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Mass Effect 2 Wins Game Of The Year At The 2011 Interactive Achievement Awards

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Posted February 10, 2011 - By Stephen Johnson














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Interactive Achievement Awards

The results are in from the 14th annual Interactive Achievement Awards, and the big winner is Mass Effect 2. The game took home the Game of the Year award, as well as the prize for Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Story.

In terms of sheer numbers, Red Dead Redemption is the winner, taking home five total awards, including Best Outstanding Character Performance for John Marston and Action Game of the Year.

The full list of winners is below:

Family Game of the Year
Dance Central 
Microsoft Game Studios/MTV Games
Harmonix Music Systems
Producer: Naoko Takamoto
Game Director: Kasson Crooker

Strategy/Simulation Game of the Year
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
Production Director: Chris Sigaty
Senior Art Director: Sam Didier
Game Director: Dustin Browder

Outstanding Achievement in Animation
God of War III
Sony Computer Entertainment America
SCE Santa Monica Studio
Lead Animator: Bruno Velazquez

Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Rockstar San Diego
Art Director: Daren Bader

Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering
Heavy Rain
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Quantic Dream
Technology Director: Damien Castelltort

Action Game of the Year
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Rockstar San Diego
Steve Martin, David Kunkler
Christian Cantamessa

Outstanding Achievement in Game Play Engineering
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Rockstar San Diego
Lead Designer: Christian Cantamessa

Outstanding Character Performance
Red Dead Redemption - John Marston
Rockstar Games
Rockstar San Diego
Writers: Christian Cantamessa, Dan Houser, Michael Unsworth
Voice Actor: Rob Wiethoff

Outstanding Achievement in Story
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts
Bioware
Writers: Mac Walters, Drew Karpyshyn

Role-Playing/Massively Multiplayer Game of the Year
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts
Bioware
Creative Director: Casey Hudson

Outstanding Innovation in Gaming
Heavy Rain
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Quantic Dream
Creative Director: David Cage
Game Director: David Cage

Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition
Heavy Rain
Sony Computer Entertainment America
Quantic Dream
Composer: Norman Corbeil

Outstanding Achievement in Soundtrack
Rock Band 3
MTV Games
Harmonix Music Systems
Music Supervisor: Eric Brosius

Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design
LIMBO
Playdead
Playdead
Sound Design/Audio Lead: Martin Stig Andersen

Sports Game of the Year
FIFA Soccer 11
Electronic Arts
EA Canada 
Creative Director: Gary Peterson 

Social Networking Game of the Year
CityVille
Zynga
Zynga
Producers: David Gray, Alex Le
Creative Director: Sean Kelly
Game Director: Mark Skaggs


Adventure Game of the Year
LIMBO
Playdead
Playdead
Producers: Dino Patti, Mads Wibroe
Creative Director: Arnt Jensen
Game Director: Arnt Jensen

Racing Game of the Year
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Electronic Arts
Criterion
Executive Producer: Fiona Sperry
Creative Director: Craig Sullivan

Fighting Game of the Year
Super Street Fighter IV
Capcom
Capcom/Dimps
Producer: Yoshinori Ono
Creative Director: Daisuke Aoki
Game Director: Takashi Tsukamoto


Outstanding Achievement in Online Game Play
StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty
Blizzard Entertainment
Blizzard Entertainment
Executive VP Game Design: Rob Pardo
Project Director Battle.net: Greg Canessa
Battle.net Designer: Alex Sun
Technical Director Battle.net: Matthew Versluys

Portable Game of the Year
God of War: Ghost of Sparta
Sony Computer Entertainment America
SCE Santa Monica Studio/Ready at Dawn
Producer: Marc Turndorf
Creative Director: Ru Weerasuriya
Game Director: Dana Jan

Casual Game of the Year
Angry Birds HD
Chillingo
Rovio
Producer: Harro Grönberg
Lead Designers: Jaakko Iisalo, Markus Tuppurainen

Outstanding Achievement in Game Direction
Red Dead Redemption
Rockstar Games
Rockstar San Diego
Lead Designer: Christian Cantamessa

Game of the Year
Mass Effect 2
Electronic Arts
Bioware
Creative Director: Casey Hudson

 

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