BioShock Infinite Wins 75 E3 2011 Editorial Honors, Including ‘Game of Show’ by Game Critics Awards

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Wow.. that’s a lot of awards!



-(BUSINESS WIRE)–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.

“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”

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




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 – 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 GameGameTrailers – 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 – 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

About BioShock Infinite

With the United States emerging as a world power, the floating City of Columbia is a mighty symbol of American ideals, launched with great fanfare to the cheers of a captivated public. But what begins as an endeavor of hope soon turns to disaster, as the city disappears into the clouds, its whereabouts unknown.

The player assumes the role of former Pinkerton agent Booker DeWitt, sent to Columbia to rescue Elizabeth, a young woman imprisoned there since childhood. He will develop a relationship with Elizabeth, augmenting his abilities with hers so the pair may escape from a city that is literally falling from the sky. DeWitt will learn to fight foes in high-speed Sky-Line battles, engage in combat both indoors and amongst the clouds, and harness the power of dozens of new weapons and abilities.

BioShock Infinite is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information on BioShock Infinite please visit

About BioShock

BioShock is the “genetically enhanced” first-person shooter that lets players do things never before possible in the genre: turn everything into a weapon, biologically modify their character’s body with plasmids, hack devices and systems, upgrade weapons and craft new ammo variants, and experiment with different battle techniques.

Players experience the game as a castaway in Rapture, an underwater Utopia torn apart by civil war. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically modified “splicers” and deadly security systems, players will have to come to grips with a deadly, mysterious world filled with powerful technology and fascinating characters. No encounter ever plays out the same, and no two gamers will play the game the same way.

BioShock is currently available and rated M for Mature by the ESRB. For additional game details, visit