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Gamescom Awards evolve, favor 2K's monstrous game

S. Prell, @SamPrell
August 16, 2014
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The votes are in, and the winner of the Gamescom 2014 Awards is ... *drumroll* Oh, you saw the headline and figured out the pun already? Well, you're right; it's Evolve, the 4v1 monster-on-human huntfest from Left 4 Dead developer Turtle Rock Studios. The game took home not only the award for "Best of Gamescom," but also the awards for "Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox," "Best PC Game," "Best Action Game" and "Best Online Multiplayer Game."

Other highlights include Super Smash Bros. taking home the "Best Mobile Game" award for its 3DS iteration, while its console counterpart took home the "Most Wanted Consumer Award," a title that premiered at this year's ceremony. LittleBigPlanet 3 also won multiple awards, specifically the "Best Social / Casual / Online Game" award and the "Best Family Game" award.

We're relatively sure that Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call won the award for "Best Simulation Game" due to its simulation of music, but we can pretend it won because it simulates being an adorable JRPG character singing along to catchy tunes, too. Check out the full list of winners after the break.

  • Best of Gamescom Award: Evolve
  • Most Wanted Consumer Award: Super Smash Bros.
  • Best Console Game Sony PlayStation: The Evil Within
  • Best Console Game Microsoft Xbox: Evolve
  • Best Console Game Nintendo Wii: Splatoon
  • Best Role Playing Game: Risen 3
  • Best Action Game: Evolve
  • Best Simulation Game: Theatrhythm Final Fantasy Curtain Call
  • Best Sports Game: PES 2015
  • Best Family Game: LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Best PC Game: Evolve
  • Best Mobile Game: Super Smash Bros.
  • Best Social / Casual / Online Game: LittleBigPlanet 3
  • Best Online Multiplayer Game: Evolve
  • Best Hardware (incl. peripherals): Oculus Rift DK2
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