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Sony may have taken a rain check at E3 2019, but PlayStation 4 is the only place you’ll be able to play the Game of the Show – at least initially, anyway. Final Fantasy VII Remake unsurprisingly swept the Games Critics Awards, waltzing away with Best of Show, Best Console Game, and Best RPG. It’s perhaps worth mentioning that in order to be eligible, titles had to be playable by the press – hence why Cyberpunk 2077 only nabbed a Special Commendation for Graphics.

Other winners worthy of note included The Outer Worlds for Best Original Game, DOOM Eternal for Best Action Game, and Watch Dogs Legion for Best Action/Adventure Game. We’ve included the full list of victors below.

E3 2019 Game Critics Awards Winners

Best of Show
Final Fantasy VII Remake
(Square Enix for PS4)

Best Original Game
The Outer Worlds
(Obsidian/Private Division for PC, PS4, Xbox)

Best Console Game
Final Fantasy VII Remake
(Square Enix for PS4)

Best VR/AR Game
Phantom: Covert Ops
(nDreams/Oculus Studios for Oculus Quest, PC)

Best PC Game
Doom Eternal
(id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Xbox Elite Wireless Controller Series 2
(Microsoft)

Best Action Game
Doom Eternal
(id Software/Bethesda for PC, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Xbox)

Best Action/Adventure
Watch Dogs: Legion
(Ubisoft Toronto/Ubisoft for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)

Best RPG
Final Fantasy VII Remake
(Square Enix for PS4)

Best Racing Game
Crash Team Racing
(Beenox/Activision for PS4, Xbox)

Best Sports Game
eFootball Pro Evolution Soccer 2020
(Konami for PS4, Xbox)

Best Strategy Game
John Wick Hex
(Bithell Games/Good Sheperd for Mac, PC)

Best Family/Social Game
Luigi's Mansion 3
(Next Level Games/Nintendo for Switch)

Best Online Multiplayer
Call of Duty Modern Warfare
(Infinity Ward/Activision for PC, PS4, Xbox)

Best Independent Game
12 Minutes
(Luis Antonio/Annapurna for PC, Xbox)

Best Ongoing Game
Destiny 2
(Bungie for PC, PS4, Stadia, Xbox)

Special Commendations for Graphics
Cyberpunk 2077
(CD PROJEKT RED for PC, PS4, Xbox)

[via gamecriticsawards.com]