IGN announces E3 award winners


And the winner is ... gamers! Well, that's the conclusion we came to after witnessing the sheer amount of top-notch games trotted out at this year's E3. While we're finalizing the official Joystiq E3 2008 Awards (coming soon – there was a lot of blood confetti to clean up in the judge's room) we'd like to offer, for your list-reading pleasure, IGN's picks for the Best of Show in various categories.

You can read the entire list after the break. Let us hear what you think of their choices in the comments, and, for nostalgia's sake, check out our award winners (and losers) from last E3.

Overall Game of the Show

Fallout 3 (Bethesda, PS3/360/PC)

Best Handheld Game
Rhythm Heaven (Nintendo, DS)

Best PC Game
Spore (EA, PC/Mac)

Best Console Game
Fallout 3 (Bethesda, PS3/360/PC)

Biggest Surprise
Final Fantasy XIII Coming to Xbox 360

Best Action Game
Mirror's Edge (EA/DICE, PS3/360)

Best Arcade Shooter
Galaga Legions (Namco, XBLA)

Best Fighting Game
Street Fighter IV (Capcom, Arcade/PS3/360)

Best Shooting Game
Gears of War 2 (Microsoft/Epic Games, 360)

Best MMO
Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning (EA/Mythic, PC)

Best Music/Rhythm Game
Rock Band 2 (MTV Games/Harmonix, PS3/360/Wii/PS2)

Best Platform Game
Prince of Persia (Ubisoft, PS3/360)

Best Puzzle Game
Braid (Number None, Inc., XBLA)

Best Racing Game
Motorstorm: Pacific Rift (Sony/Evolution Studios, PS3)

Best RPG
Fallout 3 (Bethesda, PS3/360/PC)

Best Sports Game
Shaun White Snowboarding (Activision, PS3/360/Wii)

Best Strategy Game
Spore (EA, PC/Mac)

Best Downloadable Console Game
Fat Princess (Sony/Titan Studios, PS3)

Best Graphics Technology
Gears of War 2 (Microsoft/Epic Games, 360)

Best Artistic Design
Prince of Persia (Ubisoft, PS3/360)

Best Multiplayer Experience
Left 4 Dead (EA/Valve, PC/360)

Special Achievement for Technological Excellence
Spore (EA, PC/Mac)

Special Achievement for Innovation
Spore (EA, PC/Mac)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Wii Motion Plus (Nintendo, Wii)

Best Non-Playable Presentation
Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix, PS3/360)

This article was originally published on Joystiq.