Destructoid's Best of E3 2013 nominations


The best games for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Wii U, PC, and more!

E3 is HUGE this year. There’s a ton of buzz around next-gen games, plus consoles like the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Of course, there’s still a ton of solid current-gen games on offer at the show this year.

Wenominateda ton of games for Destructoid’s E3 awards spanning 14 different categories this year. We’ll be announcing winners early next week, but in the meantime you can see all of our top picks from the show below.

And remember, we also havea community choice awardwhere you can vote on your favorite game of E3 yourself.

Game of the Show:

Infamous: Second Son Bayonetta 2DestinyThe Walking Dead: 400 DaysAssassin’s Creed IV: Black FlagWatch DogsThiefDark Souls II Titanfall Transistor

Best PlayStation 4 game:

Infamous: Second SonDriveClubKillzone: Shadow FallKnack

Best Xbox One game:

Forza 5LocoCycleKiller InstinctProject SparkFantasia: Music EvolvedDead Rising 3

Best Wii U game:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeMario Kart 8Pikmin 3The Wonderful 101Bayonetta 2Super Mario 3D WorldThe Legend of Zelda Windwaker HDSonic: Lost World

Best PC game:

Arma IIIDayZTotal War: Rome IICommand & Conquer

Best PlayStation 3 game:

Beyond: Two SoulsRainPuppeteerGran Turismo 6

Best Portable game:

Shin Megami Tensei IVKillzone: MercenaryTearawayMuramasa RebirthThe Legend of Zelda: A Link Between WorldsMario & Luigi: Dream TeamThe DivisionPlants Vs Zombies 2: It’s About TimeDeus Ex: The FallPhoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Dual Destinies

Best Action/Adventure:

Infamous: Second SonBayonetta 2The Walking Dead: 400 DaysAssassin’s Creed IV: Black FlagWatch DogsSaints Row IVThiefThe Evil WithinDark Souls IIKiller is Dead

Best Strategy:

Pikmin 3Total War: Rome IICompany of Heroes 2Command & Conquer

Best Shooter:

Killzone: Shadow FallCall of Duty: GhostDestinyPayday 2Wolfenstein: The New OrderBattlefield 4Arma IIIThe DivisionTitanfallPlants vs Zombies: Garden Warfare

Best Platformer:

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical FreezeSuper Mario 3D WorldSkylanders Swap Force Rayman LegendsDisney InfinitySuper T.I.M.E. ForceTearawayLego Marvel Super HeroesDuckTales RemasteredCastle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse

Best Role-Playing Game:

Shin Megami Tensei IVSouth Park: The Stick of TruthLightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIMario & Luigi: Dream TeamThe Witcher 3: Wild HuntFinal Fantasy X | X-2 HD RemasterRagnarok Odyssey Ace

Best Sports game:

NHL 14FIFA 14Pro Evolution Soccer 2014

Best MMO:

The Elder Scrolls OnlineFinal Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn

Best Racing game:

Forza 5Gran Turismo 6DriveClubNeed For Speed RivalsThe CrewMario Kart 8


Special note: We only nominate up to a max of ten games in each category. Plus this year we only selected games that were actually playable in some form here at the show.