Zelda: Breath of the Wild Takes Best of E3 in 2016 Game Critics Awards

Zelda: Breath of the Wild Takes Best of E3 in 2016 Game Critics Awards

The votes had been tallied and the winners stand revealed.

The full list of winners for the 2016 Game Critics: Best of E3 Awards have been revealed. These are titles that are voted on a select group of game critics from various sites and publications, including myself.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild walked away from the process with the most awards, taking Best of Show, Best Console Game, and Best Action-Adventure Game. Other notable winners including Final Fantasy XV for Best RPG, Civilization VI for Best PC Game, Steep for Best Sports Game, and the PlayStation VR for Best Hardware. The full list of winners is below.

Best Of Show

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii U/NX)

Best Original Game

Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla/Sony Interactive Ent. for PS4)

Best Console Game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii U/NX)

Best PC Game

Civilization VI (Firaxis/2K)

Best VR Game

Batman: Arkham VR (Rocksteady/WBIE for PlayStation VR)

Best Hardware

PlayStation VR (Sony Interactive Ent.)

Best Action Game

Battlefield 1 (DICE/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii U/NX)

Best RPG

Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix for PS4, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game

Injustice 2 (NetherRealm/WBIE for PS4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game

Forza Horizon 3 (Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)

Best Strategy Game

Civilization VI (Firaxis/2K for PC)

Best Family Game

Skylanders: Imaginators (Toys for Bob/Activision for PC, PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One, Wii-U)

Best Sports Game

Steep (Ubisoft Annecy/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Online

Titanfall 2 (Respawn/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Indie Game

Inside (Playdead for PC, Xbox One)

Special Commendation For Graphics (Non-Playable)

God of War (Sony Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Ent. for PS4)

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. I did vote for Persona 5 for Best RPG.

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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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