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Supreme Commander(TM) Wins Best E3 Strategy Game Award From Industry's Top Game Critics

Company of Heroes(TM), MotoGP(TM) 06 and Titan Quest(TM) Round Out THQ's Award Winning 2006 E3 Lineup

AGOURA HILLS, Calif., June 1, 2006:
THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) today announced that its upcoming Windows PC title, Supreme CommanderTM, has been awarded Best Strategy Game of E3 2006 by The Game Critics Awards Committee, an independent group of 37 journalists from leading North American media outlets. Developed by game industry visionary Chris Taylor's Gas Powered Games, Supreme Commander was part of THQ's award winning line-up at the industry's biggest annual tradeshow, with Company of HeroesTM, MotoGPTM 06 and other key titles also recognized by leading media outlets.

"E3 2006 featured one of THQ's most impressive line-ups to date and it's reflected in the numerous awards and nominations we've received over the last few weeks," said Brian Farrell, president and CEO, THQ. "Our portfolio of next-generation titles for console and Windows PC continues to grow, and further establish THQ as one of the most innovative companies in the industry."

In addition to the Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2006 award, Supreme Commander (http://www.supremecommander.com ) was also recognized as the Best Strategy Game of E3 by leading industry media outlets GameSpot, GameSpy, 1Up and GameTrailers. Other honors for Supreme Commander included:

  • Finalist - Best Game of E3 (GameSpot)
  • Nominee, PC Game of Show (IGN)
  • 1st Runner Up - Best Strategy Game of E3 (IGN)
  • Runner Up - Most Innovative Design (IGN PC)
  • Runner Up - Technical Excellence (IGN PC)
  • Top 10 PC Games of E3 (GameSpy)
  • Top 5 PC Games of E3 (GamesRadar)

Additional E3 2006 accolades were awarded to THQ's:

Company of Heroes (http://www.companyofheroesgame.com )
  • Nominee, Best Strategy Game (Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2006)
  • Winner, Best Strategy Game of E3 (IGN PC)
  • 1st Runner Up, Best PC Game of Show (IGN)
  • Runner Up, Best Multiplayer (IGN)
  • Finalist, Best Strategy Game (GameSpot)
  • Top 10 PC Games of E3 (GameSpy)
  • Runner Up, Best Strategy Game (1Up)

MotoGP 06 (http://www.motogpthegame.com/motogp06 )
  • Nominee, Best Racing Game (Game Critics Awards: Best of E3 2006)
  • Winner, Best Racing Game of E3 (IGN, IGN Xbox 360)
  • Nominee, Best Multiplayer (IGN Xbox 360)
  • Finalist, Best Racing Game of E3 (GameSpot)

Titan QuestTM (http://www.titanquestgame.com )
  • Runner Up, Best RPG of E3 (1Up)
  • Runner Up, Best Artistic Design (IGN PC)

For more information on THQ's E3 lineup, please visit http://www.thqate3.com .

About THQ

THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers and wireless devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ is a top producer of original intellectual properties including titles such as Destroy All Humans!TM, JuicedTM and The OutfitTM and upcoming titles Saints RowTM, Titan QuestTM and Company of HeroesTM. More information about THQ and its products may be found at http://www.thq.com and http://www.thqwireless.com . THQ, THQ Wireless, Relic Entertainment, Company of Heroes, Destroy All Humans!, Juiced, The Outfit, Saints Row, Titan Quest, Company of Heroes and their respective logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.

About Gas Powered Games

Gas Powered Games was founded in May 1998 by Chris Taylor, creator of the award-winning Total AnnihilationTM. Located in the Pacific Northwest, GPG is a short distance from Seattle, Washington. GPG is devoted to creating immersive, state-of-the-art games that push the boundaries of video game entertainment. The company's first project, Dungeon Siege was released in April 2002, and the sequel, Dungeon Siege II, was released in August 2005. Dungeon Siege the movie is currently in post-production and is set for release in 2006 by http://www.brightlightpictures.com . Check http://www.gaspowered.com for more information on all Gas Powered Games projects.

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Rob Cassel
THQ/Media Relations

Julie MacMedan
THQ/Investor Relations


Rob Cassel, Media Relations, +1-818-871-8514, Rob.Cassel@thq.com, or Julie MacMedan, Investor Relations, +1-818/871-5095, jmacmedan@thq.com, both of THQ Inc.
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