Irrational Games and 2K Games today announced that BioShock Infinite, the next installment in the BioShock series developed by Irrational Games, has earned 75 E3 2011 editorial awards, including 39 “Game of Show” awards.
In addition to these honors, the press had high praise for what they saw of the game at E3 2011:
E! Online called BioShock Infinite “simply gorgeous, the best looking game at E3,” while USA Today said BioShock Infinite was “The most talked-about game at E3.” The New York Times wrote, “In narrative depth and intellectual ambition, Infinite appeared to be the top of the class at E3.”
“At this year’s E3, members of the Irrational team were honored to see the amazing games our industry friends and colleagues are producing. And we are thrilled that the gaming media selected BioShock Infinite as a standout title at the show,” said Ken Levine (@iglevine), creative director and president of Irrational Games.
In addition to the many independent editorial awards, BioShock Infinite also earned the industry’s most coveted E3 honor, the Game Critics Awards’ “Game of Show.” This marks another significant win for a title developed by Irrational Games, as the original BioShock was awarded the Game Critics Awards’ “Best Action/Adventure Game” honor in 2007.
A complete list of awards follows.
Best of Show Honors
- CNET TV
- Cheat Code Central
- Digital Trends
- Electric Playground
- G4 X-Play
- Game Informer
- Game Informer — #1 Game in E3 Hot 50
- Game Rant
- Game Critics Awards
- GameReactor TV
- Game Revolution
- Gamer Theory
- gamrFeed (VGChartz)
- Giant Bomb
- MTV Multiplayer
- Official Xbox Magazine UK
- Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Game Guy Blog
- USA Today
- Venture BeatVideogamer
Other Awards and Honors
- Eurogamer.it – Best FPS of E3
- G4 X-Play – Biggest Surprise
- Game Critics Awards – Best Original Game
- Game Critics Awards – Best PC Game
- Game Critics Awards – Best Action/Adventure Game
- Game Informer – Best Multiplatform Game
- Game Informer – Best Action Game
- GamePro – Most Awards Award
- GamePro – Modern Warfare 3 vs. Battlefield 3 Award
- Gamer Theory – Most Anticipated Games After E3
- Gamer Theory – Best FPS
- GameSpy – Best Multiplatform Game
- GameSpy – Best Shooter
- GamesRadar – Most Valuable Game
- GameTrailers – Best PC
- GameTrailers – Best X360
- GameTrailers – Best PS3
- GameTrailers – Best First Person Shooter
- GamingExcellence – Best Graphics – Artistic
- GamrFeed (VGChartz) – Best First-Person Shooter
- Glitchytasty – Most Artsy
- Glitchytasty – Best Story Teller
- GotGame – Best FPS
- IGN – Best Xbox 360 Game
- IGN – Best PC Game
- IGN – Best Shooter
- Jeuxvideo – Best FPS
- Lazygamer.net – Best Shooter
- Meristation – Best FPS
- MSNBC – Best Art Direction
- Nowgamer – Best First Person Shooter of E3
- Official Xbox Magazine – Most Valuable Game
- PC Gamer – Most Valuable Game
- PlayStation: The Official Magazine — Most Valuable Game
- Spaziogames – Best Action/Adventure
- Xbox 360 Achievements – Most Anticipated Games of E3
icegrove | June 30, 2011 10:07 am
Grats with so many wins! To Bioshock! *cheers*
knives | June 30, 2011 12:04 pm
Great! Now you can show us the demo….right?
IG.Chris | June 30, 2011 12:05 pm
senyadraquille | June 30, 2011 3:53 pm
made my day!
felonious | June 30, 2011 1:23 pm
Congrats to everyone over at Irrational! It’s great that Bioshock Infinite is following in the footsteps of the first Bioshock by taking the Game Critic’s Award’s Game of Show!
t13468 | June 30, 2011 3:05 pm
Gameplay demo tomorrow, right?
lustrick | June 30, 2011 3:20 pm
Congratulations, all well deserved awards.
nickmerritt | June 30, 2011 3:41 pm
Well deserved! I can’t wait to see the full demo.
senyadraquille | June 30, 2011 3:54 pm
YAA thats right irration games, we are all rooting for ya! great job!
quancro | June 30, 2011 5:35 pm
your are raping everything keep going …you rock..
chrisredfield | June 30, 2011 11:30 pm
Totally saw this coming. Good work, Ken!
shocker22 | June 30, 2011 11:39 pm
reapsdaworld | July 1, 2011 3:37 am
The first of many awards to come. When the game does release Irrational Games will need a tractor trailer truck to bring all the awards home in.
sh0dan | July 4, 2011 7:06 am
Congrats guys! But don’t let it go to your heads, not that you will. 😀 You’ve had success before and still managed to keep your feets firmly on the ground. I respect that geek quality that keeps your games at the top of my must play lists. 🙂
zacharynathanson | July 4, 2011 8:21 am
To the people at Irrational, Kudos! You’ve got a long way to go before 2012 and still carry the Bioshock franchise with a mighty flaming fire. For me, being a music and video game nerd, Bioshock isn’t just a first-person shooter, but more of a story-telling game and proves to me that is one of the best concepts that you have. Keep up the good work
knightcarver | July 4, 2011 8:48 am
Pffft…75 awards..that’s all?? 😛
Pretty friggin amazing really. 🙂 Congrats!!
derwin75 | July 4, 2011 4:48 pm
warsmith13 | July 4, 2011 5:31 pm
holy crap you guys really swept in the rewards didnt you? lol congratulations you all deserve it! it gets me more excited about the demo. as if i wasnt excited enough:p
nyokou | July 5, 2011 4:58 pm
Not surprised. This game is just too amazing for words, really.
quancro | July 5, 2011 7:49 pm
my lord …75 awards…i am surprise for the number of awards
schmidty | July 6, 2011 2:33 am
and yet the release of this game is so far away………..why
juan29zapata | July 6, 2011 9:17 pm
Congratulations! You deserve each one of those prizes, the game is looking fantastic!
amirban | July 7, 2011 2:28 am
wow it’s 7th of july , where is this masterpeace can’t wait
russellgorall | July 7, 2011 10:24 pm
Full demo being shown tonight at midnight Central time, on Spike TV.
aguayocastro | July 8, 2011 4:15 am
Damn… Games not even out yet and its already winning awards haha 😀
tuccake | July 8, 2011 9:58 am
Awesome! It deserves it.
borrego | July 9, 2011 2:56 pm
75?? Has that been done before? WOW!
magicmaker | July 11, 2011 7:04 am
Way to go, take them all I say!
joelotoole | July 15, 2011 3:48 pm
pearldavis | July 29, 2011 11:21 pm
Well I didn’t see that coming! (Oh sarcasm) But just kidding, nice job on the awards.