Kotaku's Best Of E3 2010 Award Winners

What were our favourite games of E3 this year? Let's take a look!

The biggest, the best games of the year, sometimes of next year, are shown off each year in Los Angeles at the Electronic Entertainment Expo.

This year we decided to come up with a list of the games that we here at Kotaku thought were among the best at the show.

Keep in mind these are awards based on glimpses, fleeting moments with incomplete games. Things can change between now and when a game actually hits stores, that's why we do a year end Game of the Year awards as well. The annual Goaties are awards, as Totilo so succinctly puts it, based on investigation.

To select these winners I had all of Kotaku's attending writers pick their three favourite games from among the nominees and rank them. Their first choice was awarded three points, second was awarded two and third choice was awarded one. Then I went back and tallied the vote.

So here you go, the closest thing you're going to get to Kotaku's groupthink on the best games of E3.

Best New Game

Winner: Dance Central

Runner-Up: Lost in Shadow

Best Character Design

Winner: Kirby in Kirby's Epic Yarn

Runner-up: Rage

Best Gameplay Mechanic

Winner: Shadow play in Lost in Shadow

Runner-Up: Driver San Francisco

Best Motion

Winner: Dance Central

Runner-Up: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Trailer

Winner: Assassin's Creed Brotherhood

Runner-Up: Nintendo's 3DS Commercial

Boldest Move

Winner: Power Gig

Runner-Up: Battle Tag

Best Setting

Winner: Disney Epic Mickey

Runner-Up: Kirby's Epic Yarn

Best PC

Winner: Portal 2

Runner-Up: Civilization V

Best DS Game

Winner: Okamiden

Runner-Up: Ghost Trick

Best PS3 Game

Winner: Portal 2

Runner-Up: LittleBigPlanet 2

Best PSP Game

Winner: God of War: Ghost of Sparta

Runner-Up: Invizimals

Best Wii Game

Winner: Kirby's Epic Yarn

Runner-Up: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Xbox 360 Game

Winner: Dance Central

Runner-Up: Limbo


    I stopped reading at best new game... come on Kotaku. Look at that footage, if I wanted to do anything remotely like that I would chuck a leotard on and head down to the local gym for some aerobics.

      Sad part is they are probably right, it's probably not a bad game, but there probably wasn't anything NEW that was better. I assuming the list is limited to titles announced at this E3.

      I can't really think of anything NEW I was keen on, I did enjoy more info regarding games I already knew were coming.

      Maybe a Best Overall Game category?

    Lol @ lee
    don't you know?! Leotards are so last year! 2010 is the year of the unitard

    This is just confirmation of how terrible E3 was this year.

    I had to check my calendar.. Is it April 1st? Or did Stephen Conroy, after getting approval from the Australian Christian Lobby, make this list?

    ITT: fat lonely nerds crying that a dance game won best in show.

    I was either very close with my calls in the nomination thread or completely off.

    Brain, out of curiosity were you one of the fortunate reporters who received a free xbox 360 slim from microsoft? I have no other way of reasoning this list.

    Interesting choices, although for best motion, I would switch Dance Central with Child of Eden.

    Definitely agree on the ACII trailer, yes it's not gameplay but it's made of sheer awesome.

      I watched and couldn't help but wonder why all those apparently amazing marksmen (unseen) with the bows didn't just shoot the guy. I mean you're an assassin right? Not Michael Bay...

    FAIL on the Best Trailer. Deus Ex Human Revolution by a long shot.

    I thought the best trailer would have gone to Star Wars: The Old Republic, myself.

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