Evolve leads E3 2014 critics nominations

The Game Critics Awards nominations have been announced, detailing the games that most impressed reviewers and reporters at E3 2014. The awards are generally highly regarded by publishers and developers, who use nominations and wins in game marketing.

Evolve leads with six nominations, followed by Destiny and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege with four nominations each. Polygon reporters contributed to the voting process. You can read our full E3 coverage here as well as view every E3 trailer here.

Best of Show

Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)

Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)

No Man's Sky (Hello Games)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Original Game

Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)

No Man's Sky (Hello Games)

Splatoon (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac/Microsoft Studios)

Best Console Game

Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)

Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)



Best Handheld Game

Murasaki Baby (Ovosonico/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus/Atlus)

Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo)

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call (Square-Enix/Square-Enix)


Best PC Game

Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games)

Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware/EA)

Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)

Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)


Best Hardware

Alienware Alpha (Alienware)

Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)

PlayStation TV (Sony Computer Entertainment)

Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment)


Best Action Game

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)

Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)

Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)



Best Action/Adventure Game

Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega)

Assassin's Creed Unity (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE)

Sunset Overdrive (Insomniac/Microsoft Studios)

The Order: 1886 (Ready at Dawn/Sony Computer Entertainment)


Best RPG

Bloodborne (From Software/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Dragon Age: Inquisition (Bioware/EA)

Fable Legends (Lionhead/Microsoft Studios)

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE)

Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth (Atlus/Atlus)


Best Fighting Game

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (Arc System Works/Aksys Games)

Killer Instinct Season 2 (Iron Galaxy Studios/Microsoft Studios)

Mortal Kombat X (NetherRealm Studios/WBIE)

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (Arc System Works/Atlus)

Super Smash Bros Wii-U (Sora/Namco-Bandai/Nintendo)


Best Racing Game

Driveclub (Evolution/Sony Computer Entertainment)

Forza Horizon 2 (Playground Games/Microsoft Studios)

The Crew (Ivory Tower/Reflections/Ubisoft)


Best Sports Game

FIFA 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)

NHL 15 (EA Canada/EA Sports)

Madden NFL 15 (Tiburon/EA Sports)


Best Strategy Game

Civilization: Beyond Earth (Firaxis/2K Games)

Grey Goo (Petroglyph/Grey Box)


Best Social/Casual

Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes (Avalanche/Disney Interactive)

Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive)

Lego Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (TT Games/WBIE)

Mario Maker (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

Yoshi's Woolly World (Good-Feel/Nintendo)


Best Online Multiplayer

Battlefield: Hardline (Visceral/EA)

Destiny (Bungie/Activision)

Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)

Splatoon (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo)

Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)


Best Indie

Axiom Verge (Tom Happ)

CounterSpy (Dynamighty)

Below (Capy Games)

No Man's Sky (Hello Games)

Ori and the Blind Forest (Moon Game Studio)

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