'Last of Us' dominates E3 Game Critics Awards

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The post-apocalyptic adventure game The Last of Us cemented its status as the Great Hope for the end of this videogame generation on Tuesday, winning five Game Critics Awards handed out as part of this year’s Best of E3. (Entertainment Weekly was a voting member in the awards this year.) Last of Us claimed the awards for Best in Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best Action/Adventure Game, as well as a special commendation for sound. The other multiple winners were Dance Central 3, Halo 4, and Ubisoft’s mysterious Watch Dogs, which each claimed two awards. A full list of the victorious games follows:

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: The Unfinished Swan

Special Commendations for Graphics: Star Wars 1313, Watch Dogs

Special Commendation for Sound: The Last of Us

Special Commendation for Innovation: Watch Dogs

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