Best of E3: 'Rage' leads the Game Critics Awards nominations

rageImage Credit: Bethesda SoftworksSo what was all the rage at this year’s E3 videogaming convention? Well, the answer is apparently Rage (pictured), the post-apocalyptic first-person shooter from famed developer id Software (Doom, Quake). Rage received five nominations — more than any other game — when the Game Critics Awards announced its Best of E3 2010 nominees Tuesday morning. Along with Rage, the Best of Show category consisted of the motion-sensing dance game Dance Central, the action-adventure game Disney’s Epic Mickey, the puzzler Portal 2, and Nintendo’s upcoming 3-D-without-the-glasses handheld system, the Nintendo 3DS.

The nominations were chosen by an independent group of 31 media outlets, including Entertainment Weekly. We’re personally disappointed that Limbo, an eerily gorgeous indie platformer for the Xbox 360, didn’t receive any nods — but it was only one tiny game in a sea of hundreds, so it could have easily been overlooked. Winners will be announced on July 6, but until then, check out EW.com’s gallery featuring our picks for the 21 best games at E3 this year.

Gamers, did your favorite E3 title get recognized by the Game Critics Awards? What was the biggest snub? And what upcoming games are you craving to play the most?

Comments (4 total) Add your comment
  • jordan

    halo reach?

  • Merton

    looks NOTHING like “Fallout 3,” or “Borderlands,” or “Metro 2033,” or “Bulletstorm,” or anything. I’m sure it’ll be, like, totally original, and stuff.

  • Chad Concelmo

    Boo to no Kirby’s Epic Yarn or PixelJunk Shooter 2! Yay, for Portal 2 and 3DS! Those were two of my favorite things at the show!

  • Ty

    Rage was by far the best in show. It made all current and near-future releases look a generation behind.

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