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June 26, 2012 at 1:38 PM

Sony’s “Last of Us” best of show at E3, Wii U and Halo 4 tapped

Game critics covering the recent E3 show gave their collective “best of show” award to “The Last of Us,” a new cinematic action video game title Sony is developing for the PlayStation 3.

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The game follows a mercenary smuggling 14-year-old girl from a quarantine zone in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic vision of America. It’s being developed by the Naughty Dog studio behind the PS3’s hit “Uncharted” franchise. It goes on sale Dec. 31.

“The Last of Us” also received Game Critics Awards for “best original game,” “best action/adventure game” and “best console game,” as chosen by a group of 34 publications at E3.

Nintendo’s Wii U was named “best hardware/peripheral” and Microsoft’s “Halo 4” won “best action game” and “best online multiplayer game.”

Here’s the full list:

Best of Show: The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Original Game: The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Console Game: The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game: Sound Shapes (Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita, PS3)

Best PC Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Hardware/Peripheral: Wii U (Nintendo)

Best Action Game: Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Action/Adventure Game: The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Best Role Playing Game: South Park: The Stick of Truth (Obsidian Entertainment/THQ for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Fighting Game: Injustice: Gods Among Us (NetherRealm Studios/WBIE for PS3, Xbox 360, Wii U)

Best Racing Game: Need for Speed Most Wanted (Criterion Games/EA for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Sports Game: FIFA Soccer 13 (EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Strategy Game: XCOM: Enemy Unknown (Firaxis Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Best Social/Casual Game: Dance Central 3 (Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Motion Simulation Game: Dance Central 3 (Harmonix/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Online Multiplayer: Halo 4 (343 Industries/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

Best Downloadable Game: Unfinished Swan (Giant Sparrow/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Special Commendations for Graphics: Star Wars 1313 (LucasArts for TBD Platforms); Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Special Commendation for Sound: The Last of Us (Naughty Dog/SCEA for PlayStation 3)

Special Commendation for Innovation: Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montrea`l/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

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