These aren't the games we think are the best of GamesCom. They're the games that an "independent expert jury" has deemed to be the official best in show.
This expert jury was made up of representatives from the German press, namely Michael Trier (IDG Entertainment), Petra Fröhlich (Computec Media), Christian Bigge (Computerbild Online), Harald Hesse (G+J Entertainment Media ), Oliver Hartmann (Brot und Spiele) and Bernhard Schneider (Müller Ltd. & Co.), none of which we've ever heard of, but all of which sound suitably German to be handing out the awards!
And the winners were:
BEST GAME: Gran Turismo 5
BEST HARDWARE: PlayStation Move
BEST CONSOLE GAME: Gran Turismo 5
BEST HANDHELD GAME: Super Scribblenauts
BEST ONLINE GAME: Guild Wars 2
BEST PC GAME: Crysis 2
BEST FAMILY GAME: Kirby's Epic Yarn