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Uncharted 2 victorious at 13th AIAS Awards

Naughty Dog title picks up 10 awards; Scribblenauts, Flower and Batman also win

Uncharted 2: Among Thieves materialised as the big winner at this year's Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, picking up ten honours including Game of the Year.

The titles was also rewarded for its outstanding art direction, visual engineering and original story.

Other winners included Scribblenauts, which picked up three awards for innovation, design and for best portable game of the year, and Batman: Arkham Asylum, also honoured three times for game design, best adapted story and character performance.

The 13th Interactive Achievement Awards ceremony was hosted by comedian Jay Mohr at the Red Rock Resort in Las Vegas.

As well as the game awards, Activision co-founder David Crane was honoured with the AIAS' first Pioneer Award, while ESA founder Douglas Lowenstein received a Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mark Cerny, who was responsible for games including Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon, was inducted into the Hall of Fame - one of the organisation's highest honours.

"The interactive world continues to grow and move forward every day. While we have seen tremendous advances in the community, I believe this is only the beginning," said Joseph Olin, president of AIAS.

"With the help of the tremendously talented men and women here tonight, we will continue to create games that inspire each other to continue pushing the envelope."

The winners in each category are as follows:

Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Casual Game of the Year: Flower

Fighting Game of the Year: Street Fighter IV

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year: Dragon Age: Origins

Sports Game of the Year: FIFA Soccer 10

Racing Game of the Year: Forza Motorsport 3

Outstanding Achievement in Game Design: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Adventure Game of the Year: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Social Networking Game of the Year: Farmville

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year: Brutal Legend

Action Game of the Year: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Family Game of the Year: The Beatles: Rock Band

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming: Scribblenauts

Outstanding Achievement in Animation: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Story - Adapted: Batman: Arkham Asylum

Outstanding Character Performance: Batman: Arkham Asylum Joker

Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Outstanding Achievement in Story - Original: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack: Brutal Legend

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design: Uncharted 2: Among Thieves

Outstanding Achievement in Portable Game Design: Scribblenauts

Portable Game of the Year: Scribblenauts

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Terence Gage Freelance writer 6 years ago
Although I really do love Uncharted 2, I'm not sure it was fully deserving in all those catergories - for instance, Animation, Original Story and particularly Art Direction.

It would also be nice is there were a few more categories for lower-calibre, downloadable and indie games.
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A well deserved win for Naughty Dog indeed. I think it was certainly deserving of Art Direction, and best adventure game. UC2 certainly resides one of my all time favourites.
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Paul Trowe President / CEO, Pulse Interactive6 years ago
So happy the gang at TGC won for Flower. Great job you guys!!
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Private Industry 6 years ago
Nice to see Flower getting an Award. The awards for U2 might be a bit of an overkill, on the other hand the first one was overlooked a lot by awards as CoD 4 came out in that year. Still glad for Naughty Dog that the game is recognized by sales (3 millions ins`t anywhere close to the real big sellers but hopefully enough to get a bit of money out of it), reviews and awards, after all there are so many things perfectly executed in that game.

Unfortunately no AC2 anywhere there, I would give the visual award maybe to AC2. U2 has amazing looking areas, but the cities in AC2 and the texture quality is great as well.
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Phil Elliott Project Lead, Collective; Head of Community (London), Square Enix6 years ago
It was a great night - congratulations to all the winners, but I must admit I do feel sorry for the guys at Ubisoft Montreal. They were nominated for a bunch of stuff, and to come out with nothing will be a disappointment - but the competition was pretty tough.
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