Resident Evil 2, Spider-Man, Dreams Clean Up E3 2018 Awards

A lot of people feel E3 2018 was a bad show for PlayStation, but Sony swept the Game Critics awards with a whopping six commendations – two more than the next nearest publisher. The multiformat Resident Evil 2 was the surprise recipient of the Best of Show award, but a bunch of PS4 exclusives cleaned up elsewhere. Dreams, for example, took home Best Original Game; Spider-Man swung away with Best Console Game and Best Action Adventure Game; The Last of Us: Part II received a Special Commendation for visuals and sound, while Ghost of Tsushima took home a graphics gong, too.

Elsewhere, the wonderful Tetris Effect won the Best Virtual Reality Game award, as ANTHEM took Best Action Game and Kingdom Hearts III unlocked Best Role-Playing Game. FIFA 19 lifted the Best Sports Game trophy, while Overcooked 2 brewed up Best Family Game.

We’ve included all of the winners below, but this will make very pleasing reading for Sony – especially in the face of all the criticism it’s come under since the big Los Angeles show last month. 

E3 2018 Game Critics Awards Winners

Best of Show
Resident Evil 2
(Capcom for PC, PS4, Xbox One) 

Best Original Game
Dreams
(Media Molecule/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Best Console
Marvel’s Spider-Man
(Insomniac Games/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Best VR/AR Game
Tetris Effect
(Resonair/Enhance Inc for PSVR)

Best PC Game
ANTHEM
(BioWare/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Xbox Adaptive Controller
(Microsoft)

Best Action Game
ANTHEM
(BioWare/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure
Marvel’s Spider-Man
(Insomniac Games/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Best RPG
Kingdom Hearts III
(Square Enix for PS4, Xbox One) 

Best Fighting Game
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
(Bandai Namco Studios/Sorta Ltd./Nintendo for Switch)

Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 4
(Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
FIFA 19
(EA Vancouver/EA for PS4, Xbox One)

Best Strategy Game
Total War: Three Kingdoms
(Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)

Best Family/Social Game
Overcooked 2
(Ghost Town Games/Team 17 for PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

Best Online Multiplayer
Battlefield V
(EA DICE/EA for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
Ori and the Will of Wisps
(Moon Studios/Microsoft for PC, Xbox One)

Best Ongoing Game
Fortnite
(Epic for iOS, Mac, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

Special Commendations for Graphics
Cyberpunk 2077
(CD PROJEKT RED for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

The Last of Us Part II
(Naughty Dog/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Ghost of Tsushima
(Sucker Punch/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Sound
The Last of Us Part II
(Naughty Dog/SIE for PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Innovation
Cyberpunk 2077
(CD PROJEKT RED for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

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