Turtle Rock Studios' Evolve notched six nominations in this year's E3 Game Critics Awards, including Best Online Multiplayer and Best Action Game. The four-versus-one shooter is also up for the prestigious Best of Show award, where it's competing with No Man's Sky, Alien: Isolation, Batman: Arkham Knight, Shadow of Mordor and Rainbow Six: Siege.
After debuting at E3, Rainbow Six: Siege tied second for most nods from the judges. Both it and Destiny picked up four nominations, while No Man's Sky was one of several games up in three categories, including Best Indie.
As ever, the nominations are based on games that judges from 29 publications had hands-on time with, either publicly or privately. One of those publications was a charming rogue called Joystiq, who published its own even prestigious-er list of E3 selections. Evolve made that one too, and according to Richard Mitchell it has the potential to "keep you and your buddies busy for a long time."
Nominations are one thing, but winning the Best of Show award is a strong indicator of future success. Previous winners over the last 15 years have included Half-Life 2, Fallout 3, Rock Band and The Last of Us. As for the 2014 Best of Show, it and all the other category winners will be revealed next week on Tuesday, July 1.