Gamescom seems like it was a hell of a show. Typically, in the hangover from E3, we see little news and very few new builds of existing projects, but this time round Gamescom was a source of actual interesting news. It was also a show about games, obviously, with some games getting great showings. But what were the best games of the show? Click on to find out!
170 games were submitted, but a 'jury of experts' deemed the following games worthy of awards...
Best Console Game, Sony Playstation Destiny (Activision Blizzard)
Best Console Game, Nintendo WII Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Europe)
Best Console Game, Microsoft Xbox Titanfall (Electronic Arts)
Best Next Generation, Console Titanfall (Electronic Arts)
Best Action Game Destiny (Activision Blizzard)
Best Role Playing Game The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax Germany GmbH)
Best Racing Game Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft Ltd)
Best Sports Game FIFA 14 (Electronic Arts)
Best Simulation Game WarThunder (Gaijin Entertainment)
Best Family Game Mario Kart 8 (Nintendo Europe GmbH)
Best Hardware incl. Peripheral PlayStation4 (Sony Computer Entertainment Deutschland GmbH)
Best Mobile Game The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds (Nintendo Europe GmbH)
Best Online Multiplayer Game Destiny (Activision Blizzard Deutschland GmbH)
Best PC Game Battlefield 4 (Electronic Arts)
Best Social/Casual/Online Game The Elder Scrolls Online (ZeniMax Germany)
It seems like Gamescom was a massive success in general, with increases in attendance. It's to be expected in a year stacked with new console launches, but still -- it's heartening to hear that an event like Gamescom is growing as opposed to shrinking.