The Last of Us and the Rest of the Game Critics Award Winners of E3 2012

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Who won E3 2012? Judging from the results of the Game Critics Awards Best of E3 2012, Sony takes tops honors. Naughty Dog's The Last of Us scored five wins, but I'm more impressed by the tiny triumphs of Sound Shapes and Unfinished Swan.


An epic cinematic experience that isn't a sequel to anything, The Last of Us was a shoe-in for Best of Show, Best Original Game, Best Console Game and Best Action/Adventure. Toss in a special commendation for sound, and that's five wins for the survival horror revival. Sound Shapes' Best Handheld/Mobile Game and Unfinished Swan's Best Downloadable Game bring Sony's total up to seven.

In comparison, Microsoft scored four wins: two each for Halo 4 and Dance Central 3, while Nintendo garnered only one award: Best Hardware/Peripheral for the Wii U.

And what of the most exciting new title of the show, Ubisoft's Watch Dogs? Though it wasn't playable and therefore not eligible for most awards, it did manage to grab special commendations for innovation and graphics, the latter shared by LucasArts' Star Wars 1313.

Hit up the link below for the full list of this year's big winners. Did they miss anything?

2012 Winners [Game Critics Awards]


My problem with The Last of Us, is that it just looks like a re-skinned Uncharted to me. I was actually kind of disappointed with its showing. I thought it was odd how Naughty Dog seemed to have an entirely new game so far along in development already so soon after Uncharted 3. But after seeing the game at E3, it's pretty easy to see how they were able to do it.