Microsoft and The Outer Worlds Highlight E3 2019 Nominations

Microsoft and The Outer Worlds Highlight E3 2019 Nominations 2

Now that the dust has settled on yet another E3, the nominees for the Game Critics Awards have been revealed, and they’re led by Microsoft and Nintendo.

Microsoft received nine nominations across the 16 category and is closely followed by Nintendo with eight nominations, with Bethesda taking away six. Microsoft’s standout experiences from E3 includes the team-based-brawler Bleeding Edge being nominated for Best Original Game, their AR Minecraft experience getting a nom for Best VR/AR game, and their new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2 being nominated on the hardware side.

For Nintendo, Pokemon Sword and Shield got a nomination for Best RPG and Family Game, while Luigi’s Mansion 3 and Link’s Awakening received nominations for a couple of categories, including Best Console Game and Best Action/Adventure Game. Rounding out the top three, Bethesda is led by Doom Eternal, which has picked up a trio of nominations, including one for Best of Show.

On the third party side, The Outer Worlds leads the pack with four nominations, including Best of Show and Best Original Game. The game wasn’t playable at E3 2019 but was available for certain press prior to the show. There were a number of games that received three nominations, including Borderlands 3, Control, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, John Wick Hex, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, Watch Dogs: Legion and Wolfenstein: Youngblood.

Platform-wise, PC received the most nominations with 54, followed by Microsoft with 45 and PS4 with 43 nominations. The full list of nominees is featured below and the winners will be announced in the coming days.

BEST OF SHOW

Borderlands 3 
Doom Eternal
Final Fantasy VII Remake
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 
The Outer Worlds 
Watch Dogs: Legion 

BEST ORIGINAL GAME

12 Minutes
Bleeding Edge 
Control 
John Wick Hex 
The Outer Worlds

BEST CONSOLE GAME

Final Fantasy VII Remake
Luigi’s Mansion 3 
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
Watch Dogs: Legion 

BEST PC GAME

Borderlands 3 
Control 
Doom Eternal
The Outer Worlds 
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 

BEST VR/AR GAME

Asgard’s Wrath
Lone Echo II 
Minecraft Earth 
Phantom: Covert Ops 
Sniper Elite VR

BEST HARDWARE/PERIPHERAL

Sega Genesis Mini 
Smach Z 
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

BEST ACTION GAME

Borderlands 3 
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 
Doom Eternal 
Gears 5 
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 

BEST ACTION/ADVENTURE GAME

Control 
Luigi’s Mansion 3 
Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 
The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening 
Watch Dogs: Legion 

BEST ROLE PLAYING GAME

Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot 
Final Fantasy VII Remake 
Monster Hunter: World Iceborne 
Pokémon Sword and Shield 
The Outer Worlds 

BEST RACING GAME

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled 
F1 2019 
Forza Horizon 4: LEGO Speed Champions 
GRID 

BEST SPORTS GAME

EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020 
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 
Madden NFL 20 
Roller Champions 

BEST STRATEGY GAME

Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition 
Desperados III 
Fire Emblem: Three Houses 
John Wick Hex
Phoenix Point 

BEST FAMILY/SOCIAL GAME

Fall Guys 
Luigi’s Mansion 3 
Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 
Minecraft Dungeons 
Pokémon Sword and Shield

BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER

Bleeding Edge
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 
Gears 5 
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint 
Wolfenstein: Youngblood 

BEST INDEPENDENT GAME

12 Minutes 
Carrion 
Fall Guys 
John Wick Hex 
Sayonara Wild Hearts 

BEST ONGOING GAME

Destiny 2 
Final Fantasy XIV 
Fortnite 
Monster Hunter: World
Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 

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