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2005 E3 Game Critics Awards Winners Announced

Following the <a href="http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=5608">nominations announced last week</a>, the winners of the Best of E3 Game Critics Awards...

David Jenkins, Blogger

June 8, 2005

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Following the nominations announced last week, the winners of the Best of E3 Game Critics Awards have been announced. The awards were voted on by a panel of leading games journalists, as well as writers from magazines and newspapers, including Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Washington Post. The awards were announced last night, and on a live broadcast on cable channel Spike TV. The full list of winners can be seen below, and online reports seem to indicate that the winners are a less overtly controversial selection than previous years – a difficult task, considering the unusual number of new products at this year’s show. Best of Show Spore (Maxis/EA for PC) Best Original Game Spore (Maxis/EA for PC) Best Hardware/Peripheral PlayStation 3 (Sony) Best Console Game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo for GameCube) Best Handheld Game Nintendogs (Nintendo for Nintendo DS) Best Action Game F.E.A.R. (Monolith/Vivendi for PC) Best Action/Adventure Game The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo for GameCube) Best Fighting Game Soul Calibur III (Namco for PlayStation 2) Best Role Playing Game The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda/Take-Two for PC / Xbox 360) Best Racing Game Burnout Revenge (Criterion/EA for PlayStation 2, Xbox) Best Simulation Game Spore (Maxis/EA for PC) Best Sports Game Madden NFL 06 (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for All Platforms) Best Strategy Game Company of Heroes (Relic/THQ for PC) Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor Game We Love Katamari (Namco for PlayStation 2) Best Online Multiplayer Battlefield 2 (DICE/EA for PC) Special Commendation for Graphics* Killzone (Guerilla Games/SCEE for PS3) *Non-playable games were eligible for nomination in this category – all other categories considered only playable games. Neither the Revolution nor the PlayStation 3 were eligible for the Best of Show category, although the real-time demos shown for the latter made it suitable for the Best Hardware/Peripheral category.

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David Jenkins


David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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