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The Last of Us tops E3 Game Critics Awards


Of the games shown at E3, The Last of Us has been named the best of them, according to the Game Critics Awards, the honors given to games by a shadowy secret cabal of attending journalists. Naughty Dog's survival game earned "Best of Show," "Best Original Game," "Best Console Game," and "Best Action/Adventure Game," along with a "Special Commendation for Sound."

There were a few awards that went to other games, surprisingly. Among the other big winners were the Wii U for Best Hardware, Dance Central 3 for Best Social/Casual Game and Best Motion Simulation Game, and Sound Shapes for Best Handheld/Mobile Game.

Game Critics Awards 2012 winners:

  • Best of Show: The Last of Us
  • Best Original Game: The Last of Us
  • Best Console Game: The Last of Us
  • Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Sound Shapes
  • Best PC Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Best Hardware/Peripheral: Wii U
  • Best Action Game: Halo 4
  • Best Action/Adventure Game: The Last of Us
  • Best Role Playing Game: South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Best Fighting Game: Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Best Racing Game: Need for Speed Most Wanted
  • Best Sports Game: FIFA Soccer 13
  • Best Strategy Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Best Social/Casual Game: Dance Central 3
  • Best Motion Simulation Game: Dance Central 3
  • Best Online Multiplayer: Halo 4
  • Best Downloadable Game: Unfinished Swan
  • Special Commendations for Graphics: Star Wars 1313, Watch Dogs
  • Special Commendation for Sound: The Last of Us
  • Special Commendation for Innovation: Watch Dogs

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