Titanfall Sweeps Game Critic Awards With Six Wins At This Year’s E3

Titanfall Sweeps Game Critic Awards With Six Wins At This Year’s E3

E3 is for showing off the games that everyone will be talking about in the future. It’s a show about building buzz. And, this year, according to the various members of the media who dole out the Game Critics Awards, Titanfall is a game that folks should be paying attention to.

The upcoming title from Respawn Studios notched a record-setting six awards after this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo, a feat that no other game has managed to do before.

Titanfall — which impressed Kotaku bossman Stephen Totilo — won the overall Best is Show award, as well as Best PC, Best Console and Best Original Game. Other notable winners are Best Downloadable Game for Supergiant’s Transistor, Watch Dogs for Best Action/Adventure and Oculus Rift for Best Hardware/Peripheral. The full list is below:

Best of Show Titanfall (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Original Game Titanfall (Respawn/EA for PC, XBox 360, Xbox One)

Best Console Game Titanfall (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game Tearaway (Media Molecule/SCEA for PSVita)

Best PC Game Titanfall (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral Oculus Rift (Oculus VR)

Best Action Game Titanfall (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii-U)

Best Role Playing Game The Elder Scrolls Online (Zenimax Online/Bethesda Softworks for PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games/EA for PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game NHL 14 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game Total War: Rome II (Creative Assembly/Sega for PC)

Best Social/Casual Game Fantasia: Music Evolved (Harmonix/Disney Interactive for Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Online Multiplayer Titanfall (Respawn/EA for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

Best Downloadable Game Transistor (Supergiant Games for PC, PS4)


  • Wonder how much EA paid for these wins, Destiny and The Division look so much better than this generic COD clone with mechs

    • Oh man so glad it seems everyone is on the same page here. This game seemed like the same cookie cutter fps bullshit and i felt absolutely no interest in it. Now lets just hope millions of dumbass kids don’t make this popular like they have with cod

  • I seem to’ve missed all of Kotaku’s coverage on the Best Strategy Game of E3. Either that or you didn’t have any

  • Am I missing something? I expected to see Destiny a lot more on these lists. I also expected The Witcher 3 to get best RPG.
    On the other hand, I’m really glad Transistor was there, even though they didn’t show anything new.

  • Am I alone in thinking that these awards are building hype for another generic multiplayer FPS (I will grant that it contains mechs but still).
    I feel their marketing campaign should be “Sure, we are another FPS in an unending sea, but hey! at least we aren’t Call of Duty, plus we have robots”

  • Multiplayer only is a definite no from me. Am I just the odd one out who only plays single player campaigns?

  • Love the salty crying on NeoGAF over an Xbox One exclusive being the best game at E3, and most likely will be a system seller upon release.

    I’m assuming Microsoft will make this their next Gears of War type scenario.

  • Can’t quite figure out why there is so much hype for Titanfall, it looks… ok, at best. After playing Hawken and MWO I am kinda over giant mechs with clunky controls.

    • From what I’ve read that aside from the fact the Titans can’t jump, they are more agile on the ground than the pilots.

      I say agile because aside from having a higher base running speed than pilots (which would make the titans “faster”) they can also “dash” similar to the mechs in Hawken. Respawn has intentionally made the titans less “mech” than other games.

  • I think most developers and publishers no longer sit down to think about what is best for the consumer because they only seem to bitch when anything is done. Example? Read above this.

    • Yeah I was gonna say something similar. Even if you look back at the great article that Stephen Totilo wrote, half of the comments are negative! Maybe just bitter Sony fans?

      • Err… I don’t think there ARE any PS4 users, bitter or otherwise. It doesn’t go on sale for a few months?

          • That the most hyped/award winning game of E3 isn’t coming to their console?

          • That’s not confirmed is it? I believe the quote was: “At launch we’re going to be on Xbox One, 360, and PC.”

            Although I agree it will come to PS4, maybe within 1-2 years though.

            Exactly why Sony fans shouldn’t be so bitter. 🙂

          • Dude. To start with Dreamcaster had a question mark at the end of his PS4 users call. Making it an assumption. Not a statement that needs a hero to come prove it wrong. Secondly, I believe he meant PS4 enthusiasts. Since any time any news on Microsoft comes to the surface (positive or negative) they seem to jump in flocks to rag on it and declare they still aren’t going to buy the console. Well done. They can make a choice. Guess that calls for bragging rights.

            Also, get a job.

    • Well that’s simply implausible.

      I’ll grant you that we live in a very self-entitled society, but to this day most of the decisions made by these companies are reflective of consumer feedback and reception. You’re also a bit quick to label the comments above you as ‘bitching’ – there’s mostly a bit of understandable surprise that of all the impressive titles shown at e3, a generic shooter created by the developers of a franchise of generic shooters received awards for the best of show.

      I mean, it looks okay, but there’s literally little to no mention of some other pretty significant, dare-I-say-it more creative titles that were shown.

  • With all the unlockable kits,weopons,perks and leveling up you have to do in fps’s these days just to stay competitive who has time for more than 1 or maybe 2 fps’s these days.
    COD:Ghosts,Destiny,BF4,Killzone 4 and Titanfall all coming out within 6 months of one another and thats just AAA ones.
    Anyway Titanfall looks a lot like Cryteks Warface, which is free to play as in another brown generic modern or near future fps but with mechs, Warface has been in open beta for a while so I hardly see how Titanfall is groundbreaking or innovative.

  • just watched the e3 gameplay trailer… felt weirdly cool, didn’t know why, I really don’t like call of duty, but there was something warmly familiar that I couldn’t pin down… read totilo’s article: source engine. i have probably spent more time in ue3 games, but whenever i get back into portal 2, or even recently with black mesa and dear esther, i feel at home.

  • You’re right. Perhaps going for the cheap shot isn’t playing this game right. Though you have to admit (especially after E3) the gaming community where quick to get their guns aimed and locked. It actually discusted me, reading some of the articles and comments that followed. Kind of over it.

  • I really don’t get the whole “it’s the next call of duty” argument, when it is made by half the people that made call of duty 4 & modern warfare 2.

  • Titanfall looked pretty good. The mechs and booster packs certainly made it more interesting than a regular FPS. I don’t think it was best in show though.

    The Division was my best in show of E3. It really looked like something special. The scope, level of detail, gameplay and graphics were stunning. I have a feeling that if it were playable at E3 it would’ve owned the E3 awards.

  • All this Titanfall hype is BS. How does a non-playable demo game sweep E3 awards? LMAO. WOW, what an original concept…… Call of Duty with Robots. Give me a break. They think if they overhype it and jam it down our throats, we will all run out like pawns and buy it. What a joke.
    This whole robot/warfare seems old and repackaged. They probably went over budget and are desperate to make it succeed. Personally, I will pass

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