NEWS - Sunday, March 2, 2003


2002 AIAS Award Winners Announced

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences presented Interactive Achievement Awards in 30 craft, console, and online categories, at a star-studded event at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Electronic Arts was the big winner with a record 13 awards. Battlefield 1942, published by Electronic Arts and developed by Digital Illusions, took home the most awards, a total of four, including Game of the Year. Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell took top honors on the console side, winning console game of the year. SEGA’s Yu Suzuki, known as a forefather of console video gaming, won the Academy’s coveted Hall of Fame Award. The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Interactive Achievement Award winners include (in alphabetical order): Computer Action Game of the Year - 2002 Grand Theft Auto III (Rockstar Games) Computer First Person Action Game of the Year - 2002 Medal of Honor: Allied Assault (Electronic Arts & 2015 Inc.) Computer Game of the Year - 2002 Battlefield 1942 (Electronic Arts & Digital Illusions) Computer Role Playing Game of the Year - 2002 Neverwinter Nights (Infogrames & Bioware) Computer Simulation Game of the Year - 2002 The Sims Unleashed (Electronic Arts) Computer Sports Game of the Year - 2002 Madden NFL 2003 (Electronic Arts) Computer Strategy Game of the Year - 2002 Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos (Blizzard Entertainment) Console Action Adventure Game of the Year - 2002 Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (Rockstar Games) Console Fighting Game of the Year - 2002 Tekken 4 (Namco) Console First Person Action Game of the Year - 2002 Metroid Prime (Nintendo of America & Retro Studios) Console Game of the Year - 2002 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (Ubi Soft) Console Platform Action Adventure Game of the Year - 2002 Ratchet & Clank (Sony Computer Entertainment America & Insomniac Games) Console Racing Game of the Year - 2002 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (Electronic Arts) Console Role Playing Game of the Year - 2002 Animal Crossing (Nintendo Co. Ltd.) Console Sports Game of the Year - 2002 Madden NFL 2003 (Electronic Arts) Family Game of the Year - 2002 Mario Party 4 (Nintendo of America & Hudson Soft Co. Ltd.) Game of the Year - 2002 Battlefield 1942 (Electronic Arts & Digital Illusions) Hall of Fame Award Yu Suzuki, SEGA Handheld Game of the Year - 2002 Metroid Fusion (Nintendo Co. Ltd.) Innovation in Computer Gaming - 2002 Battlefield 1942 (Electronic Arts & Digital Illusions) Innovation in Console Gaming - 2002 Animal Crossing (Nintendo Co. Ltd.) Massively Multiplayer / Persistent World Game of the Year - 2002 The Sims Online (Electronic Arts) Online Gameplay Game of the Year - 2002 Battlefield 1942 (Electronic Arts & Digital Illusions) Outstanding Achievement in Animation - 2002 Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (Sony Computer Entertainment America & Sucker Punch) Outstanding Achievement in Art Direction - 2002 Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (Sony Computer Entertainment America & Sucker Punch) Outstanding Achievement in Character or Story - 2002 Eternal Darkness: Sanity’s Requiem (Nintendo of America & Silicon Knights) Outstanding Achievement in Game Design - 2002 Animal Crossing (Nintendo Co. Ltd.) Outstanding Achievement in Gameplay Engineering - 2002 Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell (Ubi Soft) Outstanding Achievement in Original Music Composition - 2002 Medal of Honor: Frontline (Electronic Arts & EALA) Outstanding Achievement in Sound Design - 2002 Medal of Honor: Frontline (Electronic Arts & EALA) Outstanding Achievement in Visual Engineering - 2002 Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (Electronic Arts & Stormfront Studios)
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