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The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild takes “Game of Show” award at E3

by Ron Duwell | July 6, 2016July 6, 2016 9:40 am PST

The gaming crowd, the critics, and even we have been pretty universal in what we thought the most impressive game at E3 2016 this year. Of course, we’re talking about Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past. I mean, three years of waiting for 100+ hours of Dragon Quest charm and adven…

Oh wait, we’re not talking about Dragon Quest? Oh, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, yeah, that looked good too. Something new, something fresh, a revelation taking place in front of our very eyes… tucked away inside the secretive halls of Nintendo. The game has scored the granddaddy award of them all (for marketing) by taking the “Best of Show” at E3 2016 from the Game Critics ward.

With over 40 media outlets casting a vote, the game secured both “Game of Show” and “Best Action/Adventure Game.” That’s a well deserved victory considering everyone in the world was talking about it. See the full list of awards below.

Best of Show
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best Original Game
Horizon Zero Dawn
(Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best VR Game
Batman: Arkham VR
(Rocksteady/Warner Bros. Interactive Ent for PlayStation 4)

Best PC Game
Civilization VI
(Firaxis/2K)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
PlayStation VR
(Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Action Game
Battlefield 1
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best Role Playing Game
Final Fantasy XV
(Square-Enix for PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 3
(Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)

Best Fighting Game
Injustice 2
(NetherRealm/WBIE for PS4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
Steep
(Ubisoft Annecy/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Family Game
Skylanders: Imaginators
(Toys for Bob/Activision for PC, PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One, Wii-U)

Best Online Multiplayer
Titanfall 2
(Respawn/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
Inside
(Playdead for PC, Xbox One)

Special Commendation for Graphics
God of War
(Sony Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4)


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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