evil VII (Capcom)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm/Ubisoft)
  • The Unspoken (Insomniac/Oculus Studio)
  • Wilson's Heart (Twisted Pixel/Oculus Studio)

Best Hardware

  • Oculus Touch (Oculus VR)
  • PlayStation VR (Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Xbox One S (Microsoft)

Best Action Game

  • Battlefield One (DICE/EA)
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (Infinity Ward/Activision)
  • Gears of War 4 (The Coalition/Microsoft Studios)
  • Lawbreakers (Boss Key/Nexon)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Dishonored 2 (Arkane/Bethesda)
  • Horizon: Zero Dawn (Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Ent)
  • Mafia III (Hanger 13/2K)
  • The Last Guardian (GenDesign/Sony Interactive Ent.)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo)

Best RPG

  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Eidos Montreal/Square Enix)
  • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix)
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft SF/Ubisoft)
  • Tyrrany (Obsidian/Paradox)
  • Persona 5 (Atlus)

Best Fighting Game

  • Absolver (Sloclap/Devolver)
  • Injustice 2 (NetherRealm/WBIE)
  • Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco)
  • The King of Fighters XIV (SNK/Atlus)

Best Racing Game

  • Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)
  • F1 2016 (Codemasters)
  • Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital/Sony Interactive Ent.)

Best Sports Game

  • FIFA 17 (EA Canada/EA)
  • Madden NFL 17 (Tiburon/EA)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2017 (Konami)
  • Steep (Ubisoft Annecy/Ubisoft)

Best Strategy Game

  • Civilization VI (Firaxis/2K)
  • GWENT: The Witcher Card Game (CD Projekt Red)
  • Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly/343/Microsoft Studios)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (Relic/Sega)

Best Family Game

  • LEGO Dimensions (TT Games/WBIE)
  • LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens (TT Games/WBIE)
  • Skylanders: Imaginators (Toys for Bob/Activision)

Best Online Multiplayer

  • Absolver (Sloclap/Devolver)
  • Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA)
  • Lawbreakers (Boss Key/Nexon)
  • Sea of Thieves (RARE/Microsoft Studios)
  • Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA)

Best Indie

  • Absolver (Sloclap/Devoler)
  • Abzu (Giant Squid/505)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Inside (Playdead)
  • We Happy Few (Compulsion Games)

Full disclosure: I am one of the critics who nominated games for this year's awards. I did not vote for Battlefield 1, if you feel that is a problem.

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Mike Williams

Reviews Editor

M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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