Game Critics Awards: Resident Evil 2 is best of E3 2018


The votes have been cast, and even though many great games were seen at the E3 show this year in Los Angeles, only one can be top of the lot.

This game is Resident Evil 2, which according to the Game Critics Awards was the best piece of entertainment software seen in L.A. last month.

And there’s no doubt that Capcom’s game is looking good, a big-budget remake of one of the best Resident Evil games made to date. We thought this was one of the top games at E3 2018 coming in 2019, so here’s hoping it manages to capture the magic of the original Resident Evil 2 game when it hits shelves early next year.

Other games which won awards include Dreams by dev Media Molecule, a cute sandbox game by the makers of LittleBigPlanet, which may have flown under your radar to date and which is slated for release later in 2018.

Also, online multiplayer legend Fortnite won the “Best Ongoing Game” award.

Of course, there’s also The Last of Us Part II, which was honoured due to its graphics and sound, and Ghost of Tsushima, another interesting PS4 exclusive which was singled out due to its visuals at this year’s E3.

Overall, most awards went to PS4 games (a total of 17), proving how Sony’s console, which has shifted more than 60 million units to date, is the dominant gaming platform these days. Meanwhile, Sony Interactive was also the most lauded video game company, picking up a total of 6 awards.

Here follows the full list of winners of the 2018 Game Critics Awards.


Best of Show

Resident Evil 2

Best Original Game


Best Console

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Best VR/AR Game

Tetris Effect

Best PC Game


Best Hardware/Peripheral

Xbox Adaptive Controller

Best Action Game


Best Action/Adventure

Marvel’s Spider-Man

Best RPG

Kingdom Hearts III

Best Fighting Game

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Best Racing Game

Forza Horizon 4

Best Sports Game


Best Strategy Game

Total War: Three Kingdoms

Best Family/Social Game

Overcooked 2

Best Online Multiplayer

Battlefield V

Best Independent Game

Ori and the Will of Wisps

Best Ongoing Game


Special Commendations for Graphics

Cyberpunk 2077

The Last of Us Part II

Ghost of Tsushima

Special Commendation for Sound

The Last of Us Part II

Special Commendation for Innovation

Cyberpunk 2077