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E3 2012 Game Critics award winners revealed

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Posted by: Tate Steinlage

Headlined by countless, upcoming triple-A titles and assisted by new hardware, E3 was an outstanding adventure for all who walked through the LA Convention Center. Though the show ended more than two weeks ago, that hasn't stopped the E3 hype train from rolling along, as today the Game Critics have revealed their list of "E3 winners." 

The committee voting is done by 35 North American media outlets that cover the videogames and spans several genres and aspects in videogames. The entire list can be seen below: 

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 

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While each of the above titles deserve major critical praise, I can't help but be appalled by the fact that Assassin's Creed 3 is no where to be seen. The game was showcased extremely well and featured, arguably of course, one of the best E3 trailers in recent memory (if not all time). Either way, the critics have spoken and we're excited to see that the future of gaming is brighter than ever before. 

Source: [GameInformer]

Tags: E3 2012, E3, gaming, Last of Us

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