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2005 E3 Game Critics Awards Winners Announced
2005 E3 Game Critics Awards Winners Announced
June 8, 2005 | By David Jenkins

Following the nominations announced last week, the winners of the Best of E3 Game Critics Awards have been announced. The awards were voted on by a panel of leading games journalists, as well as writers from magazines and newspapers, including Rolling Stone, Newsweek and The Washington Post.

The awards were announced last night, and on a live broadcast on cable channel Spike TV. The full list of winners can be seen below, and online reports seem to indicate that the winners are a less overtly controversial selection than previous years a difficult task, considering the unusual number of new products at this years show.

Best of Show
Spore (Maxis/EA for PC)

Best Original Game
Spore (Maxis/EA for PC)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
PlayStation 3 (Sony)

Best Console Game
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo for GameCube)

Best Handheld Game
Nintendogs (Nintendo for Nintendo DS)

Best Action Game
F.E.A.R. (Monolith/Vivendi for PC)

Best Action/Adventure Game
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo for GameCube)

Best Fighting Game
Soul Calibur III (Namco for PlayStation 2)

Best Role Playing Game
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion (Bethesda/Take-Two for PC / Xbox 360)

Best Racing Game
Burnout Revenge (Criterion/EA for PlayStation 2, Xbox)

Best Simulation Game
Spore (Maxis/EA for PC)

Best Sports Game
Madden NFL 06 (EA Tiburon/EA Sports for All Platforms)

Best Strategy Game
Company of Heroes (Relic/THQ for PC)

Best Puzzle/Trivia/Parlor Game
We Love Katamari (Namco for PlayStation 2)

Best Online Multiplayer
Battlefield 2 (DICE/EA for PC)

Special Commendation for Graphics*
(Guerilla Games/SCEE for PS3)

*Non-playable games were eligible for nomination in this category all other categories considered only playable games. Neither the Revolution nor the PlayStation 3 were eligible for the Best of Show category, although the real-time demos shown for the latter made it suitable for the Best Hardware/Peripheral category.

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