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 Written by John Scalzo  on June 23, 2009

News: Uncharted 2 and Scribblenauts take home multiple awards.



The Game Critics Awards, an independent group of 29 North American media outlets that cover the video game industry, have announced their choices for the best games that were playable at E3 2009.

Scribblenauts on the DS and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves on the PlayStation 3 were the big winners, garnering several awards each. The full list of winners can be found below:

Best of Show: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Platform: PlayStation 3

Best Original Game: Scribblenauts
Developer: 5th Cell
Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Platform: Nintendo DS

Best Console Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Platform: PlayStation 3



Best PC Game: Star Wars: The Old Republic
Developer: BioWare Austin
Publisher: LucasArts
Platform: PC

Best Handheld Game: Scribblenauts
Developer: 5th Cell
Publisher: Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment
Platform: Nintendo DS

Best Hardware/Peripheral: "Project Natal"
Developer: Microsoft
Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Xbox 360

Best Action Game: Modern Warfare 2
Developer: Infinity Ward
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Best Action/Adventure Game: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
Developer: Naughty Dog
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America
Platform: PlayStation 3

Best Role Playing Game: Mass Effect 2
Developer: BioWare
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Xbox 360, PC

Best Racing Game: Split/Second
Developer: Black Rock
Publisher: Disney Interactive Studios
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PC

Best Sports Game: Fight Night Round 4
Developer: EA Canada
Publisher: EA Sports
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

Best Fighting Game: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars
Developer: Eighting
Publisher: Capcom
Platform: Nintendo Wii

Best Strategy Game: Supreme Commander 2
Developer: Gas Powered Games
Publisher: Square-Enix
Platform: Xbox 360, PC

Best Social/Casual/Puzzle Game: DJ Hero
Developer: Freestyle Games
Publisher: Red Octane/Activision
Platform: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii

Best Online Multiplayer: Left 4 Dead 2
Developer: Valve
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Xbox 360, PC

And in case you were curious, these are the 29 outlets that were charged with judging this year's E3.
  • 1UP
  • Complex Magazine
  • Electric Playground
  • G4TV
  • Game Informer
  • GameDaily
  • GameSpot
  • GameSpy
  • Gamepro
  • Game-Revolution.com
  • GamesRadar
  • GameTrailers
  • Gannett News Service
  • IGN
  • Joystiq
  • Kotaku
  • The Los Angeles Times
  • Nintendo Power
  • Official PlayStation Magazine
  • Official Xbox Magazine
  • PC Gamer
  • Play Magazine
  • Spike TV
  • UGO
  • USA Today
  • Variety
  • The Wall Street Journal
  • Wired Magazine
  • Yahoo! Video Games



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