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Super Mario Odyssey Emerges The Biggest Winner For E3 2017 Critics Awards
E3 has come to a close, and the last bit of awards are now in. The biggest media outlets were able to vote for the best games shown at E3 in various categories and now the winners have been announced.
It comes to no surprise that Super Mario Odyssey wins the big Best Of Show award. Nintendo taking both huge risks with the introduction of new mechanics (like the possession ability) as well as going back to make sandbox-style 3D platformers like the past has gained high approval from critics (as well as fans, with their YouTube numbers being high as well). Odyssey also takes the Best Console Game and Best Action/Adventure Game award.
The other Mario game by Ubisoft, Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom, took the best original game as well as Best Strategy Game. These are the only two games to win more than two one award for E3 2017.
Here are the full list of winners:
- Best of Show: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo for Nintendo Switch)
- Best Original Game: Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom (Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft Milan/Ubisoft for Nintendo Switch)
- Best Console Game: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo for Nintendo Switch)
- Best VR Game: Lone Echo (Ready at Dawn/Oculus Studios for PC)
- Best PC Game: Destiny 2 (Bungie/Activision)
- Best Handheld Game: Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam/Nintendo for Nintendo 3DS)
- Best Hardware/Peripheral: Xbox One X (Microsoft)
- Best Action Game: Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (Machine Games/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Best Action/Adventure Game: Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo for Nintendo Switch)
- Best Role Playing Game: Ni No Kuni II: Revenant Kingdom (Level 5/Bandai Namco Entertainment for PC, PS4)
- Best Racing Game: Forza Motorsport 7
- (Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)
- Best Fighting Game: Dragon Ball FighterZ (Arc System Works/Bandai Namco Entertainment for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Best Sports Game: FIFA 18 (EA Canada/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
- Best Strategy Game: Mario + Rabbids Battle Kingdom (Ubisoft Paris/Ubisoft Milan/Ubisoft for Nintendo Switch)
- Best Family Game: Hidden Agenda (Supermassive Games/Sony Interactive Ent for PS4)
- Best Online Multiplayer: Star Wars Battlefront II (EA DICE/Motive/Criterion/Electronic Arts for PC, PS4, Xbox One)
- Best Independent Game: The Artful Escape (Beethoven & Dinosaur/Annapurna Interactive for PC, Xbox One)