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Game Critics Awards announces Best of E3, 'The Last of Us' tops charts

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The Last of Us was a harbinger of things to come for Sony.

2012 Game Critics Awards noms
2012 Game Critics Awards noms

The Game Critics Awards have announced the Best of E3 winners.

The Game Critics Awards announced the Best of E3 2012 winners today, crowning The Last of Us with five awards including Best of Show.

Naughty Dog's post-apocalyptic face-destroyer also garnered awards for Best Original Game, Best Console Game, Best Action/Adventure Game and Special Commendation for Sound. During E3, Polygon's editor-in-chief Chris Grant shared his impressions of The Last of Us, which he culled from time spent with developer Naughty Dog.

The Last of Us also served as a harbinger for Sony, which had a particularly strong showing at E3. Critics decorated Sony with more awards than for any other console or publisher. In all, Sony received 15 awards for games playable on PlayStation 3 and seven for games published by Sony Computer Entertainment.

Microsoft's Xbox 360 followed Sony with 12 playable award winners, including two for Halo 4. The next installment of Microsoft Studios' signature FPS franchise earned awards for Best Action Game and Best Online Multiplayer.

Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console earned the award for Best Hardware/Peripheral, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown earned the Best PC Game title.

The Game Critics Awards is an independent group of 35 media outlets, including Polygon, who cover the video game industry and combine their powers each year for the good of the Best of E3 Awards.

For more E3 standouts, you can also check out Polygon's E3 2012 Editor's Choice Awards, which we awarded to the best of the lot earlier this month.