Gamescom 2013 Game Awards Announced

Written by Taher M Siamwala on Tue, Aug 27, 2013 3:19 PM
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So Gamescom 2013 has come to a close, and with that the show's official awards have been announced for all to hear.

We've seen some of the most anticipated titles of the year at the show, but which ones were good enough to take home the prizes? Find out below...

This Gamescom has been an undeniable success story. Going by the official reports, the event drew more than 340,000 people, of which 6,000 were media; compare this to last year, which saw nearly 275,000 visitors, an increase of 23 percent year-over-year. These are mighty figures, and it just goes to show why Gamescom is just a big deal - in Europe and around the world. 

You can read all our coverage from the show here, and without further ado, here is the list of the winners across the 15 categories for Gamescom 2013:

           

- Best Console Game - PlayStation:

Destiny

 - Best Console Game - Nintendo Wii:

Mario Kart 8

 - Best Console Game -  Xbox:

Titanfall

 - Best Next Generation Console Game:

Titanfall

 - Best Action Game:

Destiny

 - Best Role Playing Game:

The Elder Scrolls Online

 - Best Racing Game:

Forza Motorsport 5

 - Best Sports Game:

FIFA 14

 - Best Simulation Game:

WarThunder

 - Best Family Game:

Mario Kart 8

 - Best Hardware incl. Peripheral:

PlayStation 4

 - Best Mobile Game:

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

 - Best Online Multiplayer Game:

Destiny

 - Best PC Game:

Battlefield 4

 - Best Social/ Casual/ Online Game:

The Elder Scrolls Online

         

The are a lot of familiar games in the list. Destiny was the most successful of the lot with 3 awards; Titanfall, The Elder Scrolls Online and Mario Kart 8 each grabbed 2 awards. For us PC enthusiasts, Battlefield 4 was acclaimed to be the best offering, and not many people will argue with that!

Now for the award everyone was excited to hear about was arguably the hardware department: the PlayStation 4 vs the Xbox One. The former console has once again bested the competition, although the response to both next-gen consoles was incredibly positive. 

So GD'ers, do you think the winners deserved their victories? Did you have another game in mind for the show's best PC game? Share all your thoughts from the event in the comments below!

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22:48 Aug-30-2013

TESO?! are you serious?!

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03:26 Aug-31-2013

Yep!

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13:48 Aug-28-2013

How about The witcher 3:Wild Hunt to take best RPG ?

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10:24 Aug-30-2013

I'd second that, but alas!

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06:24 Aug-28-2013

I had alot of fun there this year. Can't wait for next years GamesCom. I took my Shield to the Nvidia show floor and when the staff saw me with it they gave me hats, t-shirts, and little rubber Nvidia ducks.

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10:09 Aug-28-2013

Thats cool! :)
Hows the device working? And what games? Please share your thoughts by writing a review so all of us could read it. Im a Vita guy so.. ;)

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11:11 Aug-28-2013

awesome, seems like a good time! I prefer vita over shield, the fact that you will be able to play borderlands 2 on the vita without streaming on a gtx PC, the software support will boost sales, I hope to get one in ma life.

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03:29 Aug-31-2013

Me too :) Vita is gonna get very interesting. ..

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23:14 Aug-27-2013

Wasnt surprised at Titanfall's awards. I really hope the game delivers.

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10:10 Aug-28-2013

Me too. Looks cool :)

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11:03 Aug-28-2013

I'm finding it hard to convince my friends to get Titanfall! Some are with me, others aren't. Either way, I'm the one playing it ahah! It's going to be so cool!

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03:31 Aug-31-2013

They'll come aboard.. eventually ;D

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20:45 Aug-27-2013

Ha! a link between worlds dont make me laugh. miyamoto promised a new zelda game for 3ds and this is what we get, a cheap knock off of ALTTP he should have just stuck with what the fans wanted at first which was Majoras Mask 3D but no he ignored the request which he was aware of and decided to do A link between worlds :( very disappointed

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22:59 Aug-27-2013

Isn't Majora's Mask just another "cheap knock off" as you put it. I myself, am very much looking forward to A Link Between Worlds :)

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01:41 Aug-28-2013

it`s a remake. at first i wanted MM but then miyamoto said they where doing an original one so i was super hyped but now after seeing ALBW i just wish they would have gone with MM

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07:53 Aug-28-2013

Ahh got you. Maybe he's finally stuck and running out of ideas. It'll be his own downfall unfortunately.

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21:39 Aug-29-2013

??? im giving my opinion not an argument why would i have to come up with ideas to "prevent my downfall"? (BTW MM would be a remake thats a fact just as OoT3D Was a remake)

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22:37 Aug-29-2013

Oh I know MM would be a remake and I have OoT3D (which I believe is an immensely good showing of how good the 3DS could actually be) but if Zelda is struggling as a franchise just playing the same old tune over and over (please don't bring COD into this ;) ) wouldn't sales slowly start to decline ending in the series' downfall? I'm not saying that Zelda will decline and I believe Miyamoto has cleverly thought out the concept of A Link Between Worlds. If the game literally is a knock off of the original and not a "true sequel" then I will step down from my arguement, I just believe that he wanted to give fans something "new" instead of another remake on the 3DS. Just like he is remaking The Wind Waker to test the power of the Wii U.

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10:13 Aug-28-2013

BUT it'll sell, and in the end that's what matters to them.. ;) besides, my love for Pokemon has surpassed Zelda.. :D

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14:00 Aug-28-2013

What has the world come to when a freakish creature is loved more than an adorable little green wearing boy!? :O

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10:24 Aug-30-2013

Adorable creatures! Well... most of'em.

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19:59 Aug-27-2013

Tom Clancy the division anyone?

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20:10 Aug-27-2013

I'm still kinds... undecided actually. I wanna see more, but, they have my attention ;)

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23:43 Aug-27-2013

It should've won best game...

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19:28 Aug-27-2013

the caption is isn't right it's destiny not destiyn :)

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19:44 Aug-27-2013

Wow, keen eye, Dipankar.
(Will change if possible :)

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19:48 Aug-27-2013

thank you :)

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19:52 Aug-27-2013

why must everyone see this before myself
i was reading and watching then came back to see this!
darn it.

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10:14 Aug-28-2013

Dont investigate us .. ;)

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16:31 Aug-27-2013

I'd have preferred if The Witcher 3 got RPG award, elder scrolls online doesn't look that great, with the microtransactions, and monthly sub, plus I'm not all too into TES world.

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16:37 Aug-27-2013

I would've too. But I haven't seen all that much of TESO, maybe is it that good... I'l definitely check it out :)

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22:07 Aug-27-2013

Well according to a series long fan of TES on the TESO forums, it really IS that good. ;)

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10:16 Aug-28-2013

I see. That explains it then... :)

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20:48 Aug-27-2013

Itr should have gotten best (i`m using this term lightly) MMORPG instead of best RPG which indubitably goes to the witcher 3

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07:24 Aug-28-2013

The Witcher 3 packs everything, no QTEs, no DRM, gorgeous graphics, an intricate combat system, I expect a great story, and le sex.

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21:26 Aug-30-2013

especially le sex xD

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16:21 Aug-27-2013

Titanfall looks more like Crysis meets Call Of Duty...sure you've got pretty pictures, but it doesn't really look like the best next gen console game we've seen so far...

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16:23 Aug-27-2013

plus have you seen the gameplay vids
the mechs play exactly like foot soldiers, which is disappointing

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17:02 Aug-27-2013

Yeah, there it was just a little...it looked like it was basically Bioshock gameplay with Crysis skin...it just looks like various bits of other popular games pieced together.

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17:04 Aug-27-2013

oh yeah
the whole send back the damage bit

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16:24 Aug-27-2013

To me, first person shooters don't seem very next generation. Next Gen games are meant to be groundbreaking and are meant to amaze you, FPS's don't do that for me, I'd rather play GTA V than Titanfall!

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16:25 Aug-27-2013

who wouldnt

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16:41 Aug-27-2013

Next-gen? Lets see... Infamous: Second Son & The Witcher 3 :)

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16:42 Aug-27-2013

i hate how we have the power of smoke in inFamous SS
i dont why, but i just dont like that

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17:07 Aug-27-2013

nfs rivals and the crew is much better than forza 5 and deserve the award

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17:08 Aug-27-2013

NFS Rivals, i dont think so, but The Crew does look very interesting

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17:08 Aug-27-2013

Yeah, Forza 5 looked as if it was running on my rig. (At 15FPS)

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17:26 Aug-27-2013

The Crew looks very interesting, yes. This and DriveClub are looking are the same audience..

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16:09 Aug-27-2013

Titanfall -_-

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16:42 Aug-27-2013

Looks good :D

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15:54 Aug-27-2013

LOL
How can they not pay any attention to Watch_Dogs
Just LOL(with sadness), BF4 Puh-lease

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16:43 Aug-27-2013

Frankly, there were just too many awesome games...

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16:43 Aug-27-2013

November cant come sooner

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16:59 Aug-27-2013

Yeah

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15:44 Aug-27-2013

Well... Call me biased all you want but these awards are just a load of bs. Elder Scrolls online as best RPG? Come on! Also, wtf is so amazing with Destiny? I found The Division to be a lot more interesting. The fact that I just despise Bungie might be a factor (so many stupid statements from them that I just can't see myself liking the company any time soon. revolutionary jump pads... after q3 came out... ugh)

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16:34 Aug-27-2013

Well, every game show have these...
RPG, I would've gone with TW3.
Destiny is very ambitious. From what I've seen, it's online world and scope seem like a game-changer. But The Division looks damn good too. Again, just the jury.
Lol, what is it that they said..? Wait, Bungie talks?! (:D)

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18:01 Aug-27-2013

Yeah, I remember them saying something like "Look at these jump pads - revolutionary way to traverse across the map" or something like that. And that quite a bit after Q3.
Then, ofcourse, there's the whole "Destiny is the best thing ever" thing that pissed me the hell off. I mean, we were supposed to be excited about something that we knew ONLY the title of. I mean come on! And then, when it was finally shown, it felt like a prettier version of Borderlands and Planetside. It's not something completely new, as they kept saying.

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18:29 Aug-27-2013

After Q? How many years ago was that..?
Doesn't every publisher/dev brag about their upcoming games?
Clearly you do not share the same opinion of millions of others.. they loved it. It's you so choice, though, so good :)
Anyway, which game are you most excited about in the wake of all this?

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19:46 Aug-27-2013

I can't recall the details at the moment so ignoring me on that is fully understandable :)
I realize that you are supposed to hype people, but there are some limits. The game does look nice and I quite liked what they have shown so far. However, it's not what they screamed it would be :)
So in other words - I quite like the game but really dislike the company.
And as for other games - TW3, Watch Dogs, The Division, Thief and a bunch of others. TW3 probably being the most anticipated, followed by The Division.

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20:08 Aug-27-2013

.. yeah :P
Again, an opinion and I fully respect that.
Great list, but, you should know, I'm the biggest Witcher fan there is :D

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21:01 Aug-27-2013

Not trying to compete :D

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10:17 Aug-28-2013

Whatever you say, Meferias :D

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15:41 Aug-27-2013

best sports game fifa 14 no i don't think so :/

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16:06 Aug-27-2013

I agree, not sure about other sport games but PES was a great competitor this year.
Most importantly Fifa is not coming with the new graphic additions in PS3, Xbox 360 or PC while PES 2014 will... I think we'll have to wait and see to judge.

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16:10 Aug-27-2013

yup :p

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16:28 Aug-27-2013

Maybe the jury took next-gen consoles as the deciding factor..? That nearly explains it.

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16:32 Aug-27-2013

ignite engine who cares :p

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16:35 Aug-27-2013

Millions of MLB, FIFA, UFC and Madden fans do ;D

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16:40 Aug-27-2013

millions of ps4 and xbox one fans do,now how about that :3

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16:44 Aug-27-2013

Well if they take only that into consideration I might even agree, Ignite engine looked better than Fox at least in the trailers. We will see how that competition continues with the 100% games.
I'm pretty much of a PES fan but I must say FIFA's ignite looked better than FOX at least until now.

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16:45 Aug-27-2013

You do realize the next-gen market's install base is going to be massive by the time 2013 ends.. All these cross-platform games we see, Im telling you everyone will opt for the next-gen version.

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16:48 Aug-27-2013

not everyone at least not me :p

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16:52 Aug-27-2013

Yeah I do understand PS3 and Xbox 360 releases are more of a transition than they are a mean to keep the consoles alive but I keep complaining about PC forsakenness too.

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16:59 Aug-27-2013

Trust me, Im firstly a PC guy, but it's a fact that PC is getting awesome games as well. So what if certain guys don't give us optimized games, I'l just look for alternatives :) And man do we have (m)any ;)

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17:04 Aug-27-2013

u have ps3 and a very balanced pc so i think there's no point in buying a new console its just a thought :p

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17:05 Aug-27-2013

@TR
someones going Mark

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17:12 Aug-27-2013

I know, I will spend most of the year playing BF 4 that's for sure :P
And that's for sure I'm always looking for alternatives too... even if games are not very well optimized I try to compensate with good hardware and keep myself updated selling my old stuff.
BTW I don't own any consoles, I think I spent pretty much the value of a PS4 in my 770 (not sure since prices are kinda weird in my country) but I regret nothing I just can't love consoles as I love pcs. (I'm a tech support and starter developer)

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17:15 Aug-27-2013

With BF 4, i think, isnt EA cutting down the playerbase of BF 3
People are still buying BF3, but that will stop as they will now have a graphically better game, so they will shift onto BF 4
Just my thoughts

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17:15 Aug-27-2013

that's right i can buy a ps4 or xbox one but i wanna invest that money in upgrading my pc btw i am getting a gtx 760 in november or december ;D

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17:18 Aug-27-2013

@Anas That's not true, no matter how beast of a PC I might have, consoles are consoles (next-gen at that!), but I get where you're coming from ;)
@Muk Yeah, he's had a lot of influence on me :)
@Fox I understand. And a tech support and starter dev? That's awesome! :)

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17:17 Aug-27-2013

ya lucky beep

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21:37 Aug-27-2013

@FOXIT0, ive seen the engine trailer its beautiful however i`ve seen some ps4 gamplay of madden and it was the same engine and all but with mushed down graphics, ps4 gameplay look nothing like the engine trailer

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12:46 Aug-28-2013

I agree with you and that's why I say we have to wait and see, during the trailers they said "this is just replays of an actual match, no rendering or alterations were done", but who knows... I won't believe 'till I see it.
What I believe is that EA showed us something they can't really make during the actual game and Konami showed an 80% completed game that will be fine tuned before releasing.

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