The big winners at the 11th Annual Interactive Achievement Awards that were handed out during the DICE Summit, were no other than Call of Duty 4, BioShock, and The Orange Box, each picking up four awards.
Infinity Ward’s Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare grabbed the Console Game of the Year, the Action Game of the Year, the Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play, and most importantly, the Overall Game of the Year awards.
2K’s BioShock picked up the Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction, the Outstanding Achievement in Story Development, the Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition, and the Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design awards.
And Valve’s The Orange Box brought home the Computer Game of the Year, the Outstanding Achievement in Game Design (for Portal), the Outstanding Character Performance (again for Portal), and the Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering (Portal yet again) awards.
With three awards in the bag, Rock Band wasn’t far behind the big winners either. Outstanding Innovation in Gaming, Family Game of the Year, and Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack are the honors Harmonix received for their game.
Taking a look at some of the other winners, Crytek’s Crysis of course won the Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering award, Outstanding Achievement in Animation went to Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed, and Role-Playing Game of the Year went to BioWare’s Mass Effect.
To find out which games brought home the remaining eight awards, who the new Hall of Famer is, and who got the Lifetime Achievement Award, continue reading.
Handheld Game of the Year: The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Multiplayer Game of the Year: World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade
Cellular Game of the Year: skate.
Racing Game of the Year: Motorstorm
Adventure Game of the Year: Super Mario Galaxy
Sports Game of the Year: skate.
Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Downloadable Game of the Year: Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords
Mike Morhaime, president, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard Entertainment, was inducted as the 11th member of the AIAS Hall of Fame while Ken Kutaragi, former president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Joseph Olin, president of the AIAS: “The Interactive Achievement Awards is the forum for the industry’s best game makers to evaluate the merits of more than 160 titles submitted for consideration and honor the best in technical innovation and gameplay experience. This year’s winners truly represent the best cross section of interactive entertainment, demonstrating the power of next-generation platforms that have come of age.”