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BioShock Infinite Awarded Best in Show for E3 2011

Irrational Games has been given the honor of Best in Show for E3 2011 with BioShock Infinite. The eyes-on demo played to a constant stream of critics throughout the week and managed to wow and thrill everyone in succession.

The award was voted upon, along with several other categories, and given out by the Game Critics Awards panel. The panel of judges are collected from the largest critical publications and platforms across the gaming industry. These judges typically play and watch the demos before E3 even begins.

BioShock Infinite won more than just Best in Show as it cleaned up with four awards total. Other multiple award winning games included The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Sound Shapes and Battlefield 3. Here are the winners and their respective categories and systems as announced on the official Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 site:

Best of Show
BioShock Infinite
(Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Original Game
BioShock Infinite
(
Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Console Game
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Handheld Game
Sound Shapes
(Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita
)

Best PC Game
BioShock Infinite
(
Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Hardware
PlayStation Vita
(Sony Computer Entertainment)

Best Action Game
Battlefield 3
(
DICE/EA Games for PC)

Best Action/Adventure Game
BioShock Infinite
(
Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Role Playing Game
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
(
Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game
Street Fighter X Tekken
(Capcom/Capcom for PS3, Xbox 360, PSVita)

Best Racing Game
Forza 4
(Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game
FIFA Soccer 12
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game
From Dust
(
Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Social/Casual Game
Sound Shapes
(Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita
)

Best Motion Simulation Game
The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
(Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)

Best Online Multiplayer
Battlefield 3
(DICE/EA Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Downloadable Game
Bastion
(Supergiant Games/WB Games for PC, Xbox 360)

BioShock Infinite isn’t due out until sometime during 2012. Its presence at E3 was practically overwhelming, however, and most critics and fans alike will be desperately waiting for its release.

As more on the title, included news and trailer, springs up, we’ll be here with coverage.

[via Game Critics Awards: Best of E3]


Joey Davidson

Joey Davidson leads the gaming department here on TechnoBuffalo. He's been covering games online for more than 10 years, and he's a lover of all...

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