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Each year prior to E3, a number of critics from various outlets around the globe descend upon Los Angeles for something called Judges Week. It is here that many get to see ahead of time a portion of the games that will show up a few weeks later at E3 proper and try them out beforehand. After playing a whole bunch of games all week long, these critics then vote for the games that are distinguished as the best of the show from the esteemed Game Critics Awards panel.

This year’s Game Critics Awards for E3 2019 have now been released and the big winner was that of Square Enix’s Final Fantasy VII Remake. The remake of the classic RPG took home top honors for this year’s E3 with the game being awarded Best of Show. In addition, Final Fantasy VII Remake also took home awards for Best Console game and Best RPG.

The only other game to win multiple awards this year was Bethesda’s DOOM Eternal, which won Best PC game and Best Action.

Only the games that were actually playable at E3 count towards these awards. And with so few games actually being playable at E3 2019, a lot of highly-anticipated upcoming titles (CyberpunkDying Light 2, etc.) were automatically disqualified.

You can find the full list of winners below for each of their respective categories.

Best of Show
Final Fantasy VII Remake

Best Original Game
The Outer Worlds

Best Console
Final Fantasy VII Remake

Best VR/AR Game
Phantom: Covert Ops

Best PC Game
Doom Eternal

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2

Best Action Game
Doom Eternal

Best Action/Adventure
Watch Dogs: Legion

Best RPG
Final Fantasy VII Remake

Best Racing Game
Crash Team Racing

Best Sports Game
EFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020

Best Strategy Game
John Wick Hex

Best Family/Social Game
Luigi’s Mansion 3

Best Online Multiplayer
Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Best Independent Game
12 Minutes

Best Ongoing Game
Destiny 2

Special Commendations for Graphics
Cyberpunk 2077

About The Author

When he isn't gaming or writing on anything PlayStation or the Nintendo Switch, Josh enjoys spending time with his wonderful family in the 300-days-a-year sunshine of Yuma Arizona. After Final Fantasy VII opened his eyes to the power of video games, he has never ceased to take on a challenge -- especially anything in the Souls/Borne universe.

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