Though we're still very much in the thick of Cologne's premiere video game convention, Gamescom 2011, an "independent expert jury" has already picked out the cream of the crop from the titles in attendance. The big winner, pulling down the coveted Best of Gamescom award, is Battlefield 3, which won the designation from a panel of press and publishers with a unanimous vote.

The jury also chose a few other big winners from the show's participants, including:
  • Best Hardware or Hardware Accessories -- PlayStation Vita
  • Best Console Game -- FIFA 12
  • Best Mobile Game -- Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Best Online Game -- Star Wars: The Old Republic
  • Best PC Game -- Diablo III
  • Best Browser Game -- The Sims Social
  • Best Family Game -- Sesame Street: Once Upon a Monster

This article was originally published on Joystiq.

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