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Horizon, PSVR scoop gongs at E3 2016 Awards

Sony’s upcoming PlayStation VR headset and Guerrilla Games’ Horizon: Zero Dawn both triumphed at this year’s E3 Game Critics Awards, scooping gongs for Best Original Game and Best Hardware/Peripheral, respectively.

Sony’s success didn’t stop there however, with God of War impressing with its visual prowess and Batman: Arkham VR also strutting its stuff in the virtual reality category.

The competition was pretty stiff this year too, with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild nabbing the ultimate prize in the shape of Best of Show award, while the likes of Final Fantasy XV and Battlefield 1 performed admirably in the third-party space.

See below for the full roundup of winners.

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E3 2016 Game Critics Awards Winners
Best of Show
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best Original Game
Horizon Zero Dawn
(Guerrilla Games/Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best VR Game
Batman: Arkham VR
(Rocksteady/Warner Bros. Interactive Ent for PlayStation 4)

Best PC Game
Civilization VI
(Firaxis/2K)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
PlayStation VR
(Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best Action Game
Battlefield 1
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
(Nintendo/Nintendo for Wii-U/NX)

Best Role Playing Game
Final Fantasy XV
(Square-Enix for PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game
Forza Horizon 3
(Playground Games/Turn 10/Microsoft Studios for PC, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
Steep
(Ubisoft Annecy/Ubisoft for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Family Game
Skylanders: Imaginators
(Toys for Bob/Activision for PC, PS3/PS4, Xbox 360/Xbox One, Wii-U)

Best Online Multiplayer
Titanfall 2
(Respawn/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
Inside
(Playdead for PC, Xbox One)

Special Commendation for Graphics
God of War
(Sony Santa Monica/Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4)