Uncharted 2 voted best game of E3

By the US critics. Natal also wins praise. 

The Game Critics Awards has crowned Uncharted 2: Among Thieves as the best game of E3 2009.

The panel, made up of editors from 28 American videogame websites and magazines, voted in 15 separate categories.

Notable winners are Project Natal, which snagged Best Hardware/Peripheral, Split/Second as Best Racing Game - despite tough competition - and DJ Hero as Best Social/Casual/Puzzle, as Rock Band: The Beatles must have been hard to beat.

The full list of winners is below.

Eurogamer, incidentally, disagrees. We thought the best game of E3 was New Super Mario Bros. for Wii, although Milo & Kate - the Lionhead game for Project Natal - was our pick of the technology on show.

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves got an honourable mention, and publisher Sony, we thought, had the most impressive wares of the show.

The Game Critics Awards

Best of Show

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Best Console Game

  • Uncharted 2: Among Thieves (PS3)

Best Hardware/Peripheral

Best Role Playing Game

Best PC Game

  • Star Wars: The Old Republic (PC)

Best Action Game

Best Original Game

  • Scribblenauts (DS)

Best Handheld Game

  • Scribblenauts (DS)

Best Racing Game

Best Sports Game

Best Fighting Game

  • Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars (Wii)

Best Strategy Game

Best Social/Casual/Puzzle

Best Online Multiplayer

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