Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2007

and the winner is

With all the hoopla and fuzzy feelings of E3 2007 slowing fading away, news broke regarding the Game Critics Awards Best of E3 2007 winners just in time to get everyone interested again. Rock Band won three awards, Electronic Arts took home the most awards by coveting six of them, and the Xbox 360 had 11 different winning titles slated to appear on their console.

Here is a breakdown for you:

Best of Show
Rock Band
(Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Original Game
LittleBigPlanet
(Media Molecule/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PS3)

Best Console Game
Mass Effect
(Bioware/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)

Best PC Game
Crysis
(Crytek/EAP)

Best Handheld Game
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
(Nintendo for Nintendo DS)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Rock Band Instruments
(Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Action Game
Call of Duty 4
(Infinity Ward/Activision for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Bioshock
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, Xbox 360)

Best Role Playing Game
Mass Effect
(Bioware / Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)

Best Racing Game
Burnout Paradise
(Criterion Games/Electronic Arts for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game
Madden NFL 08
(Electronic Arts for All Platforms)

Best Fighting Game
Virtua Fighter 5
(Sega for Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game
World in Conflict
(Massive Entertainment/Sierra for PC)

Best Social/Casual/Puzzle
Rock Band
(Harmonix/MTV Games/EAP for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer
Halo 3
(Bungie/Microsoft Games Studio for Xbox 360)

Special Commendation for Graphics
Killzone 2
(Guerilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment Europe for PS3)

For the full breakdown, visit mmoabc.com.

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8 Comments on Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2007

Joelteon7

On August 1, 2007 at 4:07 pm

No surprise with CoD4. That game looks bloody awesome. I severely doubt the…capabilities of my PC. That game is gonna sell like hot cakes and be stupidly popular on the net. I think we have a CounterStrike : Source beater.

As for the rest, interesting mix.

Wee-Ooh

On August 1, 2007 at 5:20 pm

One Nintendo game…Pfft, critics are so biased. :roll:

Yeah, I’m biased toward Nintendo, but they deserved more than one award…

dudeman

On August 1, 2007 at 6:36 pm

yeah… 360 stole most of em just because it’s got more games, so early for ps3 and wii cause they only got released fairly recently.

360: half way to a next gen console, worse than any decent computer. why do so many people like it? because they bought it as soon as it came out just for halo 3 and they don’t wanna admit they made a stupid choice. It’s alright if you’re gonna focus on online play, but that’s what a computer is for, and, like they said at E3, Windows Vista is getting lots of games, and where do you think these games are gonna come from? THE 360!!! and they’re gonna be like halo 1: flame thrower, fuelrod gun, new maps etc. seriously, think before you spend more than $400. And for those of you saying “i dont have a good computer” time to uprgade before you get left behind. Even most of my stoner mates are upgrading their computers to keep up with the new wave of technology.

PS3: way too expensive, but it has the soul of a next gen console. just waiting for the price drop :D . White-engine rules.

Wii: bit too cheap on the motion sensing on most games. If your gonna buy a Wii game look in the manual: if you see a game-cube controller next to the wii-remote page, don’t buy….

THE ALMIGHTY ONE: THE PERSONAL COMPUTER!!!
able to do anything and more, able to be upgraded to suit your needs/wants, able to download excessive amounts of porn (:D, or -porn, I’m not here to judge) and mostly, because it’s more than just a console.

dudeman

On August 1, 2007 at 6:39 pm

oh… and half the 360 paragraph is about the PC… my bad, i should really do grammar checks…

Norbit

On August 1, 2007 at 7:07 pm

Interestingly there are 2 PS3 exclusives whereas the 360 has none because Halo3 and Mass Effect will also be released on the PC.

somewhat

On August 1, 2007 at 8:09 pm

And how exactly is -porn not under the umbrella of just plain old porn ? I guess I didn’t get that memo stating -porn not being a part of the all-encompassing word ‘porn’. My bad. Oh, and there’s still cheating online with my console, but nowhere near as bad as on a PC. And those PC upgrades always cost money, just like anything you add on to a console. So the price comparison/upgrade option doesn’t fly. I still use my computer for the porn and such, and the console for gaming on a more level playing field.

Norbit

On August 1, 2007 at 8:33 pm

On the subject of PC vs Console here is something I wrote on here a while ago:

“The average PC is in no way as good at gaming as a console. The average PC couldn’t even play a game like God of War 2 as well as the PS2. If you want to play the latest games at high resolutions you have to upgrade your graphics card at least every 2 years or your frame rate will suck. In fact of you want to play Crysis in all it’s DX10 glory you not only have to buy a new GPU but also you have to upgrade to Vista. Only a very small minority of PC gamers will ever be able to play a game like Crysis at the quality level of the screenshots and clips we have seen whereas every PS3 can play Haze as good as the screenshots we have seen from that.

When I built my current PC last year I bought a brand new X1900XTX at launch which cost me £370 ($740). It was by far the best gaming card on the market but just 1 year later it’s incapable of playing some new games at a decent frame rate on the highest settings.

If you plan on PC gaming any future increase in graphical performance will come at a financial cost whereas a consoles graphics will just keep on getting better and better.

I guarantee you that in a few years time the graphics on 360 and PS3 games will be better than the best current $3000+ gaming PC unless they upgrade their GPU’s every few years.

If you disagree just look at a screenshot of God of War 2 and remember that it’s being played on 7 year old hardware. No gaming PC from 7 years ago could play that game smoothly.”

THELORD

On August 2, 2007 at 6:56 am

how did bioshock win Best Action/Adventure Game? seriously, its a FPS, why didn’t heavenly sword or drake’s fortune win, what about god of war for the psp, y would a FPS win this category? unless i’m missing something, but every video i’ve seen for that game is FPS run and gun, not action adventure at all