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Game Critics Awards 'Best of E3' - full list of nominees

The Game Critics Awards are conferred by a team of judges from 31 North American video game publications, including
Wired magazine,
Game Informer,
USA Today and
Entertainment Weekly. Previous winners of the prestigious 'Best of Show' title typically go on to become best-sellers and critical favorites, such as
Uncharted 2,
Fallout 3,
Rock Band, and the Nintendo Wii.

This year, there are 50 games nominated a total of 75 times across 16 categories - have a look and see which ones you could be playing in the next 12 months.

The awards are to be announced on Tuesday, July 6 at GameCriticsAwards.com.

Game Critics Awards 2010 List of Nominees

Best of Show
Dance Central (360), Epic Mickey (Wii), Nintendo 3DS, Portal 2 (360 Mac PC PS3), Rage (360 PC PS3)

Best Social or Casual Game
Dance Central (Xbox 360), DJ Hero 2 (360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii), Kinect Adventures (360), Rock Band 3 (360, PS3, Wii)

Best Motion Simulation Game
Child of Eden (360 PS3), Dance Central (360), Socom 4 (PS3), The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii), Your Shape: Fitness Evolved (360)

Best Original Game
Bulletstorm (360 PC PS3), Child of Eden (360 PS3), Dance Central (360), Epic Mickey (Wii), Rage (360 PC PS3)

Best Online Multiplayer Game
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (360 PC PS3), Gears of War 3 (360), Halo: Reach (360), Medal of Honor (360 PC PS3), Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)

Best Console Game
Epic Mickey (Wii), InFamous 2 (PS3), Kirby's Epic Yarn (Wii), Portal 2 (360 Mac PC PS3), Rage (360 PC PS3)

Best Handheld Game
Ghost Trick (DS), God of War: Ghost of Sparta (PSP), Okamiden (DS), SuperScribblenauts (DS), Valkyria Chronicles 2 (PSP)

Best PC Game
Civilization V, Crysis 2, Portal 2, Rage, Star Wars: The Old Republic

Best Hardware
Kinect (for Xbox 360), Move (for PlayStation 3), Nintendo 3DS, Rock Band 3 Pro Guitars, Rock Band 3 Keyboard

Best Sports Game
EA Sports MMA (360 PS3), Madden NFL 11 (360 PS3), NBA Jam (Wii), NCAA Football 11 (360 PS3), NHL 11 (360 PS3)

Best Action Game
Bulletstorm (360 PC PS3), Call of Duty: Black Ops (360 PC PS3), Gears of War 3 (360), Halo: Reach (360), Rage (360 PC PS3)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood (360 PC PS3), Dead Space 2 (360 PC PS3), Epic Mickey (Wii), Portal 2 (360 Mac PC PS3), The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)

Best Role Playing Game
Deus Ex: Human Revolution (360 PC PS3), Fable III (360 PC), Fallout: New Vegas (360 PC PS3), Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC), The Witcher 2 (PC)

Best Racing Game
Gran Turismo 5 (PS3), MotorStorm: Apolcalypse (PS3), Need for Speed Hot Pursuit (360 PC PS3), Test Drive Unlimited 2 (360 PC PS3)

Best Fighting Game
Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (360 PS3), Mortal Kombat (360 PS3), WWE All Stars (360 PS3)

Best Strategy Game
Civilization V (PC), Company of Heroes Online (PC), End of Nations (PC), Shogun 2: Total War (PC)

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