E3 2013 Best Racing Game

Specialty Awards Genre Awards Platform Awards Game of Show
Best Racing Game

Need for Speed: Rivals
It’s surprising how many people don’t realize that the next Need for Speed is not developed by Criterion. While that may be simply because Burnout creator Alex Ward joined actual developer, Ghost Games, and Criterion Creative Director Craig Sullivan has been the face of the game at practically every event, we think it’s more because the quality and polish of the game matches what Criterion has done with the series. Running at 60fps, the game looks absolutely beautiful on next-gen consoles, offering tight racing mechanics and a unique focus on matchmaking and other online functionality. With EMPs, shockwaves and other gadgets at your disposal, the game is refreshingly a fast-paced affair that doesn’t take itself too seriously.
Nominees
Forza 5 The Crew DriveClub Gran Turismo 6