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The Last Of Us Tops Game Critics Awards

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Posted June 26, 2012 - By Stephen Johnson


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The Last of Us has won the Game Critics Awards "Best of Show" prize for E3 2012. The Last of Us also earned nods for Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best Action/Adventure Game and a special commendation for sound.

The winning platform of E3 2012 was the PlayStation 3, with 14 of the winning games playable on the PS3 compared to 12 that were playable on runner-up  Xbox. PlayStation also led as the top publisher, with 7 awards, followed by Microsoft Studios with 4. Overall, it was a very Sony E3.

The Game Critics Awards are an independent group of 35 leading North American media outlets (including G4 itself) that cover the videogame industry.

Click the "Read More" tag for a look at all the Game Critic Award winners of E3 2012.

Best of Show
The Last of Us
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Original Game
The Last of Us
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Console Game
The Last of Us
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Sound Shapes
(Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita, PS3)

Best PC Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
(Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Wii U
(Nintendo)

Best Action Game
Halo 4
(343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game
The Last of Us
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Role Playing Game
South Park: The Stick of Truth
(Obsidian Entertainment/THQ for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game
Injustice: Gods Among Us
(NetherRealm Studios/WBIE for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)

Best Racing Game
Need for Speed Most Wanted
(Criterion Games/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game
FIFA Soccer 13
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game
XCOM: Enemy Unknown
(Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Social/Casual Game
Dance Central 3
(Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Motion Simulation Game
Dance Central 3
(Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer
Halo 4
(343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Downloadable Game
Unfinished Swan
(Giant Sparrow/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

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Special Commendations for Graphics
Star Wars 1313
(LucasArts for TBD Platforms)

Watch Dogs
(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Special Commendation for Sound
The Last of Us
(Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Special Commendation for Innovation
Watch Dogs
(Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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