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The ShortList Best Of E3 awards


We've seen a lot of games this week. That should be obvious, but we've said it just in case it wasn't clear. More importantly we've seen a lot of real quality. Games that will excite you. Games that will scare you. And games that will tire you out (remind us why we thought scheduling Dance Central 2 and Just Dance 3 playtests back-to-back would be a good idea). Here are our nominations for Best Of E3 2011. The winners will be announced tomorrow.

Best Game

Batman: Arkham City

Battlefield 3

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Assassin's Creed Revelations

Best Shooter

Battlefield 3

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

Brothers In Arms: Furious 4

Far Cry 3

Bioshock Infinite

Best Action Game

Batman: Arkham City

Assassin's Creed Revelations

Tomb Raider

Gears Of War 3

Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception

Best RPG

Mass Effect 3

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Star Wars: The Old Republic

Best Racing Game

Driver: San Francisco

Mario Kart 3DS

Need For Speed: The Run

F1 2011

Forza Motorsport 4

Best Sports Game

PES 2012

Fifa 12

Kinect Sports Season 2

F1 2011


Best Motion Controlled Game

Kinect Sports Season 2

Just Dance 3

Dance Central 2

Mario And Sonic At The London Olympics

The Legend Of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best platform game

Sly Cooper: Thieves In Time

Super Mario 3DS

Rayman Origins



Battlefield 3


New Hitman finally unveiled


A real-life Mario Kart track is coming and yes, it looks amazing

It's BYOB (bring your own bananas)

by Tom Victor
17 Aug 2017

'The Sims' is not escapism, it's the saddest game ever made

Want an escape from real life? Do anything but reinstall The Sims

by Tristan Cross
29 Jul 2017

Man runs Football Manager for 1000 years and insane things happened

The future of football is a weird, wonderful place

by Dave Fawbert
18 Jul 2017

Mario Kart VR is a real thing and it looks ridiculously fun

Imagine Rainbow Road

by Matt Tate
14 Jul 2017

People are freaking out over this totally stupid Super Mario puzzle

Who invented this?!

by Alex Finnis
14 Jul 2017

I went in search of the last trainers still hooked on Pokémon Go

Can the app still draw mass crowds one year on, or is it all just Pokemon G(h)o-st towns now?

by Hussein Kesvani
06 Jul 2017

The Crash Bandicoot remaster is a time machine to your childhood

Was it always this hard?!

by Matt Tate
05 Jul 2017

This little easter egg about Mario's appearance is really satisfying

This can't be a coincidence

by Alex Finnis
27 Jun 2017

How well do you remember the 'Crash Bandicoot' games?

Wind back that clock to happier times

by Matt Tate
21 Jun 2017

There is a Theresa May fields of wheat game and it's pretty naughty

It's also really addictive

by Matt Tate
21 Jun 2017