Super Smash Bros. leads Nintendo’s 2014 Game Critics Awards winners


After detailing the 2014 Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 nominees last week, we can now learn of which games succeeded in each category.

It was Evolve from 2K Games and No Man’s Sky by Hello Games that garnered the most praise, although that isn’t to say that Nintendo were left empty-handed. Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS won Best Fighting Game and Best Handheld/Mobile Game respectively, while Mario Maker claimed victory in the Best Social/Casual/Family Game category.

The full list of award winners is as follows:

Best of Show
Evolve, 2K Games

Best Original Game
No Man’s Sky, Hello Games

Best Console Game
Evolve, 2K Games

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, Nintendo

Best PC Game
Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, Ubisoft

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Oculus Rift, Oculus VR

Best Action Game
Evolve, 2K Games

Best Action/Adventure Game
Batman: Arkham Knight, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Best Role Playing Game
Dragon Age: Inquisition, EA

Best Fighting Game
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Nintendo

Best Racing Game
The Crew, Ubisoft

Best Sports Game
NHL 15, EA Sports

Best Strategy Game
Civilization: Beyond Earth, 2K Games

Best Social/Casual/Family Game
Mario Maker, Nintendo

Best Online Multiplayer
Evolve, 2K Games

Best Independent Game
No Man’s Sky, Hello Games

Special Commendation for Innovation
No Man’s Sky, Hello Games

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