E3 has came and gone for another year, but that doesn’t mean the news from the yearly gaming news event is necessarily over. After the excitement of the event, 51 of the best gaming journalists that North and South America have to offer deliberated on what they felt where the best titles and innovations of E3. These decisions are officially formalised into the Game Critics Awards, which are the de facto “cap-off” to this year’s convention. The competition was tight at this year’s event, but the GCA’s independent panel, now in their 21st year of running, have decided on the games they believed to be the best in show at E3.

Best in Show: Resident Evil 2

Best Original Game: Dreams

Best Console Game: Spider-Man

Best VR/AR Game: Tetris Effect

Best PC Game: Anthem

Best Hardware/Peripheral: Xbox Adaptive Controller

Best Action Game: Anthem

Best Action/Adventure: Spider-Man

Best RPG: Kingdom Hearts III

Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best Racing Game: Forza Horizon 4

Best Sports Game: FIFA 19

Best Strategy Game: Total War: Three Kingdoms

Best Family/Social Game: Overcooked 2

Best Online Multiplayer: Battlefield V

Best Independent Game: Ori and the Will of Wisps

Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite

Special Commendations for Graphics
Cyberpunk 2077, The Last of Us Part II, Ghost of Tsushima

Special Commendation for Sound
The Last of Us Part II

Special Commendation for Innovation
Cyberpunk 2077

The awards year has certainly been stacked, and provides good omens for the gaming year ahead.