Nintendo scores E3 2015 Game Critics Awards nominations

super-mario-maker-skins

Nintendo may have drawn criticism for not having any ‘big’ announcements to share at E3 2015, but the games that they did have on show were still able to score themselves nominations in the 2015 Game Critics Awards: Best of E3.

Star Wars Battlefront led the way with five nominations, outpacing Fallout 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn with four apiece. Whereas, from a publisher standpoint, EA and Sony received the most nominations with 11 each, in comparison to Nintendo who were able to claim six.

Super Mario Maker and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam each received two nominations, while Fire Emblem Fates and The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes scooped one each. These were all across Best Console Game, Best Handheld Game, Best Family/Social Game and Best RPG categories, for those interested.

The nominees were decided by 38 judging publications, with winners to be announced on Tuesday 7th July.

The complete list of nominees is below, and we’ve highlighted any games also headed to either Wii U or Nintendo 3DS!

Best of Show
– Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
– Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/SCE)
– Oculus Touch (Oculus VR)
– Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
– Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SCE)

Best Original Game
– Abzu (Giant Squid/505 Games)
– Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
– Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/SCE)
– The Last Guardian (GenDesign/SCE Japan/SCE)
– Unravel (Coldwood Interactive/EA)

Best Console Game
– Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
– Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/SCE)
– Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
– Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)
– Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SCE)

Best Handheld Game
– Fallout Shelter (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
– Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (AlphaDream/Nintendo)
– Persona 4 Dancing All Night (Atlus)
– The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes (Nintendo)

Best PC Game
– DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)
– Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
– Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios/Square-Enix)
– Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
– Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Hardware
– Microsoft HoloLens (Microsoft)
– Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)
– Oculus Touch (Oculus VR)
– Project Morpheus (Sony Computer Entertainment)
– Xbox Elite Wireless Controller (Microsoft)

Best Action Game
– DOOM (id Software/Bethesda)
– Halo 5: Guardians (343/Microsoft Studios)
– Just Cause 3 (Avalanche Studios/Square-Enix)
– Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
– Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

Best Action/Adventure Game
– Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games/SCE)
– Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain (Kojima Productions/Konami)
– Rise of the Tomb Raider (Crystal Dynamics/Microsoft Studios)
– The Last Guardian (GenDesign/SCE Japan/SCE)
– Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End (Naughty Dog/SCE)

Best RPG
– Dark Souls 3 (From Software/Bandai-Namco Games)
– Fallout 4 (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda)
– Fire Emblem Fates (Intelligent Systems/Nintendo)
– Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam (AlphaDream/Nintendo)

– Sword Coast Legends (n-Space/Digital Extremes/Wizards of the Coast)

Best Racing Game
– Forza Motorsport 6 (Turn 10/Microsoft Studios)
– Need for Speed (Ghost Games/EA)
– Trackmania Turbo (Nadeo/Ubisoft)

Best Sports Game
– FIFA 16 (EA Canada/EA)
– NHL 16 (EA Canada/EA)
– Madden NFL 16 (Tiburon/EA)
– Pro Evolution Soccer 2016 (Konami)
– Rory McIlroy PGA Tour (EA Tiburon/EA)

Best Family/Social Game
– Disney Infinity 3.0 (Avalanche Software/Disney Interactive)
– Guitar Hero Live (FreeStyleGames/Activision)
– LEGO Dimensions (TT Games/WBIE)

– Rock Band 4 (Harmonix)
– Super Mario Maker (Nintendo)

Best Online Multiplayer
– Call of Duty: Black Ops III (TreyArch/Activision)
– Halo 5: Guardians (343/Microsoft Studios)
– Star Wars Battlefront (DICE/EA)
– Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
– Tom Clancy’s The Division (Massive/Ubisoft)

Best Indie
– Abzu (Giant Squid/505)
– Below (Capy Games)
– Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
– No Man’s Sky (Hello Games/SCE)
– Wattam (Funomena)

Written by
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

Leave a Reply

Lost Password

Please enter your username or email address. You will receive a link to create a new password via email.