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Spike TV Reveals Award Nominees

Spike TV Reveals Award Nominees

November 12, 2007 | By David Jenkins

November 12, 2007 | By David Jenkins
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The video games awards season has continued with North American cable network Spike TV unveiling its list of nominees for its 2007 Video Game Awards (VGA) ceremony. The winners will announced on a special program due to air on December 9th.

After some criticism of the nominees selected in previous years, this year’s short list has been drawn up by a panel of notable U.S. journalists, including Chris Kohler, Dan Hsu, Dean Takahashi, Geoff Keighley, Jeff Gerstmann. Gamasutra’s own Brandon Boyer and Game Developer Magazine’s Brandon Sheffield were also involved in the selection.

Take-Two’s Bioshock and Microsoft’s Halo 3 both received a total of seven nominations, with Rock Band, Guitar Hero III, Call of Duty 4, The Orange Box and Mass Effect also up for multiple awards.

The full list of nominees is as follows:

Game of the Year:
Bioshock
Halo 3
Mass Effect
The Orange Box

Best Shooter:
Bioshock
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Halo 3
The Orange Box

Best Action Game:
Assassin's Creed
God of War II
Super Mario Galaxy
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction

Best Rhythm Game:
Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the '80s
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Jam Sessions
Rock Band

Best RPG:
Eternal Sonata
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
Mass Effect
Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3

Best Driving Game:
Colin McRae: DiRT
Forza Motorsport 2
Need for Speed: ProStreet
Project Gotham Racing 4

Best Military Game:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas
World in Conflict

Studio of the Year:
Bungie Studios
Harmonix
Irrational Games
Valve

Best Graphics:
Bioshock
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Crysis
Mass Effect

Breakthrough Technology:
Crysis
Halo 3
Portal
Rock Band

Best PS3 Game:
Heavenly Sword
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Warhawk

Best Wii Game:
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Metroid Prime 3: Corruption
Super Mario Galaxy
Super Paper Mario

Best Xbox 360 Game:
Bioshock
Halo 3
Mass Effect
The Orange Box

Best PC Game:
Bioshock
Crysis
The Orange Box
World in Conflict

Best Individual Sports Game:
skate
Tiger Woods PGA Tour 08
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
Virtua Tennis 3

Best Team Sports Game:
Madden NFL 08
NBA 2K8
NHL 08
Winning Eleven: Pro Evolution Soccer 2007

Best Handheld Game:
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions
The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords

Best Game Based on a Movie or TV Show:
The Lord of the Rings: Shadows of Angmar
Naruto: Rise of a Ninja
The Simpsons Game
Stranglehold

Best Soundtrack:
Bioshock
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground
Rock Band

Best Original Score:
Bioshock
God of War II
Halo 3
Mass Effect

Best Multiplayer Game:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Halo 3
Rock Band
The Orange Box

Most Addictive Game Fueled by Dew:
Halo 3
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Team Fortress 2
Wii Sports

While all nominees were decided upon by the voting panel, the final category, The Most Addictive Game Fueled by Dew category will be voted on by visitors to the official VGA website.


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