The Game Critics Award for E3 2014 nominees have been revealed today. The winners for each category will be announced on July 1st. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare has received one nomination, in the category of Best Action Game.

Best Action Game:
– Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Sledgehammer Games/Activision)
– Destiny (Bungie/Activision)
– Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games)
– Far Cry 4 (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)
– Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft)

SOURCE: Games Critics Award

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  • HenryDF

    Destiny is definitely gonna take it…not only because of the general CoD hate, but also because Destiny is one of those games that you can just tell is going to take so many categories.

    • kyr95

      Yeah, its a shame though, because SHG is truly trying to innovate with this game. They deserve more recognition.

      • Grenada!

        And Bungie aren’t trying to create something new and amazing for players to play? If anything Bungie deserve more recognition than SHG.

        • destsicate

          What you mean by making a free roam halo?

          • jordanxbrookes

            Halo is better than Destiny.

          • TheShadowReaper

            we’ll see that soon enough.

          • Grenada!

            And I could say that SHG and AW are making CoD: Halo Titanfall Zone. You’re just as bad as people hating on Cod when they don’t play the game and they think it’s just the same so shut up and open your eyes.

    • TheShadowReaper

      i dont know…Destiny looks to be good but what i see is Halo with a different twist from the same developer and a good focus on the MMO side of the game. it doesnt seem anything “groundbreaking” you know. i have been playing MMO games with instances twice as big 5+ years now on the PC. maybe its a good game for the console guys i guess…

      • Guzzo

        AW and Destiny both don’t look anything ground breaking to be fair. Now The Division on the other hand…

        • TheShadowReaper

          The Division is an Ubisoft game! do you really trust them? pick your own poison, but even if that game comes to the PC i wont even give it a glance.

      • Grenada!

        The same could be said with AW, that it just looks like any other CoD game with a little twist called the exoskeleton suits and Halo mechanics in it. I love it out people are saying that Destiny looks exactly like Halo when you’re all saying that AW looks nothing like Titanfall or Halo when it really does. AW looks decent but it does look like Titanfall and Halo.

        • TheShadowReaper

          i dont understand how the exos are called “halo mechanics” now. can you please take Halo out of your ass?

          ofc you love it, cause its the truth. they are so similar, Halo and Destiny.

          AW is nothing like Titanfall or Halo. do i need to explain? you cant be so stupid. then again the internet is filled with stupid people so i wouldnt be surprised…

    • Carter “Uathuil” Reed

      Even if Destiny takes it, it’s still a win for Activision.

    • 111AlaN111

      No its not.

      The gameplay is just bad. The jump is horrible. I don’t say this just because its Alpha, the game’s mechanics are already there and won’t change.

      I don’t think it will win in the shooter category.

    • Same like titanfall. Looks fun on beta but when out die. Whatever happen people will come back to cod.

  • It’d be awesome if COD AW won it, but I have a feeling either Destiny or Rainbow Six: Siege is going to win it. AW deserves some kind of award for their great leap forward in innovation. Maybe this can be it.

    • kplem

      i bet you evolve will evolve has gotten alot. this is trhe first time cod has gotten an award at E3 since idk know when and its funny how the so called *cod killer* BF did pathetic this year with hardline. that game look like a piece of shit BF needs to bring BFBC3 already. fun how cod is getting the awards this year and BF isnt

      • Myke Fletcher

        Have you played the Hardline beta? It’s awful. The sniping is as good as it always is but that is it.

        • | Coop X

          not starting anything here…but beta is a key word you said…the game already runs smoothly. and for it being already in beta is really good! now im not a fanboy either I love and buy every cod…but hardline is doing pretty well especially since a new development group is making it.

          • Myke Fletcher

            Regardless if it’s a beta or not, it still feels like a cheap Battlefield knock off and I say this as someone who actually likes BF4.

          • | Coop X

            your opinion is your opinion but I think hardline is doing good because visceral is a good company and I also think AW is going to start cod back up as a awesome game:)

          • TheShadowReaper

            BF4 beta was running smooth and we saw how that end up now…didnt we?

        • kplem

          yes i played first game went 6-0 used the assault rifle default and i hated it boring NOTHING like the BF i knew it was just trash.my cousin who loves BF puked at how bad it is

      • TheShadowReaper

        BF is doing nothing new! why the fuck would anyone give an award to BF this year? it looks the same as it did 3 years ago with BF3 and what, has a couple of new modes? BFH is the definition of DLC releasing as a whole package.

        • jordanxbrookes

          BF3 is a better game than BF4.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah! and BF3 is crap! can you imagine that shit? i dont even understand why BF fanboys are still talking about BF, the entire franchise isnt relevant anymore…

          • jordanxbrookes

            BF3 was ok, I had more fun on it than I do playing BF4. Bad Company 2 is where it’s at.

          • TheShadowReaper

            BC2 is great, but when we talk about BF, BF2 is where it’s at. 🙂

          • jordanxbrookes

            *In Stone Cold Steve Austin’s Voice* IF YOU THINK BAD COMPANY 2 IS WHERE IT’S AT, GIMME A HELL YEAH! EDIT: When I say where it’s at, I mean in terms of the Battlefield franchise, CoD is still better.

          • TheShadowReaper

            no.

          • Grenada!

            Hell Yeah! It’s better than those crappy games we call Ghosts, MW3 and BF4.

          • Grenada!

            BF3 was not crap, it was not the best BF game in the series but it was not crap. BF3 was a really good game and it was made even better when you played with friends. However BFBC2 still remains the BF king, that game was amazing. Want to talk about a crap game? Then talk about MW3 an Ghosts, they are just garbage and nothing really new. Also I agree that BFH is shit and should of been DLC for the shit game BF4 is.

          • TheShadowReaper

            look, i dont know how you do it (lie to yourself that is) but i cant. MW3 is bad, but it still has one of the best singleplayer campaigns in the franchise, a great spec ops mode and the usual good multiplayer. i’ll skip BF4 and BFH since they arent even a challenge and move on to BF3. what does that game has? a crappy singleplayer with more destruction than Michael Bay movies have just to show off Frostbite, the co-op mode hardly worked and now is dead and the multiplayer is decent at best. hmmm? as for Ghosts i dont even know anymore, i guess it falls into the BF4 category but for COD instead.

          • exeterman2

            You appear to be a MASSIVE cod fanboy. BF3 is an incrediy fun multiplayer experience, as is bf4. I don’t know why you hate on them as they are both fun games. As for hardline? Well, yeah, that’s shit. But cod has been shit for a couple of years. Mw3 was decent tbf but the campaign wasn’t great and there were too many exploits. BO2 was great at first but then patches made it shitier and shitier, thankfully it had zombies, even though zombies weren’t as good as the previous 2 installments. As for ghosts, well, ghosts is ghosts, one of the worst games I have ever played. I hope that AW will be good and bring cod back to life but based on the trend of cod it will be bad.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yes I AM a COD fan. such a big one that i allow BF fanboys to call me a fanboy of some sort. but its not like i dont see BF and COD objectively as a gamer and not as COD fanboy if you understand. i was a huge BF fan and it pains me a lot to see BF become such a piece of shit franchise. i miss BF a lot and i really want it to come back to the good old days of glory. COD has fallen a lot too but AW gives me a glimmer of hope that COD will come back to the glory days. cant say the same about BFH. i mean…such an uninspired piece of shit. i hope Visceral Games (or DICE for that matter) wont get a hold of BF ever again but knowing EA i know thats not going to happen unfortunately. i miss EA Games a lot. they made some of the best games to date and most of them are more than a decade old.

            sry about the long runt, but understand that me bashing on BF isnt my COD elitism, its my hate against DICE and EA.

          • exeterman2

            Trust me, you don’t want EA making any game atm, fifa is made solely by them and it is the worst it has ever been (Bugs and exploits etc).

          • TheShadowReaper

            that’s EA Sports not EA Games. EA Games was a legendary studio with games like BF: 1942, Vietnam, 2 and 2142 or NFS series until Carbon and many many many more. you have no idea what i’m talking about here, do you? damn the 14 year old kids that play games these days…such a plague to gaming.

          • exeterman2

            I’m not 14 so well done there. Ea sports is a big part of EA. These games sell ridiculously high numbers around the world. As it is a part of EA I was giving you an idea of the standards EA put out. Damn these ignorant pricks that play games today…such a plague to gaming.

          • TheShadowReaper

            “a big part of EA” and “These games sell ridiculously high numbers around the world.” ok…and? so what? it doesnt make them good games because they sell well for EA’s standards. EA Sports games are crap right now, actually have been for the last decade. what are you talking about?

            even if you arent 14 you’re really close. i would bet 15 or 16 at best. and you have the nerve to call me an ignorant prick when you have no idea what you’re talking about. pff…kids and gaming these days.

          • exeterman2

            Thank you for reinforcing my opinion of you as an idiot. My entire point was that you wanted a battlefield made solely by EA and I pointed out that they make the ea sports games by themselves, which are shit. I am 16, but clearly my intelligence is a damn slight higher than yours.

          • TheShadowReaper

            BF is made by EA right now anyways you misinformed moron. DICE is just a name for the idiots who work under EA, work for EA. no you’re not slightly more intelligent than more. not even close.

          • exeterman2

            So, in order to call me an idiot you go against your own point? I didn’t know mental homes had internet.

          • TheShadowReaper

            uhh…no! that’s exactly what you did. yeah i didnt knew that either. plz call your internet provider and cancel your connection, ty in advance. you are so misinformed and deluded its unbelievable.

          • exeterman2

            So the when everything I state is correct, you say I’m misinformed and deluded? That’s intellect right there…

          • PandaMan

            How can you call BF4 fun when you can’t play a match without the game crashing and freezing your system???

          • exeterman2

            Because I can play without it doing that? It’s only frozen my ps4 once. And I experience only very minor issues on the game, and even then they are occasional. You clearly don’t know what you’re talking about.

          • PandaMan

            Calling me a liar for saying something that had happened to me repeatedly since the game came out? Yeah, I’m such a liar

          • exeterman2

            You said “you can’t play a game”. I have no issues on if so I can play the game. I I did not call you a liar at any point in my comment smh.

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            You don’t know what the fuck you’re talking about, so just stop.

          • PandaMan

            Again, if I could send you a video of that game freezing my system you would take that back 😉

          • NuttyTheSquirrel

            Well, that’s your system them. I have ZERO problems since forever ago. I have more problem in Ghosts, which BTW is BY FAR the worst triple-A FPS I’ve ever experienced/seen on PC.

          • Ben

            I don’t see why people like BF4… apart from the bugs and the netcode stuff (which got fixed by now from what I heard) the maps are quite boring, just like in the MW3 multiplayer. It’s just too simple (for me?), that’s all.

            Both ot these games should be born as a DLC, not a stand-alone game…

          • exeterman2

            If you play bf4 with a friend or te kit is completely different. If you want to be serious you can play tactically to great affect. But you can also just mess about and have a laugh with friends.

          • Ben

            I know, I used to play the game time by time on my friends’s PC (which is a beast, the game runs on 1440p Ultra w/ 60+ FPS, the game looks stunning), sometimes with other friends but it’s quite boring. Maybe the only interesting thing is the Levolution feature and hunting for the dinosaur, but apart from these, it’s boring – at least, for me.

            BC2 is better with the destructible elements. 😛

          • UpRiftCOD

            But if you think about the last couple of cod’s its kinda the same deal. (Please dont call me a fan boy, or ill kick your dick in)

          • TheShadowReaper

            you’re a fanboy! *protects his precious place* 😛

            jokes aside, tbh i dont know anymore. while BO2 brought a huge amount of new things to the table people still criticized it for doing exactly that! Ghosts feels like a poor made DLC of MW3 though…

        • kplem

          i know its a piece of shit! BF4 was a falure BF3 IMO was amazing not better than BF2 and BFBC2 but it was great. you can see BF trying to get cod players onto it, they have dom, TDM which are cod clone gamemodes and this other ones i forgot but yeah BF is failing at it, its fans are really pissed with BF hardline which i wouldnt blame them its a piece of shit. have you seen AW isnt getting as much hate as like BO2 Mw3 and ghosts? the bf fanboys have shut up because their game is so terrible same as the faluire known as BF4! TABLES ARE TURNED no we can bag them 😀

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah, i know we can bag them but will it make us any better? i mean we have been getting hate for our COD and if you think about it it wasnt the best of times to be a COD fan. i try not to go on sites hating on BF cause 1) i will be no better than them 2) its a franchise that i once loved, and loved a lot more than COD at one point. i just explode on people like him talking nonsense. that’s all. 🙂

        • Arxy

          CoD does nothing new. Its the same game every single year.

          • Duke of hazard

            Oh yeah because I totally remember boost jumping, cycling grenades, using directed energy weapons, ripping things off to use as shield, and going over drive in the previous cods, especially Ghosts.

          • Grenada!

            Correction, CoD was the same game every single year until they made AW.

          • TheShadowReaper

            although both you and i know that is completely untrue i guess you can say that the franchise has been getting a little stale. but lets see this year with AW. i dont think you will be able to say the same shit about COD anymore and i cant wait to see what Treyarch has in mind about COD 2015.

        • UpRiftCOD

          Yah I think it should have been dlc. But I have to admit it was pretty fun. Can’t wait for the full release

    • Grenada!

      AW does deserve an award of some sort but I feel Destiny deserves best action game.

    • lumps-of-a-god

      E3 Sucked ass bunch of stupid lame trailer demos :p

    • Ben

      Destiny completely deserves it.

      The new CoD is just meh from what we saw from it so far… it has better visuals (~Crysis 2 DX11 level), some new gameplay features, but that’s all, nothing groundbreaking compared to other games.

      Hopefully the multiplayer reveal will show more goodies…

  • jordanxbrookes

    Advanced Warfare deserves some sort of award or title. GameSpot already gave them a ‘Best of E3’ award which was nice.

    • | Coop X

      yeah but they wont be getting this one…destiny will or at least farcry 4 will for sure

      • 111AlaN111

        Destiny no. Saw some Alpha gameplay and it is clearly overhyped.

        And it being an Alpha has nothing to do with it. The gameplay itself is bad. The jump is horrible. I think COD AW is over Destiny.

        • Grenada!

          Keyword, “Alpha”. Also you could say the same with AW that it’s going to be overhyped. We haven’t seen much gameplay so you know it could be true.

          • 111AlaN111

            Well, Destiny already proved to be a not-good shooter. AW still is pending to see if it is good, but it still hasn’t proven to be a bad game.

          • Grenada!

            How has Destiny been proven to be a bad shooter? Can I get a link for that and it’s the Alpha, ALPHA!! Have you played Destiny anyway and the way you do the boost jump in AW looks exactly the same as Titanfalls.

          • 111AlaN111

            TF and AW’s boost jump is much much much much better than Destiny’s.

            Destiny’s jump looks horrible from any perspective.

      • Xecho

        Pretty sure FC4

  • Rorke File

    The last Cod who won a lot of prices was MW1 , one of them was best graphics for shooter in that time …

    • TheShadowReaper

      i believe AW will win the same award easily if everyone is serious about giving out awards.

      • Rorke File

        Agreed

      • Grenada!

        No, just no. You mean AW would get that award if blind people were giving out the awards. AW looks amazing but it’s not the best graphics for a shooter at this moment. KZSH still looks better and so does Destiny and Destiny was only in Alpha. I would say AW would come 3rd for the best looking FPS game at this time but we still need to see what Halo 5 will look like and I’m pretty sure that will be amazing going off what Halo 4 was like for 2012 and on old hardware, the 360.

        • TheShadowReaper

          the only 2 shooters that still look better than AW at this point maybe is Killzone Shadowfall but i saw more fidelity and particles on AW so no, AW looks better and the other one is Crysis 3 on the PC.

          Destiny doesnt have jack shit on AW when we talk about graphical fidelity. not even close. same for Halo. maybe when Halo 5 comes out, but guess what its not! so dont talk about games that need 2 years to release, we are talking now, not future.

          • Grenada!

            Killzone looks better and so does Destiny. AW looks stunning but the weapon textures are horrible. Don’t be a fanboy when you know KZSF and Destiny look better. AW is not getting the best looking game this year anyway, I can tell you that now. Dosen’t mean it looks bad, it looks great like I said but it’s not the best looking. You’re also mad that you can’t play Destiny on your so called master race PC.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah it looks stunning but i cant wait to see it maxed out on my PC then i’ll tell you if it looks better or not for sure. now we are just speculating.

            nah i’m not mad. Destiny looks so meh to me. and i think they will release it on PC eventually but i dont know if it will be such a hit as it will be with consoles. no even better, i doubt it will be. Bungie is not popular on the PC, no one will give a fuck.

        • Xecho

          Kinda disagreeing Destiny looks okay it looks good yes but not THE BEST like KZSF. But of course that was alpha but pretty sure the graphics won’t change a lot in Destiny now.

      • Freeze

        I was extremely impressed by the induction video, but in the latest trailer they showed some new gameplay and the graphics looked half a good. I’m hoping it is not as good just because it is youtube compression or the map is unfinished.
        EDIT: I am not hating on CoD, I am hyped for this game.

        • TheShadowReaper

          we’ll see soon enough i guess, although i didnt see any problem in the trailers but maybe i missed something who knows. lets see what the multiplayer trailer has to offer us in terms of info and graphical fidelity this August. i am very eager to see.

          • Freeze

            Yes same here. Just if you didnt know this is the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GKgWO1QAs3M in the clips there just seems to be less finish and overall shadows.

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah, in some parts (the first 2 actually) there seems to be a lack of dynamic lighting and anti-aliasing so in the end it looks really close to Ghosts for some reason. but it was one moment so i cant really judge. i dont know. but i see what you’re talking about, definitely there seems to be less overall polish. lets hope its just YT messing with us and/or the game not being complete during the time this trailer was made.

          • Freeze

            My thoughts exactly

          • kyr95

            They said that the game is already finished and they ll be polishing it for the next months, thats the reasons the graphics in this gameplay seems to be less impressive than the induction gameplay, im pretty sure that that was the first level they polished ( also the first mission in the game ) so that they can show it to us at E3 😉
            Hell, they said that there might be a possibility that the game will look better than the e3 demonstration, if they have enough time.

          • TheShadowReaper

            it wouldnt be a bad bonus for the game to look better than the E3 reveal. give the PC guys even more power to work with! #POWERCHANGESEVERYTHING #CODAW

          • kyr95

            Haha you cant wait can you? 😉

          • TheShadowReaper

            yeah i really cant wait but the Steam sales are keeping me busy atm. at least i’m playing something while waiting! 😛

          • kyr95

            I can see that haha 😉 Yeah no big games this summer until Metro Redux in August.

          • TheShadowReaper

            i still play Metro:LL right now, bought it some weeks ago. i’m not so much hyped about its redux cause it already uses the updated engine, just needs better optimization. but i am pretty hyped for Metro 2033. its been years since i last finished the game and they said not only the engine will be better but the game will have new paths to explore and generally will be brought up to date with LL. cant wait. although thats to be expected…i have read the Metro 2033 book and these games are for sure the best representation of it. cant imagine being better than these 2…or 3…who knows if they continue! 😛

          • kyr95

            Absolutely ive read both Metro 203 and 2034 and the games have done a fantatic job on bringing this post apocaluptic world to life. I’ll be propably buying the Metro Redux Bundle, which includes both Metro 2033 and LL Redux ( + LL’s DLC’s ) which costs only 20 euros, pretty good bargain.

          • TheShadowReaper

            damn i havent read 2034 just yet…but i will, eventually. 🙂 in LL they easter egg the 2035 book…maybe its on its way if not here already? i’m getting pumped! 😀

            i own LL complete edition, the DLCs are really good except the ranger mode which shouldnt be a dlc in the first place…20 euros is a good bargain but if LL donest gets more than just a small visual overhaul i’m not buying it yet. i’ll wait for a price drop or get it on the Steam Winter sales! 😛

          • Grenada!

            The Metro games have the best atmosphere in any shooter I’ve played, hands down the best. Must play them games again.

          • Grenada!

            Trailers usually make games better looking that what they actually are, it’s the sad truth but it happens to every game, so I think you could be a bit disappointed.

          • TheShadowReaper

            for every COD up until now when i run the games on my PC maxed out they always look better than any trailer on YT or wherever. so…i’m happy to see it looking THAT good cause it will look better on my system! ^^ suck it up buttercup.

  • Myke Fletcher

    I really like what I am seeing from this game. With that being said, I can’t see them winning this award with all of those other titles in this category. I feel like each one of them had a better showing then AW.

  • | Coop X

    I don’t think they will win this award…its awesome they got nominated… but far cry 4 and destiny have a far better chance to win.

  • jooker-jr

    as much as i want cod AW to win destiny deserve it

    when i think about rainbow six i always remember watchdogs

  • ALIAGAY

    FAR CRY 4 WOOOOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO

  • Ryumoau

    very nice that they received a nomination, though thats some tough competition. Far Cry 4 seems like the likely winner, but i’m rooting for Advanced Warfare.

  • y9ungc4p

    I beleve Farcry 4 has won for best Shooter, looks like Advance Warfare on have difficult Year to raise up sale because their other good game are coming up

  • That’s a mighty fine list of action games!

  • CBass

    How can you guys say BFH is shit when IT’S NOT EVEN RELEASED YET?

  • kyr95

    And there they are, the crew of AW ( No Kevin Spacey though, couldnt come at E3 ). The guys who with SHG helped create this game 🙂

  • Brady the Defiled (sillibk)

    Epic ass Exoskeleton image (Gideon) http://download.gamezone.com/uploads/image/data/1163751/Call_of_Duty_Advanced_Warfare.JPG definitely making a thumbnail out of this one.

    • kyr95

      Now that is next-gen! Look at the detais, even the rain drops on the stairs! Incredible. And Gideon looks so badass!

  • Soooooooo Congrats to CoD:AW, I guess

  • Donte

    The COD community hate Innovation, Proof AW. Glad to see such a shit fan base.