BioShock Wins IGN's Game of Show E3 2006 Award

2K Games has issued a press release announcing that IGN has awarded Irrational Games' BioShock their "Game of Show" E3 2006 award.

Microsoft's "Mass Effect," Nintendo's "Super Mario Galaxy" and EA's "Spore" Tie For Runner-Up

BRISBANE, Calif.-May 19, 2006-The editorial staff of IGN Entertainment's flagship website,, have awarded the title of Game of Show to 2K Games' first-person action RPG "BioShock" in their Best of E3 2006 Awards. Microsoft's RPG "Mass Effect," Nintendo's latest platformer starring the company's iconic hero, "Super Mario Galaxy" and EA's evolution simulation "Spore" all tied for the runner-up position. Nintendo took many prizes also for its unusual Wii controller, winning the awards for Technological Excellence, Most Innovative Design and Best Hardware/Peripheral. blanketed E3 with an army of editors to review the hundreds of games on the show floor. In a tough evaluation process, the reporters narrowed down their top picks to honor this year. Overall winners were selected in both cross-platform and platform-specific categories.

Cross-platform winners of's Best of E3 2006 Awards include:

Game of Show:
Winner: BioShock (2K Games)
Runners-Up: Mass Effect (Microsoft), Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo), Spore (EA)

Best Action Game:
Winner: Assassin's Creed (Ubisoft)
Runners-Up: Lost Planet (Capcom), Gears of War (Microsoft)

Best Adventure Game:
Winner: Okami (Capcom)
Runner-Up: The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess (Nintendo)

Best Fighting Game:
Winner: Virtua Fighter 5 Arcade (SEGA)
Runner-Up: Street Fighter Alpha Anthology (Capcom)

Best First-Person Shooter:
Winner - TIE: Rainbow 6: Vegas (Ubisoft), Crysis (EA)
Runner-Up: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway (Ubisoft)

Best Music Game
Winner: Guitar Hero 2 (Red Octane)
Runner-Up: Elite Beat Agents (Nintendo)

Best Persistent Online Game
Winner: Age of Conan (Funcom)
Runners-Up: Huxley (Webzen), Pirates of the Burning Sea (Flying Lab)

Best Platform Game
Winner: Super Mario Galaxy (Nintendo)
Runner-Up: New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)

Best Puzzle Game:
Winner: Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2 (Nintendo)
Runner-Up: Lemmings EyeToy (Sony)

Best Racing Game:
Winner: MotoGP 06 (THQ)
Runner-Up: Excite Truck (Nintendo)

Best RPG
Winner: BioShock (2K Games)
Runner-Up: Mass Effect (Microsoft)

Best Sports Game:
Winner: NBA 2K7 (2K Sports)
Runner-Up: Wii Sports (Nintendo)

Best Strategy Game
Winner: Medieval 2: Total War (SEGA)
Runners-Up: Supreme Commander (THQ), Disgaea 2 (Nippon Ichi Software)

For a complete list of winners and to read the full reviews of each award-winner, please visit .