Best of E3 2014 – winners and nominees

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:
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


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


Best Shooter:
Rainbow Six: Siege
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


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

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


Best New IP:
The Order 1886
Sunset Overdrive

Best Indie Title:
Road Not Taken


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

Best Platformer:
Little Big Planet 3


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

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


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


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

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

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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!

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Ron Burke is the Editor in Chief for Gaming Trend. Currently living in Fort Worth, Texas, Ron is an old-school gamer who enjoys CRPGs, action/adventure, platformers, music games, and has recently gotten into tabletop gaming.

Ron is also a fourth degree black belt, with a Master's rank in Matsumura Seito Shōrin-ryū, Moo Duk Kwan Tang Soo Do, Universal Tang Soo Do Alliance, and International Tang Soo Do Federation. He also holds ranks in several other styles in his search to be a well-rounded fighter.

Ron has been married to Gaming Trend Editor, Laura Burke, for 27 years. They have three dogs - Pazuzu (Irish Terrier), Atë, and Calliope (both Australian Kelpie/Pit Bull mixes).

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