I’ve been to nearly every E3, but let me tell you this for certain – this year brought us some of the best games we’ve ever seen. Whether they are coming in 2014, or a little further off next year, the team was pretty blown away by everything we saw. We sat down (several times in fact) to discuss what we saw, nominated who we feel were the best games of the show, and picked some winners in 18 categories. Without further ado, let’s get started with the full Nominee List:

Biggest Surprise Nominees:
Dreadnought
No Man’s Sky
Phantom Dust
Rainbow Six : Siege
Hitman Sniper
Rollers of the Realm

Best Adventure Game:
Dangan Ronpa 2: Goodbye Despair
This War of Mine
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
Tales from the Borderlands
Skylanders: Trap Team
Disney Infinity 2.0: Marvel Super Heroes

The Witcher 3 Wild Hunt Best of E3 2014   winners and nominees

Best Graphics:
The Order: 1886
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Forza Horizon 2
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Sunset Overdrive

Best RPG:
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Pillars of Eternity
Dragon Age: Inquisition
Natural Doctrine

DAI Best of E3 2014   winners and nominees

Best Shooter:
Evolve
Destiny
Rainbow Six: Siege
Helldivers
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel
Tom Clancy’s The Division
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Halo Master Chief Collection

Best Action Game:
The Order: 1886
Sunset Overdrive
Assassin’s Creed: Unity
Dying Light
Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain

Assassins Creed Unity Best of E3 2014   winners and nominees

Best Racing Game:
Driveclub
Forza Horizon 2
The Crew
World of Speed

Best Music Game:
Fantasia: Music Evolved
Dance Central Spotlight
Just Dance 2015

The Order 1886 Best of E3 2014   winners and nominees

Best New IP:
The Order 1886
Sunset Overdrive
Destiny
Ori

Best Indie Title:
Paparazzi
Solution
Road Not Taken

super smash bros wii Best of E3 2014   winners and nominees

Best Fighting Game:
Mortal Kombat X
Smash Bros Wii U
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Best Platformer:
Little Big Planet 3
Ori
Counterspy

Evolve Best of E3 2014   winners and nominees

Best Multiplayer:
LittleBigPlanet 3
Evolve
Super Smash Bros. Wii U
Rainbow Six : Siege
Paparazzi
Splatoon

Best Sandbox Game:
Dying Light
Assasin’s Creed :Unity
Sunset Overdrive

wikipad1 Best of E3 2014   winners and nominees

Best Hardware:
Razer JungleCat
SteelSeries Sentry Eyetracker
Wikipad Gaming Tablet
Razer Nabu

Best MMO:
Warhammer 40k: Eternal Crusade
Shroud of the Avatar
Black Gold Online

World of Tanks Blitz Best of E3 2014   winners and nominees

Best Mobile Title:
Hitman: Sniper
World of Tanks: Blitz
The Witcher Adventure Game

Best in Show:
The Order: 1886
The Witcher III: Wild Hunt
Rainbow Six: Siege
This War of Mine
Evolve

It’s a pretty impressive list, no? But who took home the top prizes? Look no further, fair reader…

Did we get it right? What do you think of our list? Did we miss any hidden gem at E3 that should have made this list? Tell us in the comments below!