The winners of the 2016 Game Critics Awards

The winners of the 2016 Game Critics Awards
The winners of the 2016 Game Critics Awards

The judges from various US and international game media have made their decision by selecting the winners of the Game Critics Awards. Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild became the top game as chosen by 40 critics; it was the only game that received three awards.

The following is the list of all winners:

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 Strategy Game
Civilization VI
(Firaxis/2K for PC)

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)

Winner Breakdown By # of Wins

Three Wins:
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Two Wins:
Civilization VI

One Win:
Batman: Arkham VR
Battlefield 1
Final Fantasy XV
Forza Horizon 3
God of War
Horizon Zero Dawn
Injustice 2
Inside
PlayStation VR
Skylanders: Imaginators
Steep
Titanfall 2

Publisher Breakdown

Three Wins:
Nintendo
Sony Interactive Entertainment

Two Wins:
2K
Electronic Arts
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

One Win:
Activision
Microsoft Studios
Playdead
Square Enix
Ubisoft

Platform Breakdown By # Of Wins
(Notes: Multiplatform games/hardware are counted in all appropriate platform tallies. Information based on announced platforms for each winner as of 7/4/2016).
PlayStation 4: 10 (-2 from 2015)
PC: 8 (-1 from 2015)
Xbox One: 8 (+1 from 2015)
Wii U: 4 (-3 from 2015)

[Source]: Game Critics Awards: 2016 Winners; 2016 Winner Fast Facts.

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