Critics say Titanfall was the very best of E3

Winner

When it comes to the rapid world of video games, E3 2013 is approaching being ancient history, but before we forget about it completely, it’s time to have a look at the winners of the Game Critics Awards, a series of accolades decided by the upper echelons of the gaming media.

We told you previously how TitanFall had garnered six nominations – and it’s won every single one of them, breaking records and making the people at EA and Respawn probably rather pleased with themselves.

Interestingly – and this really should come as no surprise to those who’ve been following its development – the best hardware on show wasn’t one of the shiny next-gen consoles, but rather the latest in virtual reality gaming, the Oculus Rift. Beyond that though, it’s pretty much all TitanFall.

Here are the winners of the Game Critics Awards:

  • Best of Show – Titanfall
  • Best Original Game – Titanfall
  • Best Console Game – Titanfall
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game – Tearaway
  • Best PC Game – Titanfall
  • Best Hardware/Peripheral – Oculus Rift
  • Best Action Game – Titanfall
  • Best Action/Adventure Game – Watch Dogs
  • Best Role Playing Game – The Elder Scrolls Online
  • Best Racing Game – Need for Speed: Rivals
  • Best Sports Game – NHL 14
  • Best Strategy Game – Total War: Rome II
  • Best Social/Casual Game – Fantasia: Music Evolved
  • Best Online Multiplayer – Titanfall
  • Best Downloadable Game –Transistor

I’ve gotta be honest. While Titanfall will quite probably be the next big mainstream multiplayer game, and it is quite impressive in scope and level design, I’m just not sure it’s worth all the praise just yet. I am, however, really interested to see just how well it does commercially compared to the juggernaut that is Call of Duty – especially with it being confined to Microsoft platforms for the next while.

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Author:Geoffrey Tim

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  • Argentil

    I saw that. EA are throwing lots of money around on promotion. I didn’t see this game playable at E3, so why was it nominated?

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      It was playable behind closed doors.

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        Not elite enough to make it there Geoff?

      • Argentil

        Oh pish-posh. Get it on the floor or GTFO.

  • Kromas

    How far do we have to fall( :P) before we realise there is more to gaming than FPS.

    • Argentil

      Hear-hear.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      Upvote

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      AGREED!!

      How far do we have to fall before we realise there is more to FPS than S.

      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        Y U NO LIEK SHOOTING?

        :P

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          I R OLDER THAN 12

    • LordCaptainAwesomeness

      Tell em

    • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

      TURN.
      BASED.
      GAMING.

      Thats what interests me these days. Not bangbangshootshootgenericgeneric v2, v3, v4, v5 etc…..

      • LordCaptainAwesomeness

        Cannot agree more..

        Oh a NEW FPS… Wooowwww… tell me how different you are to Every other one on the market??? Oh you can jump really high… wooooowwww.

      • Hammersteyn

        Still playing XCOM, loving it.

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          Now you are playing it? Or did you sell it? Huh?

          • Hammersteyn

            Sold the disc and downloaded it from PS+. So we are speaking again?

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Did you save the planet yet?

          • Hammersteyn

            Nope attacking the first base currently. I would have payed sooner but you know… TLOU

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Ok then, you are forgiven for your sins.

            I’m currently on my 4th, but marathon mode this time, talk about difficult, daaaamn

          • HvR

            MAn that game is cool, first time a remake has ever lived up to the original and beyond (I still have the first UFO: Enemy Unknown and Xcom: Apocalypse on my shelf).

            Encountered my first big brute assault aliens last night, my whole team cowarding behind a car one half of the team healing the other half firing and throwing explosives all over the place.

      • Andre116

        Have you ever played Fallout: Tactics?

        • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

          You mean Frontline Tactics?

          If so, then I’m proud to say I clocked over 75hrs into that bad boy, that is, until XCOM came around…

          • Andre116

            Nope. Fallout: Tactics. Came out after Fallout 2 (and had some better graphics). Same turn based mechanics but was more focused on combat. Game took forever to play as you had 8 team mates to move around. Was great though.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Sounds cool, available on Steam?

          • Andre116

            I don’t know…I’m just a filthy peasant, remember. I see that it is at GOG though.

          • Andre116

            Frontline tactics looks good though. I’m guessing that it is only available to the master race.

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            Available on iOS devices too it seems

    • Slade Boender

      ALL THE UPVOTES

      • Kromas

        And one downvote. I thought we scared all the CoD players away ages ago.

        • Slade Boender

          Ah, a troll after my own heart. As I always say… Fuck ‘em.

    • Trevor Davies

      What? Like 3rd person shooters? ;)

      • Kromas

        nah I meant 4th person shooters. Like what ps4 and xbone will have. You buy the game and let someone else play it for you while you watch. :P

        • HvR

          Yes you do not watch the game though, you watch the actual person playing through their Kinect.

          • Kromas

            Then 5th person shooters arriving on the ps5 and xbox(360-180+1)/0

  • Hammersteyn

    Seeing how EA helped with this, Titanfall 2 will not have dogs, but robot dogs. Also birds will fly away when you eject from the mech and travel through the air.

    • Happy Hamster

      and little mechanical fleas that attack in numbers

    • Slade Boender

      man i just died :)

  • Melasco

    And don’t forget about Destiny!

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      That was my winner at E3

  • Ultimo_Cleric N7

    TOTALLY agree Geoff. It looks great, but not that great.

  • Theo Steenekamp

    Hmm, bunch of COD players who voted I guess

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    Best Racing Game – Need for Speed: Rivals << Suck it Forza and GT!!!

    • Argentil

      Another EA game… hmm… the plot thickens.

      • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

        Best Sports Game ermmm….

        • Argentil

          HMMMMM

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    I see Angry Joe is pretty amped about Titanusfallus…

  • ALKi1234

    For me it look “ok”

  • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

    Best Pet Award goes to CODog

    • RinceWind

      Bwahaha!

  • matthurstrsa

    All I read there was Oculus Rift!

    • HvR

      That thing is so cool, will probably itch like hell, make your neck stiff after an hour and make you chunder from motion sickness. But so cool.

  • HvR

    Me no get reward….

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