BioShock Infinite Nabs 'E3 Game of Show'

With a definitive 4 wins among the 17 categories, BioShock Infinite has emerged the top beneficiary of E3 2011. BioShock was named overall “Best of Show,” while also taking home the awards for “Best Original Game,” “Best PC Game,” and “Best Action/Adventure Game.”

Nominees were made based on the top picks of 35 media outlets that covered E3. All of the participating media outlets were then invited to vote on the top winner in each category. Besides BioShock Infinite, other multiple winners include The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Battlefield 3, and Sound Shapes.

In honor of BioShock Infinite‘s win, I present you with a full gallery of screenshots from the game, at the bottom of this article. It’s a good list, but I’m surprised to see several big names shut out, like Batman: Arkham City, Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Tomb Raider, Mass Effect 3. They can’t all be winners, I guess.

One of the most telling winners was the PS Vita in the “Best Hardware” category, which was up against Nintendo’s Wii U as the other major nominee. If the PSP and the Wii had been shown off for the first time at the same E3, there’s no doubt that the Wii would have won. The fact that Sony was able to overtake Nintendo among the minds of media personnel says a lot about how much faith said media have in Nintendo’s chances of generating another Wii-sized success.

Here’s the complete list:

Best of ShowBioShock Infinite

Best Original GameBioShock Infinite

Best Console GameThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Handheld GameSound Shapes

Best PC GameBioShock Infinite

Best Hardware: PlayStation Vita

Best Action GameBattlefield 3

Best Action/Adventure GameBioShock Infinite

Best Role Playing GameThe Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Best Fighting GameStreet Fighter X Tekken

Best Racing GameForza 4

Best Sports GameFIFA Soccer 12

Best Strategy GameFrom Dust

Best Social/Casual GameSound Shapes

Best Motion Simulation GameThe Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Best Online MultiplayerBattlefield 3

Best Downloadable GameBastion

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