Microsoft's Xbox 360 trumped Sony's PlayStation 3 (PS3) and the Nintendo Wii at the Game Critics Awards, with Xbox 360 games winning 11 'Best of E3 2007' awards, compared to the PS3's eight, and the Wii's one.

EA's Rock Band won Best In Show ousting Bioshock, Call of Duty 4, Mass Effect and Fallout 3 for the honour. Sony's Little Big Planet won Best Original Game, while Microsoft's Mass Effect took home the Best Console Game prize and Sony's Killzone 2 earned a congeniality award for outstanding visuals.

The Game Critics Awards is judged by a panel of 36 journalists who submit nominees in over a dozen categories for games that were playable at E3, the industry's most notable yearly conference.

Special attention by the judging body is given to so called 'hardcore' games says the panel's co-founder Jeff Keighley. As a result, the industries two best selling systems, the Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii, only went home with one award a piece.

The full list of awards can be found on the Game Critics Awards' home page.

See also:

Xbox 360 Elite review

PS3 review

Nintendo Wii review